I have always loved the idea of dice towers, but everything I have found is either big and bulky or requires assembly.
This is my solution to those issues.
The Cubic Gate is a collapsible and telescoping dice tower measuring approximately 64mm x 64mm. When fully closed it is 54mm tall, but 130mm when expanded. It is easy to transport, durable, and extremely satisfying to use. It utilizes four internal baffles to redirect the dice to create true randomness when rolling, but can still handle various size and quantity of dice without jamming. To expand, simply lift each tier and slide back until it snaps in place. Collapsing is just as easy, but in reverse. The tower was designed to easily snap together during assembly, but be extremely difficult to disassemble without using force.
I have been looking for similar designs, but have yet to find anything like it. I love this concept, so please let me know if you find something!
This design represents countless hours of my time and has seen dozens of revisions to refine operation, durability, aesthetics, and printability. With that said, if there are any enhancements or improvements you would like to see, or especially if you find any faults that need fixed, please let me know so I can make those revisions and re-upload.
I have several other designs which I am excited about releasing soon and I am extremely new to the 3D printing community, so any advice, critique, and encouragement you have to offer is more than welcome.
The top and bottom assemblies have print-in-place hinges. The tower is a total of four models which are easy to print and assembly requires little time and effort. All models can be printed without supports except for the base, but I have modeled the necessary support and it is included in the STL. I have had 100% success printing and removing this support.
The base has a very narrow profile for its first layer, and I have found using a brim on that model ensures successful prints, but I have printed multiple without a brim, so you will need to see how your printer/filament handles it.