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 Post subject: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:20 pm 
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I recently contacted RubixFreakGreg about his Microminx that he had put on his Shapeways shop. He assured me that it would be functional and it was safe to print it. So without further ado, The microminx.





Sadly it was missing a corner, seems shapeways forgot it.


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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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Sadly it was missing a corner, seems shapeways lost it.
--> Corrected ;) happens with some small pieces sometimes :|

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Edge length is 2.6 mm with about 1.1 m per corner and 0.4 mm for the edge piece.

Height: 1.5 cm

Size <-- :lol:

Thanks a lot for printing v2, the core on v1 was just so bad :p This is the same core as Grigr I believe.

And thanks a lot for making a topic will!

- Greg :D

P.S: What pens / markers did you decide to color it with finally? And no, Luke, marker-pens don't exist :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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So Tiny! would it be mass produced?


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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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So Tiny! would it be mass produced?


I will produce batches, but something this tiny cannot be mass produced. I'll sell the batches for 15$ including shipping and coloring (with markers) including shipping :wink:

I'll take preorders soon, in another topic 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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Post that as soon as possible. If its really $15, I might get two, for the heck of it :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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This is truly a TINY puzzle, it catches a little but I think the white strong and flexible will straighten itself out pretty quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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Nice one! I was offered this when buying the prototype for the Mini Split Pentagonal Domino and I said no. I wish I had said yes now! I'll have to get it on my next order. Is it possible to superglue stickers down onto it? I'd much rather have a stickered version; personal taste.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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For a puzzle this small, how thick are the thinnest features? (corner stalks)
And how well do they hold up over time?

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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For a puzzle this small, how thick are the thinnest features? (corner stalks)
And how well do they hold up over time?


No V-mech, no corner stalks. It's more like a rubiks 3x3, so don't worry, it won't use up ;)

Although... The centers have very small hooks, about 0.8mm thick

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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Let me rephrase, how big is the area that connects the corners to the mechanism :wink:
Since that is usually the smallest part of a puzzle.
It makes me wonder if such thin features could also be used on larger scale puzzles..

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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So tiny, so cute !!! :D
Does it connect by any screw or just tenon?
I can't imagine how tiny the core is ...

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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Excelent !!! :shock: Video???

ps
This mechanism is the same as in my micro puzzles ...
a little tip: Greg, add a few spare parts for the corners and edges
and a lot of center parts that can easily break.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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What's the turning quality? :lol: But seriously, how is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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The core is a ball with 12 holes that connect to the center pieces using a pushbutton-like attachment. The corners and edges are small but they still have good connection. As for the turning, when you try to turn you have to be keen on adjustment. If its misaligned it will pop a little and you'll have to squeeze the puzzle to get it back together. Overall the turning is nice though, when you have it properly aligned its very smooth and easy to move.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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I guess I'll add two or three centers in the puzzle, because those can break, but I'm not sure there's much of a risk

As for the corners, they are held by a 1.2 triangular attachment to the puzzle, so they ar solid.

Breaking pieces would be VERY hard, considering even after I tried to hollow it to 0.7mm some parts weren't hollowed due to their tiny size ;)

- Greg :)

P.S: I'll wait until a video is published to offer the puzzle in the marketplace section

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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spare parts are needed, because ShapeWays can send you a defective parts!

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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So cute!
I want one!

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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awesome! I would love to see a video please!

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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I’ve purchased a set of details, but couldn’t assemble it. 4 central elements broke while assembling :evil:
I’m a bit upset. As I understand, nobody has received an operable model yet?
I didn’t do such puzzle deliberately, was waiting for it from other gyus… But now I think I have to go further and make my own one.

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Thanks a lot for printing v2, the core on v1 was just so bad :p This is the same core as Grigr I believe.

you have made ​​a different core, I think there is an error, (

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 Post subject: Re: Greg's Microminx -built by Will
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I'm going to try reprinting one for myself, but the last time, Tony had a couple center pops so he told me to make smaller holes in the core and you told me to put replacement pieces in the set.
And I'm almost sure Will's microminx works well (except for the missing corner...)
Normally the holes are small so that you can make them bigger without print offset problems. If mine works i'll just send it to you, so that you didn't pay for nothing, but i'm still confident it works.

- Greg :?

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