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 Post subject: The Compy Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:39 pm 
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This one is abased on the concept by Sausage for "Sausage's Cube". This puzzle was designed and built with Wayne's permission. He suggested we come up with a new name, and we settled on "Compy Cube", naming it after a famous little dinosaur.

It's a very easy puzzle to solve which makes it a lot of fun! I think people who are intimidated by twisty puzzles may find this one fun and rewarding to play with.

I'll be offering a very small run of these puzzles for sale soon. They will be 3D printed. As always, the mailing list at http://www.thetwistystore.com is a great way to find out first.

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:53 pm 
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Nice work! I like the occasional easier puzzle.

What is the size? There's reference in the pictures. It looks to me like it is a fair bit smaller than a regular 57mm cube.

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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I've really liked this puzzle since I did it on UMC (easy, I know :wink:) and this one looks great. :D I doubt that I'll be able to afford it though. :(

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:19 pm 
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Excellent ! I think it could be easily mass-produced. So I hope.


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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:26 pm 
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Looks great and fun to solve. Nice work!


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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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Lovely!

How did you get the pieces to stay in stably?


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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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This has made my head explode. :shock: I just don't know what the core is..I feel so useless :lol:

Although it does look like how the Skewb should look based on the master skewb's appearance, imo.

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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This puzzle looks amazing! I hope I can afford it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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perfect ¡¡¡ :wink: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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Named after a famous little dinosaur, aww!
Love it. This would actually make the Dino cube an "edges only" version of this. Or are we going to say this
is a Dino Cube with corners and centers?

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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This is by far y favorite puzzle built this year so far. I have waited so long for this puzzle to be made and now its here! Great job, and i might just look into buying one of these.

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Sigh... I think it needs a hug from me. I'm delighted to see it finally exist.

Simple puzzle, but let me tell you, this is not an easy puzzle to design. Jason has certainly pulled off a difficult mechanism.

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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It's nice to see a plastic version of the Shallow-Cut Dino Cube. I love it! :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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I was staring at a fisher cube just last week, wondering when someone would make a dino with centers. Nice job!


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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:13 pm 
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It looks great! Very aesthetically pleasing puzzle. Good to look at. Wonderful work!

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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very beautyful
second! it realy beautyful. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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I really like it!

Compy, as in Compsognathus I guess?


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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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neat and beautiful
just love it


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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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Retr0 wrote:
This has made my head explode. :shock: I just don't know what the core is..I feel so useless :lol:

With the axis of turning being the 8 corners, it probably has an 8-armed core. Does this answer your question?

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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its like a pyraminx cube

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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greeneye wrote:
its like a pyraminx cube

Not at all. I fail to see your logic.


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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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I'd actually imagine the core being a 14-armed spider with 8 rotating arms and 6 fixed ones.. The centers don't need to be separate edge-like pieces so they can attach directly to the core right?

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GuiltyBystander wrote:
I'd actually imagine the core being a 14-armed spider with 8 rotating arms and 6 fixed ones.. The centers don't need to be separate edge-like pieces so they can attach directly to the core right?

This was how I was imagining it, as well.

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squabpuzzles wrote:
greeneye wrote:
its like a pyraminx cube

Not at all. I fail to see your logic.

I fail to see how you fail to see his logic.

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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Lucas Garron wrote:
squabpuzzles wrote:
greeneye wrote:
its like a pyraminx cube

Not at all. I fail to see your logic.

I fail to see how you fail to see his logic.

You both don't seem to see that this is much like a Dino, thus the name "Compy Cube". If it was the Pyraminx Cube it would be the Cubominx, but find "Tony Fisher" in the description of the puzzle if you think so. Honestly, would the others have noted Jason's making of such a complicated mechanism if it was nearly as simple as the Pyraminx?

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 Post subject: Re: The Compy Cube
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I think what they mean by a "pyraminx cube" is that all the corner axis that rotate are similar to praminx corners, in that they each move 3 edge pieces. However the Compy Cube doesn't have the unnecessary turning tips. did that make sense? :lol:

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