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 Post subject: Gelatinbrain's 1.2.2?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:49 pm 
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I'm actually sort of amazed that this doesn't exist yet in physical form. Is it impossible without magnets?


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 Post subject: Re: Gelatinbrain's 1.2.2?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:00 pm 
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Jared wrote:
I'm actually sort of amazed that this doesn't exist yet in physical form. Is it impossible without magnets?

If you try and design it with flat cuts, then yes. The corners will get cut off from the rest of the pieces and cannot be made with a mechanism. Unless you olzed the puzzle (which would make it look weird) then this is impossible.

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 Post subject: Re: Gelatinbrain's 1.2.2?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:14 am 
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Why not use curved cuts?

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 Post subject: Re: Gelatinbrain's 1.2.2?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:34 am 
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Just to make it easier to discuss for everybody, here is the puzzle of the subject:

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Making curvy cuts would result in centerpieces and star pieces therefore it would be the DeFTI or Radiolarian 4. In Dodecahedral shape. That's the same as gelatinbrain 1.2.3
Err. Now I compelled myself to make another picture:

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 Post subject: Re: Gelatinbrain's 1.2.2?
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Then make the curves shallow enough to remove star pieces but not so shallow that the corners disappear.

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 Post subject: Re: Gelatinbrain's 1.2.2?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:13 am 
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I think the GB 1.2.3 does exist - isn't it the Pentagram by Eric Vergo?

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 Post subject: Re: Gelatinbrain's 1.2.2?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:32 am 
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rubikcollector123 wrote:
Then make the curves shallow enough to remove star pieces but not so shallow that the corners disappear.


Hm are you sure this works? I might think that that wouldn't help any. It would be like olzing a 5x5x1 coboid let's say, but instead of making those inner parts smaller you curve the cuts in a way that the corner pieces become even smaller. That's not the idea of olzing. The idea is to create space for the corners' feet towards the center.
I am not sure but I think that curving the cuts of 1.2.2 in a way that the centers don't appear but the corners become smaller wouldn't help at all.

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