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 Post subject: Pyraminx CrystalPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2002 8:46 pm

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 1999 12:18 pm
Location: Palerang Shire, NSW, Australia
Studying the Pyraminx Crystal, I am assuming it is technically identical to the megaminx. Would this be right?

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 Post subject: NoPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2002 10:06 am

Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2000 8:27 pm
Location: Wilmington, NC, USA
I've studied this puzzle, too, and I'm convinced you cannot make one from a Megaminx. When you rotate the face of a Megaminx, 10 pieces move. When you rotate a Pyraminx Crystal, 15 pieces move. You need a different internal mechanism!

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 Post subject: No, i dont think soPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2002 8:46 pm

Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2001 8:31 am
Location: New York
It is Deep cut, the pyraminx crystal, that is. Theres a pic on sandy's site

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 Post subject: megaminxPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2002 8:50 pm

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 1999 12:18 pm
Location: Palerang Shire, NSW, Australia
Yes, you're right. But I believe it can be made from an altered megaminx core.

That's a later project. I'm still thinking it through.

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 Post subject: Good luckPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2002 8:50 pm
Good luck on that, by the way how goes the 6x6x6

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 Post subject: Me too!Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2002 12:50 am
It must be possible to mod a megaminx to make it. This is how I thought about doing it.

Sand down megaminx to a sphere, should make for a more stable puzzle than simply using the kernel. (Could stop here and paint a globe on it for an interesting puzzle!)

Build up the pieces with sheet material & milliput. Corners should be simple, edges will need a key that runs under the corners. Maybe cast from these pieces if they are good enough.

Should do it!

Lots of work

Max

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