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 Post subject: Paperminx
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:06 pm 
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Hi friends!

I gave some hints in the The "hints of secret ideas".

Now I reveal the secret.
This puzzle is a normal megaminx, just made from paper.
Also probably this is the largest megaminx ever. (correct me if not!)

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Idea:
The first Rubik Hungarian Open was held at 2008. There was an event called „Puzzle Building” It was similar of the „Puzzle design” event at the Rubik Euro 2012 Wroclaw. At there I entered with a Paper cube (among some others). That was the most difficult puzzles I ever made by hand. So I decided to make something similar to this event. And then the idea came. I make a megaminx from Paper.

How it’s made?
The first was the designing a 3D model of a simple Megaminx. For this I have received some help from Grégorie Pfennig. Thanks!
This model was uploaded to a program called „Papacura designer”. This program unfolded the puzzle parts, and ad some extra parts to help to glue the pieces together.
At first I print some sheets from this, and start to hand cut all the pieces, but it turned out, that it is not enough perfect, and the pieces are too small. Then as solution all the 2d pieces was redrawn by myself in CorelDraw, and scale up to their final size. To make all the pieces perfect, they where cut out from large sheets of paper by a special laser cutter.
The hard work was to glue all the parts together with super-glue. I used 3 5g bottle of super-glue. Almost all the pieces where in two or more halves so it was total of 221 small pars! (30x2 edges, 20x2 corners, 12 center caps, 12x4 centers, 12x5 axis and 1 core) It took me 2,5 month!
After all the pieces where ready, they where sanded down to avoid as much lockups as possible. around 1 week of work.
When it was designed I did not decide whether I want it white or in black body, but finally I decided black, so all the pieces where painted to black. For this I used 2 cans of black acrylic base paint sprays.
At last I’ve applied the stickers. (made by myself)

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Inventor: Olivér Nagy
Mechanism: 12 axis puzzle (Megaminx)
Date of built: 2012-06-12 (idea) - 2012-09-30 (finished)
Edge length: 70 mm
High: 160 mm
Weight: 110 g

More photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/rubikkocka ... b-dnbft-wE

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If you want to make your own paperminx, I'm gladly give you the template!

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:09 pm 
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Here's a photo from it at the Euro 2012. At the Puzzle design desk.
You can compare the size with my Earth 7x7x7 cube
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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Brilliant! I love the size and the different approach to building it.
You say it's made from paper yet talk about using superglue and sanding it. Have I misunderstood something?

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:00 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
You say it's made from paper yet talk about using superglue and sanding it. Have I misunderstood something?

I'm not say it is made only from paper.
I have used superglue to glue together the parts.
Sending down the sharp edges, and the superglue what went to the outer surface. It is needed to prevent as much lockup as possible.
But of course it is not well turnable.
You need at least 4 hands... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:15 pm 
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Wow! It's huge!
Did you use just computer paper?

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:52 pm 
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Amazing work Oliver! As a fan of paper modelling I find this very impressive. I keep promising myself to build a 3x3x3 cube but have never finished the work. After seeing this, I have lost all interest :( What next? It must be a Hexaminx!

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Doug Roth wrote:
Wow! It's huge!
Did you use just computer paper?

-Doug

I don't remember exactly the paper weight I made it from, but I think it was 200g,
so not standard thin paper.

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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I have edited the link, so you are able to see all the images from the building of this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Video uploaded.

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Pepakura is the best thing for papercrafting ever!
where do you get your paper? there are a few models I want to make but all I have is regular printer paper

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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mitchblahman wrote:
where do you get your paper? there are a few models I want to make but all I have is regular printer paper

I suppose there are "Paper shop" in your country as well.
I went to one of these shops, and lift / try some papers, and choose one that I assumed would be ok.
But: I did not cut the paper by hand. It is laser cut! It is much easier and much more precise!

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Olivér Nagy wrote:
But: I did not cut the paper by hand. It is laser cut! It is much easier and much more precise!
Cheat! That cannot count as a proper paper model unless you have cut and scored all of the pieces by hand :lol: BTW, have you seen that 3D printer that uses ordinary paper as the medium. It laser cuts each sheet and then glues the sheets together to form the object.

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:14 am 
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Awesome work. I would love to make this, how can i get the template so that i can have my own Paperminx?


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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Oneironaut23 wrote:
Awesome work. I would love to make this, how can i get the template so that i can have my own Paperminx?

write me an e-mail, and I send all the files to you!

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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There where amazingly lot of interests about the files, so I have decided to upload them here.
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I have asked for the .pdo files from Greg, who helped me with the design, so I hope they will be available soon as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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I thought you said you had a .pdo file, is there any way I can get that instead?

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Olivér Nagy wrote:

I have asked for the .pdo files from Greg, who helped me with the design, so I hope they will be available soon as well.


mitchblahman wrote:
I thought you said you had a .pdo file, is there any way I can get that instead?


:roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Thank you very much for posting the files. I look forward to making this little gem :)


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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Oneironaut23 wrote:
Thank you very much for posting the files. I look forward to making this little gem :)

Little?
This is the possibly the largest megaminx of all time! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:36 am 
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Can you post a copy in dxf format please?

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Doug Roth wrote:
Olivér Nagy wrote:

I have asked for the .pdo files from Greg, who helped me with the design, so I hope they will be available soon as well.


mitchblahman wrote:
I thought you said you had a .pdo file, is there any way I can get that instead?


:roll:

-Doug


:P totally saw that

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 Post subject: Re: Paperminx
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Gus wrote:
Can you post a copy in dxf format please?

In DXF and DWG:
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also I have received this answer from Greg regarding the .pdo files:
"Pepakura doesn't export, it only imports. All I did was send you a screenshot of what pepakura did with the stl files."
I suppose because it was a demo version. (?)

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