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 Post subject: Hex Crystal Revisited(Now available on Shapeways)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:36 pm 
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Good Afternoon Twisty Puzzle fans.

I originally unveiled my Hex Crystal puzzle in this thread. At the time, I was displeased with the stability, so I did not make it available for purchase. I have since made adjustments to tolerances and hollowed out the pieces so that I have a product I am satisfied with offering to the public.

Shapeways Product Page WSF is 40 USD, Polished WSF and Color SF are 50 USD. I have currently disabled other materials.
YouTube Video Sorry for the poor quality, I only have my phone for recording video, and had to use a make-shift tripod to record.

With the latest prototype, I attempted to do a six-color dye job using Rit Dye that came out less than desired(Cherry Red turned out more purple, Tangerine Orange turned out more Red, and Lemon Yellow turned out a dingy, vomit-like color). With the difficulty I have had with applying a good Rainbow finish to WSF, do you think it would be worthwhile to offer a Full-color Sandstone version considering the Hex Crystal's lack of mechanical complexity?

Anyways, here are some photos of latest prototype:


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 Post subject: Re: Hex Crystal Revisited(Now available on Shapeways)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:17 pm 
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good job man! It looks really good

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Crystal Revisited(Now available on Shapeways)
PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Glad to see you revisited this. If I had the extra money, I would definitely buy it.
I think you should ditch the full color idea and go traditional with stickers.

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 Post subject: Re: Hex Crystal Revisited(Now available on Shapeways)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:04 am 
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hehe the pictures look like paintings :)

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