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 Post subject: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:05 pm

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: Shelby Township, MI. USA
Everyone loves their Floppy Cubes. But even though the mechanism is ingenious, the puzzle is somewhat simple to solve. In an effort to make the Floppy Cube just slightly more difficult I applied what I consider to be three of the more difficult sticker mods.

The first is the popular Shepherd’s Cube sticker mod. I applied it just the same way it gets applied to other cubes.

The second is a Floppy Maze Cube. At first I experimented with trying to apply the standard 3x3x3 Maze Cube pattern to the Floppy by trying to use one or two of the 3x3 surfaces from the Maze Cube pattern. Ultimately I decided to just make a completely unique pattern. You will notice that I arranged the two centers in such a way so that all four edge pieces can be oriented either way with respect to them. My reason for doing this is to help add to the confusion of solving it because you won’t automatically know the correct orientation of the edges. Also, when you look at the solved state you can see that one of the edges can be oriented any either way with respect to the corners without breaking the solution. I did this to create a bit of a parity error which you may come across while solving. With a Floppy Cube you can’t have just one edge orientated incorrectly so you would have to flip this edge in order to correct the orientation of another edge. The standard 3x3x3 Maze Cube has a few edge pieces like this.

Finally, the third Floppy Cube sticker mod I did is based on my TetraVex Cubes. http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=12932 Notice that I left the 1x1x3 edges the neutral white color. I did this to emphasize the 2D nature of the Floppy Cube. Like with my Floppy Maze Cube, the edges can be orientated either way with respect to the centers and I also left one edge which is free to be orientated either way with respect to the corners to create that potential parity error (something I didn’t do with my TetraVex cubes).

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:14 pm

Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:59 am
Location: GZ, China
very beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:49 pm

Joined: Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:40 pm
Wow very cool, now I have some more things to do with my floppy cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:57 pm

Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:55 pm
Location: U.S.
love the maze

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:42 am

Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:03 am
Location: Koblenz, Germany
Sometimes sticker mods ar underrated!

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:00 am

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:37 pm
Location: UK
Very clever, does this make them any harder to solve or are they still easy peasy?

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:45 pm

Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:22 pm
Love'em!

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:34 pm

Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:03 am
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Taylor wrote:
I know this isn't really on topic, and I know that it's been discussed before, but how are you removing the sticker residue?

Good Job!

it should be on this Video:)

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:38 pm

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: Shelby Township, MI. USA
DragonCuber wrote:
does this make them any harder to solve or are they still easy peasy?
I think these are slightly harder to solve. The reason is that when scrambled you may not automatically know if the edges are correctly orientated or not and you may have to experiment a bit with the placement of the corners.
Taylor wrote:
how are you removing the sticker residue?
I use an old dry dish cloth to rub the glue and residue off. Material from the cloth gets gummed up in the glue causing it to ball up and separate from the plastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:06 pm

Joined: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: Shelby Township, MI. USA
Taylor wrote:
Can we see a photo of exactly how dirty I need to make my wash cloth?
The cloth isn't dirty. I just use an old one that I keep around as a rag of sorts.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:15 pm

Joined: Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:19 pm
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin
Odd. I didn't get any residue when restickering my floppy cube. I just peeled it off slowly and nothing was left on the plastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Some Floppy Cube Sticker ModsPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:23 pm

Joined: Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:54 am
Location: Thailand
I like that!

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