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 Post subject: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:22 pm 
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My mods: (starting from the back, left to right)

3x3 Crystal
Corner Siamese
Barbell Siamese
Dice Cube
Big and Small Siamese
Big and Small Corner Siamese
Keyboard Cube
Corner-Only Floating-Center Cube
3-Layer Puck

Fisher Cube
Slim Tower (2x2x3)
Tiled Domino (2x3x3)
Monet Cube
Sublime Album Cube
Sublime Sherpard's Sun
Calendar Cube
Multi-colored Cube? Flower Cube? (I never had a name for it)
Turtle Cube
4-Color Cube
Fibonacci Cube

Edge-Turning Square-1
(4) The Square-1 and the Super Sqaure-1 Mods
(4) Pyramorphix Mods
Rapid Prototyped Nightmare Cube
Nightmare Cube

Corner Siamese
Bow Tie
Extended 3x3x5
Extended 4x4x4
Barbell Siamese
Separated Barbell Siamese
Separated Siamese
Bandaged Cube
Shepard's Cube

8-Tile Magic
8-Panel Magic Squares
Posiedon's Trident
12-Tile Magic
Magic box
4-Tile Sublime Magic
11-Tile Magic Snake

I have done other sticker and extension mods but I sold them and never rebuilt them or I scavenged the tiles off of them.


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Sublime Mods.


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:53 pm 
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Very nice collection! I like how the little snakes spell out Sublime!


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 6:56 pm 
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8 Dogics? 8 DOGICS??!! :shock:

Or maybe I mean Dogii. :)

Nice collection, man. You have a broad selection of just about everything. I see you got the Astrolabacus while the getting was good. At the rate the prices are growing for that puzzle, it'll be worth more than the rest of your collection combined in a few years. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:08 pm 
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Thanks Josh and Blizzard.

Mmmm, Dogics! Blizzard, I updated the first post with a close-up. I love my Dogics. I remember waiting a long time for Meffert to re-manufacture these. Now where is that 11x11, V-Cubes? :)

Yeah, I really do not have many similar items. I'm mostly a solver, mostly. I build a little too, but I build because I want to solve; I'm definitely not a speed solver (3x3 ~1:45, 7x7 ~18:00). I am more in it for the initial challenge of the first few solves and then for being able to solve all of them from memory. I really don't consider myself a collector. I tear open and toss the packaging and twist; I did save Hidetoshi's packaging.

I also have a couple of puzzle boxes, plastic and wood 'burr' type puzzles and Rubik's board games. And, those stupid, cheap, worthless, dollar store pyramorphii. Note to family and friends: Please do not buy me any more puzzles (unless you know what a Petaminx is). I can't tell you how many puzzles I given away because I already had one. I used to have twice this amount of pyramorphii, I feel bad giving them away because they are crap.

Mmmm, the Astrolabacus! I did get it years ago (2001-2002?) on ebay.uk. I got it for around $75. A great puzzle, so much fun to solve.


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
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I am particularly impressed with the Dogics myself, but I am a Dogic fiend and love them more then any other puzzle. The tile combinations are extremely underestimated by just about everyone.

Are you willing to sell any of those Sublime? If so contact me via PM.

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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:26 pm 
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EMarx, I am sorry but I don't think I could part with any of them. I've loved them since the first time I heard about them and remember drooling over the ~$500 originals on ebay. I would consider a trade for something I don't have and desperately want, i.e. high-order, high-difficulty, high-complexity.

I completely agree with underestimating the tile configuration possibilities. I did one study in black and white. I'll try to find the files and post them.

I need to make a little two pronged tool for the little ones and go back to experimenting with them.


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
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Very nice collection, looks great laid out lie that. Could you imagine if a bunch of us got together at a venue and laid all the collections out for a giant super photo?

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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
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When I took a a picture of my collection, I laid it all out on a California kingsized bed. I had to stand on a step ladder to take the photo. If we all put our collections together for one massive photo, we might need a satelite from space to take that picture! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
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Sandy, that is a great idea. I've always wanted to have some kind of display booth or a puzzle museum. I could talk all day about these; there is so much to talk about.

What about a twisty flash mob. That would be cool.

Or have someone spying by satellite, dictate (via cell) a solution to a person holding a cube. A sort of remote solve.

And for EMarx
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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:27 am 
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Very nice pictures sublime!

I already have a 4 color, but mine is laid out very slightly differently then yours and you have a 50/50 chance of getting a very very awesome and unexpected parity that takes quite a bit solve. The 4 color is one of the more interesting variations of played with because of this. The fact that there are no repeated pieces on my particular version make the parity very confusing.

Those are some fancy B/W patterns. I've created many of them, but the "inverse centers" patterns are new to me. Very nice.

I also own a 6 color dogic but mine is set up as opposite poles, same colors. I always contemplated the version you have(mine would be slightly different) but i never had the extra dogic to build into it. I let other variations take priority.


The thing is, I don't own many of the basic dogics! I have a 5 color, 4 color, 6 color, and b/w. I'm trying to scoop up extra dogics so i can create a three color version, the stripe version you have(originally proposed by Vadim, I believe), a very strangely laid out 8 color, and several other versions I have laid out on paper. I suppose I should really get the basics first, before worrying about other versions! (12, 10, 20, and "hemisphere" black/white dogic)

Anybody have these for sale?

EDIT: I normally don't post pictures, but sometime this week I think I'll throw up a few dogic pictures, in this thread if you don't mind sublime?

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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection
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Here are the dates I have on the pictures:

Striped Dogic - Jan 11, 2005 (I believe this is the date my first Dogics arrived :))
4 and 6 color Dogics - Jan 12, 2005
Black and white Dogics - Apr 18, 2005

I can't remember that far back. Just one post from Vadim mentioning mine, "Having made your striped Dogic, I love it the mostest!"

EMarx, by all means, I would love to see the pictures!


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:15 am 
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eight dogics?? and look how many pyramorphixes you have! did you make all those morphixes?

no wonder mefferts is sold out of dogics!

jk, jk :wink:

You have a LOT of puzzles :D maybe you should mess up every single puzzle you have one day, and then solve all of them and see how long it takes :mrgreen: :scrambled:

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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:25 am 
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There are not only Dogics but
- a 6 tile Magic
- a 10 tile Magic
- a 11 (!) tile Magic
Beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
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Nice to see you back J.!!! And a sublime collection indeed!

:)


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
There are not only Dogics but
- a 6 tile Magic
- a 10 tile Magic
- a 11 (!) tile Magic
Beautiful.

there's also a 12 and 14 tiled magic! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
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Magics! They are great also.

I made the black 8- and 12-tile and the 4-tile back around 2001-2002. Rubik's was selling Magic DIY's back then and had the templates available for download.

The colorful 6- and 8-tile I made a few months ago (8-tile and 6-tile magic variations (made by Joel)). Pantazis posted them here for me before I got an account again. Thanks again Pantazis for helping get back on here. All the photos are gone from the Cube4You link. I will bump that twisty post to have it on here properly.

The red and blue 10-tile is my version of Pantazis Posiedon's Trident (Poseidon's Trident (three difficult solutions)). I made it in an attempt to find the third solution.

The 11-tile magic snake was used to model the 1x1x2 cuboid for computer simulation input to find the Trident's third solution. That simulation found no third solution. I was going to post the results but I can't do it without showing both sides of the puzzle and out of respect for Pantazis design and wishes, I won't, until Pantazis says it's okay to.

The chess is from Cube4You (which I had to restring because it was strung wrong). I think I got the silver master from puzzleshop.de.

Those are dollar store Pyramorphii. I do scramble a bunch of my twistys like that on occasion.

I've added three more photos to the first post. Mods and Sublime.


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
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Hey! Your Joey!

I remember reading Vadim saying something about "Joeys" striped dogic design.


I don't know how soon I can post them pictures, I've been ridiculously busy with work (12 and a half hours work day today :( )
I'll try though! I love dogics.

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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
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Sublime wrote:
The red and blue 10-tile is my version of Pantazis Posiedon's Trident (Poseidon's Trident (three difficult solutions)). I made it in an attempt to find the third solution.

The 11-tile magic snake was used to model the 1x1x2 cuboid for computer simulation input to find the Trident's third solution. That simulation found no third solution. I was going to post the results but I can't do it without showing both sides of the puzzle and out of respect for Pantazis design and wishes, I won't, until Pantazis says it's okay to.



aaah, I see you have come up with something. I believe one solution should exist for both sides,
whose combination explains the third double solution which exists and included both sides.

Is it possible to show to me (in private) the simulation results for this 10-tile magic?

:)


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 Post subject: Re: Sublime's Collection and Dogic Patterns
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Sure thing Pantazis. Just give me some time to find all my notes and files and organize them.


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