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New Life Goal: Make a Leather Bracer that Rolls Dice

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I’ve got nothing but respect for the DIY/open source community who take conductive thread, LEDs, and Arduino boxes and make them into marvelous little working crafts. I find it all a bit above my metaphorical pay grade. However, if there was anything that was going to convince me to learn how to rig a circuit, it would be the project that Dia forwarded to us yesterday.

It’s a fur-lined leather gauntlet that can roll 100, 20, 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4-sided dice with the flip of a switch and the shake of a forearm. It combines my love of tabletop with my desire to live in the future where we all poke our wrists to get things done.

According do Dia, the electronic components required are simply:

  • Conductive Thread
  • LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board
  • LilyPad Accelerometer ADXL335
  • LilyPad Slide Switch
  • 7-Segment Serial Display
  • Lipo Charger basic
  • Polymer lithium Ion Battery

And then you, uh…

Do some things…

Um.

Look, I just want this. Her detailed instructions are here.

(Thanks, Dia!)

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