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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle: Cubic 3x3x5
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:15 pm 
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reeeech wrote:
Puzzlemaster42 wrote:
...even though I did not modify any of the pieces...


Enjoy!
Adam


Meaning? I'm guessing that you had 3D printed this as well? Assuming, that you also created the pieces to fit that particular configuration...

So, in a sense you bypassed that adding/cutting of the pieces so it could fit? And just made the piece as a whole instead - from the ground up?


I did not modify the parts that came with the DIY kit. They are still in the bag-o-parts on my workbench. Instead, I modeled an edge and corner in SolidWorks, and split them with a revolved surface. The parts were 3D printed, and sanded smooth. The resulting puzzle is very stable and smooth turning.

Because I was only making one, I used all 3D printed parts instead of a set of master parts. This saved me the time and material involved in making molds, but required more parts and sanding time.


I made up a couple of additional designs based on the 3x3x5 Cube...

Enjoy the pictures!
Adam

p.s. Master part sets and full puzzle sets are available. Check the Marketplace for details.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:31 pm 
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Those other designs looks very good! When will you be making those :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Puzzle: Cubic 3x3x5
PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:37 pm 
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They are very, very nice.
I guess the possibilities are endless.
I can't wait untill we all have a 3D-printer at home!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:49 pm 
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I've been thinking about making one of these for ages now but have made no processes towards actually producing one. I'm glad someone did it.

It looks incredible. Very nice work.


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Well, I was wondering how somebody would go about making this by hand with one cube. I know you could do it with two cubes, but that would kinda leave one destryed or for parts. Well I am still wondering how you would go about it making the same cuts with only one cube and no 3D printer.

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wow... im definetly going to buy one if they go on sale


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:D That's awesome!!! I want one!!!


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That's awesome!!! I want one!!!


Go to the marketplace section. He is offering the parts to build one.

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I can't figure out much on how to make the cuts by hand. How could I do it if I wanted to? Thanks

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i was thinking of maybe using a jewlery saw. the blades are incredibly thin, so i believe that they will be able to maneuver around the turns that you will need to make this mod. i got my jewelry saw from theringlord.com


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