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 Post subject: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:53 pm 
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This is my latest puzzle, the Flim-Flam Cube:
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It was designed in SketchUp, printed by Shapeways in WSF, dyed using RIT dye, stickers by Oliver's Stickers. It is 93 x 75 x 75mm and weighs 188g.

Quiz Question: Why did I call it the Flim-Flam Cube?

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 Post subject: Re: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:56 pm 
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Absolutely fantastic work Gus! By far my favourite from you. Please sell this puzzle on Shapeways. It looks absolutely phenomenal. Well done. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:08 pm 
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I really like this! great idea

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 Post subject: Re: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:49 pm 
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How did SketchUp made that!? :D Great puzzle, and please don't just sell this on shapeways... MASS PRODUCE THIS! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:44 pm 
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If red is face can you show picture F move :D

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 Post subject: Re: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Hey guys, sorry that you did not pick up on the name of this puzzle :(

Flim-flam: A deception, a swindle.

You see, this cube is not fully functional as suggested by the design, but it a shape mod of a Rubik's 2x2x4 cube. I was going to do this:
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To make a 2x2x4 Cross Slab, but I decided to do something different. So I extended the pieces somewhat, and added the lines to suggest that the resulting cube could turn on the orthogonal vertical axes as well. It seemed this ruse worked too well :?
traiphum wrote:
If red is face can you show picture F move :D
So, the answer is no :( I only wish I could design this cube fully functional - maybe someone else could have a go?

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 Post subject: Re: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:18 pm 
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I was about to ask the same question as Traiphum.
Very good images for a very good illusion-like puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:38 pm 
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I was obviously too subtle with my puzzle name, I thought that all you clever TP members would have exposed my ruse straight away :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Flim-Flam Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:02 pm 
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And I was going to make the real version of this too...

Oh well.

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