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D'ice Cubes

Ice cubes shaped like six-sided dice.
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An ice cube mold that freezes ice in the shape of six-sided dice. Why, you say? Well, it's not just a pun. You can drop a few d'ice cubes into your drink and see which sides come up. Maybe use it for an innocent game of craps, or make loaded d'ice with air bubbles in one side.

4, 8, 10, and 12-sided gamer editions are also available.

DrWorm, Jan 28 2010

http://www.oneinhun...ce-cube--265657.htm [leinypoo13, Jan 29 2010]


       Loaded? That's just cold.
lurch, Jan 29 2010

       As to link: The difference is that those cubes are a) bought packaged and b) nothing I would ever want in my drink. This idea refers to a mold (or mould) and water without LEDs or plastic.
DrWorm, Jan 29 2010

       Link is definitely not this idea. But a problem might be that the dots would rapidly disappear in the drink, as you would have to make them fairly shallow so you could get the dice out of the tray.
leinypoo13, Jan 29 2010

       The mold could be in more than two pieces, like some plaster molds used for slipcasting ceramics. Or it could have side-actions, like injection molds for plastic.
afinehowdoyoudo, Jan 29 2010

       Instead of freezing water in dice shaped molds, perhaps you should build a machine which starts with cube shaped pieces of ice, and carves/drills out the dots.   

       This would allow creation of deeper dots than a mold.   

       As an added feature, we could chill the carved dice significantly below water's freezing point, then spray colored water into the dots, where it will instantly freeze. This would improve the balance of the d'ice, making the six faces closer to being equally likely.   

       Yet another option might be to use a 3D printer to create the d'ice.
goldbb, Feb 02 2010

       <rattles drink and gives a look>   

       It Is Decidedly So.   

       white/black food-colouring might work (though it'd give a different "feel" to the product)... quite a bit of work and you might be able to get the dice to shrink proportionately, ie: retain the cube shape as it melts.
FlyingToaster, Feb 03 2010

       You could do this with molds if you had two mirror stacked pieces.   

       1) the bottom half were diamond shaped parts of dice 1,3,5   

       2)the top half(2,4,6), also diamond shaped was detachable from the bottom half (needs water tight seal gasket for each dice cube) and had a hole in it to pour water into   

       3) if the hole at the top was rubber and slightly funnel shaped, it could serve as a way to   

       a)pour the water in b) snap the ice "stem" from the hole so you could have some dice   

       Just snap ice stems, separate top from bottom and presto, no engineering required.
leinypoo13, Feb 03 2010

       Would be an interesting alternative to our Lego-block-shaped ice cubes.
RayfordSteele, Feb 03 2010


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