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 Post subject: Circle Dino cube?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:55 am 
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Is it impossible to make them?


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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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the middle one makes me 'hhmmmnnn'

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:57 am 
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I don't think so, since dino cube is vertex turning, the circle is trivial.
Unless I misunderstood the concept...Can the circle turn independently? In that case, it can be made.


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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:58 am 
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You would not be able to use the rainbow cube mechanism because that mechanism does not turn on its faces. In order for the Circle Dino Cube to work you would have to invent another mechanism.

I think...

Chris :D

Good luck though!
Looks cool!
You should mock up siamese Dino cubes and i will build it!


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I've already designed a circle Rex Cube, but the circles are on the corners, so it's beastly.

Too bad I don't have the funds to print it :/

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
I've already designed a circle Rex Cube, but the circles are on the corners, so it's beastly.

Too bad I don't have the funds to print it :/

- Greg


I can make this by hand for you greg? Let me know, i think this would be easy to make.


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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
I've already designed a circle Rex Cube, but the circles are on the corners, so it's beastly.

Too bad I don't have the funds to print it :/

- Greg

Since Rex Cube is corner turning, would that mean it is a higher order Rex Cube, which is an elite skewb with circular cuts and no corners?


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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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Zhewei wrote:
I don't think so, since dino cube is vertex turning, the circle is trivial.
Unless I misunderstood the concept...Can the circle turn independently? In that case, it can be made.


Yes,the circle can turn independently like the Cheese Block.

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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WHAAAAT?? :? :lol:

No, the circle Rex cube has a circle around the corner pieces that doesn't turn while the rex cube turns, so it's like a circle 3x3 :roll:

And how could you make this easilty by hand??? This is a circle rex cube! ^^

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
WHAAAAT?? :? :lol:

No, the circle Rex cube has a circle around the corner pieces that doesn't turn while the rex cube turns, so it's like a circle 3x3 :roll:

And how could you make this easilty by hand??? This is a circle rex cube! ^^

- Greg :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:36 pm 
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If i understand you correctly, one could make this by hand from a rainbow cube. When making the Dino pieces, trim the pieces so that only one corner is filled with two part epoxy. The other corner could be trimmed and fitted snug to the edge of the mechanism. This would allow for the mechanism to spin independently with its own stickers thus creating "triangles" on each corner with a different color scheme.

confusing...i will make a pic

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
WHAAAAT?? :? :lol:

No, the circle Rex cube has a circle around the corner pieces that doesn't turn while the rex cube turns, so it's like a circle 3x3 :roll:

And how could you make this easilty by hand??? This is a circle rex cube! ^^

- Greg :lol:


Is this what your were talking about. Here is a bad sketch but you will get the point. I did this real fast on google sketch lol. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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Now that i look at it, each corner almost resembles a Dogic corner. I like it! I will build it if i can figure out how to have the small corner triangles turn with the larger triangles. This would allow for the corners to scramble thus making a much harder cube to solve.

Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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mizzle576 wrote:
Now that i look at it, each corner almost resembles a Dogic corner. I like it! I will build it if i can figure out how to have the small corner triangles turn with the larger triangles. This would allow for the corners to scramble thus making a much harder cube to solve.

Any thoughts?


It seems similar to Tomz compy skewb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMQnvohs1H0

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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If you tried really hard to find a mechanism, you could make the second and the third ones. The first one wouldn't be too hard to make because it uses a helicopter cube mechanism. I would try to design the first one for shapeways, if I had a program to make 3d print modules. Please help me find one!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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Chilen wrote:
Is it impossible to make them?
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I should point out that your first puzzle is just the curvy-cut version of Gelatinbrain's 3.3.8:
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You'd think that the extra exposed edges of the curvy version would make it harder but the actually just show edge orientation and prevent a couple different parity cases from happening, making the puzzle easier.

There is also a circle version of it:
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There is also a circle version of the Dino cube with the circles around around the vertex being twisted:
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The second puzzle in your image would be quite trivial to solve. There are some short commutator sequences that result in pure 3-cycles that solve the circle centers.

The third puzzle in your image is rather neat since it shows the orientation of the corners, the square centers in the circle show the overall orientation of the cube, and the edges have circle-bitten pieces too. That being said, the circle pieces are also easy to solve with short commutators.

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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The first puzzle is a shallow-cut Curvy Copter II. The Curvy Copter II is actually the puzzle that is equivalent to GB 3.3.8, his puzzle isn't.
I think showing the center orientation would make things harder. But I don't think the puzzle looks very nice so I never made it.

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 Post subject: Re: Circle Dino cube?
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TomZ wrote:
The first puzzle is a shallow-cut Curvy Copter II. The Curvy Copter II is actually the puzzle that is equivalent to GB 3.3.8, his puzzle isn't.
I think showing the center orientation would make things harder. But I don't think the puzzle looks very nice so I never made it.
Oh cool, I didn't know you made a deeper cut Curvy Copter. His version is the depth level in the middle of your Curvy Copter I and II. I was thinking that those edges that show orientation are more a result of the curvy cuts than the depth of the cuts. I see now that you can make them go away by just making the curvy cuts deeper which yields your Curvy Copter II.

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