Especially looking at my solution (reduction to Jing's Pyraminx) would be helpful.
My English is getting checked, already.
I have made the tutorial I had been talking about in the previous post.
If you want to contribute something, you can contact me via PM and you would get two links, for a Word 2007 file and an identical pdf file. Be warned, though, that the document has (due to many pictures) 25 pages.
Some updates on my project
...He's also looking for a written solution for the Professor Pyraminx. Has anyone written one of those?
....I believe that writing a good tutorial for the naive reader
I mean the "not so experienced twisty puzzler"
(I assume that Uwe is looking for this) is some challenge and a lot of effort.
If really nobody else is volunteering, I could start something, but I cannot promise anything, when I will be able to finish it.
Ready for review, September 27th
Here are a few guide lines, how I would do it:
- I would describe a reduction method, where the Professor Pyraminx is reduced to a Halpern-Meier tetrahedron (Jing's Pyraminx). I would not describe this last part, besides the situation where you need a 3-cycle of centres.
I have included the Jing's Pyraminx part as well.
- I would use photos and Gelatinbrain 5.1.10 producing pictures and diagrams
I have not used Gelatinbrain, because I wanted less confusing diagrams, showing unimportant pieces (do not care at the current stage) in grey colour. Therefore, I have used Coreldraw a lot and that can have caused errors.
...- I would use Word 2007 to combine text and pictures. The final result would be a downloadable pdf document. An html could be produced with additional effort.
A review would be easiest in Word "track changes" mode.
...- I would introduce a notation for face and vertex moves and provide picture sequences for important move sequences (bhearn, if you read this, you see that I try to avoid the word "algorithm"
)I would post a proposal for this notation here and listen to your feedback.
This is my try getting feedback.
- I would introduce names for all seven piece types and again, I would post a proposal for these names here and listen to your feedback....
First of all, Rox and Geert, please check with Uwe, if he can wait for another two months or so.
I have not heard from Uwe, if he is interested, but I want to finish the tutorial in a decent quality, in any case.