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 Post subject: Bermuda Comet by OSKAR
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:35 pm 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Bermuda Comet is a serendipitous combination of Crazy Comet and Bermuda Minx. Crazy Comet was designed by Oskar in 2009. Then in 2012 Bermuda Minx by MF8 came out. Cube Master Mr. Fok (owner and genius of MF8) discovered that parts from that puzzle could be reused to build a Bermuda Comet, requiring only a new core. The fit is not perfect, as the angles inside a regular dodecahedron (63.43 deg) are a few degrees different from a rhombic dodecahedron (60 deg), but the turning is surprisingly good despite that. I am still wondering how Mr. Fok discovered this.

The pieces of Bermuda Minx and the new core can be used to build the regular Crazy Comet and many "Bermuda-ized" variations of Crazy Comet.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the core of the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Buy MF8 Bermuda Minxes at HKnowstore.
Read more at the Shapeways Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar
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 Post subject: Re: Bermuda Comet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:07 pm 
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Oh wow, this is awesome. I would thoroughly lose my way with these hahaha. Thanks for sharing Oskar!


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 Post subject: Re: Bermuda Comet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:11 pm 
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I think there must be a bit of fudging going on too. The dihedral angle on a regular dodecahedron is ~ 116.56505 degrees while it's 120 on a rhombic dodecahedron. I would think that a 3.5 degree difference would be noticeable but it looks like it turns alright. Did you have to set the tension very loose?

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 Post subject: Re: Bermuda Comet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:17 pm 
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GuiltyBystander wrote:
I think there must be a bit of fudging going on
Definitely.
GuiltyBystander wrote:
Did you have to set the tension very loose?
Same looseness as for the "regular" Bermuda Minx.

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 Post subject: Re: Bermuda Comet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:31 pm 
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It would be nice if they would sell this version, I don't really want to have to buy 6 Bermudaminxes to make myself one of these ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Bermuda Comet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:04 pm 
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martywolfman wrote:
It would be nice if they would sell this version, I don't really want to have to buy 6 Bermudaminxes to make myself one of these ;)


Or you could cast the pieces using the originals as masters! I might have to give this a try!

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 Post subject: Re: Bermuda Comet
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:22 pm 
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martywolfman wrote:
...buy 6 Bermudaminxes to make myself one of these
Four samples of Bermuda Earth is enough to build a Bermuda Comet. You need six if you want to replicate the original Crazy Comet.

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