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 Post subject: neocube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:20 pm 
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Hello, I'm new to the forums but I found this thing on the internet and Ijust had to share it with somebody besides my friends.

link: http://www.theneocube.com/


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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:31 pm 
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I really want some of these!
Has anyone seen the guy who makes insane shapes with 2000 of these magnets?

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:35 pm 
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I've seen these a few times. Does anyone actually have a set that would like to post a review? They look like a fun puzzle for any ordinary person. I am considering getting some just to have as a fun toy for when my friends want to play with a puzzle of mine and I don't want them to break a good one.

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Hy friend got his in the mail just today. He says he can't put it down. sadly he's not a tp member, so he can't post a review.


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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:13 pm 
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I have the equivalent from dealextreme - A 100-magnet package. They're addictive, I have one hanging off my cubicle "ceiling" that I grab when I'm waiting for a compile or whatnot. They're fun, but unless the Neocube ones are polarized differently (can't see that happening, given how rare magnetic monopoles are) it's hard to arrange an array so it lays flat. They also spall off little bits but it doesn't affect play. I generally twiddle with it in long loops, as large sheets of these things tend to snap together into a glob.

The NeoCube magnets may be stronger than mine, judging by the audible *snap* I hear in the video. But the end of the video looks pretty much like how mine behave, I probably just haven't had the patience to line them up in a square array, they tend to collapse into a hexagonal array on their own. Not surprising, given sphere packing theory. Isn't the optimal packing a cuboctahedron?


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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:21 pm 
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I bought my husband a set for an anniversary present. Weird I know. But he loves them. I found that they are hard to get into any shape, but you have to keep rolling the one that has a different polarity and that is half the fun of them.

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
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As I am interested in magnets since childhood, I *had* to get a neocube last year when they were making their appearance on the internet.

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Initially I had difficulties making the 6x6x6 cube pattern with the set I bought and for a while I only played around with it without making any shape. After a week or so I wanted to see the 6x6x6 cube. Later I noticed that I had been to much in a hurry at my first tries, now I can fold it into the cube shape without problem.

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:00 pm 
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I really want a set. I might be getting some either for my birthday in a few days or for Christmas.

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
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Oh yeah! I got mine from cybercube.com but the website is under construction. They're fun to play with and I made tons of shapes.

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:46 pm 
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Wonderful thing. I saw a video about two years ago, and was immedeately fascinated. I've had one for over a year, and it's still great.
I think you need to buy the real one from the neocube website, because at the DCD someone asked me to make one into cube shape, and couldn't do it because the magnets were way too weak. With my own one I can easily make it into cube shape.
I recommend to watch some youtube videos and reinact them to get the cool shapes. polarity can be annoying, but it's no big deal.

And you can make some cool fake piercings with it too! :P

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:49 pm 
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Any person here that can properly do ' the split'?
Were you just split the 6x6 in half.

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:21 pm 
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Sven is that actually possible or were those glued together?


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 Post subject: Re: neocube
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I can do the "split" on mine but it took practice to do it without a plastic card.


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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:55 pm 
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I just noticed this on the website that they have a set of 1027 magnets for 85 bucks! That's a lot of magnets!

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
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the split is easy once you practice, the key is to split it in the right direction. When you try to split the cube one of the ways will come apart easier then the others, you DONT want to split it this way the magnets will misallign and you will end up with a mess. Split it the other way and be gently.


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 Post subject: Re: neocube
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:10 pm 
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The key thing in the split is to find the least stable side on the 6x6x6 cube. There are always two of these, on opposite faces. One of these is the side you put your fingers in between. The other sides might work, but not as good by far.

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 Post subject: Re: neocube
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Big bump, but useful info.

http://blog.freesideatlanta.org/2010/01 ... metry.html

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