This is a first major upgrade for my geared Collectible Card Game deck box. See demo here. This design features:
- Robust design able to hold 120 cards in double sleeves.
- Magnets lock box in open and close positions.
- 3 drawers for die, counters and other accessories.
- Available both with ornamentation and as a plain box.
- Pre-made build plates for easier printing, with suggested orientations.
- Designed to be upgraded without need of complete re-print.
- Optional combination lock that can double as a life counter.
You can re-view printed previous iterations of this design here and here. You can find source for customization on OnShape.
I have tested this design with Magic: The Gathering and Pokémon Trading Card Game. It should also work with any other card game of the same card sizes. Drawers are designed to hold standard-size die (d4 up to d20). Posted files also include template for custom counters that fit the drawers perfectly.
This is 37th iteration of the deck box, featuring major improvements, finally fully printed and tested. Design works fine and seems quite reliable. I still need to test the prototype a bit in the field, carrying around cards and playing with it - there might be some usability issues that are not apparent. I'll post updates here.
Improved tension of the spring resulting in snappier combination lock number selection.
- Changed drawer design to be easier to open.
- Improved structural strength of the combination lock tumbler.
- Fixed insufficient spacing of door/slider interface.
- Improved combination lock spring design.
Added counter template and Pokémon Trading Card Game - compatible counters.
Complete overhaul of the design. Key highlights:
- Modified slider/gear mechanism to be able to reliably lift 120 cards.
- Added drawers for die/counters.
- Added optional combination lock.
Easiest way to print Kodeck is to pick a _plate file. They contain all required elements. For complete box you need one base file and one drawer file.
Box is designed to be held together with 6 10x1.5mm neodymium magnets. Glue the magnets in the respective sockets with cyanoacrylate (aka superglue). The magnets in top position should attract themselves, and ones at the bottom should repel.
Screw in three mounts into the front of the slider. Ensure that mounting socket is all the way in the front.
Screw in three tumblers to respecitve sockets. Tumbler pins have screwdriver slot at the bottom to allow easy mount. After installation tumblers should be able to rotate.
Insert springs into rotors.
Insert the springed rotor into the drawer.
Ensure proper rotor orientation to have number clearly visible trough the drawer window.
Slide in drawers into body of the box. Please note that drawers are not symmetrical. Front of the box has an inset to allow drawers to flush with the box.
Push the doors into the body. Depending on printing orientation and material they might work better inserted opened or closed.
Gently put the slider into the body. Wiggle in the doors to allow gears to engage.
Gears should engage from the start, else box won't fully close.
Make sure that gear guard is inside the door slot.