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 Post subject: The Pyracosaminx
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:32 pm 
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This beautiful puzzle was made by Lee T. He, with my permission, took my idea for this puzzle, and made it a reality. The puzzle is shaped like a truncated icosahedron, and rotates similary to a pyraminx. I was luckily able to acquire one of these puzzles in a recent trade with Lee, and I must say, he is quite the craftsman, and his work is astounding.

Here is a video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=6ZFKFjkc4gQ

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 7:52 pm 
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that looks awesome! how long does it usually take to solve?

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Looks awesome! What mechanism is it?


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Ryan,
Great video and pics.
Darren Grewe wrote:
Looks awesome! What mechanism is it?


The internal spider is from a chinese megaminx. The other two unique pieces were rapid prototyped and copied.


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Awesome as expected, Lee!

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Wow... is this going to be the official ball for Euro 2008? :P

Brilliant creation!!!



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Very cool looking puzzle. Would love to have one. Will there be some for purchase?


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watching it get mixed up was painful...

very nice.

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very nice :)

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What a fabulous job, Lee!
Ryan, you are a lucky owner!

Thanks for sharing, both.
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congrats Lee

god job

go on with your creations....

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It looks great! What sort of puzzle do you solve it like? Or how do you solve it?

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Fantastic!
Will there be more builds to be sold?

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What sort of puzzle do you solve it like? Or how do you solve it?




I have solved it twice, and have found that it solves almost exactly like a megaminx up until the end, where certain pyraminx moves come into play. But I figured it out without making up any new algs, and much of it is very intuitive. Very fun to solve, despite minor difficulties with turning. :D


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Excellent work!
Reminds me of the Truncated Octaminx.


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