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 Post subject: Redone TIE Cube - Now on Shapeways
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:48 pm 
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Edited with links:

https://www.shapeways.com/model/1249622/tie-cube.html
http://speedcubing.hu/webshop/index.php ... cts_id=481
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX7xjOa5w28

It actually cuts corners a little bit!

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I can't contain my excitement - I finally remade the TIE cube, fixing all the obvious issues from the first cast version - hollowed out the pieces, put proper tolerances, etc...

I have ordered a prototype for myself to make sure it works, and then I will be opening my new Shapeways shop for all to enjoy!

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Also a new puzzle is in the works....

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 Post subject: Re: Redone TIE Cube - going onto Shapeways soon
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:05 am 
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Arrrrgh - my puzzle pieces fuzed together on printing. I totally forgot to space them apart correctly. Well, another two week wait! In the meantime, thanks to benpuzzles for the scaling tip for spacing out the parts (scale down by centroid, scale up by origin). Worked like a charm. Also, thanks to Oskar for the great PDF on puzzle building that I kept referencing for tolerances. And thanks for grigr for the learn 3x3x3 solidworks file.... I feel like I'm standing on the shoulders of giants!

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 Post subject: Re: Redone TIE Cube - going onto Shapeways soon
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:01 pm 
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jabeck wrote:
Arrrrgh - my puzzle pieces fuzed together on printing. I totally forgot to space them apart correctly. Well, another two week wait!
Arg... sounds almost like something I'd do. But I bet you'll never make that mistake again.
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In the meantime, thanks to benpuzzles for the scaling tip for spacing out the parts (scale down by centroid, scale up by origin).
Interesting... I need to look into this method. The method I use is very manual.
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Also, thanks to Oskar for the great PDF on puzzle building that I kept referencing for tolerances. And thanks for grigr for the learn 3x3x3 solidworks file....
I think I have most of this info already but I'm not sure I have the specific pdf and file you mention. If these have been posted publicly would you mind posting links?

Thanks,
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 Post subject: Re: Redone TIE Cube - going onto Shapeways soon
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:39 pm 
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Sure - the PDF is just this one from the articles:

http://twistypuzzles.com/articles/other ... uzzles.pdf

As far as separating out the parts - Do a scale feature on all your solid parts at once - scale down by .8 or so around centroid. Then add another scale feature to all at once, and scale up by the inverse (1/.8 i.e. 1.25) around the origin. That's it...

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 Post subject: Re: Redone TIE Cube - Now on Shapeways
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:37 pm 
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My shop is open to the public! TIE-cube is ready and works great finally after two revisions...

https://www.shapeways.com/model/1249622/tie-cube.html

Stickers - thanks Oliver!
http://speedcubing.hu/webshop/index.php ... cts_id=481

And a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX7xjOa5w28

It actually cuts corners a little bit!

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Redone TIE Cube - Now on Shapeways
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:16 am 
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Wow!! That looks lovely, well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Redone TIE Cube - Now on Shapeways
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:36 am 
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
Wow!! That looks lovely, well done!


Thanks! I couldn't have been happier with the way it turned out. Now that I have this done I'm more confident moving on to puzzle #2!

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 Post subject: Re: Redone TIE Cube - Now on Shapeways
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:10 pm 
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I know the feeling. Practice makes perfect :D


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