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 Post subject: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:22 am 
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Hi,
see the attached pictures...
and please answer two questions:

1. Has this thing ever been built before? This mod seemed a bit to obvious to me.
2. What would be an appropriate name for this thing? I would prefer a name based on naming conventions of geometric shapes.

Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:28 am 
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Looks great. I don't think it has been done yet.
One of the puzzles on my (too long) to do list though is this Skewb version:

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I believe it's called Pentagonal Trapezohedron.

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:54 am 
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Nice build!

It looks very ninja-esque in the last pic. The sides look like 5-bladed shurikens.

I don't know how you're going to shorten "Pentagonal Trapezohedron" into a concise puzzle name :)
It's also known as a "Pentagonal Deltohedron".
Maybe "Deltominx" or "Deltonova" ?


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Is there any bandaging of the hidden surfaces? :)

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:41 am 
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Hmmmm... for some reason it reminds to me the "menhirs" carried by... Obelix!!!
Just an idea.

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:05 pm 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Hi,
What would be an appropriate name for this thing? I would prefer a name based on naming conventions of geometric shapes.

Pentagonal trapezohedron (or deltohedron) - 10 kite faces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapezohedron
WoooooW !!!!! :shock:
A mod with passion?(I mean you dedicated much time on mod) :)
good job!

[quote="Thomas"]Looks great. I don't think it has been done yet.
One of the puzzles on my (too long) to do list though is this Skewb version:
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Hi, Thomas, your skewb version's image looks really amazing, rush on this mod please. :D

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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kastellorizo wrote:
Obelix!!!


Now THAT is an awesome name.
It's original And it doesn't use "minx" in it (yay!)


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Why? i just started making this puzzle! darn. well.............i don't know what to say!
Good Job!

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:41 am 
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TBTTyler wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:
Obelix!!!


Now THAT is an awesome name.
It's original And it doesn't use "minx" in it (yay!)


Plus, there is an entire village with people having similar names
(and tons of magic potion too!)

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Although already in use (confusingly, for a Dodecahedron) by the new Japanese version of the Skewb Ultimate I think "Decaminx" isn't such a bad name for this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Obelix minx. "Obelinx" :)


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Thanks for alle the comments.
I think I would pick Decaminx, supplied there won't be any right infringement. Otherwise simply "Pentagonal Trapezohedron"

@sharpyman69: I assume you don't use a chinese Megaminx but one with not so sharp edges. In that case: Go ahead with your project and then name it "Obelinx" :lol:
@Thomas: To bad for you that right now I don't have a spare UltimateSkewb. Now it is up to you. And who wants to make this with a Pyraminx Chrystal?

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WoooooW !!!!! :shock:
A mod with passion?(I mean you dedicated much time on mod)

Thanks. But I don't understand the question.


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Justin wrote:
Obelix minx. "Obelinx" :)
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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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I will probably just truncate the points!

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Mega-Crystal :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Kryptonite!!! it kinda looks like something that could kill superman so yeaa :D


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Perhaps by analogy with spheroid we could call it a Minxoid. Unfortunately I believe "Skewboid" is already taken.

Or you could use the fun name for this type of shape, 'trapezohedron', and call it a Trapezominx :D

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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xAoDx HappyFace wrote:
Kryptonite!!! it kinda looks like something that could kill superman so yeaa :D

May that be the reason why this specific citizen of Metropolis hasn't answered yet...
Anyway: "Decaminx" will serve the purpose well enough.


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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weird...i had a dream about one of those like a month ago, it made me think...and i wanted to build one like that, and name it the,"Pentagonal Dipyrimid."

then i had the idea of not just extending two opposing sides, but all 12 sides! i thaught of the name the,"Mega Star." and the same thing applys to the gigaminx,"Giga Star," and so forth.

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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What about calling it a "Pointyminx"? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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wouldn't extending it in this manner on all sides simply make a larger megaminx?

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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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Danny Devitt wrote:
wouldn't extending it in this manner on all sides simply make a larger megaminx?


I think doing so it would have the same shape as the Polaris puzzle, only being much larger.


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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@Arcrobe: Seems like a lot of people have thought about building this. Why havn't they finished their ideas?
Marco wrote:
I think doing so it would have the same shape as the Polaris puzzle, only being much larger.

I think you are right. The shape's name is "stellated dodecahedron".


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 Post subject: Re: New 10sided Megaminx-mod needs a name
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DLitwin wrote:
"Decaminx" isn't such a bad name for this puzzle.


how about detraminx? and truncate the points a little so its not so big and dangerous? when its all jumbled it kinda looks like a lotus blossom. lotus is such a cool name. better than its latin name.

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