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 Post subject: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:05 pm 
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I was sitting here feeling sad because a great friend just left when my brother-in-law came in with a box. The side reads "Puzzled?" So I knew it was for me!

Scott made me a nice new puzzle, and I just love it. I hope you enjoy the photos!

For some reason I can't load photos from here. Link to facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2054603&id=1138673266&l=4f8740792d

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:19 pm 
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Here are some "glamour photos" I took before I mailed it away.

The assembled box windows on the top & bottom. A ruby is visible through the top.


A sapphire is visible through the bottom.


Open the lid by navigating it through a sort of "Maze."


After taking the lid off you can see the maze carved into the middle part. Can you read the hidden message?


Here are all the parts, fully disassembled.


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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:36 pm 
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Sir! That is Brilliant! I never even noticed that bit of it. Truly amazing you are!

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:06 pm 
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katsmom wrote:
Sir! That is Brilliant! I never even noticed that bit of it. Truly amazing you are!

Thanks Rox. One of your FaceBook comments inspired the Rox Box idea, uniquely combining 3 wordplays in a single puzzle box:

  • It could contain "rocks" (gemstones)
  • It would belong to Rox.
  • It should incorporate "Rox" into the puzzle solution.

The box is 100% 3D printed...except for the gems, of course. This project was a milestone for me, so here's a quick tour of my experience. (Click any thumbnail for a larger view.)

It was rather exciting when my 3D printer displayed this message:
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The model emerges from the machine as a solid block. The machine cuts and glues the sheets as it stacks them, but it leaves the unused material in the block to support layers above.
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The windows were created by building some layers out of clear material and the rest out of opaque white. (I simply switched the 3D printer's materials during the build.)
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I 'weeded' away the unused material to reveal the solid models inside.
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Separately I built two gem holders out of black material and snapped the gemstones into them.
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Each gemholder has an opening on the back so the gem can be removed by pushing it out.
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The gemholders slide into the center insert.
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Then the insert 'corkscrews' into the box.
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The lid goes on by threading it through the Rox maze...
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...and the gems are locked inside, but still visible through the windows.
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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:07 pm 
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That box Rox (sorry, had to be done)!

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:09 pm 
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That was a very kind thing to do. I am really impressed at this whole set-up, pretty cool!

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:27 pm 
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Ah, the secret is out, so I can finally declare this looks wonderful!

Maze-based puzzle boxes are definitely in fashion right now. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
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quicksolver wrote:
That box Rox(sorry, had to be done)!

fixed :P

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:55 pm 
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I think we are facing a big trend here....

First we had the Japanese Secret Box, now we have the Rox Box!

:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:57 pm 
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I hate to tell you this, but no matter how hard you try my friend, Rox is not a "Box" you will ever solve :lol: :lol:

But you can try any day you want!

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
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Steryne wrote:
quicksolver wrote:
That box Rox(sorry, had to be done)!

fixed :P

That link was disturbingly perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:47 pm 
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The secret message says "Rox".

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:57 pm 
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I recently posted a video showing how the box works, and it's got a clearer view of the Rox lettering.

It's a bit embarrassing...or funny, depending on your point of view. I wasted most of the video trying to get the #$%* box open!

(It's much harder to solve a puzzle while you're staring into a camera's viewfinder trying to keep it in focus!)

edit: now available in 720p HD at YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7BZqb6gUes


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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
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Not quite as embarrassing as not even being able to recognize your own name on the side of the puzzle :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:13 pm 
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kastellorizo wrote:
I think we are facing a big trend here....

First we had the Japanese Secret Box, now we have the Rox Box!

Don't forget Kelvin's Qubami Packaging.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:34 pm 
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This is very cool. The ROX pattern is the best part I think. The stones the prettiest.

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Steryne wrote:
quicksolver wrote:
That box Rox(sorry, had to be done)!

fixed :P

That link was disturbingly perfect.

Agreed.

Rentlix wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:
I think we are facing a big trend here....

First we had the Japanese Secret Box, now we have the Rox Box!

Don't forget Kelvin's Qubami Packaging.


And Oskar's Cooksey mazes! Although they are a little bit different...

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 Post subject: Re: The Rox Box
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I'm wondering if, when Kelvin finishes his packaging, if I should count that container-maze as a new puzzle for my lists.

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