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As i cant find the old 'game parts' forum i ask my question here.

I am looking for a certain dice 'throwing' device which looks somewhat like this

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Obviously something went wrong with my post. The problem seems to be the 'drawing' i added. So i try to describe what i am looking for:

Its a device to 'throw' a dice in a sealed container, so noone can touch the dice and manipulate it.

The base of the device is a round and somewhat heavy disk for a save stand. It may have a function to 'glue' it to the table (or whatever) by creating a vacuum.

From the middle of the disk an elastic spring mounts to meet a second disk which is covered by a round capsule containing the dice.

Usage: Bend the spring and the top part shakes itsself and the dice.

Any idea where i may get this and what it is called? Important are two things: It has to be sealed and it has to have the spring.

The whole device is about 10-15 cm high and 8-10 cm in diameter.

Thanks in advance.

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You're looking for something like the pop-o-matic die roller I believe. I don't know where you can get one, but you could use a dice tower instead, unless there's a specific need for a sealed rolling space.

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You can buy a cheap copy of Trouble and take out the popper.

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I found a another solution:

http://www.getprice.com.au/Automatic-Dice-Shaker-Gpnc_232--3...



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Oh great, something else I "must" have.

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jingo wrote:
Obviously something went wrong with my post. The problem seems to be the 'drawing' i added.


Use the 'code' button to display characters the way you typed them. Here is your drawing with 'code' wrappers:


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dice mushroom is like regular mushroom, except you cut it up... it should be easily found in the veggie section of your local grocery store...

the other easy way is just find a clear box and put dice in it.... we use to play catan with a tupperware box.. the slamming of the box on the table is very satisfying

what part of the world are you from? why do they try to manipulate the dice? do you work in a casino? *trouble trouble*
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I have a litte jumping dice maschine which is maybe some way similar to it.



But don't ask where I got it from.

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Haba sells several such devices, just without the automation.
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I have a litte jumping dice maschine which is maybe some way similar to it.


I have one of these as well. I also have no idea where I got it, but I've had it since the 70's, if I recall correctly.
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You know those plastic capsules that are used as containers for small toys and trinkets in vending machines? A local game store uses those same capsules as packaging to sell pairs of loose dice, and when I first saw them it occured to me that you could just leave the dice in the capsule, and roll them by shaking the capsule and slamming it on the table.
 
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If the main idea is to have a device where you don't touch the dice (not necessarily a mushroom shape), this one may be of interest...

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here is an online dice roller by WOTC. You can enter any number of dice to roll with a + or - and the bottom one is used to make up any dice roll like d17, d2, d3, d31, d29, etc. I have used it a lot and it is one of the if not the best of any electronic roller,IMHO.

http://www.wizards.com/dnd/dice/dice.htm
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Is the look important? or the functionality?

it seems you want it clear, sealed and basically on a spring so it swivels back and forth. and with a suction cup so it can attach to a smooth surface.

Can this not be achieve with a small tupperware box, glued onto a thick spring? with the tupperware, you can at least change the dice inside, or add/remove depending on the game involved.

If you want the mushroom... be creative with plastic cups with lids...
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Gruumsh wrote:
If the main idea is to have a device where you don't touch the dice (not necessarily a mushroom shape), this one may be of interest...



I want to build one of those... is it your design? Is there a construction manual anywhere?
 
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HilkMAN wrote:
I want to build one of those... is it your design? Is there a construction manual anywhere?


The video looks like it has enough information to recreate this. The tower seems straightforward and the mechanics are on the outside...

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HilkMAN wrote:
Gruumsh wrote:
If the main idea is to have a device where you don't touch the dice (not necessarily a mushroom shape), this one may be of interest...



I want to build one of those... is it your design? Is there a construction manual anywhere?


Nope, it's not my design.

I just happened to run across it while surfing dice tower designs on YouTube. I normally build mine from foam board, and I haven't had a Lego set for years. Though from the design, it looks like it would be possible to build something like this with wood or Plexiglas. Or contact the original YouTube poster to see if the Lego design instructions/plans are available.
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