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 Post subject: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:03 pm 
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Well, the second I lost that auction to get the Starminx I got a sudden drive to own one. the only other way I could do that was through designing my own!

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The total edge length is 34mm.

This puzzle was cast using FDM masters, I designed a small spherical megaminx at the center to be used instead of relying on an existing copy.
IMHO however Alehs design is far superior, as he had to design everything by hand, that takes an amazing skill with the amount of precision this puzzle requires!
So lets all thank Aleh for creating such a wonderful new puzzle for the world!


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:06 pm 
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I love this puzzle! And I'm glad you can now share it with everyone :D

Thank you Aleh!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:35 pm 
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You really did want one :lol: great job!

P.S: the audio on the video is slightly off sync.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:47 pm 
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The version of Drew has absolutely fine size and turns as.... all his puzzles - very smoothly. How I know it? Drew was very kind and sent to me this surprising gift . Thank you very much Drew!!!! I really appreciate it!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Dewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:20 am 
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Awesome both of you.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:33 am 
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Posts like this are the reason I love so much the Twisty Puzzles forum!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:20 am 
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Very impressive! Can we see the mechanism?

Drewseph wrote:
This puzzle was printed using FDM masters,


You printed the whole thing, or printed masters and cast it?


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:28 am 
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He doesn't make to many full prints. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
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Posts like this are the reason I love so much the Twisty Puzzles forum!


I couldn't agree with you more. The Starminx has to be my favorite puzzle of the year.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
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awesome, i love the look of it, now if you and aleh could work with meffert to get this mass produced, that would be......
i'm at a loss for words

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
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felix_300zx wrote:
awesome, i love the look of it, now if you and aleh could work with meffert to get this mass produced, that would be......
i'm at a loss for words

-Chris


Let me finish that for you. AWESOME!

*Caps Lock was necessary*

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
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Absolutly beautiful as always, decided this is one of my favorite puzzles when I first saw Aleh's.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
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Amazing and Beautiful :D The shot where the light shown on the gold side was awesome! like an aura emanating from it ! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:35 pm 
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Reads title,
Did drew win the starminx?
Looks at pictures, mhmm it looks smaller?
Reads the first post, o no you didn't :lol:

Very nice work on this one,
Is it the same mechanism though as the original? As it is shrunken so much.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:37 pm 
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APJ wrote:
felix_300zx wrote:
awesome, i love the look of it, now if you and aleh could work with meffert to get this mass produced, that would be......
i'm at a loss for words

-Chris


Let me finish that for you. AWESOME!

*Caps Lock was necessary*

Alex


As much as I would love to see this puzzle mass produced, I don't think it's going to happen. At least not any time soon. This would be by a wide margin the most complicated puzzle ever to be mass produced. I've seen the mechanism behind... and it's frightening. eBay will have to due for now ;)

Great work as always Drew.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:59 am 
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wow! great job designing it!
It looks really small and nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
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This is passion and love about puzzles!

I love it! The puzzle and the work put into it!

:wink: (L)!

Thank you Aleh and Drew!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Starminx
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:07 am 
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I knew it wouldn't take long for someone to figure it out and print their own. Or rather, not a surprise that you'd find a way.

But as always, this thread fails without cat...

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