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 Post subject: Magic Zero
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:53 pm 
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I took a break from normal building today to try my hand at magics. I know this configuration has been done to death, but I wanted a 4 tile magic and you cannot deny that it's cute.

I have a couple extra of them. Also if you want to build your own, I'll post the photo for you to print.

-mg

EDIT: I added a second version with the ring on the red side centered. This results in a more symmetrical look but can look solved when it isn't.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:17 pm 
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It's so cute!!!!! I love to have one but of course I never taken apart a magic or put togther a broken one or put one together one full complete magic for that matter. If you understood the last sentence then could I please buy 1 from you that comes assembled.

I still think your name should be on there like Tony Fisher or any other builder for that matter because then I know who made it and then it means much more to me then. I'm damn sure I never seen this one done before but don't quote me on this.

Mike (A.K.A. skeneegee) Grimley (I hope I spelled that right?) If not I'm sorry didn't mean to mess it up.


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 Post subject: Magic Zero
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:02 pm 
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I'm looking to hire a "magic assembler" that would be willing to
make one of these cute little things for me! As probably the
oldest member of this forum (50+), I'm well past the ability to
learn new tricks (LOL). So, one of you youngsters, please make
me an offer!


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Someone on here has one, I have seen it.
I think Rasta has one.

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I can assemble a magic for you, I'll charge $4.50 per magic :wink:

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Pembo wrote:
Someone on here has one, I have seen it.
I think Rasta has one.


Pantazis also has one: http://www.powerstrike.net/puzzles/pics ... e_zero.JPG

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 10:47 pm 
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The magic zero is an excellent magic whose design was made by skenegee (Mike). I made it for myself after Mike made public the paper tile template. It was too nice to not do one LOL

There are many of us who could do this (Erik for example), but in my opinion Mike should be asked for permission first!
(remember, this not for personal use, this is for trading/selling - but I also feel that we should find some way to supply magics wherever there is demand!)

Mike?

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Actually, I know Mike designed it . . . you were the one who told me :wink:
I asked Mike first - he doesn't have blank tiles, nor the time to do it. He suggested I post a request on the forum. He volunteered the information that the template was posted here as well.
I try to play fair :lol:


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I made my own 4 tile magic when a string slipped off my 8 tile. It had a smiley and when you solved it it was a frowny face :D ! :(

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nate2007 wrote:
I made my own 4 tile magic when a string slipped off my 8 tile. It had a smiley and when you solved it it was a frowny face :D ! :(


There is much more to do with smileys:

On the same face of the puzzle you can add a combination of three expressions:
Happy, sad, and confused, i.e. :) , :( , :?

The next thing to consider is to make the eyes fit with the mouth expression, i.e. when happy is looking up, when sad is looking down, and when confused each eye is looking in different direction LOL

There is even a way to make a "nose" appear in different colors! ;)

And that is just one side, the other side could be another "array" of expressions!

:P


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************ EDIT ***************

By the way, here is Mark's post regarding the hybrid:
viewtopic.php?t=5616

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Isn't it quite trivial to solve as you can apply like, one transform on it? :P


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Swordsman Kirby wrote:
Isn't it quite trivial to solve as you can apply like, one transform on it? :P


It has a total of only eight flat combinations. It can become easy once you get familiar with it, but it can be very confusing in the beginning. Some of my friends can solve it, but only by trying again and again LOL

It uses 4 types of different moves/transforms:
- two star transforms (one parallel and one vertical), and
- two circle transforms (again, one parallel and one vertical).

Aaaaah.... it is probably the only magic that can be described so easily!

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It's stringed as a normal magic right? Only shorter..

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Erik wrote:
It's stringed as a normal magic right? Only shorter..


yes, it is just a smaller loop that only contains corner pieces.

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Two loops, 1-2-3 3-4-1.
very easy to do :)

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