Have you ever wanted to have an epic holder for your dice, but wanted to customize your own? Here you go! (Please note that this is written by a child, so don't expect much.) Here are the supplies and tools.
Tools: 3D printer and laser cutter (If you don't have any, some large libraries have one or both), Files (metal files are fine), hot glue gun, graphic design program (I used CorelDraw).
Supplies: 1 sheet of 1/8 inch acrylic, 3D printer filament. All colors work on both.
Step 1: Step 1: Files and Designs
First, you download the file. Yes, this one. And get it printing, because it takes 14 hours on a Replicator+ printer. Then, open up CorelDraw (or other graphic design program) and create a 24 x 14.5 cm backplate. Change the corners to any design you like, just make sure you can glue it. You can put your text and images anywhere within 6 inches of the top, if you want to see them. Design it, and on to step 2!
Step 2: Step 2: Cutting
For the cutting, I used an Epilog 30-watt laser cutter. The settings for the laser cutter is as follows: (typed by my teacher)
- Speed:55 / Power:85
- Vector Engrave:
- Speed:70 / Power:70
- Vector Cut:
- Speed:30 / Power:95
Step 3: Step 3: Filing and Gluing
Your print is done? Good, good. The flat part of the semicircle is the back, where the acrylic will attach. If your printer is like ours, you will have to file down the back so it is flat. Do that. It takes a while, but it will finish. Some files are better than others, so know that. Once it is flat, (this part needs 4 hands) have your friend hold the acrylic to the stand, and you hot glue it on, or vice versa. Once that is done, all you need is dice. Try my collections on Thingiverse. From the page with the dice stand, just go to my profile, click collections, and I have 6 epic dice, not by me.
Step 4: Ending
Congratulations! You can now show everyone your dice stand, saying you made it yourself. Mostly. Well, thank you for using my instructable. Goodbye, and good luck fighting that dragon with your new dice stand (and possibly new dice!) -A kid