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 Post subject: Shim's Trignis
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:32 pm 
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Hi!

This is my new puzzle - Trignis. I built it a month ago, but did not share it for some reasons. I asked some puzzlers whether they had seen it before, and nobody had. Now it's time to demonstrate it. It looks like four deeply fused Pyraminxes, being fully-functional. Everything that could be imagined to be twisty, does twist, even small corners.

The name "Trignis" is formed with two latin words: tri (three) + ingnis (fire). A tetrahedron is known to be an ancient symbol of fire, and at each top of the puzzle three tetrahedra tops meet, like three bodies of flame.

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Solving it is much fun - you're trying to turn it into normal pyraminx, but in 50% cases egde-parity may ruin your hopes.

Trignis is available at my Shapeways shop for just $84.

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:37 pm 
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This is really cool. :D

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Awesome! Cross-Pyraminx?

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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oh wow! cool puzzle! so unique!! what kinda mechanism does it use?

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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Awesome! And what's even more amazing is that this is less expensive than your master pyraminx even if it's only by 5 bucks. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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That is truly an astonishing puzzle! Congrats, I haven't been this surprised in a while, must be extremely hard to solve :lol:


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MonkeyZ wrote:
Awesome! And what's even more amazing is that this is less expensive than your master pyraminx even if it's only by 5 bucks. :D

That should be no surprize, this is a master pyraminx without edges or corners.
It looks great though, aswell does the turning, nice one.

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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MonkeyZ wrote:
Awesome! And what's even more amazing is that this is less expensive than your master pyraminx even if it's only by 5 bucks. :D

That should be no surprize, this is a master pyraminx without edges or corners.
It looks great though, aswell does the turning, nice one.


No, its not. Its quite different actually.

I think its really awesome. I love it! The size especially looks perfect and of course, the price is excellent as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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This is really, really cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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Very Cool
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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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Ok... why am I seeing things double/triple?
(must be those liquor chocolates!)

Beautiful and artistic design!

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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well...in my opinion, ....IT LOOKS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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That is amazing! Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 3:05 am 
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Thanks everyone!

Doubleyou wrote:
oh wow! cool puzzle! so unique!! what kinda mechanism does it use?

It does not use any existing mechanism, it was specially designed.
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That should be no surprize, this is a master pyraminx without edges or corners.

Master Pyraminx has a central face element, but Trignis does not.
In fact, this is a Royal (6th order) Pyraminx without edges and corners.
Personally I found it a little bit more difficult than Master Pyraminx.

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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That is a great idea for a puzzle! It looks very interesting, and I wouldn´t mind trying to solve one (or own one!)
I really like the name :D
This would be to the pyraminx what Drew´s Crossminx is to the megaminx, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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Or Cross Cube to a 3x3x3. Yes, I believe it is. But this is also different due to how it functions differently, and that's why I prefer this one to others.

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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Sjoerd wrote:
This would be to the pyraminx what Drew´s Crossminx is to the megaminx, right?


uuuh nice one! exactly! I had something along the line of this on the tip of my tongue

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 Post subject: Re: Shim's Trignis
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Great job. This is a very original design :D

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Wow. That is really something. And it looks great.

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Timur wrote:
....The name "Trignis" is formed with two latin words: tri (three) + ingnis (fire).
Nice puzzle!!! And a tiny typo: ignis = fire

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WOW :shock:

Simply brilliant. How do you keep those little tiny triple tips from falling off when you rotate the outer edge of the face? And I second that it's amazing it's even cheaper than the master pyraminx. Looks quite tiny as well. Could we see it along side the Pyraminx and master Pyraminx for comparison?

Pure awesomeness! :mrgreen:

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Wow :o it looks amazing,how can do that!


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If you rotate a face by 60 degreees can you still rotate the corner turns next to that face? I just saw the video and at the 1:15 point I can't tell what stops those rotations.

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stardust4ever wrote:
How do you keep those little tiny triple tips from falling off when you rotate the outer edge of the face?

They have a "hook" that does not come outside during face turns.
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Could we see it along side the Pyraminx and master Pyraminx for comparison?

I don't have them all at hand, the edge size of each "fused Pyraminx" is about 55mm.
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If you rotate a face by 60 degreees can you still rotate the corner turns next to that face?

No, corner turns are blocked unless the corners are in their normal aligned position, else it would be possible to take them out!

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