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 Post subject: Drewseph's Rex Cube
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:15 am 
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What happens when you take the praxis cube but never put the mechanism on a 60 degree rotation? you get a very pretty puzzle

The name "Rex Cube" was suggested by Jason after Adam proposed Dino-X since it turns like a Dino cube, and has an X shape. Whenever I hear the name Dino Cube I think of a T-Rex, so I agreed on Rex cube

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Drew, it looks abolutely gorgeous! Very, elegant.

Congrats again on an amazing build.
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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:21 am 
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A simply Beautiful puzzle. Yet again you have produced another clean, attractive and new puzzle. I applaud you.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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:shock: :solved: :shock:

How do you keep doing this???


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Omg! Wonderful Puzzles! Incredible! Reminds me of this:

http://users.skynet.be/gelatinbrain/App ... exa_v5.htm

Great build as usual! I'm envious of your great skill :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Wonderful puzzle, Drew! Do any pieces on the praxis need to be oriented that don't on the rex cube or vise-versa?

@Door: That's because it is that puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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This is so lame. I am really bored by all your topics with new puzzles. I just feel sated with all this. So anoying....
NOT

Awesome!
Make more! :lol: :scrambled: :solved: :scrambled:
I love it.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:33 am 
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Very satisfying. Very elegant. In some ways prettier than its "axised" version, though less confusing!

I was really pleased to see the Master Skewb, but these are a beautiful variations, very pleasing to the eye, very cleverly thought out.

Well done! Keep them coming!

Any chance of some muddled pics?


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:46 am 
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Beautiful puzzle. Very attractive pattern of cuts.

It looks like your cat thinks it's purrrfect too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Another fantastic puzzle. I can't believe the pace in which you're cranking these out.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:38 am 
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NICE!!! This is now my favorite puzzle of yours....followed by the RX.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Another beautiful design, Drew!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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That puzzle is PERFECT!!! I can't wait to play with it at the Boston meetup!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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I find it amusing that even though your sig says february 2009, it's out of date by at least three gorgeous puzzles.

And this...wow, this is a VERY nice puzzle drew. I love the symmetry of the cuts. Excellent, excellent.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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I knew you were upto something :shock:

You never stop messing with everyones' heads, that's what makes you an icon :mrgreen:

But seriously, 10/10 !


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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WoW!!! This puzzle is amazing! How in the world do you find time to come up with these awesome puzzles???? Incredible work Drew. Keep it up! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Fantastic! I REALLY like this one. Nice job, once again, Drew.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Holy S h i t

I swear that I'm only entering TP forum just to look for your new puzzles man...

Absolutely speechless.... :!: :!: :!: :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Another beautiful, perfect, awesome puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Really Drew, your work is just plain freakin' amazing. I can't even begin to comprehend what goes on in that brain of yours!

One of these days, someone should buy you a freakin' gold-plated 3x3x3!

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SaiyanKirby wrote:
One of these days, someone should buy you a freakin' gold-plated 3x3x3!


Why stop there, this guy is worthy of being awarded a solid gold rubik's cube with precious jewels for stickers.

Anyways, I must say this is one of the most appealing cubes I have ever seen. The spherical cuts are just beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Excellent as always. I'm glad to see this mechanism in its "original" configuration and prefer it over the Praxis. As wonderful as the Praxis Cube is, I think of it as a "shape mod" to this since this is a regular polyhedron that doesn't change shape for the sake of the extra visual difficulty.

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Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
SaiyanKirby wrote:
One of these days, someone should buy you a freakin' gold-plated 3x3x3!


Why stop there, this guy is worthy of being awarded a solid gold rubik's cube with precious jewels for stickers.

Anyways, I must say this is one of the most appealing cubes I have ever seen. The spherical cuts are just beautiful.


Solid gold, jewel-for-stickers Teraminx V2! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Hmm... Come to think of it, I wonder how a face turning version octahedral version of this puzzle would look like...

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Hmm... Come to think of it, I wonder how a face turning version octahedral version of this puzzle would look like...


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That's a good question! 8-)
I guess it would be like a face-turning octahedron but with curvy cuts? :P


Ok... I've answered my own question. Here is what the Rex Octahedron looks like... it and everything between it and the Rex Cube.

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Yes, its a face-turning octahedron but with curvy cuts.

Carl


Also, Drewseph, I have to ask: any particular reason you go with purple instead of white?

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Hmm... Come to think of it, I wonder how a face turning version octahedral version of this puzzle would look like...


I've been thinking about that too. In fact, I tried the design today.

Making it with spherical cuts centered around the center of the faces results in this puzzle:

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Not very nice due to the tiny pieces. Raising the sphere's centerpoint above the faces a bit results in a much nicer puzzle:

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Very interesting. I am looking into making the last one a reality, but no guarantees on my part there.

EDIT: Having read the (simultaneous) post above, I realize that it is not equivalent, but it is still interesting.

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Danny Devitt wrote:
Do any pieces on the praxis need to be oriented that don't on the rex cube or vise-versa?

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Here's some labeling on Drew's photo that should illustrate the answer to your question. Pieces 6 and 9 can be flipped on the Rex Cube without any visible difference, but pieces 6 and 9 of the Praxis Cube (and the other 4 pieces that would be centers of an non-axised puzzle) must be oriented correctly. There aren't any pieces that need orienting on the Rex Cube but not the Praxis Cube. (Pieces like 1 and 3 must be oriented correctly on the Praxis Cube because of their shape, while the same pieces of the Rex Cube must be oriented correctly because of their sticker colors.)


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Very nice.


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Ok... I've answered my own question. Here is what the Rex Octahedron looks like... it and everything between it and the Rex Cube.

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Yes, its a face-turning octahedron but with curvy cuts.

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I'd love to see a rex octahedron and a rex cubeoctahedron.

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AHA! i finally figured out how the praxis cube is rotated lol. I am very proud of myself. Both very nice puzzles too!


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Julian wrote:
Danny Devitt wrote:
Do any pieces on the praxis need to be oriented that don't on the rex cube or vise-versa?


Here's some labeling on Drew's photo that should illustrate the answer to your question. Pieces 6 and 9 can be flipped on the Rex Cube without any visible difference, but pieces 6 and 9 of the Praxis Cube (and the other 4 pieces that would be centers of an non-axised puzzle) must be oriented correctly. There aren't any pieces that need orienting on the Rex Cube but not the Praxis Cube. (Pieces like 1 and 3 must be oriented correctly on the Praxis Cube because of their shape, while the same pieces of the Rex Cube must be oriented correctly because of their sticker colors.)


FWI pieces 1, 3, 10, 12, 14, etc. don't need orienting becuase they can NEVER be flipped! 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Rex Cube
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Actually I just re-read your message and I totally misread it the first time LOL

Right the parts can be exchanged, but not flipped. so you are correct


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Being busy with the wrong topics and I missed this beautiful puzzle. :)
Who said that Dino Cubes cannot have centers?

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Drewseph,

most of your recently designed and made twisty puzzles I admire from some distance as art objects. They document your ingenuity and superb designing/building skills. Rex Cube falls into different category - I would definitely spend my time playing with it.
Congratulations with such an appealing design!

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