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 Post subject: Anyone interested in making the Slice Dino series?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:13 pm 
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Two years ago I thought of a way to overcome the extremely shallow-cut problem of the Dino series that I wasn't very happy with. I realized that the pieces of the three Dino puzzles could be permuted in a different way as with this post:

http://www.twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=23930

I believe the puzzles can be made by:
-Slice DRD by fixing the corners of the Rubik's Revenge and hiding the corner and edge pieces
-Slice DRT by fixing the corners of the 4x4 Megaminx and hiding the corner and edge pieces.

I do not claim these designs as mine and really wished if someone could make them as I don't have the time to learn SolidWorks as of now. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Anyone interested in making the Slice Dino series?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:28 pm 
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Would be helpful if you could post some pictures of what you're thinking, I'm not sure I entirely follow (though I've seen protos of a dino tetrahedron that seems to be much like what you're describing there). Just pop into SketchUp and draw lines on the faces, should be good enough to demo...

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone interested in making the Slice Dino series?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:03 am 
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I have Inkscape so I thought I'd use this illustration. I've turned one axis of each of the three puzzles and added numbers to show how each piece corresponds to the puzzle which it is modded from. The Slice Dino Cube could theoretically be made by a four-thread ball core, while the Slice Dino Rhombic Dodecahedron could be made by a simplified (as the surface layer is now static) 4x4x4 ball core.


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File comment: Slice Dino with one axis turned (out of four)
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File comment: Slice Dino Rhombic Dodecahedron with one axis turned (out of six)
Slice DRD.png
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File comment: Slice Dino Rhombic Triacontahedron with one axis turned (out of twelve)
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 Post subject: Re: Anyone interested in making the Slice Dino series?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:37 am 
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I'm pretty sure the slice-only Dino Cube has only 960 positions. The edges come in pairs where opposite ones are connected so there are 6 pieces. The pieces remain in an even permutation. The two opposite ends can be swapped but not twisted so each piece has 2 orientations per position.

This should leave:

? ((6! / 2) * (2^6 / 2)) / 12 = 960

I might be off by a small factor (like 2) here, I'm not entirely sure that there isn't some other relationship between the pieces and the orientation that I'm not aware of.

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 Post subject: Re: Anyone interested in making the Slice Dino series?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:06 am 
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I could retool my "Crazy Dino Cube" to do exactly this. may bot be easy, but I can.

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