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 Post subject: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle (Video now)
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:39 pm 
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VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6qGx3yjMAE My apologies for moving it down out of the view, but at least turning has improved and it's stickered.

My apologies for the long overdue thread regarding the Crazy Dino Cube, but it's here now, so sorry for the wait!

First off, this puzzle consists of 4 unique parts, and has a total of 61 separate parts. Turning has improved after time, but will be corrected if there is a version 2. It was printed in WSF via Shapeways, 57mm edge length, and Original sticker scheme (except white is replaced with black for contrast) and is my first "completed" print.

Stickers were made by my current art teacher, whose name I won't mention because permission has not been granted, but I'm quite grateful for this!! They were cut from a "waterproof" (for lack of better word) material, and were printed in colour so they aren't solid vinyl.

Before I present the pictures, and this time I tried my best with the camera at hand (mother's phone helps), I will mention a fun fact.

Fun Fact 1: The first solve on this puzzle was done by "Devin Corr-Robinet". WCA profile here: https://www.worldcubeassociation.org/results/p.php?i=2006CORR01 (hes fast....)
Fun Fact 2: I know him a moderate amount and see him often (family connections) so when I mention how i know him, people tend to be shocked, and speechless.

Anyway, here are the pictures, Red and Orange look similar, but in person they don't. And these were taken at dinner about 45 minutes ago, so proper setups were not prepared.

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And some images containing a puzzle I have yet to show. A mini 6x6, 48mm specifically and it's almost speedcube-able (Not for sale and I cannot say where it was printed)

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Link to the thread regarding the Crazy Dino Cube's first showing: http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26320


Thanks everyone for your patience!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:51 am 
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Your photos are rather solid. The Motorola Droid RAZR does a pretty good job of balancing the color channels. The iPhone really has a very poor blue channel. I've manually corrected the white balance, "exposure", saturation, and sharpness where possible:
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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:53 am 
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Hi,
Nice to see the "Crazy Dino Cube" finished.
Fascinatingly it is equivalent to a Super Rainbow Cube.
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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:22 am 
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Brandon Enright wrote:
Your photos are rather solid. The Motorola Droid RAZR does a pretty good job of balancing the color channels. The iPhone really has a very poor blue channel.


Not relevant, but my family is pretty much apple free, with minor exceptions (Macintosh SE 24mb HDD Edition, and 1 ipod 4th gen I believe), and I will agree, her Razr really does it well compared to iphone cameras... I just wish she'd turn down the brightness so the battery isn't drained after 2 hours of use.

Thanks for the editing Brandon, and thanks for the kind words Andreas! If you have questions PM me, as I'm sure you do.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle
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This looks great! - Congratulations!
The stickers fit perfectly! Sounds like you have a great teacher too who is willing to go the extra mile to help their students!
Is this equivalent to a Lattice cube? (because you know who already has mass produced the internal parts!! Would maybe only need one or two new molds for mass production!!)


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle
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Zzupler wrote:
This looks great! - Congratulations!
The stickers fit perfectly! Sounds like you have a great teacher too who is willing to go the extra mile to help their students!
Is this equivalent to a Lattice cube? (because you know who already has mass produced the internal parts!! Would maybe only need one or two new molds for mass production!!)


Thanks! The answer to the Lattice cube question is: No, but if you turn the innermost layers of the lattice cube, you get this. So, it's not that hard, and doesn't take long, but it has some nice attributes. The core can be made to be mass produced, but as a model, it's one solid piece.

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I can easily make this fit to mass production, but for now, I'd like to keep it as a printed puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle
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This is really nice work!

Very pleasant looking puzzle too!


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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle
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I would love to see a video on the mini 6x6.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle
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michael1234252 wrote:
I would love to see a video on the mini 6x6.

I think I'll do that now.

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle (Video no
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Video of it completed.

I've updated the post at the top for the video, which is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6qGx3yjMAE

Thanks all!

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle (Video no
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Couldn't you create this puzzle by turning the deeper cut, then resetting the shallower cut to where it started on the lattice cube?

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 Post subject: Re: Crazy Dino Finished! And special guest puzzle (Video no
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BelcherBoy2000 wrote:
Couldn't you create this puzzle by turning the deeper cut, then resetting the shallower cut to where it started on the lattice cube?

Probably, but I wanted a special mech for this. I didn't want to take what was out there, dino mech or lattice mech (which wasn't shown until after I had this puzzle in my hands). I didn't want to use screws, since I always have problems with them, so I tried the simplest approach to make it work. The core and centers can be improved, but won't be perfect unless I use screws (i.e. I split the center piece of a dino cube into thirds to assemble them as 1 piece.... Problems like catching arose because flaws in the design)

If you can give a visual of what you mean I think i might understand better.

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