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 Post subject: Cheesy Shells
PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:00 pm 
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No, it's not a boxed macaroni meal. I just want to point out that 10- and 14-segment cheeses would be quite easy to make with 2- or 3-shelled mechanisms, respectively. Theoretically you could keep going to add even more segments (in fours), but the mechanism would probably be too fragile because of the thin pieces.

So anyway, I hope to see these some day. ;)

EDIT: Oh, shoot, I meant to post this in General. Can someone move it for me?


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 Post subject: Re: Cheesy Shells
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:20 pm 
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Well, here's your 10-segment: viewtopic.php?f=15&p=253882

EDIT: Well, at least I think it is. If it were single layer it would operate as would a 10 piece cheese, but Greg limited the movements on the top and bottom layers so that it can't shapeshift.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheesy Shells
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Actually I idn't limit the movement, I made it based on a Pent Prism. If I wanted it fully functionnal, I would've done a 1 layer prisminx with sq-1 addon-type pieces.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:43 pm 
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Yeah, that's kinda what I figured. The corner cutting is a nice bonus.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheesy Shells
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Slices hitting at very acute angles like that tend to make for a mushy movement.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheesy Shells
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:05 pm 
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Bram wrote:
Slices hitting at very acute angles like that tend to make for a mushy movement.

As I have found out. I'm toying with the idea of redoing my 12-segment prism with a V-Cube-like mechanism to make it less mushy. The acute angles might still interfere with each other, however.

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