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 Post subject: Making a Super X Cube
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:01 am 
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This puzzle have been built for a long time. I just made a duplicate one.

The super X cube can be twistied as either a dino cube or a 2x2x2 cube. It is made from a rainbow puzzle and a keychain 2x2x2.


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File comment: drill on the core of the super x. All of the 8 holes will be used to assembly the axis.
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File comment: Split the edge of the rainbow cube and extend them
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File comment: cut off the corner of the 2x2x2 keychain and fill hole with plastic board. This is the core of the super x.
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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Looks tighter than the one I have.
Congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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how did you make it?!

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:31 am 
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Steryne wrote:
how did you make it?!


just use drill, saw, knife and glue


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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Very nice! I like this puzzle very much. I am glad to see another build of it. To my knowledge, Bao (大烟头) and Puzzlemaster42 had built this before. Maybe you are the third person to build this?

I think this should be post in New Puzzles forum, which is for finished puzzles, no matter built for the first time or have been built before by someon else. I almost missed this wonderful build, since I did not read posts in Puzzle Building and Modding very often.

And it seems I also missed your post about this puzzle in MF8 a few days ago, since I was busy those days.

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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The ones I have made are completely custom, and the 2.0 and 3.0 versions use all 3D printed parts.

How is the movement?

I have noticed in my designs that the edge pieces tend to want to slide next to each other and make it difficult to maintain alignment. To solve this problem, I added ball bearings to the 8 axis pieces to click the edges in place.


Great job on the puzzle. It is not a simple one to build, and yours looks amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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I never even thought about making one by hand. Great work!

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Very amazing puzzle!

will we get to see a video of it soon?

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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sokoban wrote:
I think this should be post in New Puzzles forum, which is for finished puzzles, no matter built for the first time or have been built before by someon else. I almost missed this wonderful build, since I did not read posts in Puzzle Building and Modding very often.

I agree. Surely this should be in New Puzzles. I nearly overlooked it too.

It's one of the best handmade puzzle mods I've seen for ages. A very inventive way to make one, and the quality of the build looks excellent too.

Nice work! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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That's a really clever way to make that puzzle! It looks nice and clean.

I'm also looking forward to a video-- Can't wait to see how tight it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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I am sorry, I didn't have time to look at the bottom pictures. This is an ES mini 2x2 though? you can just truncate them like that?

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Beautiful puzzle! Excellent work.


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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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I recall having this discussion previously. In any case I was looking at a bandaged 3x3x3 keychain as the core since I lack an ES mini 2x2x2, but it would seem like that this might be the best way to go. This WAS my next build I was eyeballing but I certainly couldn't make it any better than the one shown here. Very nice work indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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how big is this puzzle :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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This is amazing! I never thought it was possible to build this by hand. Could we please see more pics of the mechanism put together?

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Puzzle dimension would be equal to a rainbow cube, plus whatever thickness of plastic sheet you used to cover the holes.

As far as how it's made, it's actually very simple. Cut the moving pieces of the rainbow cube in the same manner shown in the pics above. Cover with plastic sheet. Make the core from a keychain sized puzzle (an ES 2x2x2 in this case). Truncate all eight corners and drill holes, making the piece the same dimensions as a rainbow cube core.

And it's just that easy.

Ok, I'm not trying to trivialize the work involved as our original poster has really pulled off a fantastic custom build here. The steps are easy, but the execution here is pretty much flawless.

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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thats incredible, i never thaught that making something like a super x by hand was possible, i am blown away by this super awsome beastlyness (if i dare to make up words)

anyone wanna make a helicopter cube by hand :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Arcrobe wrote:
anyone wanna make a helicopter cube by hand :roll:

the hard part would be the 12 arm core

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Incredible! Flawless execution!

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Seriously though, I love this puzzle and I really need to see how it turns. it looks solid!

I forgot to ask before, will you post more pictures of the sheet cutting process?

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Wow great puzzle, especially since it's made by hand. I never thought of a hybrid cube being possible by hand!

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 Post subject: Re: Making a Super X Cube
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Since I have yet to learn CAD I am really interested and intrigued by the process of hand-making puzzles. Can you post some more pictures if you have them? This thing really looks amazing. Excellent work!

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