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 Post subject: 3x4x5 V3 - Video added
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:42 am 
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I am presenting the third iteration of my 3x4x5 design. Here's a quick historical overview:

- V1: FDM printed, solvent smoothed. It worked fine, but certain pieces had an annoying tendency to pop, but the puzzle was still solvable.
- V2: V1 adapted for Shapeways. Somebody ordered it from my shop but I haven't heard anything back from them. It probably was a bit better than V1, but I don't know for sure.
- V3: I wanted to have a Shapeways-proof version of the 3x4x5. Having more experience, I decided I could come up with a better design than I currently had for Shapeways. So I did, this is the result.

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The pictures don't really tell much. What matters, is that this one is a lot better than V1. There are no issues with parts popping on this one, and rotation is as smooth or better than on V1. I will make a video later.
The only issue this one has is that the corner stalks are a bit too thin. They do not break (Nylon will bend before it breaks), but when you shapeshift they're kinda wobbly. Fixing it won't be too difficult though.

The other good news is that I managed to half the printing cost. I will make it available on Shapeways, but I need to make a few little adjustments to the design before I do that. In the meanwhile, I'll probably be selling this one on ebay or something.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 V3
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 9:09 am 
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Please solve the shape shifting problem and upload it so we can buy a shape-shifting 3x4x5!

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 V3
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:10 am 
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great to see this! I can imagine this puzzle is a true challenge for solvers. I cant wait to some day try for myself.

when do we get to see your whole collection Tom?

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 V3
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Doubleyou wrote:
when do we get to see your whole collection Tom?
Now!

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This is my collection of self-designed (or at least: made the STL files myself) puzzles.
My full collection is not really worth taking a picture of, as it consists almost entirely of readily available production puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 V3
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:13 pm 
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thats quite a collection! WOW!
It deserves its own topic in the collection area.

about the puzzle: So what is the price? And when can we buy it?

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 V3 - Video added
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:09 am 
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I've added a video.

The price is going to be well under $300. I can't tell you the exact price because I haven't finished the final design yet but that shouldn't take a lot more time.
I'm very pleased with the result. The puzzle is perfect in my eyes, apart from the flexible corner (you can see that in the video) but that will be fixed for the sale version. With some breaking in the puzzle rotates very smoothly.

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- Curvy Copter for just $18
- 3x4x5 Cuboid for just $34


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