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 Post subject: 6x6x6 Pictures
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2002 4:06 am 
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Daniel Tseng asked me to host & post these. Nice work!

Sandy



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 Post subject: Re: 6x6x6 Pictures
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2002 1:17 am 
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I'd ask how much you'd charge to sell me a set of these, but you're not selling anything that contains your "Magical Attractor" (such as this) until you get a buyer for your idea, right?

How hard is it to keep everything in-line as you're doing slice rotations? Does it get harder to keep cubies in line when you turn fewer slices at a time?

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 Post subject: Is it a true 6x6x6 puzzle ?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2002 4:06 am 
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Thank Sandy. Thank The Yahoo! GeoCities.
I put the pictures of my 6x6x6 puzzle on Geocities' free web site with the information below ¡V

Title: 2x2x2 + 4x4x4 + 6x6x6 = 6x6x6 ?

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Yes, It is a very special equation, because ¡V
The bigger cube(s) can contain the smaller one(s).

I finished this special version 6x6x6 puzzle on 12 June 2002, 3:00 AM (+12:00).
Materials: 216 balsa wood cubes (size 2.0 cm cubed).
1296 Magic Attractors.
1296 Vinyl stickers.
Background: George Roger & Sons (London) Piano, No. 28502.

Of course, you can Twist the layers of them (2x2x2, 4x4x4, and 6x6x6),
you can Shift / Overturn their layers as well.

Puzzle maker: Daniel Tseng
Date: 12 June 2002 (New Zealand)
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But The Yahoo! GeoCities Team noticed me that
¡§Your web site, http://www.geocities.com/dynamic_toys seems to have been receiving a large amount of traffic.
Our records indicate that you're using more than the allotted amount of data transfer we provide for a free web site, which is 3 gigabytes per month (measured on an hourly basis). That means that during the past few days
we had to temporarily turn your site off to keep the bandwidth within this limit.¡¨

And I found the pictures on the site had become weird, it is not convenient for Twisty friends,
therefore I asked Sandy to upload these pictures onto Twisty. He did this perfectly,
Thank Sandy again.

Comments and suggestions are welcome, thank you.

Daniel


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 Post subject: RE: Questions
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2002 7:37 am 
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It is not a problem to keep the small cubes in line and doing rotation.
But there is a structural defect existing in this puzzle design ¡V
I put six stickers on each small cube (sorry, I think they are true cubes, not cubies), this design is quite different
from Rubik's Cube, when you twist the layers, it would be inevitable to have some stickers cross over other
stickers, maybe two stickers' edges would conflict with each other, you can not use it as a speeding cube.
Therefore it is better to keep the stickers in convex shape (not flat) to avoid this matter, and it is not a good looking design.

I think in mass production the Thermo-Transfer Technique would be used ¡V
(1). Pre-printing desired colours (or images) on Thermo-Tranfer film.
(2). Using Thermo-Transfer stamping machine to transfer the colours (or images) on the objects. The shape of the objects may be round, or uneven, like the golf ball.

Is there any Twisty Puzzle made by this technique ? (No stickers.)

Daniel


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 Post subject: The dogic is a good example
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2002 7:37 am 
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The dogic uses plastic pieces which are made in the intended colour. So there are no stickers on it. The following page from Jaap's site has a picture.

http://www.org2.com/jaap/puzzles/dogic.htm


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 Post subject: Re: RE: Questions
PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2002 11:14 pm 
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The Star Wars 2x2x2's (all 7 of them) have some kind of high durability paint on them. Maybe they were produced as you explained.

Sandy


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 Post subject: Way cool!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2002 8:43 pm 
Naturally, mass manufacture of these things is a ways off. But let us know if it gets picked up; the engineering of this puzzle must have been enormous!


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