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 Post subject: My latest mod: Tetrahedron with 4 axes of rotation
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 6:43 am 
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Yeah, I know... it's just a Pyraminx, without the tips. I really like the Pyraminx, but I've always thought the trivial tips were silly.

This is an easy build. Just glue the tips on and make new stickers. I did use some Epoxie Sculpt to fill the gaps, but I didn't spend a lot of time on that. All in all this was a rush job, so don't look at the details too much. I just wanted to build something fast, because I have become bored with the other mods that I've been working on the last few months, that are all nowhere near completion.

I was fortunate enough to find the same stickers that Uwe Mèffert uses for his puzzles. But it was too thick for my Roland Stika vinyl plotter. So I had to cut them by hand in the end. [Edit: For all the future Stika buyers, this has got to do with my particular plotter being a bit faulty. A regular Roland Stika will easily cut through this type of material.]

In a few months - if I have time - I will try to build a Halpern-Meier Pyramid from a keychain Skewb. I think they will look great side by side.

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Nice. So basically its an extended Tetraminx

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I want it! Seriously, it looks great!

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thats nice simple yet cool


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I love the look of it!
Great job Thomas!
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looking at one face kind of reminds me of the biohazard puzzle. Love the look.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:57 pm 
very nice job on that. I to have wanted a way to still have a pyramid, but without the tips (not a tetraminx).


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Very nice mod!!

One quick question though. I've always wondered what kind of material the Mefferts' puzzles used. Can you tell us what it is called? Thanks

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The back of the stickers only says 'd-c-fix'. I Googled and I guess it's this "Neon" line: www.tokan.de/d-c-fix-shop/xaranshop_k005001002001s001_1.htm.
Though the colours don't really match.

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Hmm.

Technically speaking, the Pyraminx already is a Tetrahedron with 4 axes of rotation because the tips turned on the same four axes as the big slices.

Just like a Rubik's cube and Rubik's Revenge both have only three axes of rotation although they have a diffrent number of slices.

But we all understood what you meant anyway! :P

PS: I certainly think this puzzle is vastly more attractive than the Tetraminx. Nice work.!

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