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 Post subject: Decaphobic
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:44 pm 
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After doing a design for a Nonaphobic, and having starting to get the hang of Inventor, I decided to have a go at designing a Decaphobic based on the upcoming cubic (flat faced) 10x10x10 from *******. Since with Inventor I could play around with various parameters like face curvature, cube cut depth etc. I had great fun changing things until I had the look I wanted:
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This is the view of the inside, where you can see how I have made the holes (to get the unused nylon out) different shapes so I could easily identify how mirror image pieces should be assembled:
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There are 488 add-on pieces to be glued onto the cube. The finished puzzle would have an "edge" length of about 220mm and would weigh around 1.2kg. The cost of the Shapeways print would be around £330 :shock: :lol:

I expect that Traiphum is going to be the first person the make one of these beasts when the 10x10x10 becomes available - I wish him the best of luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Decaphobic
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:32 pm 
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Very beautiful and interesting. How time is to do a "concept picture" like this?


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 Post subject: Re: Decaphobic
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:04 am 
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This is not just a concept, I could get it 3D printed tomorrow if I had the money, and with my experience with previous puzzles of this type, I am quite confident that it would work . I can't say how long it took me really, as I went down a few dead ends just trying to figure out the best way to use the software. If I had to do it again from scratch now, it would not take me more than 5 hours.

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