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 Post subject: Void Prism
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:13 am 
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I kind of feel bad about making this thread and not really explaining the puzzle more. But it's late, and i'm going the hell to bed. I have class in a few hours. I'll post more tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Excellent. Looking forward to the video etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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That is totally awesome! The pictures say it all. Very cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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awesome puzzle!

is the mechanism used in this similar to the one found in the void cube, or is it of your own design?

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Earth has *just* succeeded to avoid destruction from the black holes which were created by the
Void Cube's and the Holey Cube's singularities. Now, with this new designs there is no more hope!!!

Well done Scott!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Looks great Scott! How's the stability?


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Nice Scott :)


Good to finally see more from you! There's a long time since you didn't posted a new puzzles!


Anyways, can't wait to see that beast stickered!



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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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It 'Looks' Amazing! great design and keep it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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It does indeed look amazing! Was this whole thing printed or casted? It looks like it was printed just from the way the surface of the pieces look...but I can never be sure :P Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Nice work!

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It does indeed look amazing! Was this whole thing printed or casted? It looks like it was printed just from the way the surface of the pieces look...but I can never be sure :P Great job!


It's entirely printed as I cannot imagine that the masters hadn't been smoothed before casting. So most likely this is just an in progress picture and he'll be smoothing the masters soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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I am glad that the FDM printed rails worked out, I was not sure if they would be strong enough.

Now we need a Void Skewb... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Puzzlemaster42 wrote:
Now we need a Void Skewb... :wink:


The hollow design of the Skewb is actually begging for it to be designed!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Very impressive! Cant wait to see it finished!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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WOW :shock:

I don't even need a video to see great it is, but I'd like one :lol:

10/10!! Great job dude!


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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That is a wonderful puzzle!

Just a thought: Since I can tell that it's based on the Void Cube's design, you might want to mention Katsuhiko Okamoto's name. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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amazing! Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Void Pentagonal Domino next? :P


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Wouldn't that be even easier to make then this?

Because all you would be getting rid of is the center.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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thats a freaking crazy build!! great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Great stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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DragonCuber wrote:
Void Pentagonal Domino next? :P

How do you make a void domino? Don't you need at least 3 slices to have a hole?


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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I'm always impressed by voids. Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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That is awesome! I can't wait to see it in person at the boston meetup!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Awesome. I can't wait to see it in action.


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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flambore wrote:
DragonCuber wrote:
Void Pentagonal Domino next? :P

How do you make a void domino? Don't you need at least 3 slices to have a hole?

You could keep F, R, B and L normal, but make a hole through U and D.

Anyway, all it needs is some smoothing and stickering, other than that awesome work!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Superb!

An excellent looking puzzle :)


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flambore wrote:
How do you make a void domino? Don't you need at least 3 slices to have a hole?


You'd only lose 4 out of 6 (5 out of 7) of the holes , though. Hmm. Come to think of it. You've given me an idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Wait a second; what, What, WHAT!? [/metal gear awesome]

I think Scott's got some 'splaining to do. :O

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Wait a second; what, What, WHAT!? [/metal gear awesome]

I think Scott's got some 'splaining to do. :O

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3313/omgi.png

if it is a cubic 7x7 it is probably made like this one

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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SaiyanKirby wrote:
Wait a second; what, What, WHAT!? [/metal gear awesome]

I think Scott's got some 'splaining to do. :O

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3313/omgi.png

if it is a cubic 7x7 it is probably made like this one


It's probably just an extended or something like that, he would have showed it to us, and look, there is a rubik's brand sticker :)

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Scott,
Great job! I was wondering if someone would try that. :D Printed rails look like the way to go. I do not think alumilite would be strong enough.
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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Scott did present his 7x7x7 back in 2007:
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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Wow, nice memory Thomas!

Ok, now time to break all of your hearts. This puzzle does not work. Not even close, it was a complete and total failure, and does not turn at al. The only thing that this puzzle is good for is showing that my concept can work. Also it makes for a nice looking paper weight.

I made this thread to just show you guys what I have been working on lately, and i figured this might be a fun way to do it. And hey, if Tony Fisher can do it, I can too :P

The reason that it does not work, is because of the huge limitation on space inside the puzzle, the rails do not have room to be thicker. They are too thin, and are very fragile, and break if you so much as look at them funny. A re-design is in the works, and it will most likely be pillowed to allow me to increase the thickness of the rails.

So sorry for this thread, I just wanted to have some fun with my $400+ paper weight. And technically, I did not lie when I posted this thread :P

I am actually a bit surprised that nobody picked up on this and called me on it, the pictures do slightly give it away. (see attachment)


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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I saw that, but thought it was part of the face-turning mech. I thought maybe you embedded the top rail inside the parts or something.


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SaiyanKirby wrote:
Wait a second; what, What, WHAT!? [/metal gear awesome]

I think Scott's got some 'splaining to do. :O

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3313/omgi.png


I noticed that too!
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I think Scott's got some 'splaining to do. :O
Indeed... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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Earth and the Universe are safe again... for now!

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
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It still is awesome, even though it doens't work yet. I didn't quite understand though. Does it not turn because the rails are to fragile, meaning if you had one out of metal that is greased it would work or does it not turn because there is a mistake in the design?
I am looking foreward to seeing the next version.

Btw: I assume that a void skewb would be a skewb with only 4 corners right?
Wich would in my view only look good on a HM pyramid say, where the center triangles are gone.

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Hmm, i suppose if I could get my hands on some made out of metal that it might work. The ABS printed ones just aren't even close to strong enough.

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