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 Post subject: Jason's Radiolarian 3
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:50 am 
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This is the third in my Radiolarian series. It goes a little deeper with the cuts, creating moving centers.



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The Radiolarian Family!
The Radiolarian 2 is the same puzzle mechanism in disguise, somewhat analogous to a 3x3x3 inside a 2x2x2.Image

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:53 am 
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Really great work! I'm curious to see how deep the cuts will go with the face turning icosahedron you keep producing.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Wow thats amazing :o ! I imagine it would add a fair bit of difficulty to the solving? Very well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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That's an incredible family! Very impressive!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Very nice indeed!
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I imagine it would add a fair bit of difficulty to the solving? Very well done!
I think you'll find, compared to the seccond radiolarian, it actualy only adds the moving centers which happen to have a very easy 3 cycle and can be solved last.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Great puzzle once again. I love how the cuts on each face seem to go just about anywhere.
And why is the cornered radiolarian not part of the family?

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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very nice! i like white puzzles.

i have no idea what's Radiolarian?

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Radiolarian is a group of species, if im not mistaken; Just heared it when i waste my time sitting in my biology class 5 yrs Ago :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Very cool! I'd be totally lost trying to solve that thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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I can't say anything but this:
CD2 [C4, F3, E3, X9, T12] [F3, E3]
and this:
Well done!


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Very Impressive. I'm speechless.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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I will propose that those puzzle structures are added as
new elements in the chemistry table. They look wonderful!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Wonderful!

We really need to have another meet up soon, I sense a new juggling video on the horizon...

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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DLitwin wrote:
Wonderful!

We really need to have another meet up soon, I sense a new juggling video on the horizon...

Dave

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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DLitwin wrote:
Wonderful!

We really need to have another meet up soon, I sense a new juggling video on the horizon...

Dave



OK, Dave you will be the official video for this puzzle. I just await the next meetup... (I'm serious)

:)

Thanks everyone for the comments! There aren't many people in the world that appreciate these small steps into the list of puzzles-to-be-made, but I appreciate your cheers!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I can't say anything but this:
CD2 [C4, F3, E3, X9, T12] [F3, E3]
and this:
Well done!

please explain! :)

I absolutely love these face turning Icosahedrons. Are there any more to come?

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Doubleyou wrote:
Andreas Nortmann wrote:
CD2 [C4, F3, E3, X9, T12] [F3, E3]
please explain!
Look here, and don't be overwhelmed by the shear length:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15614&p=190396#p190396
Please post additional questions. I don't want to distract anybody from IO's cool puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I can't say anything but this:
CD2 [C4, F3, E3, X9, T12] [F3, E3]
and this:
Well done!


Yeah, definitely!
And of course I'm curious to know, which ways there are to buy such an amazing design!! I'd be happy, if you contact me.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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You just keep out doing yourself! Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Frank Tiex wrote:
Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I can't say anything but this:
CD2 [C4, F3, E3, X9, T12] [F3, E3]
and this:
Well done!


Yeah, definitely!
And of course I'm curious to know, which ways there are to buy such an amazing design!! I'd be happy, if you contact me.

Frank

I'm curious to know why frank keeps getting all these great puzzles!

Hopefully, with the way I have my career planned, I'll be making some big purchases in a few years. (I'm only 19, so it's not a bad goal to aim for :D)

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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Awsome puzzle, and probably a nice pricetag with it too lol. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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theVDude wrote:
I'm curious to know why frank keeps getting all these great puzzles!
It is no secret.

Frank appreciates nice hand built puzzles and is willing to bid high to get them.

Dave :)

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Radiolarian 3
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.. and I'm also willing to buy them for small money even :lol:
By the way: in the last time I have the feeling, that custom puzzle prices decrease
a little bit. I think most people (me included) are not willing and/or able to spend
extreme prices for custom puzzles anymore. This is in general a good development
and will allow more puzzle friends to buy nice and rare items at more reasonable
prices. Of course I still think, that a builder, who spent hours over hours of manual work
on his puzzle to become alive should get a reasonable reward for his effort.
This is artwork. It is different in a way with 3D-printed puzzles. Here the brainwork on
the mechanism and CAD-design choosing the proper dimensions and gaps counts should
be honoured. But the rest is dumb replication. So it must be cheaper.

Honestly, I prefer fix price and a direct deal with the builder.
ebay, paypal are taking too much money
And I always have to take into consideration, that imported
puzzles to Germany (from outside EU) will have additional customs fees of 4,7% (toys) + 19%
import tax = 23,7% on the original price!! No fun at all..

But - back to the topic - I guess we all agree, the Radiolarian family are desirable puzzles.
And it would be great to get one of them sooner or later. At the moment I am as far away from
these puzzles as you are.

- Frank -

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