Simply put; DOTS is a charity.
Need free 3D models for braille dice or other gaming accessories? DOTS can help you out. There’s also merch if you want to support the charity by buying one of their cute dice hugging dragons.
In a blog post from last month, DOTS look back at the first year as a 501(c)(3).
- Funds Raised: ~$15,000
- Volunteers: ~30
- DOTS Family Members (Location Based): ~45
- Braille dice donated (7 piece sets): ~60
- 3D file downloads: ~1200
- Shapeways purchases: ~80 sets
- New 3D files modeled/prototyped: ~10
- Individual braille dice 3D printed: ~600
- Individual braille dice 3D print failures: ~250
- 3D printer run time with braille dice and prototypes: ~720 hours
I think those are impressive stats, especially the 30 volunteers as I don’t imagine 3D-printing dice is great fun. In fact, DOTS say this;
Though a tedious process, the task of 3D printing and finishing braille dice to be donated to DOTS Family members is fairly simple compared to the work involved in creating a braille book. We currently have about 20 titles that will be transcribed into a braille book, with some still waiting on licensing agreements. Out of those we have been authorized to work on, 13 have been transcribed into braille thanks to our wonderful Sages!
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