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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Boogie Dice


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This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Boogie Dice are the world’s first self-rolling, sound activated, programmable, gaming dice. Clap your hands, snap yours fingers or bang the table, and they will start to Boogie.  esigned to be a universal gaming accessory, Boogie Dice can replace any standard ‘static’ dice in any and all of your favorite games. But Boogie Dice are jam-packed with unique features and abilities that transform them from simple dice into the coolest gaming accessory.  For this campaign, they are offering additional special Boogie Dice and the first Bots Battleground expansion. You can play the game with any number of expansions and up to 4 different special Boogie Dice at a time!

Inside each Boogie Dice there is a vibration motor, a tiny microphone, a microprocessor, a rechargeable battery and 3 LED lights. When the microphone detects a short and loud sound, such as a hand clap or a finger snap, the motor starts rotating, causing the dice bounce and roll.  Different behaviors can be programmed into the dice, such as to “stop listening” during random periods of time, or activating the red LED while a turn is in progress, so countless new games can be designed for it. One such game is Bots Battleground.  On a full charge, Boogie Dice can roll up to 30 minutes continuously. That’s about 500 activations!  Each die is equipped with a powerful 100 mAh rechargeable lithium battery. To charge the dice, place them on the 3 metal charging pins on the charging station. The dice glow red throughout the charging period (approx. 40 min).

As of October 30th this project has raised around $135,000 of their $50,000 goal. This project only has 13 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $22, you will get one Boogie Dice of your choice.  For a pledge of $38, you will get two Boogie Dice.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/556341540/bots-battleground-the-first-boogie-dice-based-game

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