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 Post subject: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:06 pm 
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EDIT:

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Got it! The movement is now on par with a new Eastsheen 444 cube (seriously!), and the overall feel of the puzzle has promoted it to the position of my new favorite.

For those that may be wondering, Rua is equivalent to a fully functional (i.e., "jumblable") version of gelatinbrain's 3.3.3 puzzle, with the added feature that part orientation counts too. Yikes!

Also, I'll post a video when the the sun comes back out.

Now, if only I could figure out how to solve the thing.... :)

Cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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Oh just stop it will you? These are getting boring now!


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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amazing 8-)

hope to see it finished within the month


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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Now this looks like the puzzle in your avatar, except the faces look like a 2x2 truncated cube instead of a 3x3 one, so it must be a lower order of your other puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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You're a tease.

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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This is going to be a mind numbing series of puzzles


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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I'm still trying to figure out how the "Toru" works, and now this! :)


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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Now thats pretty epic.

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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Rua?

Er I can't figure this out from the picture!

Another shape-shifting rhombic dodecahedron? But how does it turn? I can't even see where the rotations are! More pictures! More pictures!

Where are all these coming from? Great imagination!


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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Mental. Adopt me; so I can play with your puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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There are some days when I think that I'll never get anything done because people keep beating me to everything. This was literally next on my list of things to do. (The thing that I'm currently working on has already been done too but I figured I'd finish it just to finish something.)

It looks great, pretty much exactly how I imagined it.


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:34 pm 
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It's amazing Matt! :o

Will we be allowed to see some mech's pictures? =]
And for Toru?

This is Maori for two =]
As the Toru (3)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_eT5KSaiAfY

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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Alokin wrote:
Will we be allowed to see some mech's pictures?


Actually, I think I may go back on my original promise and not be showing these for a while...

This is primarily because both of the puzzles turned out to be *a lot* more interesting than I thought they would be--"rua" especially--and at this point I would like to enter both of these puzzles in next years IPP. Thus, for now, I think I'll be basically sitting on these puzzles until then, so as to protect my entry.

In other words, these two puzzles are the first I have created that I would request that nobody duplicate *yet*, so that this is only a temporary exception to my normal policy :)

In the meantime though, both designs should make a cameo at DCD 2008 for those that may be interested :)

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua"
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There we go! The Helicopter Cube in Rhombic Dodecahedron form!


Fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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(Bump)

Added some new pictures as I finished it off today. I'll post a video soon.

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It looks beautiful. Amazing job. Congratulations.

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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Amazing :!: :!: :!:

Andrew :solved:

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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I wish I could try both of your amazing puzzles the.drizzle! I hope to try them someday in person.

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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This is this puzzle with the little bitty pieces shaved off.


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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Simply amazing! great work!!!

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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Bram wrote:
This is this puzzle with the little bitty pieces shaved off.


Close, but not quite! It's actually this.

Cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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That is beautiful. I still find it so hard to visualise the turns from these pictures.

I will be very interested in seeing the mech when you finally show it!


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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Good luck with your IPP entries - worthy contenders I'm sure. These must be the first puzzles made out of Kendal Mint Cake. :)

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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OK, last bump, here is a video of this oh-so-very-fine puzzle in action.

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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I'm speechless! Fantastic demo video! How does it turn on a different axis after a partial turn on the other axis!? O_O I can't figure this out!

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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Drewseph wrote:
I'm speechless! Fantastic demo video! How does it turn on a different axis after a partial turn on the other axis!? O_O I can't figure this out!


It's like math in action :)

Fun fact:

No. of visible pieces: 38
No. of hidden pieces: 69

It's not exactly obvious how it works ;)

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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Sometimes a simpler version of an existing mod looks better!


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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the.drizzle wrote:
VIDEO


Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo! It shouldn't do that. Its against the laws of geometry........Arghhhh.... gets sucked into black hole created by reality distortion...............


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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It's absolutely brilliant. Astounding


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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Aesthetic perfection. With 69 hidden pieces, the inside must look pretty amazing too.


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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very nice!

these puzzles are really confusing for me as far as which cube they represent...

---ok once again I realized I made a redundant comment, just like in the toru thread. but I don't really feel like editting it right now, especially since it's not a totally useless comment. :)

Rua looks like 3.3.3 with several pieces (outer and middle edges) hidden. that would be 60 "hidden pieces" (like the eastsheen A4 hidden pieces) + 9 more "mechanism parts" making the 69 hidden pieces you mentioned.
the 9 mechanism parts would then most likely be the 12 axis center spindle plus some other piece at each corner to hold everything together. but that's just what the numbers "look like", I haven't thought any about how this would actually work.

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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures and video included)
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Drewseph wrote:
I'm speechless! Fantastic demo video! How does it turn on a different axis after a partial turn on the other axis!? O_O I can't figure this out!


It's basically the same jumbling movement as the bevel/helicopter cube, which it's essentially a build-up of.


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 Post subject: Re: New puzzle, "Rua" (Done, pictures included)
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the.drizzle wrote:
Bram wrote:
This is this puzzle with the little bitty pieces shaved off.


Close, but not quite! It's actually this.

Cheers!


That depends on whether you're thinking of building up or shaving down - since you've cadded and built it, it makes sense that you're thinking exclusively in terms of build-up. I can go either way, but was thinking in terms of shave-down in that earlier post.


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