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 Post subject: Diamond Delight
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:53 am 
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Hi Everyone,

I'm delighted to introduce my latest puzzle in the Fracture-10 family, the Diamond Delight puzzle. Diamond Delight uses the same pentagonal dipyramid geometry as Fracture-10. And much like the Spiral Fracture puzzle I just published, Diamond Delight also uses curved cuts. However, with Diamond Delight the curves are much more pronounced than on Spiral Fracture, and the result is a non-bandaged puzzle. This means that Diamond Delight is much easier to solve than Fracture-10 or Spiral Fracture, but I think that what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in beauty.

Here is a video of the Diamond Delight puzzle.

You can buy Diamond Delight in my Shapeways shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:05 am 
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Beautiful!
Your workflow must be insane!

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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The name made me think of Sunny D n' Rum :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice outside looks, I like it !

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:47 am 
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What a beautiful puzzle. I'm not much of a solver, so I think out of all your fracture puzzles, this would be the one I would choose.

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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Beautiful! Especially the second image.
What are the edge lengths? of the puzzle?

I for myself build, sticker and present puzzles in batches. What do you do to publish so many puzzles so fast?

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
What are the edge lengths? of the puzzle?
The edges around the equator are 2 inches long, and the longer edges are 2.894 inches. This is the same for the Fracture-10 and Spiral Fracture puzzles.
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I for myself build, sticker and present puzzles in batches. What do you do to publish so many puzzles so fast?
Being unemployed at the moment certainly helps to free time to design puzzles. But really I just had a creative outburst in the past month or so, and you're seeing the results now.

Thanks to everyone for all the compliments!

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:19 am 
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Another piece of art!
Being unempoyed is not a good thing, but in your case it seems to have unleashed your creative power. Keep designing beautiful puzzles!


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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That is so pretty! I really do like the looks of it. If you made the stickers in varying shades of pink......

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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katsmom wrote:
That is so pretty! I really do like the looks of it. If you made the stickers in varying shades of pink......



Then we'd have the (in)famous Pink Panther diamond :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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Great shapes, cuts and sticker color choices. This really is a delight.

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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:shock: I love this!

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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Just wondering... is it possible to make a version where the two outer tips also turn?


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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Jared wrote:
Just wondering... is it possible to make a version where the two outer tips also turn?
While this is theoretically possible, it would require either a new set of internal pieces or fudging. Or perhaps both to ensure stability.

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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David Pitcher wrote:
While this is theoretically possible, it would require either a new set of internal pieces or fudging. Or perhaps both to ensure stability.
You are talking about 2 cuts on the z-axis where the tip and the 5 edges around it turn... correct? That I do think would take some fudging. How about just adding one cut at the equator of the z-axis and cutting all the edges in half? That shouldn't require fudging and the puzzle would remain doctrinaire. You would however be adding a few stored cuts to the puzzle. Or if you just cut the edges along the equator in half you'd produce a bandaged puzzle. Both could be very interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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Is the cut highlighted in blue a perfect arc? If so, couldn't you use the same type of cuts as you did with the other tips and no fudging needed?

I'm thinking what the two added cuts would bring to the puzzle solving-wise. As the 5-cycle of edge pieces caused by turning a tip could be two [two 3-cycles], you could get everything else solved but the polar tips wrongly oriented. But you could also just rotate the polar tips to correct orientations and solve the rest with only equatorial tip turns.

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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wwwmwww wrote:
How about just adding one cut at the equator of the z-axis and cutting all the edges in half? That shouldn't require fudging and the puzzle would remain doctrinaire. You would however be adding a few stored cuts to the puzzle. Or if you just cut the edges along the equator in half you'd produce a bandaged puzzle. Both could be very interesting.
I agree that both of these concepts could be interesting puzzles, and more difficult than the Diamond Delight. Certainly possibilities for future development!
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Is the cut highlighted in blue a perfect arc? If so, couldn't you use the same type of cuts as you did with the other tips and no fudging needed?
The cuts you've indicated actually do not form an arc, even thought they appear close to doing so. If the slices are made straight rather than curved, it is easier to see that they do not line up:
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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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Is it not possible to make the parts rotate where there is that "fake arc" in a way similar to the helicopter cube edges? That would certainly be interesting!
Love the puzzle by the way. I think once I go off to college this fall and get a job, I will have money to purchase shapeways puzzles like these, and boy do you have some interesting stuff on your shapeways!

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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nice puzzle and nice photos as well! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond Delight
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elijah wrote:
Is it not possible to make the parts rotate where there is that "fake arc" in a way similar to the helicopter cube edges? That would certainly be interesting!
In principle that should be possible. However if you look at the image above where the existing cuts are planar then the cut you would need to add would be a hyperbolic cut similiar to the type needed in a Kilominx. The cut could not use the existing planar cut surfaces and these new cut surfaces would create additional internal pieces.

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