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 Post subject: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Hi,

I'd like to present my first puzzle, the Hexaminx Crystal. The Hexaminx Crystal is the equivalent of a Pyraminx Crystal, but in the shape of a cube, similar to the original Hexaminx. This has been a puzzle I've wanted for a long time, because the Pyraminx Crystal is one of my favourite puzzles. It has curved cuts, because they are required to create this puzzle. Due to the shape transformation, this puzzle shape-shifts when scrambled. The stickers on aren't very good and they fall of too easily, so I might get some better stickers cut and super glue them on. Also when I get better stickers I will probably scramble it, and make a video.

It is available on Shapeways: http://www.shapeways.com/model/527667/hexaminx-crystal.html

There are now stickers available on Olivér's shop: http://speedcubing.hu/webshop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6_45&products_id=361&language=en

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Congrats on making your first puzzle. I've been waiting for this to be made ever since the original topic was started by grigr. It looks very cool! Maybe sometime, when I earn enough money, I'll buy one!

P.S. Too bad about the stickers. Shapeways material just doesn't seem to like being stickered!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:47 pm 
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I like it but the stickering kind of ruins it. You should make Oliver Nagy cut the stickers, it will make it look really good !
This has nothing to do with the shapeways material, it's just the stickers that don't go well with the puzzle.
I really want to see this well stickered because I've always wanted to see a hexaminx crystal !
Can't wait till the next stickers and the video :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Very cool, I love the effect that one side is significantly larger than another. You don't get that as much on the hexaminx but on this one it definitely adds a cool dimension to the puzzle. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:25 pm 
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that's awesome man!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:50 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments!

RubixFreakGreg wrote:
You should make Oliver Nagy cut the stickers, it will make it look really good !


This was my plan. I should get the unique sticker design, correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:53 pm 
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And they said it wasnt possible.....

Great puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:20 am 
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It looks awesome! I love this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:27 am 
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Very nice puzzle! What is the edge length?
I cant wait to see a video of it with a good set of stickers on it.
Also do you concider dyeing it black?

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 12:18 pm 
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A finished sample!
Very good.

For my own reference:
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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Great puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 1:59 pm 
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After this, one can only think of more cubes you could do with this...
Penultimate?
Higher order penultimates?
Teraminx?
Higher order pyraminx crystal? (Is there even such a thing as a higher order pyraminx crystal?
Kilominx/flowerminx/duominx?
SKEWB ULTIMATE???????

Or what if you did it the opposite way?
Helicopter cube turned dodecahedron?
Curvy copter turned dodecahedron?
CCII turned dodecahedron?
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=22036 ZYGMUNTS CUBE?????

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
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rubixwiz031 wrote:
After this, one can only think of more cubes you could do with this...
Higher order penultimates?


I am sure the Master Pentultimate has been put into cubic form. I can't remember it's name, which is a shame.

A skewb ultimate in cube form would be a skewb though. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:11 am 
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Hi,

I got new stickers cut by Oliver and they look great! See the main post for the new pictures.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
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Sweeeeet !!! :D Video please ! =)

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:54 am 
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I will add this puzzle with the images in ca. one week.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:12 pm 
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I could not wait for this.
I'm happy that the stickers fit correctly.

Congratulation for he nice design!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
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Wow! the puzzle just look way better with those stickers :shock: .

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:38 pm 
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alaskajoe wrote:
I am sure the Master Pentultimate has been put into cubic form. I can't remember it's name, which is a shame.


Master heximate : http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=1856<

Great puzzle by the way! It look very nice with the new stickers.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexaminx Crystal
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:10 am 
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A pillowed one~Seems very nice~Is it possible to make a cube form?


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