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 Post subject: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:22 am 
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Well this puzzle is a new venture for me. The idea of this heptagonal 3x3x3 prism was suggested by Max Knoop (Thedutchcuber) after he did some initial design work using SketchUp and asked me for some advice and to take the puzzle to the 3D printing stage. He suggested the donor puzzle should be a 3x3x3 Dayan ZhanChi so it turns really well. He also wanted to have the 3x3x3 in mid-turn in the solved state, and asked for the faces as shown, in which every face has a unique pattern.
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As I said, the puzzle was designed using SketchUp, printed in WSF by Shapeways, dyed using Rit dye, the inner 3x3x3 is a 50mm ZhanChi and the stickers were cut by Oliver.

@Andreas: The edge lengths are 32mm for the heptagon and the prism is 52mm high, and the puzzle weighs 98g

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 Post subject: Re: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:36 am 
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Looks good!

I like that the cuts go through the vertex of the heptagon.

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 Post subject: Re: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:54 am 
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Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:41 am 
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I am guessing this puzzle is one crazy shape shifter, and thus would be a perfect addition to a blind man's collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Fantastic work, Gus! I wish I had your skills...

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 Post subject: Re: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:30 am 
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The non-uniform rectangles are definitely an interesting feature.


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 Post subject: Re: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:12 am 
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WOW Gus,

This puzzle looks amazing. I'm so happy that you designed this puzzle for me.
Thanks a lot!!

Max

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 Post subject: Re: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Max, make sure you get my 2x2 version so you can start collecting a set haha.


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 Post subject: Re: Heptagonal Prism 3x3x3
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:11 am 
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Hunter Palshook wrote:
Max, make sure you get my 2x2 version so you can start collecting a set haha.

Haha sadly I'm a bit out of money :( if I had enough i'd buy one from you

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