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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:29 pm 
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The progress of twisty puzzles the last few years just completely blows my mind away. Take this post from April of 2005.

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3629&hilit=gigaminx

It's the "first" Gigaminx and it's a hoax. Of course a few weeks later if I recall, TBTyler made a real functioning one and that was like the 'triple fused void petaminx' of the time.

So with that said, Congrats! Well done! and I can't even imagine what we'll see in another 7 years, hopefully the log curve is still in the growth phase.

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 5:37 pm 
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the only alternative I can see is getting a friendly sticker maker to knock a set up for you. Then it's several weeks with drops of super glue on the end of a needle and moving stickers round with a pair of tweezers.
...and I suggest doing this with the parts disassembled - you don't want to risk gluing the layers together or you'll end up with a very big and expensive plastic dodecahedron! :(

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:01 pm 
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the only alternative I can see is getting a friendly sticker maker to knock a set up for you. Then it's several weeks with drops of super glue on the end of a needle and moving stickers round with a pair of tweezers.
...and I suggest doing this with the parts disassembled - you don't want to risk gluing the layers together or you'll end up with a very big and expensive plastic dodecahedron! :(


HOLD on you forgot a law: Don't EVER disassemble an Examinx! Have you forgotten? :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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fingernail polish! :lol: :lol: That's my 2 cents worth on stickering.

Ok, all I have to say is that thing is huge!

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :o :o :o :o :o

No way this is happening :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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I never would have guessed I would say this, but spraypaint the puzzle assembled.
Do some masking with tape and do one side at a time.

But if it is possible, stickers would be really really nice!

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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I'm still hoping for a video of this thing. I want to see it turn!

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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I never would have guessed I would say this, but spraypaint the puzzle assembled.
That is how Drewseph painted his Teraminx and Jason Smith his Petaminx. As you say with a bit of masking this should be a reasonable way to solve the problem, even if it doesn't look as good as a black shiny puzzle with stickers :)

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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This is hella cool. I look forward to seeing it stickered + video.

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:34 pm 
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I hope that this is true! :D


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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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My idea for the stickering: Tape over everything but single faces and then apply VERY LIGHT coats of paint, turning the layers between each piece every time the paint dries.

That might work.

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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I don't get why there's not more buzz about this. Wasn't there like a ton of buzz around the cubing community when the petaminx came out? But otherwise, I can't wait to see it finished and I can't wait to see the video :)

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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SamBegley wrote:
I don't get why there's not more buzz about this. Wasn't there like a ton of buzz around the cubing community when the petaminx came out? But otherwise, I can't wait to see it finished and I can't wait to see the video :)
This thread already has more than 50 postings. I can't remember that one of my threads in "new puzzles" ever had such a "buzz".

On topic: It is unfair to leave this unfinished!


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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Bump!

MAKE A FREAKING VIDEO MATT [Censored. Please see rules!]

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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personally, I'm inclined to believe that this is real. I met the maker at nationals (before he announced it here) and he described to me how he kept having to order more pieces because he didn't order enough. But I'm getting less and less sure.....

could we at least have a response message from you yummyyummypbj?

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He's been off for quite a while now...

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
He's been off for quite a while now...

He was last on today...


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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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I also have met Matt in person and handled his 1x9x9. I don't see any reason to believe this is fake. A video can be faked too (Tony would agree I believe). Given his history of creating high orders of existing puzzles, I don't understand where the doubt comes from.

That said, I'm sure everyone would like a video just to get a better look at this.

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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eye2eye wrote:
RubixFreakGreg wrote:
He's been off for quite a while now...

He was last on today...

Yesterday it said he had last connected on 4th january... maybe he'll answer this topic, who knows ?

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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Jack Lopez wrote:
Given his history of creating high orders of existing puzzles, I don't understand where the doubt comes from.

There is no doubt in my mind that it is real.

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:23 am 
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:shock: Wow, just wow. That thing is a monument.

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Yesterday it said he had last connected on 4th january... maybe he'll answer this topic, who knows ?

This is last message from him that I have [Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:00 pm]
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I'm in the process of stickering it. It turn very bad. I hope people will still appreciate it's difficulty.

Wow. Hurry up Matt

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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I'm actually glad this got bumped, because I commenced stickering it. My stickering method starts by sanding each face with very high gritt sand paper. This will help to remove most of the dust. Then I will use some ultra adhesive tape, and cover all of the faces. I'm hoping that the adhesive will transfer into the puzzle. Then I will use stickers cut from a sticker cutter. I give it a 28.7% chance of working. But who knows, miracles happen. Anyway, turning this thing is a nightmare. But who really cares. It's an examinx. I don't think a video will be that amusing until It is stickered. I realize that I may have revealed this a little too early, but I'm a very impatient person.And a note to all: I've been on the forum a lot recently, I just didn't have any input.

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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... but I'm a very impatient person.
If you can complete this puzzle you will be a Very Important Person :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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OMG MATT PLEASE MAKE A VIDEO!

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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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Sorry if this is a little late, but I recently found this video on youtube showing the examinx:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLv_Qd62 ... ature=plcp


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Wow! Matt! Unbelievable work!

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I can't believe yummyyummypbj didn't update us with this video. This is a fantastic achievement and whether it works well or not you should be proud of what you have done and shout it from the roof tops-

"I made the world's first Examinx!" Do it now!

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I just love higher order cubes and applaud your accomplishment. You should be very proud. Can't wait to see the stickered version. Hopefully, an examinx will one day be added to my minx family. :D


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he has a short vid of it here.
http://youtu.be/HLv_Qd62Pro

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I absolutely HAVE to see this thing stickered.


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That almost makes a 400$ plane ticket worth it... :D

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I can't even begin to explain my amazement. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: EXAMINX
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I am trying to contact Matt in relation to this puzzle. He doesn't sign in much so if anyone knows his email could they send me a PM please.

Done and sorted thanks

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did you try to pm him on youtube its the same name.

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Matt says he would like to have his Examinx fully stickered before making another video, and that can't happen until I get my vinyl cutter set up on Linux and cut the stickers (the template appears to be missing...)

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I rarely post here, but a full stickered functional Examinx is the [Censored. Please be nice!]. Looking forward to this.

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