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 Post subject: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:00 am 
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Hey guys, I just visited Meffert's website to see any new puzzles or more puzzles in stock when I saw that the Mosaic Cube was sold out... I know that Meffert said he'll stop making these after they sold out, but I know it has been out for a little while and I want to know if they are still in stock and just a typo(?) or if they are actually gone for good. If they are gone, then I'll be quite bummed about it... :cry: I don't care if the quality is horrible, I'd still like to get it for my collection, whenever I get the money of course. :?

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Actually in your hand it feels the right size :)


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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 12:11 am 
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Wow, that was fast, glad I got one. It doesn't turn too bad if you put it on a flat surface, but if you try and turn it in your hand it collapses like a pillow.

Maybe they will improve it before they do a second run... you win then.

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:03 pm 
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I'm sure others have noticed, but Oskar's put a sphere core for the Mosaic cube in his Shapeways shop. It's $11 USD (+shipping) but if it will improve my $42 Mosaic cube (which is just lying around because I'm afraid of destroying it if I touch it too much) and convince me to play with it more often, I'm willing to pay the price.
Anyone who's bought it, please add comments :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:09 pm 
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That sphere looks interesting. If it really improves the mosaic cube that much, I will buy one.
I think you would have to take the original core apart and insert the arms into the holes of the sphere?


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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:42 pm 
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Monopoly wrote:
Oskar's put a sphere core for the Mosaic cube in his Shapeways shop. It's $11 USD (+shipping)
You may want to hold off on that buy until I have tested it on my Mosaic Cube. I would not want you to waste $11 + shipping :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:17 am 
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Hey, did you read my mind Oscar, or did I read yours??

Here is a quote from me on the `Mosaic cube tension adjustment` thread:

I would rather have it like this than it not be made. Still, looking at the mechanism I think some kind of internal plastic ball might help it maintain its shape for hand turning. Slipped over the core and fitting snug under the pieces. Just a thought.

Either that or you work fast, I should have patented it :lol: !!

Burgo.

PS I love your work, you can have this one for free. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:09 pm 
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Burgo wrote:
Hey, did you read my mind Oscar, or did I read yours??
No, I just followed your suggestion.
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I love your work, you can have this one for free.
Thank you! I added a reference to your suggestion with the Shapeways model. I wanted to do this before, but I could not locate your post again. Credit should go where credit is due.
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I should have patented it.
I do not think that a spherical core can be patented anymore :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:52 pm 
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Just wondering, has the new type of core worked yet? This may be a little too early to ask anyway, oh wells :roll: Hopefully they can get back in production soon. :)

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Actually in your hand it feels the right size :)


That's what she said :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Cube Sold Out?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:36 am 
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Thanks Oscar, for the credit for a small mod. Although the credit is certainly yours, the mechanism for the mosaic is incredible. It does `remind` me a bit of the rex cube or master skewb, but it is quite unique.

I was only joking around a bit (especially about the patent), but wow, turns out you did get the idea from me. I thought there might be a small chance. Glad I could help. :D

I hope this can be a solution to make that cube perfect like it deserves.
Burgo.

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