RPGs Just Got Nerdier With This eDice-Rolling Bracer

RPGs Just Got Nerdier With This eDice-Rolling Bracer

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It's tough to stand out as the nerdiest person at the local D&D game, but this new accessory could easily help you win this position.

When it comes to Dungeons & Dragons accessories, there are some great ones out there. There are things like groovy miniature figures, dice bags, and that Beholder catnip toy, but this new DIY project may very well take the title of "Most Epic Piece of Nerdery": A bracer that will roll virtual dice with a shake of your arm.

The bracer is designed to be made from leather, lined with fur, and it can roll eDice (I'm trademarking this term, I swear) of the 100, 20, 12, 10, 8, 6, and 4-sided varieties. All you have to do is flip an small switch to determine which type you want to roll and shake your arm. The result appears on the bracer's display.

Setting this sucker up is a lot easier than you might expect. All you need to make it work are the following:

Conductive Thread
LilyPad Arduino 328 Main Board
LilyPad Accelerometer ADXL335
LilyPad Slide Switch
7-Segment Serial Display
Lipo Charger basic
Polymer lithium Ion Battery

My crafting skills are limited to what I can assemble with duct tape, staples, and Krazy Glue. Thankfully, Sparkfun has even the most basic of crafter covered, thanks to its detailed instructions (with photos) that will walk you through every step you need to do follow in order to craft your own bracer and get +5 to your Nerd Appeal.

Source: Sparkfun via The Mary Sue via Topless Robot

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I want it more than bacon brownies. I want it a hundred times more than bacon brownies.

vansau:
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WANT

vansau:
that will walk you through every step you need to do follow in order to craft your own bracer and get +5 to your Nerd Appeal.

Also, props. +5 is usually pretty expensive for a stat. [/nerdy mcnerd nerd]

What the hell? I literally thought yesterday that it was weird this hadn't been invented? Good timing.

Now if it can do Yu-Gi-Oh cards as well, we'll just need motorbikes...

The_root_of_all_evil:
Now if it can do Yu-Gi-Oh cards as well, we'll just need motorbikes...

Shut up, Mokuba.

Next step: DUEL DISCS

Versuvius:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Now if it can do Yu-Gi-Oh cards as well, we'll just need motorbikes...

Shut up, Mokuba.

Next step: DUEL DISCS

SCREW THE DUELS, I HAVE MONEY!

o.o

...

i don't know why i find this thing to be awesome, but it is, and i want one

Sorry, it sounded like you said "nerdiest" when you clearly meant COOL-IEST!

A little too Parson Gotti for me, thanks.

I the only one who thinks the activation motion is...apt to say the least?

The_root_of_all_evil:

Versuvius:

The_root_of_all_evil:
Now if it can do Yu-Gi-Oh cards as well, we'll just need motorbikes...

Shut up, Mokuba.

Next step: DUEL DISCS

SCREW THE DUELS, I HAVE MONEY!

SCREW YOUR MONEY, I HAVE RULES! Wait I said that wrong.

I am reminded simultaneously of the nerd classic movie "Dungeon Master" and Nintendo's failed "Power Glove" experiment (which I oddly feel is the spiritual predessecer [SP] to current gadgets like the Wii, Kinect, and Move).

It's like a Pipboy for fantasy, nice.

I dunno, it does look rahter fancy, i have to agree, but i doubt if it`s as useful as it seems. Somehow, throwing the actual dice seems to be more rewarding than just flipping a switch on your wrist and shaking your arm. Tho it does sound really cool... But since i haven`t actually tried this out, i won`t pass judgement.

I want to see something that launches real dice. maybe a spring loaded bracer. I'd pay money for something like that.

Harmondale2:
What the hell? I literally thought yesterday that it was weird this hadn't been invented? Good timing.

It's synchronicity. It'll happen more the closer we get to the end of the world.

...I need to stop reading Mercury Falls.

Love this idea. Do want.

Nice, except all my DnD friends think electronic dice are rigged and wont let me use them

This is good for me because I always felt too nerdy using the dice rolling application on my graphing calculator.

Now I can look cool...

 

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