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 Post subject: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:04 pm 
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I designed and printed this cube December of 2012 and just got around to posting it today. The idea of the puzzle was to figure out the most stable way to turn a megaminx into a pentagonal prism. The next step is stickering, i don't know the best way to go about that so if you guys could post below on how you would recommend doing that i would appreciate it. Name suggestions would also be nice, i was originally going to name it the "Pentaminx" but that name was recently taken. This is my first printed puzzle and im rather pleased with the results. It moves well enough to solve without getting frustrated, but it is certainly not a speed cube


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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:49 pm 
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That looks really awesome, bro. :D My suggestion, try having your hooks on the corner pieces go in further and reach out farther, they look really small. Also, can you include a picture of the cube half apart? Doing that can help solve the culprit of the occasional pop. Also, with putting on stickers, you would have to go with plain out cutting them out then putting them on... :|


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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:18 pm 
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The way you've sliced the pentagonal prism results in a chiral puzzle. Pretty cool. I've always wanted to see the "twins" sets that get sold with a white and a black puzzle be changed to a left and right handed puzzle. There aren't too many chiral puzzles available though.

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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:28 pm 
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I can't wait to see the finished version.


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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:07 am 
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Very nice puzzle, a great first design.
coedude wrote:
The next step is stickering, i don't know the best way to go about that so if you guys could post below on how you would recommend doing that i would appreciate it.
You can get Oliver to cut you some stickers if you can supply him with a template for each face - you should be able to get outlines from your CAD program, but you may have to manually add a small radius at the corners of each sticker to make them look nice.

As to the name, you could try Quintaminx (pent=greek, quint-latin) as hept means seven.

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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:59 am 
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Looks like a very nice puzzle indeed!

As for a name suggestion, maybe you could name it Prism-Minx or Mega-Prism?


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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:37 am 
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shapeways pretty please? :lol: I loveeeee the hexaminx type puzzles and the cuts they have, this looks just as appealing, very good for your first puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:55 am 
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Very nice idea !

Gus wrote:
Quintaminx (pent=greek, quint-latin) as hept means seven.

But there are seven faces ! :)

Will you try to make the faces flater before stickering ?

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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:37 am 
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Felixouchon wrote:
Very nice idea !
Gus wrote:
Quintaminx (pent=greek, quint-latin) as hept means seven.
But there are seven faces ! :)
Yes, but I thought that he was referencing the pentagonal prism :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 7:40 am 
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I think I saw this puzzle handbuilt by Chino a while back. It's great to see more people making it though :) I can't remember the name he gave it, but you should not change it. Sadly the puzzle is not in the museum so it's hard to find.

edit: I am going to attempt to find it and reply again.

haha ok I take it back. Chino made a Hexagonal prism: http://www.twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/pu ... ?pkey=2456

sorry for that.

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 Post subject: Re: Heptaminx
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 11:05 pm 
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Really cool puzzle, reminds me of the triangular prism 3x3 mods I've seen. Perhaps call it the pentaprism or prisaminx? :?

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