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 Post subject: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:37 am 
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It is more work than I thought.

Before I go in holiday I want update this thread.

First I want thank you all for your comments.
A special thank you to Tony. Without his tips and tricks I saw in his construction videos of balls I never able to do this.

Here is the picture of the Version 0.9. The stickering is finished for nearly 30%.

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With great interest I have read the discuss in Tony's thread (First Gigiminx Mod) about the Gigaball.

Since two weeks I am planning on it. My first attemps with the DIY Kit were not good. They were extremely bad. No I have gone the way, to built a massiv Gigaminx by my own and make it round.

On the picture you see the Version 0.8.

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It is a lot of work to do. The next step is to fill the air bubbles with milliput. After harding and sanding again I will make a video.

For the sticker I need 4 or 5 days. I am planning a very special kind of stickering.


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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:39 am 
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Are you serious! ARE YOU REALLY SERIOUS!!!! AND YOU BEAT TONY FISHER TO IT!!!!!!!!!!!
edit: I really need to start on my mod, before someone makes a VOID GIGAMINX!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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looks great and amazing! great job :D

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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Wow Claus! I'm looking forward to seeing this one finished!


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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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I knew it will come :lol: !!

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 9:32 am 
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Wow Claus, that looks fantastic!!!! Couple of voids to fill in, but otherwise, it's great! I don't have the patience to sand something into a perfect sphere.


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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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teraball anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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I think it can be done. Claus has basically altered time and space in the past 2 weeks! What else can he do! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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Great work as always. I am hoping it will have really good movement otherwise the shape will make it a real pain to move.

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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Yeah I agree with Tony, if that thing was a cube4you brand, it would be next to impossible to turn, I hope that it was a good turning gigaminx

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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Excellent!

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Yeah I agree with Tony, if that thing was a cube4you brand, it would be next to impossible to turn, I hope that it was a good turning gigaminx


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Since two weeks I am planning on it. My first attemps with the DIY Kit were not good. They were extremely bad. No I have gone the way, to built a massiv Gigaminx by my own and make it round.

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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WOW, another gem Claus. I think my forearms and hand would be screaming in pain if I did that much sanding. I look forward to seeing it stickered, but I don't envy the stickering process. Beautiful work.

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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Heh, no way! :D

looks awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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This is amazing! I do have one question though. Since you casted the gigaminx, wouldn’t it have been easier to round the pieces on cad before you got them printed, Or did you use already existing masters.

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 Post subject: Re: The first Gigaball
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So can we expect the Hexaball next week or are we just gonna skip to the petaball? :lol:

Although we'll need the decaball at some point :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:31 am 
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I have updated the first post.


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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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Whoa! Awesome stickers, Clause! That's gonna be hell to solve :D

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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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Wow! those are awesome stickers!


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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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Both the stickers and the puzzle look very challenging to make. They've both turned out great!

I guess the fastest bit to sticker will be the Pacific Ocean :)


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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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Have you calculated how many solved positions their are? Is their a way to accelarate the shifting of the contienents? I know exactly how many different ways I could solve it...0

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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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those continent stickers are awesome i would never even come close of making stickers as perfect as yours AWESOME! :D

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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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I love the world stickers! I've always had an obbsession with globe-stickerd twisty puzzles, and this one just screwed all the rest of them! Where did you get the awesome stickers?

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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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This puzzle if full of epicness. I praise thou.


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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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definitely the a puzzle that I think is the best fit so far for globe stickers!
Very beautiful, and awesome idea! Seems like much more of a challenge even to the original gigaminx.

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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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Wow! I love the globe sticker idea! I collect globe puzzles, so can I have this one? :)

Awesome job, Claus!


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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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Fantastic Claus. I wonder if Google Earth can find GigaEarth :lol: . I can not wait to see it completely stickered.

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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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*speechless*


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 Post subject: Re: GigaEarth V 0.9 (The first Gigaball) update
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Will you bring it to the DCD?

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