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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:40 am 
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@PuzzleMaster6262 Given your question to Garret/Andrew, could you tell us how you did the bandaging then? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:51 am 
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PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
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Because this thread is now about all 48 cubes, how does your/Garrett's mech keep the 2x2x2 aligned correctly above the 24 cube?


The bandaging of the 3x3 is done before the 24-cube cuts are added to the puzzle 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:33 am 
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@TomZ Instead of putting a 2x2x2 over a 24 cube, I designed a master 48 cube, the same way the second pentultimate works on the last layer.

@Garrett The reason I'm asking is after rotating the 2x2x2 45 degrees, would you know if the 24 cube stayed in place or rotated with it?

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
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Yes, but my question was how you bandaged the master 48-cube in to a 48-cube. (not really expecting you to disclose that, but I thought I'd try given you're asking Garret the same sort of question)

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:13 pm 
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TomZ wrote:
Yes, but my question was how you bandaged the master 48-cube in to a 48-cube. (not really expecting you to disclose that, but I thought I'd try given you're asking Garret the same sort of question)

Your right that I won't disclose it, but the secret is to not make a master 48 cube in the first place :lol: My technique might be able to work on all hidden layer mechs but would not work as good as other solutions. When I finish the v2 in a couple weeks, I will show the mech.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:37 pm 
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if the mech you have now will soon be outdated, why not share it?

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
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Garrett wrote:
if the mech you have now will soon be outdated, why not share it?

It is the same mech, I'm just replacing about 100 pieces. I don't have the money to print a puzzle of this size one after another.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
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I'd have to say that this is probably the most amazing and complex puzzle I have seen yet. Great job! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:05 pm 
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Thank you drew11.

If anyone has any ideas for improvement, please post them.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
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How well would spray paint work on the tiles/caps for this puzzle? What about dye? The tiles are solid and mostly 2 mm thick.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
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PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
How well would spray paint work on the tiles/caps for this puzzle? What about dye? The tiles are solid and mostly 2 mm thick.

6 colors of dye should be easy enough to get, I'd go with dye.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:58 am 
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+1 for dye.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:29 am 
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Looks quite cool, but it's a shame it doesn't function as well as it should do. You should have tried your 'put a bunch of magnets on the pieces and put them around a steel ball technique.' :lol:

But seriously, it's a good idea, but it's going to take a long time to get it to a decent standard.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
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PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
Because this thread is now about all 48 cubes, how does your/Garrett's mech keep the 2x2x2 aligned correctly above the 24 cube?


OK, it is MY mech, not Drews, and it is aligned above the 24-cube mech because it is attached to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:11 pm 
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I love your mechanism(it would have to be made out of glue to work worse than mine), but I'm being nitpicky about it being fully functional. When you rotate a 2x2x2 slice 90 degrees, everything would line up perfectly. My confusion is when a 2x2x2 slice is rotated 45 degrees. Because of your added cuts the 24 cube would still be able to rotate. But imagine that the inner 24 cube rotated with the 2x2x2 slice. You would not be able to rotate along the origional 24 cube cuts because the inner 24 cube wouldn't be aligned.

If I'm sounding stupid and your mech already allows all 8 rotations, great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Well, I'm not actually sure if it does or not because I haven't printed it. I have bigger, better things to print :twisted: :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:09 pm 
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Hopefully it's only better, not bigger :lol:

Can you rotate the pieces within solidworks?

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:49 pm 
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I know this is a bump and all, but what's the current status of this puzzle? It's been a while and nothing new has been posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:55 pm 
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V2 is almost finished. However, I'm not making the same mistake twice of posting an unfinished puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:55 pm 
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Well this was embarrassing but I have learned a lot over the past year (and have no problem laughing at my epic fail :lol: ).

I thought it would be fun to show what happened after my first video ended and start this topic back up to continue talking about 48 cubes. Has any one else tried a prototype?

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:02 pm 
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Your puzzle looks like it can be made much more stable with a sphere in the core.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
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Fillets would also help but it didn't have those either :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Cross Cube/48 Cube (Video Uploaded)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:21 pm 
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PuzzleMaster6262, I will attempt this on solidworks... That mechanism was interesting.... Whatever, time to get to work. :lol:

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