Dice-O-Matic

diceomatic

Electronic simulations of randomness are often in doubt – the rand() function just doesn’t seem to be really random enough (especially when the luck’s not on your side). Or maybe it’s not really the accuracy (?) but the good ol’ visio-tactile sensation of watching the dice roll around. GamesbyEmail decided to do something about it – and the 7 foot tall, 104 pound, dice-eating monster capable of generating 1.3 million rolls a day, now christened as Dice-O-Matic, is born. Here’s it in action:

There’s an interesting account of how it was built, the rationale behind it, and how it works – head on to read about it!

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