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Magic Dice Illusion - Download and Make for Free!

£2.50

Description

An intriguing optical illusion for everyone to download and make for free. There are no moving parts in the model but as you move the model side to side the dice appear to float around above the baseboard. Weird!
Download the parts from the link and make your own Magic Dice Illusion!

This project is also available on the Instructables website


Print the two pages onto thin card (230 gsm / 67lb) Score along the dotted and dashed lines then carefully cut out the parts.

Glue together the base folding the flaps on the sides to make right angled triangle tubes. Glue the two stiffeners into place across the the back of the base.


The assembled base.


The secret of the illusion is that the dice are actually assembled inside out. Glue together the two dice inside out as shown above.


Glue together the two stands.


Glue the stands to the dice corners as shown.


Glue the stands to the base and you’re done.


Hold the base at arm’s length, close one eye and gently rock the board side to side, be amazed as the hollow dice suddenly appear to be solid! Magic!


The reveal!

4 reviews for Dice

  • a very fun little illusion

    a very fun little illusion and model and only takes a few minutes to make too.it is the same illusion as the dragon that smelter had posted in the forum.so if you like this one you can make the dragon too and its a free download as well.  th

    It was the Dragon that inspired this model! – RI

    • Ha ha, well remembered

      Ha ha, well remembered coolie.

      These kind of puzzles can drive you nuts!



      laty3vXKRek 

      Nice – RI

      • Looks like it’s

        Looks like it's catching.

        http://www.funpic.hu/en/categories/others-photo/46692_picture?mode=latest&position=19

        Note to Rob. Can you clear out the old pictures I have uploaded so I can add new ones please.

        • Note to Rob, too.
          I’m facing

          Note to Rob, too.

          I'm facing the same difficulties as Smelter is. I can't send any pictures to RI's forum because it's full the directory when I want to send another ones. 

  • Nice idea, simply and quickly

    Nice idea, simply and quickly built, great effect .
    It is also possible to watch without  video  the floating dice.
    If you will to see it:
     Look at the dice from above,
     close one eye
     and then move your head. Please do it! It works.

    Michael
     

  • i was looking at videos on

    i was looking at videos on you tube and came across this video

    its animated paper optical illusions and at the end of the video there is a free program download for a program that allows you to make your own moving designs.i haven't tried it but it looks really fun.i think you can also download all ready made pictures too.

  • I want it.

    I want it.

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4 reviews for Dice

  • a very fun little illusion

    a very fun little illusion and model and only takes a few minutes to make too.it is the same illusion as the dragon that smelter had posted in the forum.so if you like this one you can make the dragon too and its a free download as well.  th

    It was the Dragon that inspired this model! – RI

    • Ha ha, well remembered

      Ha ha, well remembered coolie.

      These kind of puzzles can drive you nuts!



      laty3vXKRek 

      Nice – RI

      • Looks like it’s

        Looks like it's catching.

        http://www.funpic.hu/en/categories/others-photo/46692_picture?mode=latest&position=19

        Note to Rob. Can you clear out the old pictures I have uploaded so I can add new ones please.

        • Note to Rob, too.
          I’m facing

          Note to Rob, too.

          I'm facing the same difficulties as Smelter is. I can't send any pictures to RI's forum because it's full the directory when I want to send another ones. 

  • Nice idea, simply and quickly

    Nice idea, simply and quickly built, great effect .
    It is also possible to watch without  video  the floating dice.
    If you will to see it:
     Look at the dice from above,
     close one eye
     and then move your head. Please do it! It works.

    Michael
     

  • i was looking at videos on

    i was looking at videos on you tube and came across this video

    its animated paper optical illusions and at the end of the video there is a free program download for a program that allows you to make your own moving designs.i haven't tried it but it looks really fun.i think you can also download all ready made pictures too.

  • I want it.

    I want it.

Add Review

Add Review

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