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 Post subject: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:10 am 
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Hey,

Im proud to show you our new puzzle - The Dodecacopter II (or E2[F2 C2 X4 X8 T6][C2]).

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The dodecacopter II consists of 232 parts and a core, 30 of those pieces are hidden inside the puzzle. This puzzle is an extension of the Helicopter Dodecahedron. It uses curvy cuts on the puzzle to extend the edges deeper to create these extra pieces. The original idea came from Sigurd and the puzzle is similar in concept to Tom's Curvy Copter II. The current version uses no screws or springs, however it is very stable and the turning is excellent.

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The puzzle jumbles in two different distinct ways. First, the normal jumbling seen with a Helicopter cube, or Helicopter Dodecahedron. The second, is the jumbling of the smaller extra pieces in the center of the puzzle. When jumbling these pieces the puzzle becomes bandaged rapidly.

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The puzzle is the same size as the Copterminx, and is slightly larger than a pyraminx crystal. The Dodecacopter II is stickered with Twelve different Colors - White, Silver, Yellow, Light Yellow, Orange, Pink, Purple, Blue, Sky Blue, Green, Light Green and Red. Stickers were machine cut by Dr. Sticker. This puzzle was also a cooperative project between Sharon Avidor and Matthew Ray (Muffet).

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PS. More picutres and another video will follow soon.

I hope you enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:17 am 
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WOW! Probably my favorite from you so far. Astounding symmetries, looks like a spirograph! :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:18 am 
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That's a fantastic puzzle! It turns very well. Good job to all involved!


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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:56 am 
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That's indeed beautiful :)!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:31 am 
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Wonderful! I have been waiting for someone to make this

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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:07 am 
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Astonishing
and easily classifyable.
Congratulations.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:23 am 
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WOW! Very beautiful.
The two different ways of Jumbling are very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:41 am 
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Absolutely beautiful. All three of your puzzles have been my favourite puzzles ever, and that is no lie. Any chance that this one will be on Shapeways?

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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:06 pm 
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I hate Jumbling puzzles!
But this looks really nice!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:54 pm 
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thanks for all the nice comments guys, I have another video that I will be adding when I get home, as well as a few more pictures.

About Shapeways, I don't know, not right now.

What is the classification Andreas? :D

I personally don't like jumbling puzzles either, well, I should say I don't like jumbling, if I were to keep this puzzle for myself I would not jumble it, but it is nice to know that it is there.

Thanks again guys, I will just edit this post when I get home and am able to do so.


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Beautiful, cool, difficult (even without the jumbling), and the 2 ways of jumbling are very fun!

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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
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And here I am doing simple mods to skewbs. I feel ashamed and disheartened :(

Nevertheless, a beautiful puzzle. And 2 ways of jumbling? No way!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:57 pm 
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So cool and so beautiful! Really really nice job with this one.

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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
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This looks awesome, as does the other one. :D I can't decide which one I like more. :shock:

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@ Drewseph - Don't say every big project have been taken! This is another proof! :)

It looks even better than I imagined!!! And thank you for doing this!

I really think this suits your line of puzzles! I can't wait to see the next ones :)

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Amazing! The jumbling reminds me of FTI jumbling.
Love that green in the last picture :mrgreen:

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ok tell us the truth... the reason you made those center pieces so small was to hide their jumbling! :lol:

It is beautiful, just beautiful!

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I love the deepness of the cuts; they just look so sexy!

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can you show us a picture of a fully jumbled puzzle? (prefarably one with both jumbling types of course) and i love how the sticker came out just like that during the video. weren't they supposed to peel first? lol

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rubikcollector123 wrote:
can you show us a picture of a fully jumbled puzzle? (prefarably one with both jumbling types of course) and i love how the sticker came out just like that during the video. weren't they supposed to peel first? lol



No, I cannot, I would rather not have to reassemble it after mixing it up, as I could never solve it.


and stickers don't always stick to SLS puzzles very well. I have only had a problem with the label on this one. The other small little sticker that came off was a piece of flash from the stickers I think, as none of them were missing. I simply glued the label down, so it wont come off anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: The Dodecacopter II by S&M
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Muffet wrote:
What is the classification Andreas?
DE2[F2 C2 X4 X8 T6][C2] :!:


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