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We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s kit giveaway are TWO LED Dice Kits (one red, one green (a combined $40 value!) Here is MAKE’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder’s review from the issue:

This is a fantastic introductory electronics kit that comes with your choice of large red or green LEDs and everything else needed (aside from a soldering iron, solder, and flush cutters) to make one electronic 6-sided die. (The manufacturer says: “The name Dice Kit sounds a great deal better than ‘Die Kit’, so we bent English grammar rules just a little in the name of making a marketable product.” Good move!)

The finished project is fun to use: you lift it a half-inch above the table and drop it to “roll” the die. A piezoelectric buzzer senses the impact and triggers the circuit to generate a random number and illuminate the LEDs. Everyone I show it to smiles at the way it works.

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Important Note: If you enter this drawing, when it’s over, please check the place where you registered to comment (eg. Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter). Some people are winning these kits and then not responding when we send them a message using the available means of contacting them. We want to make sure you get your giveaway!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Charles Hobbs says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    this would be cool for gurps night

  3. Sarah Dyer says:

    This one is great! And I am actually entering for my under-13 kid. Her fingers are crossed!

  4. Whitney Powell says:

    I guess the giveaway is working, I keep of thinking of new things I want everyday. Please give me one!

  5. Anonymous says:


  6. Steven List says:

    now game night would be much quieter

  7. Daniel says:

    come on snake eyes, Papa needs a new pair of dice

  8. Tim Pettigrew says:

    No! Pick me! Pick me!

  9. Allyn Goo says:

    lowprofile craps anyone?

  10. Eric Sullenberger says:

    I have two LED dice, but I haven’t deconstructed them yet, this would save me the hassle.

  11. Adam Bosen says:

    This is ironic for a random give away, will they use one to decide the winner?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Roll the Bones

  13. Anonymous says:

    I wonder how hard it would be to modify this design to cover other dice sizes… hmm.. time to start planning an LED D20….

  14. Mark Young says:

    I want.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Yes please…

  16. kevin sexton says:

    pick me

  17. DakotaE says:

    *Slurp* LLLEEEDDDSsss…..

  18. Spikenzie Labs are wicked cool, I’d love to win one or more of their Dice Kits!

  19. Roll me a winner, YO LEVEN!

  20. George Stuart says:

    fun kit to teach the kids with

  21. Anonymous says:

    This would make an awesome gift for my brother. Pick me!

  22. Jay Graves says:

    Great gift for my kids!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Count me in.

  24. this would be fun to have for game night!

  25. Nick Preston says:

    This is fantastic! I want one.

  26. Janel G says:

    These kits could definitely add some fine to games that use dice!

  27. Ashley Huxley says:

    Do they get lost under the sofa as easily as normal dice?!

  28. James Carey says:

    Yes Please! Can we get some d20′s too?

  29. devinberg says:

    looks like a  pretty cool kit for getting started with this stuff.

  30. Dean Ansley says:

    Looks like a fun kit. :)

  31. That is so cute — I host a kids’ games group once a week and I know they would get a big kick out of it!

  32. bob says:

    Great Christmas gift

  33. I would love to win this kit.

  34. John T says:

    Very nice

  35. Fun activity for my 11 and 8 year olds.

  36. Anonymous says:

    Sign me up. Looks like fun

  37. Anonymous says:

    Let the games begin!

  38. Bill Kronholm says:

    Yes, please.

  39. Justin Eltoft says:


  40. Kyle Hord says:

    rolling the dice for my chances today!

  41. Yakov Grinberg says:

    Let’s give it a try!

  42. Anonymous says:

    can only make arkham horror game night more fun

  43. Sheila OKeefe says:

    A fun kit!

  44. Jonathan Keane says:


  45. Roger Romani says:


  46. TK says:

    Neat kit! Would love to win it!

  47. Colin McGlothlin says:

    I want this!

  48. Anonymous says:

    Ooh, ooh, ooh! As a GURPS player, I really want these!

  49. garret madsen says:

    Rolling the dice

  50. Mark Hanford says:

    Gambling on a win this time.  7 or 11, baby!

  51. Anonymous says:


  52. Anonymous says:

    I’m feeling lucky!

  53. Dan O'Brien says:

    looks like fun!!!

  54. Peter says:

    This could be a neat kit to build, even if I’m not quite sure what we’d do with them afterwards. :)

  55. Anonymous says:

    My boy would like to solder this kit.

  56. Jeff Johnson says:

    come on big doubles!!!                                           aaah craps :+(

  57. Anonymous says:

    random chance for random chance – that seems fair.

  58. Anonymous says:


  59. Tony Weiner says:

    lucky 7!!!

  60. Emily Karydes says:

    those are so cool… they would make any board game more fun!!

  61. Anonymous says:

    no snake eyes!

  62. Ed Marsh says:

    very nice.   Built one of these in green.

  63. Allen Boehm says:

    Let’s play

  64. Gerhard Didier De la mora says:

    Second try to win 

  65. Gary Oshust says:

    Come on double sixes!

  66. Games of chance upon chance.  Hat, mine, in ring, yours.

  67. Joe Melnick says:

    Very cool, especially the dropping to generate the numbers.

  68. Anonymous says:


  69. Michael Schwartz says:

    This seems like it will be a fun build!

  70. Erik Mendoza says:

    Rolling for initiative!

  71. more cool things for my kids to play with

  72. What are the chances? 

  73. Anonymous says:

    daddy needs a new pair of shoes

  74. Cole Beitelspacher says:

    This would come in handy for game night!

  75. I’d replace the LEDs with ultra-bright ones… see it from across the room!

  76. Todd Walden says:

    Ohhhhhh… This would get a lot of use in our Age of Worms campaign.

  77. Anonymous says:

    Maybe I could finally bet my wife at Yahtzee

  78. Jason Levi says:

    Would like

  79. Vince Bohner says:

    rock on!

  80. Sean says:

    Come to me digital snake eyes!

  81. Anonymous says:

    Another great giveaway!

  82. Anonymous says:

    very cool

  83. Anonymous says:

    What are the chances I will win?

  84. Anonymous says:

    I don’t think they’ll ever replace a d6, but it looks like a good project.

  85. Chris Pilla says:


  86. Eric Haines says:

    Yes, indeed, I’d love to win these – it’d be fun to build with my boys.

  87. Carrie Bobier says:

    great for gaming!

  88. Kat Rodenberger says:

    Wonderful!  This looks like a great weekend project!

  89. AJ Lewis says:

    Very nice!

  90. Yeah!!! shoot some digital craps!!!

  91. Anonymous says:

    blinkey! love LEDs!

  92. Matt says:

    This would be a great project for the kids

  93. Anonymous says:

    Enter Me Please

  94. Joe Crop says:

    They are even holiday colors!

  95. Anonymous says:

    Some electric dice for some electric chance.

  96. Lala Hulse says:

    I hate those old fashioned analog dice. 

  97. Hap Durr says:

    Sweet kit to make the gamers I know jealous! 

  98. It’s my time to shine!

  99. Another great kit for another great giveaway

  100. Ashley says:

    consider me entered! thanks.

  101. Ben Brandt says:

    Looks like a fun kit!

  102. Anonymous says:

    I saw these at the maker faire. They are so cool

  103. Anonymous says:


  104. Come on lucky number 7!

  105. Tom Warin says:

    Haven’t won yet, but today I feel lucky.

  106. Anonymous says:


  107. Anonymous says:

    Two LED DIce Kits today could be the day

  108. Duane Ringo says:

    Feelin’ Lucky ???

  109. Sage Hahn says:


  110. Ted Stauffer says:

    I’ll take a chance on winning these two beauties!

  111. Kevin Hope says:

    I would like to win these as a stocking stuffer for my boys.

  112. Anonymous says:

    Is there a d20 version?

  113. Anonymous says:

    comment 137 :D

  114. Anonymous says:

    Daddy needs a new pair of LED’s!

  115. William Stepler says:


  116. Mike Burr says:

    That’s a whole lot better than my first dice Project :-D  bring ‘em on. 

  117. OK looks like fun ::: ! roll…

  118. Troy Downing says:

    Time to roll the dice

  119. what are my chances…

  120. zackboston says:

    We love makers at Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn in Boston!  Please come visit the South End Technology Center @ Tent City if you are in town!

  121. David Catlin says:

    This is an awesome project and great addition to any drinking game!

  122. Anonymous says:

    fun stuff

  123. A.J. says:

    Hope they don’t break when I roll’em! :-)

  124. Anonymous says:

     Hrmm wondering what a twenty sided one of these would look like..

  125. Anonymous says:

    Oooooooh Herman. Say it ain’t so……….

  126. All I need is someone to blow on them for m.

  127. Joe Hagan says:

    I’ll give it a shot

  128. Chris Wyke says:

    Awesome, I want some

  129. Anonymous says:


  130. Jason says:

    These would be nice for Settlers of Catan

  131. Spencer Utley says:

    Need some other die sizes but it’s a good place to start

  132. jh60 says:

    I would Loved to MAKE: these dice for my electronics class! & after I get a job I’ll buy  a lot more :)

  133. Greg says:

    I’m working on something similar, but using a 3-axis accelerometer.  I should get back to work on that…

  134. Anonymous says:

    This is such a cool idea!

  135. Jordi Gauchía says:

    Wow!!! Excelent to play with my children!

  136. Anonymous says:

    This would be great for my son

  137. Anonymous says:

    Nice kit. Great little project.

  138. this would be pretty sweet to win.

  139. Calvin Cheema says:

    estoy usando el internet!

  140. Fred Stone says:

    Hmm, roll me up some LED dice, please!

  141. Jess Hires says:

    Looks like a fun kit. :)

  142. John Forsberg says:

    “It must be the law ofdimishing returns…”

  143. Anonymous says:

    Dice are Nice …

  144. Nurul Hanim Hashim says:

    I never wont anything….. Hmmmmmmm

  145. John Doucet says:

    This would put a whole new spin on Monopoly!

  146. Philip Lexow says:

    “c’mon, baby needs a new pair of dice!”

  147. Anonymous says:

    looks like fun

  148. Doug Johnson says:

    This promotion is going to work. I’ve already seen several kits I will probably buy even when I DON’T win.

  149. Joe says:

    looks like a fun and useful project..

  150. Anonymous says:

    Thought I had already entered, but now can’t find my comment.

  151. Anonymous says:

    dude want!

  152. Hope I don’t get snake eyes!

  153. Kelley says:

    do they always land with the same face up?  lol!

  154. Need to make a 20 “sided” one now.

  155. John W says:

    Was just thinking of getting one of these!

  156. Anonymous says:

    My dice aren’t random enough – these would be perfect!

  157. Jesse Johnson says:

    Green OR red?  Why not both!?

  158. Jimmy Figiel says:

    I’ve always wanted to make some!

  159. Anonymous says:

    Not enough for Yahtzee. :(

  160. These would be great for some of our daughter’s board games!

  161. Anonymous says:


  162. Scott says:

    I’d give anything to win this! 

  163. Laurence Doss says:

    I could use this.

  164. I predict I will not win

  165. Anonymous says:

    That could be fun

  166. Jay Pease says:

    For those ultra geek gamers :D

  167. Kenneth Keen says:


  168. kris says:

    i’m interested!

  169. leonard De Rooy says:

    Snake eyes!

  170. Anonymous says:

    cool. please count me in on the fun. I had no idea Make had so many kits, your contest is working, I am sure I will end up buying a few. I am a sucker for kits as I lack the skills to come up with much on my own yet.

  171. I’ve been passing MAKE off to as many people as I know who would enjoy it. It’s the only magazine I read, and I love every bit of it. Thanks!

  172. Alan Ellis says:

    I like this.

  173. Samuel Cotter says:

    i had a bag of sour patch kids candy colored exactly like these.

  174. Brett Fieber says:

    These could be fun.

  175. Anonymous says:

    Rolling the dice and taking my chances.

  176. Kathy Tappan says:

    looks like fun

  177. Evan Hunt says:

    Now, if only you had some sort of handy random-number generator to use for picking the winner of this contest…

  178. Anonymous says:

    I think I could find something to do with these.

  179. Nice kits, and festive colors to boot

  180. I’ll roll the dice.

  181. Zachary Hayward says:

    Hmm…. This could mean no more chasing the dice after the 4 year old “rolls”them… yeah, probably not.

  182. big money big money!

  183.  (Blowing on the dice for luck)

  184. Nice kits cool. please count me in on the fun

  185. Chris Green says:


  186. Jacob Shepherd says:

    What are the odds?

  187. Anonymous says:

    Pick me!!!

  188. Zach Hodgson says:

    Comment Comment Comment

  189. Dan Anderson says:

    These would be fun!

  190. Anonymous says:

    I can use these in my science class!

  191. Fightcube says:

    Nice Dice ;-) *fingers crossed*

  192. Angela Marchuk says:


  193. Anonymous says:

    Yahzee anyone

  194. John says:

    Love to give these to my son for Christmas

  195. Anonymous says:

    This’ll definitely come in handy for D&D

  196. Anonymous says:

    Neat.  Certainly easier then knocking board game pieces over with normal dice. 

  197. Anonymous says:

    cool, could use some d&d dice!

  198. why dont i ever win anything:(

  199. Chris Von Bargen says:

    This looks like fun.

  200. If I were a gambling man…

  201. Anonymous says:

    That’s a really cool concept. Would love to try them out.

  202. Anonymous says:

    Come on lucky 13….!

  203. Noah Smith says:

    LED dice like a boss!

  204. Noah Smith says:

    LED dice like a boss!

  205. Michele Shoats says:

    More fun stuff!

  206. andy.mello says:

    . , . , . , . , . 

  207. I thought fewer people might reply on the weekend…

  208. David Ng says:

    I’ll get my niece to help me for educational fun!

  209. Anonymous says:

    LEDs. Nice!

  210. Anonymous says:


  211. Mark Hunter says:

    Come on Snake eyes

  212. Tom Stearns says:

    Electric dice are awesome.

  213. Anonymous says:

    If I won these, I’d buy 3 more kits so my gram gram could play Yatzee with them. Then I would change the code to give her a Yatzee more often!

  214. Anonymous says:

    I’m sure I’d an awesome use for this.

  215. Anonymous says:

    Double your pleasure, double your fun! 

  216. Anonymous says:

    Blinky bling!

  217. Christy H says:

    double sixes

  218. What a fun addition to tabletop gaming!

  219. I think these are really cool. Little pricey, but that’s why I’m in the contest! :)

  220. Michal Chamedes says:

    I’m gonna put that over my son’s bed to wake him up in the morning…

  221. David Carley says:

    I’ll take two.  :)

  222. Rachel Quist says:

    I love it!

  223. Gary Dion says:

    Very cute.  My nephew would love playing games with these.

  224. Jonathan Pruett says:

    This is a very cool kit!

  225. Rooferman says:

    These would be fun playing Yahtzee!

  226. Jon says:

    Roll the bones

  227. Nice kit for game night!

  228. Anonymous says:

    Love it

  229. Anonymous says:

    OK, I’ll play

  230. David Miller says:

    One Please.

  231. Gary McGarity says:

    I’ll bring the dice, you bring the frosty beverage…

  232. undeded says:

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  233. My kids would think this is awesome. I think I’ll go show them.

  234. Sarah Richardson says:

    count me in

  235. James Todd says:

    Very cool

  236. John Eppley says:

    Ooh, ooh, pick me!

  237. Anonymous says:

    Woo, random digital diceness!

  238. Anonymous says:

    I could definitely have a lot of fun with these!

  239. Anonymous says:


  240. pat says:

    that looks like fun.

  241. Ben says:

    This looks like it’d be fun to have

  242. Tyler Stiffler says:

    good lucks everyone 

  243. Anonymous says:

    Stats quiz: If you made 6 of these into a cube and rolled it, what would the probability be that you’d end up with a 1, and that the other 5 faces in the exact configuration you’d expect of a die?

  244. Ken Wade says:

    We love making these!

  245. Anonymous says:

    C’mon lucky seven.

  246. Bernie Solo says:

    These could be fun! Thanks MAKE!

  247. Anonymous says:

    My son played his first D&D game today. I NEED THIS!

  248. Anonymous says:

    I’m feeling lucky

  249. Chip says:

    I’ll take a chance

  250. time to make a 100 “sided” version…

  251. Bennett Benson says:

    Looks like good soldering practice.

  252. Michael D. Dudley says:

    Electronic dice?! No way!

  253. Seth Winsor says:

    I want one

  254. Matt Chester says:

    I need some lucky dice

  255. yeah… it great for my little sister :)

  256. I would like to have the LED dice kits!

  257. Matthew says:

    I would like a chance at this!

  258. Kurt Telep says:

    These would be fun to build with my daughter

  259. Ben Kasava says:

    Those look so nice :)

  260. keith corcoran says:

    red for stop forgetting to email me to tell me i’ve won…
    green for go do it now!

  261. JayB says:

    This would be so much fun to use during board games than regular old dice. Count me in!

  262. Jodi says:

    Is this my lucky day?

  263. What is the probability that I will win?

  264. Nick Walker says:

    Any extra electronic components are fun for a poor college student.

  265. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a fun kit.

  266. Mike Douglas says:

    Electronic dice so I don’t blister my palms, couldn’t be any cooler.

  267. Pete Nachtigall says:

    Love to have these for my games of Axis and Allies.

  268. Brad Carlson says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  269. Jimmy Brokaw says:

    I like games, and I want to win.

  270. Mike Michael says:

    They need a 20 sided one, but 2×6 would be a welcome addition.

  271. Anonymous says:

    Here I go, rolling the dice! :-D I’m a fifth level maker! hahah

  272. Charles Witmer says:

    perfect for Christmas–Red AND Green

  273. Anonymous says:

    Should be cool

  274. Greg Chambers says:

    Nice project

  275. Cali Nguyen says:

    woo fun

  276. Anonymous says:

    These look fun. Now, the question is, what would it take to mod them into D20s :-)

  277. Vince Fierro says:

    Analog dice keep the party going, but digital dice start the party.

  278. Bambie says:

    These would certainly spice up a night of DnD!

  279. Anonymous says:

    Sounds like fun!

  280. Jeff Craig says:

    These would be a great addition to my die collection.

  281. Anonymous says:

    I’d like one!

  282. Anonymous says:

    Let’s roll the dice and see if I win today!

  283. Robert Merithew says:

    Do you use these to pick the winners each day?

  284. Dave Smith says:

    oh man, I would be the best dad EVER to show this to my boys.

  285. krys evans says:

    Looks like fun.

  286. Skeeter Murphy says:

    2d6 FTW

  287. Aaron Cox says:

    These are some fun looking dice!

  288. escobedo says:

    These look to die for! (rimshot)

  289. Anonymous says:

    These would be awesome for playing any type of rpg card game or d&d

  290. Anonymous says:

    um…yes please

  291. Anonymous says:

    These would just be flat out epic

  292. 30 some years ago my best friend had plans to build something like this to use while we played Dungeons and Dragons.

  293. Anonymous says:

    Great for game time!

  294. would love to win one of these for my son1

  295. My 5 year old son would love helping to build these, and play with them.

  296. Anonymous says:


  297. Anonymous says:

    Major want. Great for board games in the car.

  298. David Ramos says:


  299. Anonymous says:

    Oh that looks like fun.

  300. Anonymous says:

    Looks like fun, good to make with my son

  301. Larry Webber says:

    would love to build these.

  302. David Weier says:

    These would make monopoly even more fun.

  303. Anonymous says:

    Roll the dice to see who wins…

  304. Ethan Soergel says:

    MAKE is the best magazine ever!

  305. Tyler Hoyt says:

    Dice are fun

  306. davin gaddy says:

    I’m sure that this is so completely random that they’d allow me to use it at the casino, right?  ;^)

  307. Matthew Linn says:


  308. Matthew Linn says:

    I hope this is where I enter it I could not find it

  309. Anonymous says:

    Time to invent a new drinking game..

  310. Anonymous says:

    I would love to have this kit!.

  311. Jordan Johnsen says:

    Looks neat.

  312. Tod Stetson says:


  313. orn310 says:

    Looks Perfect for Attacking With a Greatsword!

  314. Tricia Jones says:

    These look fun!

  315. Michiel Nankman says:

    pretty sweet. 

  316. Anonymous says:


  317. Andre Luis Gomes says:

    Need this to my projects :)

  318. Anonymous says:

    dice are cool.

  319. Anonymous says:

    Looks like a fun kit!

  320. Steven Dedloff says:


  321. Anonymous says:

    ooh!  pick me please!!

  322. Very cool, would be fun to make!

  323. Damian McCrea says:

    I wonder if I could put this together without messing it up?

  324. Anonymous says:

    Those are fun!

  325. Anonymous says:

    Send it to me!

  326. Jonathan Clubine says:

    Finally a cure for my chronic yahtzee wrist

  327. Anonymous says:

    Let’s do it.

  328. Bcook65 says:

    Hey if I put the two together, I would have one domino.. :D

  329. Kendall lui says:


  330. Andy Boatman says:


  331. Anonymous says:

    Glad they arent Die kits ;)
    It was worth the slight rule bending for the name :)

  332. Anonymous says:

    Time to play Monopoly!

  333. Chris Arredondo says:

    roll them dice.

  334. Sean Swehla says:

    Looks like fun

  335. Christina Colantuoni says:

    This would be a great christmas gift for my boyfriend!

  336. Nick Harden says:


  337. Anonymous says:

    Still time to get in!

  338. Ken Rich says:

    Yay dice!

  339. Anonymous says:


  340. Anonymous says:

    cool, could use the soldering practice

  341. Gregor Holtz says:

    I would love to play D&D with this!

  342. cyclona66 says:

    Fun! I love MakeZine and am excited for these great giveaways..thanks!!

    crluckystar at yahoo dot com

  343. Richard Turner says:

    Hope I’m not too late for this…

  344. Anonymous says:

    I will take my chances.

  345. Scott Martel says:

    Hey hey heyyy

  346. Draco says:

    I have a dozen board games and more RPGs that something like this would be really fun with!

  347. Anonymous says:

    Good board game fodder!

  348. Wouldn’t I need 3 more for Yatzee?

  349. Nathan Pryor says:

    Rolling for initiative…

  350. David Schick says:

    Yeah dice!!! I can smell the solder now!

  351. Gareth Branwyn says:

    The entry period is now closed for this giveaway. Check back at 9am PST for Sunday’s giveaway at this URL:

  352. Islam Safir says:

    i just hope

  353. Daniel says:

    Nice Dice!

  354. John says:

    So cool, I’m gonna get one even if I don’t win!

  355. Gareth Branwyn says:

    This contest ended in December. Eligible entries are long closed. Sorry about that.

  356. John says:

    oh, man! I really wanted to get one for free!

  357. Cindy Aiton says:

    This is so much fun! Thank you for offering such great giveaways.