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 Post subject: 2x2x2 Anti Cubie
PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:47 pm 
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Here is a twist on a 2x2x2. i figured this out when i was looking at the mechanism after doing the 2x2x1. works just like a 2x2x2. I call it Anti Cubie because its kind of the opposite of a cubie. another simple build for all of the beginner builders.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:52 pm 
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whoa man that is crazy nice job yet another amazing mod by adam

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What a fantastic idea !
When I watch the first photo, I can't understand about this puzzle's (real) shape. ;)

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wow that's awesome Adam!

hehe that one piece is inverted :)

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Adam,

Great! It's awsome in it's simplicity!

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Adam

you are a genius, aways with new puzzle ideas.

Good job


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I was just thinking this weekend about the idea of inverting all of the corners on a 3x3x3. Has anyone made something like that before?

That's a fun puzzle! Great job, Adam!


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dim5 wrote:
I was just thinking this weekend about the idea of inverting all of the corners on a 3x3x3. Has anyone made something like that before?

That's a fun puzzle! Great job, Adam!



i was thinking that last night, but wouldn't that be like the alexander's star?

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It would not be entirely unlike Alexander's Star, but the mechanism would be a 3x3x3, and the edges and centers would not be inverted. Like a 3D "+" symbol.


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i was thinking i could do this with a 3x3x3 as well. in fact if i do this to my Columns Puzzle the puzzle would turn smoother and not ruin the stickers on the inside mechanism.

i have alot on my plate right now so i wont be doing the 3x3x3 version of this anytime soon. but it is in my to do list


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A really nice simple idea. There was a 3x3x3 invert patent from way back. Invented by Irwin. I always wanted to try and make one:


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It would be lighter and hard to turn though.


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Nothing for speedcubers imo :wink:


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sausage wrote:
A really nice simple idea. There was a 3x3x3 invert patent from way back. Invented by Irwin. I always wanted to try and make one:


Too much work! :D
Why would you invert the centers? That would just make it unbelievably awkward.

My idea was to leave the edges and centers unmodified, so you've got more to hold on to. Like so...


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Adam- Nice work! Very cool idea.

dim5- Sounds similar to an 'Edges' cube. The cube pictured in the Database has truncated edges as well, but its only the same line of thinking:

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=448


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However, that cube is not an edges only cube. It also has corners, and I think it looks really cool. It'd screw with some of my friend's heads which is more than enough reason to want one ;)

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yeah i was thinking of just the corners but you can also do the edges and leave the centers as the are. ill give it a try one of these days. it is alot of work though, but the outcome would be cool.


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Make all the corners anti on the 2x2?

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its impossible to do a complete puzzle as an anti cube. the mechansim doesnt allow it. actually it only allows 1 corner


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Someone should try making a custom mechanism for the 2x2x2 to be completely inverted.

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Wouldn't it be possible to invert all of the cubies in a 2x2x2 if the walls of the cubies were thick enough? But that probably wouldn't look impressive unless it was very large.


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I tried to make this cube also in agreement with Adam's idea. I was very surprised that it isn't so hard to make. Here is a result.


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Looks Great! im glad to see others making some of my ideas!


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dim5 wrote:
sausage wrote:
A really nice simple idea. There was a 3x3x3 invert patent from way back. Invented by Irwin. I always wanted to try and make one:


Too much work! :D
Why would you invert the centers? That would just make it unbelievably awkward.

My idea was to leave the edges and centers unmodified, so you've got more to hold on to. Like so...


That puzzle looks the same as a Crystal cube without the center pieces.

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ScottBedard wrote:
That puzzle looks the same as a Crystal cube without the center pieces.


The difference between my drawing and the crystal cube, besides the missing center piece extensions, is that the corner pieces are inverted, not shaved down, just like Adam's "anti-cubie" at the top of this thread. So it's still solved just like a normal 3x3x3. On the crystal cube, the corners are shaved down and the sides of the edge cubies are stickered directly.


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