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 Post subject: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:52 pm 
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YES Finally, my smaller mini version of the crappy Chinese minx has been born! The sls needs some breaking in, but overall the turning on this puzzle would be flawless if it were cast. the stability is solid, and I am very pleased with this puzzle!

Thanks to Adam for the suggestion of creating caps for the outer pieces and then using Rit dye to color the parts!


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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SO SICK!

I love how you're doing the cores!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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Very nice work, that looks incredibly cool!

I love the looks of it! It seems like if I licked it, it would be sugary and sweet!

Okay, I'll stop being weird.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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Very cool. I love the way it looks. How's the turning?

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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It looks like it turns great, and it's an SLS print, so smooth, casted pieces on this would be amazing.

Looks like I have a first project for when I finally reinstall solidworks.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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nice puzzle, looks like there's a few movement problems, but I'm sure a casted one will fix those problems.
Keep up the good work! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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is that a pink 360 controller? ive never seen one.

and great job. i still wanna se a cast version.

i would pay big $$$ for a cast version

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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I love the almost-wooden look!

If you cast more of these will you be dyeing them similarly, or will you cast with colored resin, or just sticker it?


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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Jared wrote:
I love the almost-wooden look!

If you cast more of these will you be dyeing them similarly, or will you cast with colored resin, or just sticker it?



it looks like stickering might be a little difficult

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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stickering sls is tough, so I wanted to test dye the faces. as for movement, indeed the sls causes hitching, but overall still smooth. a cast version would indeed be flawless.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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Did I tell you I love the look of this puzzle with the 'tiles'?

Did I tell you how to fix the STL for uploading to Shapeways?

Did I tell you tomorrow is my birthday?

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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Very nice looking gigaminx!
I really like how you have kept the edges on the corners and edges so you have the black outlining on all the faces, it gives it a cartoon like look.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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Ben wrote:
Very nice work, that looks incredibly cool!

I love the looks of it! It seems like if I licked it, it would be sugary and sweet!

Okay, I'll stop being weird.

Ben


I was thinking the same. :oops: :lol:

I really like this and the moon gif made me laugh. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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It looks very good. I like the moon gif, but you should make that Starmnix like Jupiter and have a ton of mini puzzles orbiting it!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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Did I tell you I love the look of this puzzle with the 'tiles'?


NICE!!! I too like the tile look on this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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LOL Good try... *really* good try!!! :lol:

So... Drew... when will that Petaminx-keychain is going to be ready?
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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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I really wonder how the core works.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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So did the magic machine you used to make this mini gigaminx require less gigawattage than it did when you made your gigaminx 1.5?

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I really wonder how the core works.
The core is just a hollow ball. There are many holes on the outside to further reduce the weight/cost. Other than that it is just the same as a regular 12-armed spider.

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Awesome.


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If such a small gigaminx is possible, so too should be a tiny 5x5x5.

So I'm working on the design right now! :D

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That thing is incredible! Awesome as usual.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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I LOVE IT

but i am not sure i like the tiles
they are to layery
like not smooth

otherwise another perfect build Drew

One more puzzle like this and i will convert to Drewsephism
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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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I gotta congratulate you on your commitment to designing puzzles already done and making them new. As far as I could tell the internal mechanism was differrent from the normal gigaminx. Great job. And I agree with one of the earlier posts......I really like the new cores you're using. They're more universal and work great for modding. You could turn that into a marketable oppurtunity. Make different pieces that ccan be added to the main core and sell the cores seperate from the pieces for people that like to make there own puzzles. Just a suggestion. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Mini Gigaminx
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so the edge and corner pieces snap on.... that gives a lot of potential if you wanted to design shape mods, just design different parts to snap into place, you could have a load of different shaped puzzles all gigaminx based.... why dont we do that with everything?

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fireburner80 wrote:
As far as I could tell the internal mechanism was differrent from the normal gigaminx.


I'm not sure what is considered the "normal" gigaminx but aside from the core aren't the other pieces the V-cube mech applied to a dodecahedron which we have seen before? Or am I missing something? I too am loving these new cores... I wish I had seen the one inside the Starminx II but thanks to the descriptions posted there it sounds very similar to this one in.

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amazing size. I've always wanted a miniminx. I would imagine a full print would be somewhat "cheap"

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amazing size. I've always wanted a miniminx. I would imagine a full print would be somewhat "cheap"

$250

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"It seems that the Gravity of the Starminx II has attracted a moon!"

:lol: :lol: :lol: nice stop motion

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indeed, thanks to Adam for the humorous recommendation. Also he helped me in decided how to create the caps of the MGX to have a strip of black in between sides of the outer pieces.

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The colored parts idea has been floating around in my head from about the time I did my first Gigaminx design (mid 2005).

I had considered 3D printing (FDM), then casting parts (including pre casting the colored tiles, then casting the body of the part to lock the tiles in place, and eventually SLS nylon when I saw the Gigaminx prototype by Tyler and Geert.

Many thanks to Drew for his excellent execution of this idea (and the small moon...), and to Tom, Derek, and Oskar for the advice on dyeing parts (which I also applied to a puzzle of my own...)

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that thing looks awesome... and delicious :D


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I want one... NOW! But seriously, an awesome puzzle. How much smaller you reckon you could get?

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The song in the video is oddly fitting. What song is that?

(also lol @ tags)

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Drewseph wrote:
YES Finally, my smaller mini version of the crappy Chinese minx has been born!


:lol: I wonder if you are referring to he C4Y Gigaminx? :lol:

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very nice, looks like cartoons puzzle


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I just realized that this puzzle was hinted at in the solidworks tutorial, right in the start when your opening a file. And some others that have yet to be posted...

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I hadn't had a chance yet to say - WOW, looks great!

And now for two questions, Drew, if you don't mind...

Does this puzzle get it's excellent stability mostly from the spherical core? I'm not sure if I understand how the corners work, but do they
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work just like a standard v-cube/C4U gigaminx corner would, but only go down as far as the core?

In other words, does having the core expanded out help because the corner piece does not go in as far, but is essentially "cut" the same way?

If you prefer not to divulge too many details I understand.. :)

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