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 Post subject: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:02 am 
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Well, partially. Why not completely? Because 12 of the megaminx corners are exposed. Unfortunately, the turning isn't great. Something inside or outside wants to catch, but I cannot identify what. But when it doesn't catch, it turns very well. If I do find out what is wrong, I will do a redesign and offer it on Shapeways.
For Andreas: 64mm to an edge.
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I realised that I have been here for several years now, and I have yet to introduce who I am. So here goes.
My name is Joseph Wong, I am from Singapore, and I am 15 (and a few months) as of now. I guess now Andreas can put my puzzles into the museum?

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 9:59 am 
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Nice puzzle you have there.

rubikcollector123 wrote:
For Andreas: 64mm to an edge.


You forgot to tell him the weight.

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My name is Joseph Wong, I am from Singapore, and I am 15 (and a few months) as of now. I guess now Andreas can put my puzzles into the museum?


That last name rings a bell. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
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That looks incredible! Congratulations.
It appears all of the cubic face-turning dodecahedra have been built now. Really cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:18 pm 
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benpuzzles wrote:
That looks incredible! Congratulations.
It appears all of the cubic face-turning dodecahedra have been built now. Really cool!


I disagree, I also disagree that all face-turning dodecahedron have been built. Gelatinbrain 1.1.8 and 1.1.10 (though I think this is the same as mf8's Curvy Starminx)

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:36 pm 
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JackRTully wrote:
benpuzzles wrote:
That looks incredible! Congratulations.
It appears all of the cubic face-turning dodecahedra have been built now. Really cool!


I disagree, I also disagree that all face-turning dodecahedron have been built. Gelatinbrain 1.1.8 and 1.1.10 (though I think this is the same as mf8's Curvy Starminx)

I was referring to all of them, but excluding the in-betweens like 1.1.2 and 1.1.4.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
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JackRTully wrote:
benpuzzles wrote:
That looks incredible! Congratulations.
It appears all of the cubic face-turning dodecahedra have been built now. Really cool!


I disagree, I also disagree that all face-turning dodecahedron have been built. Gelatinbrain 1.1.8 and 1.1.10 (though I think this is the same as mf8's Curvy Starminx)

Jack, I'm pretty sure 1.1.8 and 1.1.10 are both double-cut puzzles. The first is a Pentultimate+Megaminx (which, as far as I know, hasn't been built yet). The second is a Brilic + Megaminx, which Tom built a while back.

In any case, good luck on that redesign. Perhaps if you post a video of this version, some of the designers here might be able to diagnose the issues you are having?

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
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Apologies, I looked at the wrong puzzles :roll: I meant 1.1.2 and 1.1.4.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
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Hi Joseph,
very impressive introduction and even more impressive images.
Darren Grewe wrote:
rubikcollector123 wrote:
For Andreas: 64mm to an edge.
You forgot to tell him the weight.
That would be helpful. Indeed.
rubikcollector123 wrote:
I guess now Andreas can put my puzzles into the museum?

I already did:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/pdb-se ... dv&inv=628
Please tell me if I missed one.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
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If you do re-make this one, may I suggest to make the other eight hidden corners visible also?


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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
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Wow! What a great puzzle. I love the look of the corners.

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 Post subject: Re: Cubic Starminx. And an (in)formal introduction.
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Jared wrote:
If you do re-make this one, may I suggest to make the other eight hidden corners visible also?


I could, but having internal and external pieces exchange is so cool.

Thomas wrote:
Wow! What a great puzzle. I love the look of the corners.

Thomas


Actually, when I was designing this, the look of the corners was created because the fillets acted funky around those areas. That was the least funky I could make them.
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For Andreas: 64mm to an edge.
You forgot to tell him the weight.
That would be helpful. Indeed.


I don't have a weighing scale. But I will see what I can do.

Darren Grewe wrote:
That last name rings a bell. :wink:


Hmmm. Why so?

pirsquared wrote:
In any case, good luck on that redesign. Perhaps if you post a video of this version, some of the designers here might be able to diagnose the issues you are having?

-Eitan


I should get around to doing this. But my dyeing was messed up, and the parts keep leaking dye. My fingers go black after touching the puzzle. I literally left the parts under running water for 5 minutes and they still do that. :(

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