Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:25 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:48 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:15 am
Location: Austria
3d printed masters were molded and casted and finally assembled to the fully functional 1x2x3 (soon for sale: 35 $)

Is anyone interested in cutting 50 sets of stickers for me? (He would get a 1x2x3 Fisher cube and a 1x2x3 Cylinder)

Both 1x2x3s will be sold for 65 $ (second one coming soon)

If you want to have one, leave your E-Mail adress in a reply or PM me.

Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STK5RVGQkEU&feature=channel_page


Image
Image

_________________
Megaminx:
Single: 57.33
MO3: 1:02.60
Avg of 12: 1:08.17


Last edited by Kickflip1993 on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:44 am, edited 5 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:37 pm
Location: UK
Could you post some pictures? I have a terrible internet connection which almost prohibits me from watching youtube videos :x


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:09 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:47 am
Location: near Utrecht, Netherlands
DragonCuber wrote:
Could you post some pictures? I have a terrible internet connection which almost prohibits me from watching youtube videos :x


And pictures show the quality of your build much, much better than blurry videos.

Judging from the video, I think you should work on the quality of the puzzle a bit. Judging from the video, it appears to be just a 'cut and paste' made mod of a 1x2x3. So get rid of the little gap between the extension and the puzzle base. I think that is shame it's not that perfect (especially for something 3D printed), and with the current quality you should reconsider selling them.

By the way, the price you listed on the 1x2x3's in your signature is wrong.

_________________
Tom's Shapeways Puzzle Shop - your order from my shop includes free stickers!
Tom's Puzzle Website


Buy my mass produced puzzles at Mefferts:
- 4x4x6 Cuboid for just $38
- Curvy Copter for just $18
- 3x4x5 Cuboid for just $34


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:19 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:14 pm
Location: Orange County, CA
Work on the quality a LOT before you start selling them. Specifically the buildups on the larger pieces. Also, for such a simple mechanism, the turning quality is pretty bad. I suggest getting another set of files printed - this time using files made specifically for this puzzle (its pretty obvious that you just cut and paste a regular 1x2x3 to make masters for this one).

Looks to me like its pretty unstable too. I suggest you make the inner circle/feet as thick as you can.

Until some of these problems are fixed I don't think many people will want to buy one, including me. It's quite a cool looking puzzle and a good idea but really, you need to lay off the advertising. Most of your posts either announce that you are going to sell something, or advertising your own sales. Puzzle building shouldn't be about making money, and that is exactly what you are doing it for.

EDIT: actually looking at your video again I can see that the "cut and paste" tips that I noted before are actually caps, which is OK. But I also see lots of unsanded and unfinished molding lines that cross directly over the faces of the puzzle. Those really should be fixed, especially for the price you are selling this very simply puzzle at.

_________________
-Garrett


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:35 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:15 am
Location: Austria
the parts were specifically printed for a fisher 1x2x3 (I have the files at home)

and the center extensions are not really caps.

I will post some pictures in about 10 minutes from the outside

_________________
Megaminx:
Single: 57.33
MO3: 1:02.60
Avg of 12: 1:08.17


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:47 am
Location: near Utrecht, Netherlands
I suggest that you use http://www.tinypic.com or http://www.imageshack.us - the pictures you uploaded don't work: and when I open them I get something about a exceeded download limit.

_________________
Tom's Shapeways Puzzle Shop - your order from my shop includes free stickers!
Tom's Puzzle Website


Buy my mass produced puzzles at Mefferts:
- 4x4x6 Cuboid for just $38
- Curvy Copter for just $18
- 3x4x5 Cuboid for just $34


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:54 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:37 pm
Location: UK
Thanks for uploading the 2 pictures, I'm able to see it now :P

And after half an hour of waiting I finally saw half your video, and it heavily suggests to me you need the increase the tolerance on the puzzle to ensure a smoother turning puzzle, as I noticed it locked or caught something internally :P (But that's just my two cents, it might be wrong, all you'd need to do is sand it a bit :P)


I look forward to seeing the improved version :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:15 am
Location: Austria
DragonCuber wrote:
Thanks for uploading the 2 pictures, I'm able to see it now :P

And after half an hour of waiting I finally saw half your video, and it heavily suggests to me you need the increase the tolerance on the puzzle to ensure a smoother turning puzzle, as I noticed it locked or caught something internally :P (But that's just my two cents, it might be wrong, all you'd need to do is sand it a bit :P)


I look forward to seeing the improved version :)


thanks for the nice response :)

following puzzles will be better, this is just the prototype.

(3x3x5 for sale soon)

_________________
Megaminx:
Single: 57.33
MO3: 1:02.60
Avg of 12: 1:08.17


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:30 pm
Location: Canada, Qc
I do not think it's that bad.

I like the puzzle. After the sides sanded with a nice white colour and stickers it will be probably great.

I recommend you to finish your puzzles first before starting to sell them, I think that the people will get uninterested If you do not do that. And using the market place would be a better place for that.

Dragan

_________________
Dr-Sticker.com

-Customized vinyl stickers shop-


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:51 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:15 am
Location: Austria
Dragan wrote:
I do not think it's that bad.

I like the puzzle. After the sides sanded with a nice white colour and stickers it will be probably great.

I recommend you to finish your puzzles first before starting to sell them, I think that the people will get uninterested If you do not do that. And using the market place would be a better place for that.

Dragan


Thanks for the tip.
I will sand everything down and get stickers in about a month or so.

I just wanted to show everyone the prototype

_________________
Megaminx:
Single: 57.33
MO3: 1:02.60
Avg of 12: 1:08.17


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:50 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
nice build! I love the puzzle as a cool and inovative shape variant. I would prefer a black one tho. And I am also sure it will look much better stickered. Cant wait! :) btw. will you sticker it with the extension with seperate or joined sticker?

_________________
Tony Fisher wrote:
I believe it would work best with black plastic.

My puzzles in the Museum
My Website
My Youtube Channel


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:30 pm
Location: Canada, Qc
Kickflip1993 wrote:

Thanks for the tip.
I will sand everything down and get stickers in about a month or so.

I just wanted to show everyone the prototype



Why in one month? this will probably take about one hour to finish. I think You can do it.

And post the Finished puzzle.

_________________
Dr-Sticker.com

-Customized vinyl stickers shop-


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:15 am
Location: Austria
Doubleyou wrote:
nice build! I love the puzzle as a cool and inovative shape variant. I would prefer a black one tho. And I am also sure it will look much better stickered. Cant wait! :) btw. will you sticker it with the extension with seperate or joined sticker?


the extension will be stickered joined with the middle layer part.

I do not want to create the illusion of functionality :wink:

_________________
Megaminx:
Single: 57.33
MO3: 1:02.60
Avg of 12: 1:08.17


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:15 am
Location: Austria
Dragan wrote:
Kickflip1993 wrote:

Thanks for the tip.
I will sand everything down and get stickers in about a month or so.

I just wanted to show everyone the prototype



Why in one month? this will probably take about one hour to finish. I think You can do it.

And post the Finished puzzle.


I do not have any vinyl sheets, but I sanded everything down
I sended a template to the guy who cuts the stickers (from youtube: Mindstormcreator (do you know anything about him?))

_________________
Megaminx:
Single: 57.33
MO3: 1:02.60
Avg of 12: 1:08.17


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:11 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:56 pm
Kickflip1993 wrote:
Dragan wrote:
Kickflip1993 wrote:

Thanks for the tip.
I will sand everything down and get stickers in about a month or so.

I just wanted to show everyone the prototype



Why in one month? this will probably take about one hour to finish. I think You can do it.

And post the Finished puzzle.


I do not have any vinyl sheets, but I sanded everything down
I sended a template to the guy who cuts the stickers (from youtube: Mindstormcreator (do you know anything about him?))



mindstormcreator doesnt have a vinyl cutter. I don't know what he is going to do.

_________________
~Kenny
http://www.youtube.com/user/PotatoSpades22095


Drewseph wrote:
You can improve the quality of the turning by placing it in the trash.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: 1x2x3 fisher cube unstickered
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:30 pm
Location: Canada, Qc
I can make your sticker i you would like too, Just pm me.
I have many things to ship before tomorrow so I can do this at the same time :).

Sorry if i am getting this off topic.

,Dragan

_________________
Dr-Sticker.com

-Customized vinyl stickers shop-


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media, rakaCN and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group