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 Post subject: Some New DIYkit(red,yellow,white,black)
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three color:yellow ,white ,black,red

the yellow and white is limited ,8$

black :7$


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there is some new photos

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Sorry but that yellow is vile.... :shock:

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Pembo, what's the meaning of ''vile'' ?

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Disgusting and not very nice.

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oooooooooooh............

Personally I love it!

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I have the blue, white and black DIY kits. The cubes are as good as the rubiks.com DIY.


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georges wrote:
I have the blue, white and black DIY kits. The cubes are as good as the rubiks.com DIY.


Or better..........

They are so good!!!!!!

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Anyway, they are much more cheaper than the rubiks.com ones.


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the new diy is better than the old

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The new DIYkit is better than the old one.

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It appears to have quite a selection of different washers in the baggie. Is it something like 1 above the spring, 1 below the spring and a third washer between the center cubie and kernel?


On another note, rubik, your supplier/manufacturer obviously has the ability to make high quality puzzles from original molds. Maybe you could relay a message to them about making something that isn't available already. We can already get diy's and 4x4x4's and megaminx, why wouldn't your supplier make something that's impossible to get? They could probably charge $25 or more each for Octahedron or Domino or Dinosaur Cube replicas.

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Who makes these cubes anyway? They look nearly identical to Rubik's parts. The centers appear to be a pleasing blend of the new arched-style but with the old classic caps. And blue! When did I miss out on that?

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Isn't this breaking patent laws? I feel the same way about buying a knockoff cube (DIY or other) as I do about file sharing and buying DVD copies from china.

But if it's somehow all good and fair, I'll probably go for a white one. I agree the yellow is ugly.

I would definitely pay good money for a new domino!!!


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Perhaps, if this particular arching method is patented. If you're referring to the cube in general, though, that hasn't been under patent since 1988, at least in the US, despite what Seven Towns would have us believe. I'm not sure about other countries, though. The US patent was approved in 1984, and wasn't renewed after its initial 4 year run. Even if it was renewed up until the maximum allowable time limit, it would be over and done with by 2001 at the latest anyway. L8r.


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I thought you could have your patent for 20 years max? So that would lead up to 2004 anyway....even if was renewed

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Maybe... last I heard, it was 20 years. Even so, it would still be out of patent now. L8r.


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Tim Browne wrote:
If you're referring to the cube in general, though, that hasn't been under patent since 1988, at least in the US, despite what Seven Towns would have us believe.


Can you tell where they say differently?


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StefanPochmann wrote:
Tim Browne wrote:
If you're referring to the cube in general, though, that hasn't been under patent since 1988, at least in the US, despite what Seven Towns would have us believe.


Can you tell where they say differently?


Sure. Go to http://www.rubiks.com and ckick on Legal down at the bottom. They don't specifically mention the word "patent", but they do mention Trademark (including the Registered Trademark symbol), Intellectual Property, Copyright,etc, including this little gem:

The RUBIK'S CUBE® in its three dimensional form and any graphic or photographic representation of it, in any configuration, colored or uncolored, whether it carries the RUBIK'S CUBE® name or logo, is protected by intellectual property laws throughout the world.

They make a lot of claims on that page that are an absolute crock, including the claim that Rubik in and of itself is a registered trademark throughout the world. One of the first claims on that page, actually. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, the only one that isn't dead (at least when I checked it about 2 years ago) is the original, Rubik's Cube. Everything else, inluding Revenge, Snake, Domino, etc., are all dead trademarks. It also says (or at least said) on the USPTO web site that the words Rubik and Cube on their own were not trade marked, and that only the specially combined phrase "Rubik's Cube" has any kind of trademark validity at all. Hope this helps. L8r.


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Yes, that's what I thought. I think I remember talking with Dave Jones about this a while back and he mentioned that it's not a patent but a copyright (or trademark?) that protects them. How long do copyrights last?


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Tim Browne wrote:
They make a lot of claims on that page that are an absolute crock, including the claim that Rubik in and of itself is a registered trademark throughout the world.


Don't know about "throughout the world" but here's what USPTO says:
http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=d ... e133th.4.1


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Don't know about "throughout the world" but here's what USPTO says:
http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/gate.exe?f=d ... e133th.4.1


I'm not sure that that's supposed to say... I'm just getting a message saying that the search has expired. I tried doing searches on Rubik and Rubik's and came up with nothing. I did, however, find this on their page...

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights are three types of intellectual property protection. They are different and serve different purposes. Patents protect inventions, and improvements to existing inventions. Trademarks include any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods. Service marks include any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used, or intended to be used, in commerce, to identify and distinguish the services of one provider from services provided by others, and to indicate the source of the services. Copyrights protect literary, artistic, and musical works. For general information, publications and other copyright related topics, you may visit their Web site at http://www.copyright.gov. Copyrights information can be obtained from the U.S. Copyright Office, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20559 or you may call 202 707-3000 or 202 707-6737 (TTY).

In other words, the claims that the cube is protected by "copyright" is a load, unless they want to claim that it's a work of art, and then the burden of proof would be on them to show HOW it's a work of art. For some reason, it's not coming up with anything when I do a search by Rubik or Rubik's, and a search by Erno comes up with completely unrelated people. L8r.


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My bad, sorry. Go to http://www.uspto.gov/ and do "Search Trademarks" under "Trademarks", then "Free Form Search" and enter "Rubik".


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This is what comes out when doing the search: Rubik is live for anything to do with software, online games a.s.o. and Rubik's cube. All other are dead.


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All others are dead, with the exception of Rubik's Cube right down at the bottom. L8r.


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That's what I said


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So you did. Oops. :?


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Pembo wrote:
Sorry but that yellow is vile.... :shock:


In some places that color is called "baby puke brown!"

I like that there are caps for the corners.

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rubik: I'm interested in buying some DIYs, but am not sure if I should buy. Question: How much will shipping cost to the United States? Also, can you confirm that you accept paypal? Thanks.


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hmm, what would the shipping for 3 black kits be to sweden :O

maybe i'll finally get to start building my 3x3x5 :)


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the shipcost it is about 10 $ by air for three three diykit

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I've been using a couple of these DIY kits for a couple weeks now, and they are fantastic. Basically they are identical to the DIY kits available on Rubiks.com but they have superior center caps. The caps are just like Studio Cubes, but the centers are arched. So you get the best of both. The rest of the pieces are identical to a standard cube from what I can tell.

My only complaint was that a few of the small washers were actually too large to fit inside the center (under the spring). But washers can be purchased separately. At least they are metal washers, not plastic.

The white kit is not as bright white as the Rubiks.com white kits were. It's still white but it's just a shade off. All three colors (yellow, white and black) have identical pieces.

I haven't had a single center cap fall off during use, yet they are easy to remove for adjustment. No glue or paper needed! Finally, a DIY kit with ease of adjustment. These are my favorite cubes yet.

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I've been using a couple of these DIY kits for a couple weeks now, and they are fantastic. Basically they are identical to the DIY kits available on Rubiks.com but they have superior center caps. The caps are just like Studio Cubes, but the centers are arched. So you get the best of both. The rest of the pieces are identical to a standard cube from what I can tell.

My only complaint was that a few of the small washers were actually too large to fit inside the center (under the spring). But washers can be purchased separately. At least they are metal washers, not plastic.

The white kit is not as bright white as the Rubiks.com white kits were. It's still white but it's just a shade off. All three colors (yellow, white and black) have identical pieces.

I haven't had a single center cap fall off during use, yet they are easy to remove for adjustment. No glue or paper needed! Finally, a DIY kit with ease of adjustment. These are my favorite cubes yet.

Chris


Hello man!

I completelly agree with you! They are awesome.

But just a thing. The new ones seems to be much high quality, I have a yellow one who is a god..... It moves so well! Plastic seems to be quite better. Don't you have notice that difference?

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I have yellow/white/black diy, a lot of

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I bought 2 of each color kits, they are well made, probably better than DIY kits on Rubik's official site, shipping was fast,(from China to Italy..), in next days probably I'll buy others...


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pelley wrote:
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Basically they are identical to the DIY kits available on Rubiks.com but they have superior center caps. The caps are just like Studio Cubes, but the centers are arched. So you get the best of both.
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??
What, apart from the arch/no arch, is the difference between regular Rubiks and Studio?


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The cubes from the past 3 years or so have different caps. The walls of the centers are thinner now, and the DIY caps are somewhat difficult to keep on without gluing them. You can wedge paper in there to make them stay most of the time, but they still pop out occasionally. The old caps snap in tightly but can still be removed. These kits shown above feature the old style caps, but the centers still have the arches.

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I'm also confused by the three washers. Kernel -> center cube -> Small washer -> spring -> large washer with small hole, screw -> cap. Where would the large washer with the large hole go? Between the spring and large washer with the small hole?

Also, the cubes do come with stickers. I didn't realize that when I ordered.


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some of the washer you doesn't need use.you can choose

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hi,new red color diykit for sale now

just like the white diy,8 $ for each one

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btw, if you guys dont' know already, you need to sand down the sharp points on the springs.
After 3 days of hard puzzling, there was a nice circular groove in the lower washer, and there were traces of metal powder getting into the puzzle. The centre pieces were also quite grey with metal powder inside.


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I'd like to buy a red diyKIT. What do I do? :)


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you can mail to me :rubik@163.com

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I got a new paypal account ,no fee,but don't accept credit card

paypal@rubiks.mobi

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Will there be a paypal account where you still will take credit cards? Even if we have to pay an extra 3%.

Also, it seems like you have access to mold injection machines, so could you do a remake of an Octahedron or some other rare puzzle?


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This is in Shanghai, right? So can I get cheaper shipping because I live there?


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Swordsman Kirby wrote:
This is in Shanghai, right? So can I get cheaper shipping because I live there?


oh,no problem

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