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 Post subject: Comparison of original Tuttminx by Lee Tutt and new Tuttminx
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:33 pm 
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In December 2005 Lee Tutt presented his beautiful and ingenious Tuttminx.
In January 2009, some months after Lee Tutt had been present at the DCD of 2008, I received the stl-files of the Tuttminx and 2 sets of pieces were made.
The puzzles made from these parts have thus far not been shown at this website.

Earlier this year, also in January, Leslie Le presented his version of the Tuttminx, based on Lee Tutt’s design but with more curved cuts.
It is a beautiful puzzle, available in various designs.
Leslie printed some stickers for me for the 3d printed sample which I would like to present here in comparison with the new design.

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Tuttminx football, 3d printed version of the original Tuttminx, Tuttminx new and Megaminx.jpg
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New Tuttminx (left) and 3d printed version of the original Tuttminx (right).jpg
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The original Tuttminx is slightly larger than the new version. This is because Lee Tutt designed it such that the pentagonal faces of the Tuttminx would have the same dimensions as the faces of the Megaminx. The somewhat smaller new version is easier to handle. It also has improved turning, partly because of the mass-produced parts but also because of the more curved cuts.

Geert


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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of original Tuttminx by Lee Tutt and new Tutt
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:40 pm 
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Nice comparison. Is there any chance of seeing a video of the 3D printed Tuttminx? I think looks wise the original one is a lot better.

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 Post subject: Re: Comparison of original Tuttminx by Lee Tutt and new Tutt
PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Interesting detail about the dimensions of the original version.
Very interesting!


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