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 Post subject: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:31 am 
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Is it able to make an interesting puzzle like that with it?


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 Post subject: Re: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:03 am 
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This is a deeper cut edge turning dodecahedron. Drewseph was the first and so far only to make a working puzzle a reality. It was quite large. Do a search for starminx 3, or III.

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 Post subject: Re: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
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Or look into the museum:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=2007

BTW:
The last image looks like this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_of_five_cubes


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 Post subject: Re: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:17 am 
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Sigurd wrote:
This is a deeper cut edge turning dodecahedron. Drewseph was the first and so far only to make a working puzzle a reality. It was quite large. Do a search for starminx 3, or III.

I guess you meant his Starminx II, not III. Here's a link to the vid.

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 Post subject: Re: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:14 pm 
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I see. That's same with Starminx 2.

But what I mean is..

Andreas Nortmann wrote:
BTW:
The last image looks like this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compound_of_five_cubes


As Andreas said, I am thinking about "compounded" 5 cubes.

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 Post subject: Re: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:18 pm 
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Make an ever bigger Starminx II and cut the pieces down into the desired shape.

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 Post subject: Re: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
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Maybe ElectronicKid is referring to something like Eitan's Compound Cubes?
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=20245&hilit=compound+cubes


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 Post subject: Re: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:53 am 
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Yes!

It maybe makable with Luke's idea.

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 Post subject: Re: [Struck Idea]"Overlapped" 5 Cubes in Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:48 pm 
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I actually already have a design for the 5-cube version of the Compound Cubes, but I have run into the same issue as Drew did on the Starminx II: Unless I make the puzzle huge, the mechanism will be very unstable, with lots of very thin parts.

I will take another look at it, though, to see if I missed anything, but I doubt it.

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