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 Post subject: RyanA's Void "Ube" + Stickered Version
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Second puzzle of the day; the Void "Ube".

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The Void “Ube” is a shape modification of the Void Cube puzzle; invented by Katsuhiko Okamoto. The shape was achieved by removing two edge pieces and then chopping out a section of the puzzles mechanism. Removing a section of the mechanism restricts the ways in which the puzzle can be twisted, thus making the puzzle behave like a type of bandaged cube.

The puzzle was really simple to make; taking little over an hour. After sawing the section of the mechanism out, I chose to superglue the internal parts that had been affected by the sawing together to strengthen the puzzle; had I not done this “illegal” moves would be possible which would cause the puzzle to fall to pieces. Sanding the exposed mechanism so as to neaten its appearance was probably the most time consuming and laborious element of the project.

I decided on Black and White coloured pieces as I wanted to make something a little different. Although it has made the puzzle far easier to solve, it makes a nice change from the norm of applying stickers.

The puzzle has nice movement considering part of its mechanism has been removed. It does however feel a little tight, but this is to be expected when parts of the mechanism have been glued together closer than they would ordinarily be.

Thanks for looking,
Ryan

Note Regarding the use of White Cubies
I am aware that there are no legitimate White plastic Void Cubes; however I did buy a White Void Cube before I was aware of its “status” and obviously had I known I would not have bought it. I do not advocate the buying of copy puzzles as it is disrespectful to the original designers who have worked very hard on their puzzles. The Black parts of the puzzle are from a legitimate Gentosha Void Cube, which can be bought from; Tribox.jp & hknowstore.com

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube"
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:37 pm 
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Very cool!

I love these types of puzzles that at first glance look like they shouldn't be able to stay together, let alone scramble. Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube"
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:06 am 
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I like it. :) Now, I'm gonna try to build my own. :D

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube"
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:20 am 
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The name is cool.


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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube"
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:23 am 
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:( I was going to build this. good job though, and I like the two color thing.

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube"
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:05 am 
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Nice "cube"

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube"
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:39 am 
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Simple & Nice! Why don't call it "U-cube"? :D


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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube"
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:47 am 
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otischeng wrote:
Simple & Nice! Why don't call it "U-cube"? :D


I think Oskar already made a puzzle called the you-cube. Anyway, excellent work :D These void cube modifications are really nice, and I just might have to make one for myself.

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube" + Stickered Version
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:45 am 
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Thanks for all the nice comments!

I decided to make a stickered version for the sake of completion.

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If anyone is interested in buying, contact me via PM. I will only be selling the Black version for reasons stated in the foot of the first post.

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube" + Stickered Version
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I like the sticker less version better.

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube" + Stickered Version
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I agree, it's far nicer to look at.

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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube" + Stickered Version
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:15 pm 
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Usually I would have said: "I do not like puzzle with white body because editing them is harder" but in this case it was not my time.
Thank you for posting edited images.


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 Post subject: Re: RyanA's Void "Ube" + Stickered Version
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I freakin love it!

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