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 Post subject: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:28 pm 
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All right, I haven't been hanging around here nearly as much as I used to, and as a result I have no idea whether this mod has been done before and/or named.

With that out of the way, I present my newest puzzle from shapeways, based on a mini 2x2:

The puzzle combines three different types of cuts: a skewb cut, a little chop cut, and a cut that goes between two opposite corners. In addition, the solved puzzle is misaligned by one 120-degree skewb turn.

EDIT: hmm...curse you, sideways photos.

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:48 pm 
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I designed one back in December but it lacks the offset stickering. Nice job :D

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
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this look like an 2x2 axis cube,however nice job

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
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Love it. I particularly love the effect it has on the gravity! :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:34 am 
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hello, i'm not sure but
seems or is the Ivano Bellio's thomas cube???
http://rubik.forumcommunity.net/?t=46629593
anyway great job.

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:57 am 
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RFLo9Puzzles wrote:
hello, i'm not sure but
seems or is the Ivano Bellio's thomas cube???
http://rubik.forumcommunity.net/?t=46629593

This 2x2x2 is a midturn shape transformation. I think the Golden cube was the first using that technique.
The puzzle you linked to was transformed while not being in midturn.

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:02 am 
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Thanks for the link, rflo9puzzles. This is indeed thomas's cube. The misalignment is not truly a design change, but simply a sticker mod. Meaning, I could resticker it and have an actual Thomas cube. So I guess this can just be named Misaligned Thomas Cube. :)


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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
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ejisfun wrote:
Thanks for the link, rflo9puzzles. This is indeed thomas's cube. The misalignment is not truly a design change, but simply a sticker mod. Meaning, I could resticker it and have an actual Thomas cube. So I guess this can just be named Misaligned Thomas Cube. :)

I named mine EAC 2x2x2 if you like that strange name better. :lol:

This also brings up the question of who deserves credit for it. Mine was uploaded for sale on shapeways over seven months ago yet never was made while the Thomas cube was made just recently and now this third puzzle has been created.

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:23 am 
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i'm Sorry, usually do not control all the puzzles that are designed or manufactured (this involves the fact that sometimes I end up doing things already done);

Therefore I intend to apply the question marks to what I say, it is not pleasant to shoot as safe, then :oops:

What is a "midturn shape transformation"?

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
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This puzzle looks a bit like Josh's 2x2x2. It's still very cool though!

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:16 am 
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RFLo9Puzzles wrote:
What is a "midturn shape transformation"?
A term I created two days before.
I want to describe this property with it:
The Golden Cube was made from a skewb which means there are 4 possible moves.
Looking on the GoldenCube's solved state there is only one possible move. This has to be the case since it is (compared with the unmodified skewb) in an midturn state.

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
RFLo9Puzzles wrote:
What is a "midturn shape transformation"?
A term I created two days before.
I want to describe this property with it:
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Andreas


Hello, thank you first,

I saw what you said, and I would like to know, to get a mid turn, before working the piece ex. (skewb)
I need to rotate it 90 degrees and after cut, extend etc.?

Thank you,
P.S. ejisfun I apologize for the space not devoted to your puzzle

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:57 am 
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RFLo9Puzzles wrote:
I saw what you said, and I would like to know, to get a mid turn, before working the piece ex. (skewb)
I need to rotate it 90 degrees and after cut, extend etc.?
Not necessarily 90° but any angle which does not mean a complete move.
For the Golden Cube 40° was used.
For the 3x3x3: anything but 90, 180 and 270.


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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:20 pm 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
...for the 3x3x3: anything but 90, 180 and 270.


Thank you, clear,
I should try...

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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Very creative :solved:

i love the music in the vid btw


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 Post subject: Re: New (?) Un-Named 2x2 Mod
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:43 am 
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Only stumbled upon this thread today.
This indeed looks like a misaligned version of my Thomas Cube from 2008.

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