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Subject: Simple barrel dice tower (plinko style) rss

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Garth Palmer

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hi, I decided to make a dice tower of my own, but didn't want to make a wooden one. also I prefer the plinko style where the dice tumble down pegs because in my mind it makes for a more randomization than falling down ramps.

so I decided to make a simple one out of 2" ABS pipe and some bolts. here is the result:

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the dice tumble down and you lift the tower revealing the results, rather than having them roll down into a tray of some kind. works excellent and is cheap and easy to make.
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T. Nomad
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Looks great, too.
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How big is it? It's hard to tell without anything for reference. It seems like it would be quite big. Also, does it fall over easily? Maybe you should consider having a chute and a hole that dice come out at the bottom.
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Mike
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Clever idea! And I agree this demands a chute.
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John "Omega" Williams
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Interesting approach with the bolts.

Much how we did one with a pringles can. Except we used wooden dowel rods.
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Garth Palmer

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thanks guys!

Juju114 wrote:
How big is it? It's hard to tell without anything for reference. It seems like it would be quite big. Also, does it fall over easily? Maybe you should consider having a chute and a hole that dice come out at the bottom.

i just measured and its actually only 10 inches tall, and no it doesnt really fall over, because at least how i do it is just hold it as you put the dice in, after you roll you can lay it down or whatever. it really only needs to stand up when you put dice in it.

and yeah you could put a chute on it if you want. it actually used to have an ABS curve neck adapter i found that went from 2" to 1" that had a nice curve to it. i took that off because i didn't have anything to catch the dice and so they'd just go everywhere. now i just pull it off and they're all right there in a tight little group.
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Jon Ward
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Thanks for the great idea. My family was just playing A big game of Catan and a dice tower would have really helped.
 
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