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 Post subject: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:05 am 
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New video demo + solve:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xTkHIKfvPk

New pics:

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I'm VERY pleased with the results. The puzzle is light, smooth, and has almost an "airy" feel to it due to the hollow WSF print material. Also as a result of it having no springs, and it's unique mechanism inspired by the Vmech, it is literally impossible to pop unless you want to break some parts. Even with one screw removed, the puzzle holds together, and is still a challenge to get apart (but not impossible).

I will post pictures once I get the tiles in the mail, probably tomorrow or monday.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 12:15 am 
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Nice design. Question, how did you apply v-mech to a dino cube?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Sat May 22, 2010 11:35 am 
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I'm going to be buying one of these next month, my Mum's banned me from buying puzzles for a month. It looks awesome though!

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:43 pm 
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New video/pics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xTkHIKfvPk

new pics are in the first post.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 2010 10:58 pm 
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Amazing. I would buy one too, except, ironically enough, my mom's banned me from buying puzzles until the end of June (noooooo!!!!!!), so approximately a month! I've had my mom call puzzles "a waste of money" before, and this is an annoying time, because I have birthday money left over from the begnning of April. The bright side is that I might get a violin soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 2:02 am 
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This looks great, I can't wait to get mine, but is that meant to be the Japanese colour scheme? It looks to me as if it is, the orange and red are switched. And if you do order one in tiles, do you have to get the colour scheme, or could you get a standard colour scheme?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:17 pm 
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I can do whatever color scheme is preferred, but my default is Japanese BOY. I made a mistake with that one apparently.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 5:53 pm 
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With such a simple puzzle(not to take away from your work, I thinks its great :D )is it possible to change the color scheme by assembling it in a different way.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 10:40 pm 
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Beans wrote:
With such a simple puzzle(not to take away from your work, I thinks its great :D )is it possible to change the color scheme by assembling it in a different way.


Apparently it is. I took note of the color scheme the other day and found that one of the cubes I tiled was done "backwards". Just now I finished solving the same puzzle and now the two cubes have the same scheme.

Anyways all 3 are now done so the first orders will ship out after this memorial day weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:30 pm 
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Colors across from each other are always the same but the order can change


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 12:37 pm 
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I bought a copy of this from shapeways... have to say I really like this puzzle. Turns great and feels good. A quick picture for you all..

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A wee bit dirty and mainly just a quick try out to see if the stickers would look good.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Dino Cube
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 2:18 pm 
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RubikSkewb wrote:
Amazing. I would buy one too, except, ironically enough, my mom's banned me from buying puzzles until the end of June (noooooo!!!!!!), so approximately a month! I've had my mom call puzzles "a waste of money" before, and this is an annoying time, because I have birthday money left over from the begnning of April. The bright side is that I might get a violin soon!


As my signature says: If you have fun wasting time ( or money) is it not wasted time (or money). :D

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