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 Post subject: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:44 pm 
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(These notes assume that every face has a unique color.)

Octahedron (has been done)
Features: All pieces need to be correctly placed and oriented, except for corners (octahedron face centers), which do not need to be oriented.

Rhombic Dodecahedron
Features: The mixup-squares in this puzzle are the opposite of the regular cube in terms of orientation - instead of 6 directionless and 12 directed, there are 12 directionless and 6 directed. Also, 12 sets of 2 plus-wedges instead of six sets of four.

Rhombicuboctahedron
Features: No mixup squares have to be oriented. All plus-wedges are unique and directed. Puzzle is doctrinaire.
Comment: IMO the Mixup Plus is perfect for this shape - and not many mechanisms can say that!

Deltoidal Icositetrahedron
Features: All pieces are unique and need to be oriented. All mixup pieces have four colors, and all plus-wedges have two. Puzzle could be made doctrinaire (I think?).
Comment: This is the dual of the rhombicuboctahedron, so it also fits the mechanism perfectly.

Tetrahedron
Features: Ooh, kinky.


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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:09 am 
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Can you be more elaborative?
You are talking about shape variants of the "3x3x3 Mixup Plus", right?
Can you present an image or a link to the already implemented octahedron?


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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:22 am 
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You made the museum listing Andreas! :P http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=2019

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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:34 am 
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[offtopic]On the museum listing of the mixup octahedron, as it is just a shapemod of the mixup cube I'm very sure the middle layers can't turn by 30 but 45 degrees.[/offtopic]

Also I'd guess Jared hasn't made the puzzles, just exploring the solving aspect. Apologies if I'm wrong though.

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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:18 pm 
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:D Tetrahedron :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
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LOL, of course I haven't made any of these. Just talking about solving and hoping someone else finds the ideas interesting. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:58 am 
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Luke wrote:
You made the museum listing Andreas! :P http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=2019
And why have I missed it?
To many additions... :oops:
Thats why I ask these questions. Sometimes I loose track. I hope the audience will forgive me.


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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:24 pm 
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Coaster1235 wrote:
On the museum listing of the mixup octahedron, as it is just a shapemod of the mixup cube I'm very sure the middle layers can't turn by 30 but 45 degrees


Hmm, about the wings of the mixup octahedron, the museum says the equators can be turned in steps of 30 degrees, though this is not showed in the video nor spoken of in the thread. Does anyone know for sure or can anyone contact Mike (Puzzlemaster6262) for information?

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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:49 pm 
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Oooooo- the tetrahedron sounds exciting :lol: Traiphum? I challenge you to make at least one of these mixup cube shape mods by then end of the summer :D please? haha

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 Post subject: Re: Thoughts - Mixup Plus shape mods
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:27 pm 
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Fredrik wrote:
Coaster1235 wrote:
On the museum listing of the mixup octahedron, as it is just a shapemod of the mixup cube I'm very sure the middle layers can't turn by 30 but 45 degrees


Hmm, about the wings of the mixup octahedron, the museum says the equators can be turned in steps of 30 degrees, though this is not showed in the video nor spoken of in the thread. Does anyone know for sure or can anyone contact Mike (Puzzlemaster6262) for information?

Fredrik

Sorry but it is only 45°, not 30°.

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