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 Post subject: Pi's Mods So Far
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:04 pm 
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With the unfortunate outcome of my Skew-by-2 attempt, I felt I might as well give everyone a display of my successes to date.

My very first mod was a Fisher Cube. I did the normal method of cutting (with a Dremel) and filling (with epoxy putty). I glued the cut-off pieces onto the edges, rather than make the extensions from scratch.

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My next mod was a 2x2 Square Antiprism. This is a good shape-shifter, but I am considering replacing the repeated sticker colors with different colors. That would make this "cube" a little bit more challenging.

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Then, I tried to make a 2x2x1 out of a mini 2x2x2, but the mechanism of the key-chain 2x2x2 was very badly designed, and the 2x2x1 broke before I could sticker it.

My most recent mod was an X-Block. I used plastic sheeting and some epoxy filler. This one turns great, but sometimes the extended top and bottom pieces pop out. I am working on a way to fix this.

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Here are some pictures of these three mods, along with my Magnetic 3x3, which I will post about later today.

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I'm now working on making a Brilicube by hand, and it is proving to be just as difficult as I thought it would be.

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 Post subject: Re: Pi's Mods So Far
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:08 pm 
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Nice job with all 3 of your mods!

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 Post subject: Re: Pi's Mods So Far
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:23 pm 
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siiick mods, i like the 2x2 and the tower alot

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 Post subject: Re: Pi's Mods So Far
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:31 pm 
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The 2x2- is that a build-up, or a cut-down?

The tower- what mech is that based on?

Great mods.


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 Post subject: Re: Pi's Mods So Far
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:01 pm 
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The 2x2 seems build-up, and the tower is a skewb mech.

Nice job. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Pi's Mods So Far
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:03 pm 
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Chino is correct.

The 2x2 square anti-prism is a build-up from a 2x2x2

The X-block is a build up from a skewb

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 Post subject: Re: Pi's Mods So Far
PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:09 pm 
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Good job! You put my fisher and x-block to shame :( :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Pi's Mods So Far
PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:56 am 
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Great mods, as for the Brilicube, I will be attempting to build one too. I really love that puzzle but can't afford to buy one. When I'm finished maybe we can compare build techniques.

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