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 Post subject: Three Cube and Five Cube Compounds?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Has anyone tried to make puzzles with these shapes?

I think that the 3 cube compound could be made by having the pieces turn on the planes of the individual cubes.


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 Post subject: Re: Three Cube and Five Cube Compounds?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:08 pm 
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The 5-cube compound is just an Edge-turning Dodecahedron.
However I'm not really sure what the 3-cube compound can be though...

Also, the 5-cube compound can be made into a face-turning Hexagonal Dipyramid.

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 Post subject: Re: Three Cube and Five Cube Compounds?
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I saw the face-turning dodecahedron the first one before I saw Monopoly pointed it out.

I don't know how the 2nd one can be made really. It seems like a 36-axis cube, which doesn't seem too easy to make.

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 Post subject: Re: Three Cube and Five Cube Compounds?
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The first one would make an awesome starminx mod!

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 Post subject: Re: Three Cube and Five Cube Compounds?
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Rentlix wrote:
I don't know how the 2nd one can be made really. It seems like a 36-axis cube, which doesn't seem too easy to make.



It seems to me that the puzzle op described is a very awkward shapemod of a starminx II. I doubt it cane be made. I'm about to attempt to prove myself wrong :)

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 Post subject: Re: Three Cube and Five Cube Compounds?
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Looking at the second, it could turn along the cross shape of 2 colors along the face of the other, or it could turn along the corners. I think that the first choice would be easier to make, although it would be based off of a Helicopter cube (I think, mainly because it looks to be edge-turning). It would only have those 6 options for turning.

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Working on it.... This puzzle is going to be really cool...

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 Post subject: Re: Three Cube and Five Cube Compounds?
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Monopoly wrote:
However I'm not really sure what the 3-cube compound can be though...
Take a look at the "solid common to the three cubes" picture at the bottom of this page. It looks like it'd be a edge+face turning cube.

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I think that a puzzle for the three cube compound could be made. The pieces could turn along the faces of each cube, kinda like the Alexander's Star. The face with two different types of pieces on it could turn 180 degrees, while the cross-shaped one could turn 90 degrees. Same for the five cube one, Except the faces would all only turn 180 degrees.

My idea! I called it! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Three Cube and Five Cube Compounds?
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I spent some time a while back looking at making a twisty puzzle out of the compound of five tetrahedra:

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But I didn't really get very far. As suggested above for the cubes, the idea is that turns are enabled along each tetrahedron face. The puzzle would have icosahedral twist.


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I designed a 3x3 version of the first solid shown, called the "Spiky Cube". Though I don't think anyone ever actually made it :?

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