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 Post subject: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:27 pm 
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I recently rediscovered this thread
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=3775
and it gave raise to some questions:

Has there been a massproduced japanese calendar cube?
Can anybody help me with images of a japanese calendar cube, custom or not?
There is an image in the thread I linked to but that is suboptimal and the owner is no longer active.

Andreas


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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:24 pm 
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Textures of Japanese calendar cubes (and many others as well) are available from this website:

http://www.randelshofer.ch/rubik/virtua ... be_jp.html

Algorithms to animate all calendar cubes have been computed and extensively tested to allow the date of the day to be displayed on the front face. So, the textures can be relied on.

I guess stickers can be found at Cubesmith and at Oliver's shop.


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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:04 am 
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Calendar cubes II
Sticker variations from Greece, Japan, Korea, USA.
English, Greek, Japanese and Latin versions.

More pictures here http://www.helm.lu/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=6982

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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:53 am 
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@glazik: I asked for iamges of completely implemented cubes. No virtual cubes.

Thank you Georges.
Just to make sure:
All these variants are custom made? The description of the greek one suggests something different.


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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:37 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:

Thank you Georges.

Andreas, may I suggest you invite yourself to Georges home with a camera and 1 terabyte worth of memory cards.

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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Andreas, may I suggest you invite yourself to Georges home with a camera and 1 terabyte worth of memory cards.
And you think 1 TB suffices?
Not to forget the homes of Claus, Roxanne and Hendrik Haak.
And somebody has to reanimate (or reinvite) Mr. Twisty aka Dodd.
Anybody who was not mentioned here: Please forgive me. Those four persons are examples not my personal top list.


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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:13 pm 
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Andreas, you're always welcome here! Maybe a side trip after a trip one year???I'll open the bed for you. (get your minds out of the gutter! That's where my toys are stored!) :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:18 am 
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Roxanne:
I want to be finished with filling up the museum in less than one year :shock:
But I accept the invitation anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:24 am 
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Andreas I think it will take more than a year....I'm sure I have hidden puzzles that aren't in there, and I am equally sure Georges does as well. That task my friend will take you a life time I'm sure. And at the rate that Greg and Clausw keep cranking them out make that two life times. :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Request for the museum: Japanese Calendar Cubes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:46 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I want to be finished with filling up the museum in less than one year :shock:
I got a PM about this hastily written line and I want to answer it in public:
1. No, I do not intend to stop being the museum moderator in one year.
2. My TODO-list is shrinking constantly.
3. I am naive and think a task like this can be finished at some point in time.
4. I still have less image editors than jobs I could assign to them. (Off-topic but still true)

Before I will stop anything I want two major overhauls to be done first.
The first is a secret but already in discussion with Sandy. Dont be afraid: It is no atomic bomb.
The second deals with the mechanisms. Some rules have to be written (and applied), what texts should be given to the entries.

Andreas


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