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 Post subject: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:07 am 
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This is another puzzle I designed in 2010, but I didn't print it until this year. It is built on top of my "pentultimate 2.5" core mechanism.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:30 am 
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Really nice design!
The face patrern reminds me of a flower :)

Are there any other pentultimate shapemods you have not released yet? :3

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:34 am 
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I love the stickers!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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Sphery nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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I think this is the perfect way to sticker this puzzle, now you need to start rolling out that other stuff 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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The stickers are lovely. Polished WSF? It looks so shiny...

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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Very Lovely puzzle ball~Well Pentultimate? May be not that easy to solve. Just saw the video. the turning is extremely smooth! Great work!


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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Very nice. I never realized how deep the cuts were.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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The stickers absolutely make this puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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It moves pretty nicely! Much better than I remember your Pentultimate did!
Why did you never put your pentultimate for sale?

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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Beans wrote:
Very nice. I never realized how deep the cuts were.


Ha ha! If they were any deeper, they'd be shallow again.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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With those stickers, if you left out the star-shaped ones, you could do a pattern where each cut has one color on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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Beans wrote:
Very nice. I never realized how deep the cuts were.

this is not deep cuts puzzle...
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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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Is you Pentultimate mechanism version 2.5 a shells-mech-like-design? The puzzle looks like it glides in the video and I can't really imagine that happening with a shell mech puzzle.

And I love the sticker pattern.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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bmenrigh wrote:
Is you Pentultimate mechanism version 2.5 a shells-mech-like-design? The puzzle looks like it glides in the video and I can't really imagine that happening with a shell mech puzzle.

And I love the sticker pattern.


The v2.5 mech is not shells. I call the mechanism "skirting"'. Thanks for the nice comments on the movement. It's true it doesn't cut corners, but when aligned it's nice and smooth. I want to wait a bit longer to reveal the mech, but I hope I will soon. I took it apart at IPP to show it to the incredible group of designers there, but that's the boldest I've been.

Also, I'm glad everyone likes the stickers! A more normal sticker pattern does not stick at all on the round surface.

Thanks everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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IMHO. This mechanism is similar to the Void Cube

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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grigr wrote:
IMHO. This mechanism is similar to the Void Cube

That or a Rubik's 2x2x2 I guess. interesting but logical approach!
I wish you will show the mech next to the older versions of the mech.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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io wrote:
The v2.5 mech is not shells. I call the mechanism "skirting"'. Thanks for the nice comments on the movement. It's true it doesn't cut corners, but when aligned it's nice and smooth. I want to wait a bit longer to reveal the mech, but I hope I will soon. I took it apart at IPP to show it to the incredible group of designers there, but that's the boldest I've been.


When did you first make the 2.0 or 2.5 mechs? It seems like it's been forever... and I've been curious the whole time! I can't wait to see the 2.5's internals, and I hope you'll show the 2.0 some day also.

Maybe you should talk to Calvin about getting Pentultimates/Icosamates/Cubultimates/Rhombultimates/Spherultimates produced, since he's gotten into the puzzle publishing business. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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io wrote:
The v2.5 mech is not shells. I call the mechanism "skirting"'. Thanks for the nice comments on the movement. It's true it doesn't cut corners, but when aligned it's nice and smooth. I want to wait a bit longer to reveal the mech, but I hope I will soon. I took it apart at IPP to show it to the incredible group of designers there, but that's the boldest I've been.
I can't begin to state how happy I was to be among that group. I've been dying to see the mech of this puzzle ever since Bram described it as:
Bram wrote:
...the Pentultimate V2 does use staples, the mechanism it has for keeping the central bands aligned is very novel and interesting...
In his post here. And I have to agree, its one of the most novel and interesting mechanisms I've seen. I sat and twisted the puzzle for what must have been 5 minutes with one of the faces off just watching the mechanism inside do its thing. I could have done that all night. While I agree this puzzle is a work of art, to me at least the art is on the inside.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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Darn it Carl you are making me super jealous here! :lol:


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Jared wrote:
Darn it Carl you are making me super jealous here! :lol:

Ditto! :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's SphereUltimate - (with video)
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wwwmwww wrote:
While I agree this puzzle is a work of art, to me at least the art is on the inside.
Carl


Thanks Carl! It was great meeting you and others from the TP forums. I totally get where you're coming from on mechanisms. I love mechanisms as much or more than collecting/solving. :) IPP was such a blast this year, what a great group of people to hang out with.

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