Customizable dice with engraved images

by drxenocide Aug 10, 2013
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These are great replacement/supplementary dice for my old school Hero Quest game. Only problem, how can you convert the scad file to stl? Can you upload an stl of this?

The STL is here: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:131084

You can also make a UNICODE version with this thing: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:868110 ( I suggest White shield: 26E8; Black Shield: 26CA, 262C, 262B, 26E6; Skull: 2620, 2696 all in "DejaVu Sans") (see e.g.: https://www.w3.org/TR/xml-entity-names/026.html)

In general, what you do is open up OpenSCAD, press F5 to do a quick load of the object. Play around with settings, hitting F5 each time to view the model. Once you are happy with it, you hit F6 to Compile the model (this will take a LONG time for Heroquest dice ~3-10 minutes for the files I supplied). Once the object is rendered, you got to File>Export>STL, and save it someplace.

Alternatively, you can do this in customizer (http://customizer.makerbot.com/docs), by hitting "customize" on any design that has the button on thingiverse. Once you hit the button "create my object" the server will render the file, and email you a notification when it's done.

Heroquest Combat Die
Customizable Unicode D6

I got many times the following error: "terminate called without an active exception Aborted (core dumped)". Even without to add any image...

In customizer or offline?

In customizer... The offline way is working!

If it's working offline, then the issue is with Customizer or the Thingiverse server. This sounds like a server error. How complicated are your images? My only GUESS as to what could be wrong, is that Makerbot is hitting a polygon or RAM limit, and then failing. The die pictured, with 6 100x100 images, came in at 9 MB, maybe if it were any more complicated it wouldn't work? My guess is that this is a problem that someone at Makerbot or Amazon (Thingiverse is hosted by amazon servers), needs to answer (or someone very well-versed in server dynamics.

Done! It seems that error is triggered by leaving any side without image... I did the job by creating a blank image to be placed on one side. The result: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:698238

Thank you, this is an awesome tool for a boardgamer!

My Customized Fief Classic Boardgame Dice
by jj3d

Glad it worked. I added your error to the instructions section.

I commented on Tothe's die about this, I just thought I would add it here as well, when I tested with a few of these dice, the percentage of rolls were off slightly, depending on how you did infill. I would request that you add in the instructions to use solid infill for these dice.

Thanks, will do.

Wow, GREAT creation.
Now I can actually make the special dice needed for Gorkamorka!

I'm thinking Shadowrun dice, with 4 'X' sides and 2 '!' sides.

For just characters on the faces, it is probably easier to use http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:47814http://www.thingiverse.com/thi.... Although if you want a specific font, it is probably easier to use mine.

Customizable Dice- Text or Classic Dots

I almost forgot to use a failure symbol for one face. Fixed it now.