Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:37 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 58 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:10 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:56 am
Luke wrote:
Well, and a bit of bandaging. I expect we will see the Pentultimate, but I think it'll be at least a year or so.


Using the StarMinx's structure, the Pentultimate can be made easier.
We expect to release the Mf8 Pentultimate in the first half of next year.

_________________
http://shop.mf8-china.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:14 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm
Location: Chichester, England
Am I right in saying a Master Pentultimate will also be made before then?

_________________
3x3x3 single: 5.73 seconds.
3x3x3 average of five: 8.92 seconds.
3x3x3 average of twelve: 9.77 seconds.

Buy the Curvy Copter Skewb, NovaMinx, and more here!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:52 am
All Off-topic:

Luke wrote:
Am I right in saying a Master Pentultimate will also be made before then?


Might it be that you are referring to a post that is somewhere in this forum where someone said that the Pentultimate is a bandaged version of the master Pentultimate?
Because I recall that somehow and never really understood.

Now I don't know anything about designing mechanism. I only always take my bought puzzles apart and try to understand how it works. (At least with most of my puzzles.)

But I think when comming from the Starminx there is no reason why the Master Pentultimate comes first.

I got the idea that you can imagine it like a Master Skewb: Look at the mass produced version. It's not a buildup with added functionality to a normal skewb. Instead there is a Dino Cube inside and the edges are connected to it.
You COULD however also make a Master Skewb from a normal one by adding layers. I think that's how Drew made his higher order Skewbs.

So I guess there is another way to approach the Master Pentultimate too. One that is not build up on the normal one but somehow recieved on a different way. I can't even close imagine what that could be. In that case the normal version would be shell above the master version.

I still believe that when comming from a Starminx though, the Pentultimate is a shell that comes before the master version.

_________________
Life is simple.
eat. sleep. train. repeat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:19 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm
Location: Chichester, England
The order goes Starminx, Master Pentultimate, Pentultimate. Following that, logically they would make a Master Pentultimate before the Pentultimate. Also, the regular Pentultimate would need bandaging on the internal Megaminx, and so that new 'part' would also cost more money to produce.

_________________
3x3x3 single: 5.73 seconds.
3x3x3 average of five: 8.92 seconds.
3x3x3 average of twelve: 9.77 seconds.

Buy the Curvy Copter Skewb, NovaMinx, and more here!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:27 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:07 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Seems that I'll get a third Starminx V1 soon. Two Minis from TomZ will greet the big brother :)

_________________
My collection at: http://sites.google.com/site/twistykon/home


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:52 am
Luke wrote:
The order goes Starminx, Master Pentultimate, Pentultimate. Following that, logically they would make a Master Pentultimate before the Pentultimate. Also, the regular Pentultimate would need bandaging on the internal Megaminx, and so that new 'part' would also cost more money to produce.


Yes what I posted was trash, you're right. The all pieces on the master pentultimate are already on the starminx (except for the corners). I didn't think of that first. My order was wrong.

_________________
Life is simple.
eat. sleep. train. repeat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:50 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
omg. what news. what news. :lol:

_________________
Tony Fisher wrote:
I believe it would work best with black plastic.

My puzzles in the Museum
My Website
My Youtube Channel


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: MF8 StarMinx (face turned)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:06 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:12 am
Location: Paris
Hi,

Sorry for the bump, but during a solve this morning, I let my puzzle fall on the floor. Bad surprise : the puzzle totally explosed ad all pieces were all over the floor.
I am prety unlucky with this puzzle, because after 5 mess during the solve (the tedious star tip... :? ), I was about to finish the solve for the first time and arrghhh!!! :shock:

I was wondering why a fall had cause such a damage. It never happens to me before. Actually, this is because one of the screw is not similar then the others ones. This screw is shorter and smaller and she get off the 'screw thread' during the impact. Obviously, all pieces were liberated !!

Question : what is usually screw for this puzzle ?
Now, I think I have some work assembling this puzzle !! And, he is not yet solved...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 58 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: crypticat and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group