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 Post subject: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:33 am 
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The first of these puzzles I finished a while ago, but since I was unhappy with its movement and everything, I just didn't get around to posting it till now. This puzzle is exactly the same Plastics Masterball Cube, except mine has a bandaged middle layer you could say. I had the parts #d printed, and they were my first ever. I realized, however that the main mechanism piece, the one with the inner tracks, was actually almost impossible to mold, thus i only made two of this puzzle. They both function, yet not well, due to my problems trying to align the two main pieces by a screw. Either way, its still my first 3d printed puzzle, and hopefully the first of many.


The second is not exactly a new idea, though I have yet to see pictures of another one. It's a 4x4x4 Rhombic Dodecahedron, which I had made molds for a while ago, but never finished. I had nothing else going on last night, so I thought I'd finish casting the pieces. I realized that the pieces I had made and molded were not exactly perfect, and thus the puzzle has slightly choppy turning and looks a little rough. But I plan to clean it up the best I can and make it look presentable. I'll wait on the stickers so my resin doesn't cause any bubbles.


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 Post subject: Re: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:49 am 
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That's a neat looking 12xRhombic.

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 Post subject: Re: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:19 am 
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Really nice puzzles! I love the 4x4 Rhombic.


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 Post subject: Re: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:25 am 
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Love Rhombic!
Is it Eastsheen or Rubik 4x4x4?
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 Post subject: Re: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:09 am 
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Both of these puzzles look amazing. Especially the Rhombic Dodecahedron

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 Post subject: Re: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:39 pm 
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They both look great.

The 4x4x4 RD looks well made, even without the stickers. For some reason, I expected it to be larger.


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 Post subject: Re: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:28 pm 
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Really nice puzzles! I never really knew what a Rhombiminx (dont know the spelling) thing is! It looks crazy good! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2008 9:17 pm 
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Thats not a rhombiminx. The rhombiminx is the same, but different.

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 Post subject: Re: Two New Puzzles
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:46 am 
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the 4 fold solid angle of 4x4x4 RD looks very accurate, nice build!

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