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 Post subject: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:16 pm 
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I decided to combine the two things that bring us here together: the cube and computers: I ended up with a keyboard cube. Have a look.Image Since then I created the bondaged version of the keyboard cube though I haven't taken a picture of it yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 7:25 pm 
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Ha! Very cool!

I suppose this mod shouldn't be too hard to make either, and keyboard keys seem to be just the right size for fitting onto 3x3x3 cube pieces. Great idea!

So what keys did you put on each face? I like the way the numbers from the number pad fit onto one face. Looks like you've also used the normal number keys for another face, and letters A-I for another. What about the other three faces? I'm guessing F1-F9, J-R, S-Z and "."?

Here's another idea: keyboards come in different colours. It would be great to have one of these with maybe three different coloured faces.

And a final challenge: make one of these that you can plug into a computer and use! :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 9:03 pm 
Total madness! It's great ;)

Did you use backspace, enter, +, 0 etc for the bandaged version?

What is the puzzle behind the keys cube? It looks like a mental block with different proportions!

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 Post subject: Re: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:03 pm 
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Yes I used the long keys for my bondaged version. They fit perfectly over two cubies. I wish I did make it in black as well. They would look great next to each other: one black, one white; or you can make 2-coloured version or a chessboard effect... I need a few broken keyboards then...

The puzzle behind is the "Mental block" from "Puzzle Reconstruction studio" made on the basis of the skewb-keyring.

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 Post subject: Re: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:59 pm 
I meant the one between the mental block and the domino. It looks like a skewb type puzzle. At first I thought is was a different mental block, but now I think it might be a skweb ultimate.

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 Post subject: Re: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:25 am 
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A very nice and effective idea.
Congratulations.

Anthony


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2003 7:25 pm 
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I did think about different colours. In fact my bondaged cube I mentioned is 2-coloured: it has dark grey keys on. I really wanted to get hold ov the keyboard with black keys but all of them are brand new at the moment and users did not manage to ruin one yet. I might need to walk passed one whilst he is drinking coffee and accedently make him spill it all over and then offer to replace it with a new one.
Well, maybe one day... The keys on other sides do have "F" keys, special keys, etc.
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 Post subject: Re: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2003 10:59 pm 
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Oh yes,

It does look weird on this photo. I am pretty sure it was skewb-ultimate, but now I can't prove it as I am decorating this room and had to take everything off the shelf.
It must be some optical illusion as I have only 1 "mental block".

Vadim


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 Post subject: Re: Keyboard cube
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 10:25 am 
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It can even stand on one corner without a stand!Image
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