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September 19, 2009

Dice Reading using an Arduino

at 5:01 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks


Steve Hoefer has completed version 2 of his Dice Reading project (Version 1 can be found here). I was surprised to see that only 5 locations of the dice are looked at to determine what number is present since there are actually nine locations where the pips could be located. It obviously works but for some reason isn’t obvious to me at this moment! 

"This version uses 5 IR emitter/receiver pairs to read five of the nine potential pip locations on a die face. I had to file down the edges of the detectors to get them pip-distance apart and place the emitters directly behind the detectors so they’d get maximum reflection from the surface"