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 Post subject: Triangulum
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:57 pm 
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This is my latest puzzle. It is a shape modded starminx. If you have a name suggestion feel free to post it as a comment. I am terrible with making cool names. I hope you enjoy the puzzle!
Here is a link to the youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5-CQ2lsV4g&feature=youtu.be


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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Woah that's cool :D. For the name why not the Taurus tetrahedron? Taurus because of the constellation (witch has 4 stars (like depends on witch stars that you are talking about...) and a tetrahedron 4 sides.)

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:11 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:54 pm 
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:shock: Wow. Shapeways? If so, will you put it on your store?

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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Woah. :shock: By just looking at it, I had no idea what it was. Excellent work. :D I hope you'll put this in your shapeways shop, OR have it massproduced. :wink: As for the name, yeah, names are hard. Whenever I can't name a puzzle I call it I.D.K. :lol: Startahedronminx or Startahedraminx? Nah, that sounds too weird. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Beautiful puzzle. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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oh wow that is so beautiful! I wish it was flat though.
Great job!!! I love it nevertheless

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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I love the shapes and pattern of the 'cubies'. Great work.

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:21 pm 
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Simply incredible

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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I like it! As if a starminx isn't normally tough enough to solve

I would call it a StarHedron or a TetraStar, but thats just me.


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:58 pm 
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That's amazing! Do you think the mechanism is castable? I'd love to have a shot at something like that. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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This is just amazing. I can't realize which part which pieces is from original starminx.......Good job~ :D


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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Buh..Buh..Buh..WAH :cry:
I looked, and it is the 27th amendment that you have to put this on shapeways.

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:31 am 
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Shape transformations of Starminxes?
Have we come this far?


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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:D Yellow very nice

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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Tony Fisher wrote:
I love the shapes and pattern of the 'cubies'. Great work.
Agreed. Looking at the center of the faces it almost looks like you'd get this triangle and hexagon covering of the plane it the puzzle wasn't pillowed. I'm pretty sure that isn't the case but it sure makes you think it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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This is an awesome puzzle. The Starminx is one of my favorite puzzles to solve, I would love to try and solve this beast of a puzzle.

Though looking at it I think you may have create a more complicated puzzles then the Starminx. It's kind of hard for me to tell for sure but it seems that the shape mod has exposed the corner pieces. this would make sense logically but I can't tell just by looking at it. If this is true then you would have a puzzle I only know as a 1.1.4 on Gelatin Brain's App, and I wouldn't know what to suggest as a name.


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:35 am 
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Congrats on the beautiful puzzle! I absolutely love it =)

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This is an awesome puzzle. The Starminx is one of my favorite puzzles to solve, I would love to try and solve this beast of a puzzle.

Though looking at it I think you may have create a more complicated puzzles then the Starminx. It's kind of hard for me to tell for sure but it seems that the shape mod has exposed the corner pieces. this would make sense logically but I can't tell just by looking at it. If this is true then you would have a puzzle I only know as a 1.1.4 on Gelatin Brain's App, and I wouldn't know what to suggest as a name.

The Starminx is also one of my favorite puzzles to solve. I believe you are correct. This puzzle, like Eitan's Twisted Starminx, has some of the underlying megaminx corners exposed (16 of them). Each face has 4 of them, one in the very center and the 3 smallest triangles closer to the edges. I also think this would be a very fun puzzle to try solving, because there are still sets of identical pieces, just distributed differently around the puzzle than on a normal starminx. There are for example, duplicate edge pieces! Also, the orientations of centers matters.


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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What a beautiful puzzle! :D I would also love to solve this one. It's an even more challenging Starminx-the shapeshifting makes it even more confusing especially with the extra pieces and everything. Please put this on Shapeways so everyone has the chance to own one. How about Starmorphix as a name?


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
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...or Starm-orph-inx...

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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:37 am 
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Wonderful puzzle. Your designs never cease to impress me. Perhaps you could simply call it the Tetra-Starminx. That way, the name communicates its shape and mechanism with out being to complex or strange sounding. Or maybe Tetra-Minx, (if that hasnt already been used).


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 Post subject: Re: Starminx Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Fantastic work. I really like the designs on the faces.

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 Post subject: Re: Triangulum
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Thanks for all the compliments and name suggestions! I renamed it Triangulum. As for the mecanism being castable, I think it would be very tough. perhaps not impossible. Also, I havent decided what to do about selling this puzzle. Many people seem to want to see it on shapeways but I haven't really been able to sell many puzzles on shapeways.

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 Post subject: Re: Triangulum
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Why not both?

Nice puzzle man. It's seriously impressive. I for one would love to see this on Shapeways.

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