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 Post subject: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:26 am 
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Hi,

I present my next puzzle from the series of cubes with magnets and based
on "metal" sphere - SuperZ. This cube is interesting combination
of 2x2 and Skewb cubes.

The idea to implement this puzzle was suggested by Evgeniy Grigoriev
(aka grigr), also he created 3D-model. I found the pattern for magnets.

The cube turns very smooth and very stable. Enjoy!

Video: SuperZ
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Related: Split Mixup, Dino Little Chop, 48 cube, SuperX, Dino Chop, Little Chop, Makarov's Cube

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Vladimir Yaroslavskiy


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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:00 am 
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Looks simple enough for someone to design a "proper" mechanism :lol: Nice puzzle by the way.

Can you explain why the price is so high on Shapeways, considering there is no "core"?

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:29 am 
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Very nice puzzle seems like with some more work it could have great potential for mass production...

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:31 am 
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It's cool how it looks exactly as if it were a bevel cube, but then it turns and... surprise! :D


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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:07 am 
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I know someone else who is gonna come out with a real one. AKA one with a mechanism. You should seriously consider implementing mechanisms in there, it's much less interesting if it's mechanically worthless :(
I like the puzzles you make but they would be 100 times better with a mechanism !

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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Yes, I've had a proper mechanical implementation in the works for a while. It's currently being printed.
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Adam and Jason made a Skewb+2x2x2 in December 2009, but I gather it never worked very well. It used a buildup based on a SuperX. Mine builds up through a Dino Rhombic Dodecahedron, Dino 3x3x3, Rex 3x3x3 and Master Skewb + 3x3x3 (all appropriately bandaged). Of course it's even more complex (178 parts) so there's no telling if it will work well due to the friction that's to be expected.
For what it is, your magnetic one is a very nice alternative: it turns very nicely with a little click. Congratulations.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:36 am 
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TomZ wrote:
Yes, I've had a proper mechanical implementation in the works for a while. It's currently being printed.
That looks beautiful. I'm eager to see how it turns out.

Iaroslavski, yours looks very nice and at the end of the day may very well turn better than is possible with a mechanical implementation. Congrats!

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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when I see titles like these in the "recent posts" section on the right I get really excited.
when I find its made with magnets I really get disapointed. this is my last rant on magnet puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:36 pm 
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I was about to post the old thread.
This puzzle is another slot filler. Thank you.

Can you post two images showing the puzzle in the two midturn states?


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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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I added more pictures, enjoy!


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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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TomZ wrote:
Yes, I've had a proper mechanical implementation in the works for a while. It's currently being printed.
Attachment:
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Adam and Jason made a Skewb+2x2x2 in December 2009, but I gather it never worked very well. It used a buildup based on a SuperX. Mine builds up through a Dino Rhombic Dodecahedron, Dino 3x3x3, Rex 3x3x3 and Master Skewb + 3x3x3 (all appropriately bandaged). Of course it's even more complex (178 parts) so there's no telling if it will work well due to the friction that's to be expected.
For what it is, your magnetic one is a very nice alternative: it turns very nicely with a little click. Congratulations.


Master Skewb + 3x3x3 cube really exist? It's too exciting.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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Excellent :)

Tom, interest design

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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Wow, I was just working on an updated version of my mechanism... It never worked great because of the inherent SuperX "squishiness", and the fact that the layer thicknesses were all wrong for SLS nylon printing, but was functional for a first prototype.

Perhaps we can arrange for all 3 designs to be tested by an objective (and very lucky) puzzler to see which will be the winner...!

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:46 am 
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2x2x2+Helicopter+Skewb please.

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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2x2x2+Helicopter at least :(


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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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iaroslavski wrote:
2x2x2+Helicopter at least :(


Eric already has that on his shapeways shop :P

Also, Tom, why didn't you add a heli layer ? It's pretty easy and the cool thing about it is that it shapeshifts in more way than you could imagine ;)

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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
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iaroslavski wrote:
I added more pictures, enjoy!
Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: SuperZ (2x2 + Skewb)
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:56 am 
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Gus wrote:
Can you explain why the price is so high on Shapeways, considering there is no "core"?


The price was down to $97.76, enjoy!


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