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 Post subject: Re: Video's removed for bandwidth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:51 am 
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Darn, I was hoping to get to this when I had time and just saw the video removed... Anyone willing to upload and send me a link, please?

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 Post subject: Re: Video's removed for bandwidth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:59 am 
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I uploaded the big one here:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=03U81FYO
I do not have the one on how to make the axis cube though.

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 Post subject: Re: Video's removed for bandwidth
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:21 am 
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I'll upload them in a .rar, hold on.

Actually, give me a bit and I will convert them to .AVI, should get rid of any problems.

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Both videos, in AVI format(it's a larger file size, but should work for almost everyone), in a .rar. :D

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FWI3JGGR

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:24 pm 
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I appreciate all of the help with the dodecahedron. I was able to make one using the video. One of the amazing things about SolidWorks is that you can achieve the same product using many different methods.

I have another quick question. Do I have to make the core manually or is there a trick to this? Thanks everyone!

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:28 pm 
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You'd have to make the core, but it's usually easier to build a design around a core. you can get 3x3x3 cores and screws and springs from c4y, and you can use a chinaminx for dodecahedral puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:00 pm 
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Thank you for re-upping these for us, both of you. Also, thank you to Drew for creating the tutorial!

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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I have a good enough computer to convert them quickly and a great connection to upload them fast, so I figured I might as well.

Big thanks to Drew for making this. I've been working on making different mechs of cubic puzzles for now, but we'll see what I get into.

I like that you can have the cutting rotations, then change the shape that you're cutting. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:30 pm 
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Could you explain how to add in tolerances? I don't know if you just overlooked this in the video, but it just popped into my mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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I guess I'd do that piece by piece. Figure out how to push the face's that'll touch back a smidge, and should be all good.

Also, has anyone noticed that when the center pieces of a rubik's brand cube with arched centers, when taken apart, don't make a circle. It makes a circle after the other pieces are put in, and they get stretched out a tiny bit.

Or the other way around, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:14 pm 
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Yeah, on the free dino cube files, they were designed with a small gap between the center piece and the core.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:31 am 
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I can only heear sound with quicktime on the AVI ones...
can you upload the mp4 ones?


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:02 am 
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theVDude wrote:
I have a good enough computer to convert them quickly and a great connection to upload them fast, so I figured I might as well.


You do realize that the speed you can upload with to them is limited by the website, not your connection.
Anyway I downloaded Solidworks, and for some reason mine accepted registration and I now have the full License (though I could also just have entered one from my school), But it seems that to export to STL you need to have the professional edition for the scanto3d function? At least that is what I could make out from the help file.

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And to view the avi files download a codec pack here:
http://www.free-codecs.com/download_sof ... 5144&s=775

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:49 am 
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I don't know if I have something selected that I shouldn't, but I need some help. When I am trying to rotate the line to build the mechanism, I get a message saying I can't because the shape intersects itself or the center point, and it will only let me rotate with the thin layer box checked. It won't work otherwise. This is keeping me from finishing out the 3x3 and actually learning how to finish a model. If anyone can help, please do.

Edit: Nevermind, I found out what was going on. The revolve and surface revolve have some differences. Thanks for the tutorial Drew, btw.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:48 pm 
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Andrew, you are amazing!

I have been working with SolidWorks for almost a year, now, and I have never considered using surface bodies to make the cuts! I always just did them by incredibly arduous work. I can't wait to try all sorts of cool stuff with this new method!

I'm glad I'm still a student, as I can get a student edition of SolidWorks for only $78, as opposed to nearly $1000 for the professional edition.

I now understand how you did the Praxis cube! I'm going to try so many cool 3x3 mods!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! You have made this mechanical engineering student very, very happy!

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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I just downloaded this and have already designed the pieces for the 3x3x5 with out the tutorial and was wondering how to export files and how to change files into stl format. Any help would be apreciated. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:26 pm 
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You can't export as an STL, but someone with the full version can open the files you do save and save them as STL.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 1:29 am 
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jolly red giant wrote:
I just downloaded this and have already designed the pieces for the 3x3x5 with out the tutorial and was wondering how to export files and how to change files into stl format. Any help would be apreciated. :D

If you send me the files, I'll convert it to STLs for you...
(or you can look for a free *legal* converter on the internet...)


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:15 pm 
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Now how did I miss this thread before I started designing twisty puzzles???

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I can only heear sound with quicktime on the AVI ones...
can you upload the mp4 ones?


I have the same problem. Is anyone able to get the video on a Mac?


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:50 pm 
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Can someone upload the video in other free uploading sites 'cause we can't access megaupoad in Hong Kong. :cry: Please somebody? :( I would apperaciate very much. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:49 am 
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I have a mac and it says I need an aplication to open it. Any help?

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:12 am 
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I downloaded it and when I try to open it I just get notepad with a load of weird symbols on it.

Any help? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:26 pm 
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I took the liberty to convert these two files to .mov and they work on my mac... Is there any problem, Drew, if I upload these to a site like rapidshare for others to try?

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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jabeck wrote:
I took the liberty to convert these two files to .mov and they work on my mac... Is there any problem, Drew, if I upload these to a site like rapidshare for others to try?



That could work if Drew is okay with it. I don't have a mac but I have quicktime. Pleeease Drew :D!

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:32 pm 
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Yeah haha please drew. I really really want to watch it. But can't

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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Both Miro and VLC play it perfectly on my mac. I suggest you get one of them- they are both fine programs. And free.

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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Why cant this uploaded to YouTube? That way everybody would be able to watch it. I watched it perfectly on Windows 7 and XP with Windows Movie Player or somthing like that...

Bumrang :solved: :scrambled: :solved:

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 8:32 pm 
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Its not on youtube anymore because I don't want to get into any trouble. so please do not upload it anywhere

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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No problem - glad I asked then. I agree that the VLC route would be the best route to go then too..

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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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What is there you would get in trouble for???

BTW I am now watching it in Miro; thanks for the tip, Cubicle.


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 Post subject: Re: Puzzle building tutorials
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I'd just like to add too, that I'm having a blast with this technique! Thanks SO much for posting it in the first place. I've already figured out a helicopter cube (more or less) in a matter of about an hour. The mind just starts to go crazy thinking of all the ideas. Hmmm... first I better learn how to cast and make molds too though - LOL!

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