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 Post subject: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:30 pm 
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This is a puzzle I designed and sold to Clause.
He printed in what looks like FDM. In an email
he told me it was perfect. So from my understanding
the design was well done. This was my second prototyped
design. Thanks to Clause for the pictures.

Not yet fully stickered. Sorry :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:44 pm 
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Very Cute , why not black \??? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:10 pm 
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:shock: :shock: :shock:

Holy.... YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME. I thought you took the helicopter cube and modified it to a dodecahedron shape... but this..... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:18 pm 
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Nice! :)

I'm going to order my own version of this later this week. My design uses olzing rather than pillowing, since I think it's easier to do it that way.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:30 pm 
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I though this was just another rendering when I saw the thread but this is amazing.

P.S.Whats the difference between olzing and pillowing?


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:31 pm 
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What we see on the pictures are the unmodified pieces (no preperation, no sandings) when they came out the 3dprinter (Karl-Heinz).

I put them together to test the movements. I was excited. It turns nearly perfect. And it is unbelievable: It is a SHAPESHIFTER (third picture).

The stickering is only for testing the sizes.

It is in white, because Incredible can't print in black.

The next steps will be to sanding the skin and complete the stickers.

Thank you very much to C&E!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:40 pm 
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Beans wrote:
P.S.Whats the difference between olzing and pillowing?

Pillowing is making the surface of the puzzle "rounded" for aesthetic purposes, or for making room for the mechanism (such as on a v-cube 7).
Olzing is using irregular, curved cuts to make room for the mechanism (such as here: http://www.twistypuzzles.com/forum/view ... 15&t=13800).

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:46 pm 
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Looks great! But I agree, I think it should be black.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:50 pm 
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when do we get to see a video clause?

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:00 pm 
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Incredible!
When will it be ready for sale on your website?

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:34 pm 
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Nice! The curved surfaces seem to make it quite a compact puzzle--it ends up being rather huge with the flat ones!

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
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Shapeshifting on this is awesome. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:35 pm 
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Insanity at its best...

Awesome job!!! I think I heard about this being made a week ago or so, so nice to see it!

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
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Congratulations! You caught up Drew

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
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the new puzzles this month made me so very shocked!!!! :shock:
i love this puzzle!!! but it's impossible for me to own this puzzle. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:06 pm 
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Very nice. I can't wait to see it fully stickered. Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Is there any chance of you selling the masters on shapeways?


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:23 am 
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Here is the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVrxGQSWbPw

Have fun!!


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Dodecahedron
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:40 am 
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Amazing puzzle! Great work :mrgreen:

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