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 Post subject: My latest mod: 2-layer Fisher's cube
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:03 pm 
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Ladies and gentlemen, I present you my 2-layer Fisher's cube:

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I made some photos during the buildingprocess and had planned to post a small tutorial. But what can I say. I first made a Fisher's cube (only the top and bottom layers of course). And then I turned it into a 3x3x2. For this I followed Hidetoshi Takeji's excellent guidelines from www.asahi-net.or.jp/~wq6h-tkj/bb/p_create/f_domino/f_domino_e.htm. Really, all the information you need is there.

I had already finished this puzzle a few weeks ago, but I was waiting for my Roland Stika vinyl cutter to arrive. It finally arrived last week and I got it working this weekend. After stickering one mod I was already convinced that this was a good investment! I'm currently finishing a few other puzzles. I'll post them in the next few days.

One more thing. I also built a few 2x2x3's and for that mod you can easily use a new Rubik's keychain cube. But these of course won't do for a 3x3x2. Because for a 3x3x2 you need a keychain cube with 'solid' parts. I was lucky, because I had bought a bunch of old keychain cubes on eBay and most of them were of the 'solid' kind. But last week I received one of those new greyscale keychain cubes that I believe are especially made to create photo mosaics. Well, as you can guess, these are also suitable for a 3x3x2. Just a tip if you wanna build a 3x3x2.

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Boy that puzzle looks awesome and cute!!!!


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Beautiful and clever.


Now we need a 2 layer Windmill cube. :D

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It's awesome, Thomas!
I love it.
Well done!
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Brilliant! I want one. Perhaps it's time to get out my modding tools. :)

It's possible to use a "hollow" keychain cube for Fisher's Transformations. It just requires the extra step of filling the cubies that need to be cut. Definitely easier with a "solid" one though.

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A very nice mod!!

It would nice to see one (two? :wink:) on ebay.

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Frank Tiex wrote:
It would nice to see one (two? :wink:) on ebay.


Frank, for yourself and reeeech? :wink:

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awesome work

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@Aleksey:

three, four, five.....
Just meant as a plural for all of us :D.

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That's awesome. It looks very professional. I had a plan to make one of these a while back, but never actually made it. It looks good.

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WOW the stickers look great! glad I can Help you out.


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That is amazing, wow! Looks like its production line quality!

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Wow very nice! :shock: :shock: :D

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I'd like to test one of those out someday, along with quite a few other puzzles. It looks fun.

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CONGRATULATIONS

good innovation

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Would you mind posting the pictures somewhere? Or shall I PM my e-mail so you maybe could send a .zip there?

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Thank you all for your nice comments.

xcool wrote:
Beautiful and clever.
Now we need a 2 layer Windmill cube. :D


Actually, that one has already been made. It's called the Trick Domino.

Some of you have asked if I will be selling this puzzle, or if I plan to make a whole bunch. But I don't have the time. Heck, I don't have enough time to build all the ideas that I have. And I don't wanna sell my own copy. But why don't you just build your own? I am building these things on my dinner tabel, with just some basic tools.

Thomas


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I think I will try to make somethinglike this after I finish my 5 layer square-1


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