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 Post subject: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:44 am 
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Hi Forum, I am happy to present my first version of the Puzzle I am calling The Astrominx. This is a icosahedral transformation of The starminx(my all time favorite puzzle), which was first made by Aleh and then by Drewseph. The staminx mechanism that I used was based off Work done by Clayton Ertly(Clay n Eva Creations). The stickers were cut by Eitan (pirsquared). I will not be selling this puzzle, because there are a few things I would like to change about the design, It's not perfect yet and I want it to be before I sell one.

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:53 am 
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This is flippin' amazing!

I <3 the starminx, and I <3 icosahedra. Best combo ever!

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 11:55 am 
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Great Job Man!
It looks so good with stickers!

We need to talk soon I have some ideas on the designs.

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:03 pm 
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Amazing! Well done :D Looking forward to the video.

May this stream of incredibly awesome new puzzles that's been going on lately never end :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:10 pm 
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This looks so... so... symmetric!!!

Love it!

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:47 pm 
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I love this puzzle! Its very awesome. How many colors did you end up using?

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:37 pm 
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This puzzle was fantastic, though a bit loose, just adjust the center pieces as I mentioned and it should move beautifully!

This is a very pretty puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:39 pm 
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He used 10 colors, making opposite faces the same color. It looks great stickered!

I got to try this out yesterday at MIT, and so did Drew, and we agreed that with some tweaking of the tolerances and larger fillets this puzzle will be really, really good. I'm excited to see the next version!

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:10 pm 
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It's not quite the starminx, it's better. It still has the megaminx corners.

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
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This is great! Another icosahedron, Doubleyou :wink: . This is probably the second-deepest cut vertex-turning icosahedron in existence, right after Jason's Icosamate.

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It's not quite the starminx, it's better. It still has the megaminx corners.


Indeed. This puzzle is GelatinBrain 2.2.3, whereas the true icosahedral implementation of the starminx would be GelatinBrain 2.2.4. The cut depth of 2.2.4 is even deeper. But this puzzle is more difficult. 2.2.3's [Edit: thanks for pointing that mistake out, Elwyn] dual would be GelatinBrain 1.1.4.

Fantastic puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
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Video

As you can see from the video, the puzzle needs some tweaking, but I am confident version 2 will be much better.

It has been mentioned a couple times in this thread that this isn't a true icosahedral starminx, and now that I think about it it is true. Its just a starminx with more parts exsposed.

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
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Gorgeous!

If you ever scramble it, please post pics. :P


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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:59 am 
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Admirable.
And easy to classify. Thank you. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:06 am 
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Wow, you got that stickered fast! :lol:

Awesome puzzle, and despite you saying you don't want to sell it due to quality, I thought it was quite nice!

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
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I knew about this puzzle before any of you! :lol: Gingervergo told me ahead of time about his project! such a nice gesture!

its so lovely I cant believe it.

Congratulations of finally completing the puzzle! It could be tuned tho :P

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:36 am 
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Very tasty looking puzzle! Great job.

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:40 pm 
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a whole lot like the icosaminx

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
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mitchblahman wrote:
a whole lot like the icosaminx


Nothing like the icosaminx at all. Look carefully at where the cuts are :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:54 am 
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now, if the icosominx cuts were on top of the cuts on this, that'd be awesome, kinda like a higher order icosominx.
Great puzzle! Fairly good quality for a version 1.

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 Post subject: Re: The Astrominx (icosahedron starminx)
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:34 am 
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That's exteremely cool!

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