This project allows people who need accessibility tech to "roll" the dice. Use it to play games like Yahtzee, left right center, math activities, war with dice, rock paper scissor dice and even bowling dice.
Toys & Games
Just press the glowing arcade button to spin the platter! The twisty top snow globe easily comes off and you can put dice or whatever object (LEGO maybe?) you want on the platter to roll and spin. The platter spins pretty fast so you can get a good roll. Or use D20's to make a random number generator!
Assistive Tech – Switch Adapted
This idea originally came from the ATMakers.org facebook group. A thread about adapting a dice roller featured some ideas and started the conversion about different design methods. Member, Brady Fulton, shared a concept he designed in Fusion 360 that I really liked and decided to base our design off his.
Think of this project as an introduction to electronics and mechanical design. As an educator, this type of project could be useful to teach students how to approach problems and how they can solve them with design and engineering.
These devices are available from online retailers. They all kinda look alike and have similar designs, a black cylindrical box with a cup and small button to make a green velvet platter spin. Our version is much more colorful, visually appealing and generally more fancy.
If your new to electronics and soldering, I suggest walking through the following guides to get the basics. The Adafruit Excellent guide to soldering will walk you through process of learning how to use a soldering iron to make solid electrical connections.
The VERTER 5V USB Buck-Boost, DC Motor and LED arcade button are the main electronic components used in this project.
These help make the project a smooth building experience. You don't need them all of them, but I recommend them.