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 Post subject: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:11 pm 
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I signed up for TP 2 months ago and my membership got approved today. I've been into cubing for... 2 years I think.
I've been lurking his forum for a year now and decided to join to post about my puzzles.

I started building puzzles when I saw the 2x2x3 article last year on this forum. I was not successful building it but I've made tons of modifications since then. More recently I started CAD and molding/casting and made some Magic Octahedrons, a 4x4x3 (my design) and this puzzle:

The Pinwheel Cube (pictured in my avatar) is an idea I had ever since I started cubing. When I started CAD that was a great opportunity to design it. :D

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOvDrPI4m6Y&feature=channel (not sure how to upload pictures)

It uses a ES mini 2x2 in the core, was molded with OOMOO 30 and cast with Smoothcast Onyx.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:22 pm 
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That's a very quirky cube, Quirky-Cubes!

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:22 pm 
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OMG finally you are going to be able to share your cubes! I've been following you on shapeways since SUCH A LONG TIME!!!! xD

Nice to know you're finally in!

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:24 pm 
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That is an amazing cube! If you mass produced it, I would so buy it. I have a mini Eastsheen cube, and it works great. An Eastsheen 2x2x2 looks like the inside of a V-cube 2 (not built yet) except the caps can pop off and with solid, plastic-ritheted centers. This is the next level up.
(grr so many attempts to post this but others do it first)

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:25 pm 
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
OMG finally you are going to be able to share your cubes! I've been following you on shapeways since SUCH A LONG TIME!!!! xD


Really? :D Cool!

SEBUVER wrote:
That's a very quirky cube, Quirky-Cubes!

lol :) Thanks.

EpicAbrewFail wrote:
That is an amazing cube! If you mass produced it, I would so buy it. I have a mini Eastsheen cube, and it works great. An Eastsheen 2x2x2 looks like the inside of a V-cube 2 (not built yet) except the caps can pop off and with solid, plastic-ritheted centers. This is the next level up.


I'm thinking about selling it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:29 pm 
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If you're going to sell it, I must ask: does it require a credit card?
I do not have a credit card. :(

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:34 pm 
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I can only say three things:

1) Please make a copy of this tiny cute little puzzle for me :cry: :cry: :cry: Its so cuuuute :lol: :lol:

2)Me want!

3)Me want NOW!

Again: Really really happy to have you with us :P

:D Greg :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:07 pm 
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Please make a copy of this tiny cute little puzzle for me :cry: :cry: :cry: Its so cuuuute :lol: :lol:

I casted two of them and I'm thinking about selling one. I'll try to make them as cheap as possible on shapeways too.

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 Post subject: Re: The Pinwheel Cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:11 pm 
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I've just been watching some of your videos and you have made some pretty amazing puzzles. I LOVE that truncated incosahedron puzzle.

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