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 Post subject: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:01 pm 
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I am here to present:
The Pentagon-1!





This puzzle is like the square-1, except it is a pentagonal prism. Also, on a square-1 the corners are worth 2, while the edges are worth 1. On this puzzle, both are 36 degrees. This means they are both worth 1 while turning. The turning isn't great, but it is definitely functional. It turned out better than I expected for my first puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:13 pm 
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Oh well done! :D

Is it me or is it a really tiny puzzle? (if so, it's cute!)

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:22 pm 
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This reminds me of the Prisminx Crystal.
It doesn't look like it's filleted. Is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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benpuzzles wrote:
This reminds me of the Prisminx Crystal.
It doesn't look like it's filleted. Is it?

Yes, I thought so too, but this puzzle only has two turntable axes versus the six that the prisminx crystal has. And yes, it looks small but great!

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
Oh well done! :D

Is it me or is it a really tiny puzzle? (if so, it's cute!)

benpuzzles wrote:
This reminds me of the Prisminx Crystal.
It doesn't look like it's filleted. Is it?

It is tiny because I didn't want to spend $100 for something that might not work. And yes, now that you mention the prisminx crystal, it does look like that.
As for filleting:
1) I have no clue what that means
2) I probably can't do it because I used google sketchup on a mac for this one.
3) I may be able to do it beacause I signed up for the honeycomb beta.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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BelcherBoy2000 wrote:
benpuzzles wrote:
This reminds me of the Prisminx Crystal.
It doesn't look like it's filleted. Is it?

Yes, I thought so too, but this puzzle only has two turntable axes versus the six that the prisminx crystal has. And yes, it looks small but great!

Three turnable axes. top, bottom, side

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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After playing with it for about an hour the turning is a lot better :D

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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rayray_2561 wrote:
As for filleting:
1) I have no clue what that means

Filleting is rounding off the edges on the parts so that they are not sharp. Filleting the parts makes the puzzle turn MUCH better than it would normally.
rayray_2561 wrote:
2) I probably can't do it because I used google sketchup on a mac for this one.

I'm pretty sure sketchup has this feature or there is a plugin for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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benpuzzles wrote:
rayray_2561 wrote:
As for filleting:
1) I have no clue what that means

Filleting is rounding off the edges on the parts so that they are not sharp. Filleting the parts makes the puzzle turn MUCH better than it would normally.
rayray_2561 wrote:
2) I probably can't do it because I used google sketchup on a mac for this one.

I'm pretty sure sketchup has this feature or there is a plugin for it.

Oh. I used a little sandpaper because I didn't know how to do it on sketchup.

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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Sketchup! I'm impressed. Did you use the Pro version, or were you able to find an STL plugin?

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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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 Post subject: Re: Pentagon-1 (my first puzzle!)
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quicksolver wrote:
Sketchup! I'm impressed. Did you use the Pro version, or were you able to find an STL plugin?

8 hour pro trial. I spent that making this and a couple other things. However, the free version disables solid tools, so I'm stuck until Honeycomb comes out.

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