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 Post subject: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:39 am 
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Hey everyone.

So I'm pretty new to this forum and cubing/twisty puzzles in general but I'm already hooked.

I've been trying to think of a mod or design that has yet to be done for ages, so I hope this can be considered a new and unique puzzle that's not been made before.

I call it the 1x1x2 Roadblock.
Basically, it's a 1x1x2 with each cubie split into 3 layers then stickered with the roadblock at the correct orientation. This adds to the number of permutations and how much it can be scrambled. (If orientated/stickered differently, it can be considered a slim 1x2x3 too).

It's my first time 3D printing anything, but I think it came out pretty well. It works fine. The only real issue is my dodgy sticker cutting and the fact I used florian mod stickers. (I was too impatient and really wanted to sticker it when it arrived this morning :mrgreen: )

I know the concept is simple but you have to start somewhere :roll:

I do plan on making a version 2 with slight changes; this and more details can be found on the puzzle page in my Shapeways store (see signature).

Anyhoo, please see some pictures below of the puzzle. I'd love to know your thoughts and feedback :)

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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:11 pm 
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That's a cool little puzzle :)

A very nice start, I'll be watching for more :D

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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:28 pm 
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So it's a bandaged 3x3x2 that's been extended into a 1x1x2, but doesn't behave much like a 3x3x2. Neat idea.

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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:37 pm 
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martywolfman wrote:
That's a cool little puzzle :)
A very nice start, I'll be watching for more :D

Thanks man. I hope to improve this puzzle with time and come up with some new stuff. :D

rayray_2561 wrote:
So it's a bandaged 3x3x2 that's been extended into a 1x1x2, but doesn't behave much like a 3x3x2. Neat idea.


Yeh... something like that. To be honest, I've been struggling with the correct terminology to use and what to call it. I'm still not 100% sure. :lol:

I like that description though 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
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rayray_2561 wrote:
So it's a bandaged 3x3x2 that's been extended into a 1x1x2, but doesn't behave much like a 3x3x2. Neat idea.


Overcomplicating things. It's just a 1x2x3 sticker mod, really.

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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:15 pm 
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themathkid wrote:
rayray_2561 wrote:
So it's a bandaged 3x3x2 that's been extended into a 1x1x2, but doesn't behave much like a 3x3x2. Neat idea.


Overcomplicating things. It's just a 1x2x3 sticker mod, really.

Yeah... Now that I think about it it's just a 1x2x3 with the solved position in a mid-turn state.

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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:11 am 
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Very pretty. I really like the asymmetric sticker curve, it is very stylistic.

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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:10 am 
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Hard to decide what is better:
The name or the idea.


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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:02 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Hard to decide what is better:
The name or the idea.


Is this a good thing? :lol:

Also, a small update; stickers made specifically for this puzzle are now available over at Olivérs Stickers.

I will be updating this puzzle to a Version 2.0 this weekend. I wish to adjust how the caps fit and remove some excess material to bring the price down further.

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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:23 pm 
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hey man! I'd be really interested in buying this puzzle. I love all roadblock cubes and anything of the sort. I was just wondering what would the cost of the stickers be?


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 Post subject: Re: 1x1x2 Roadblock
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:03 am 
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thepoland wrote:
hey man! I'd be really interested in buying this puzzle. I love all roadblock cubes and anything of the sort. I was just wondering what would the cost of the stickers be?

They are $2.50 or €2,00 from Olivér's stickers.

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