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 Post subject: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Hey everyone! I finally found some time amid the internships, grad school, and job searching to present to you my newest puzzle:

The Master Curvy Copter Plus
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Shapeways: Coming eventually... I promise.
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The Master Curvy Copter Plus (or MCC+) is a 2-layered edge-turning cube with one level of unbandaging, like Tom's Curvy Copter Plus. The turning is superb, especially for a puzzle with 353 pieces. I made two versions, Flat and Pillowed, and after 2 weeks, I'm still not sure which one I love more. (I tell a lie. It's the pillowed one. :) )

I'll add more pictures this weekend.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Wow :shock: Beautiful!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Now where have I seen that before? :wink:

Congrats! Great to see it done.


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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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Thanks! Rline, did you notice the not-so-subtle message to you and Brandon in the video? Hint-hint? :P

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Spiderwebs. All I see are spiderwebs.

Also: Mother of god. This looks complicated.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:43 pm 
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pirsquared wrote:
Thanks! Rline, did you notice the not-so-subtle message to you and Brandon in the video? Hint-hint? :P

:lol: I hadn't initially watched the video. I watched it now. I'm honoured that I got a mention (particularly in Brandon's company). This puzzle really scares me.

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Spiderwebs. All I see are spiderwebs.

Yes! Now that I look I think this is a trap :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:57 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:08 pm 
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It looks like I guessed correctly, but seriously...

That thing is an absolute beast! It looks kind of like a spider web on each face. Phenomenal job.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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Yay, I knew it! Beastly.


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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:54 pm 
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Whoa!!!! I'm on a phone but this is a stop-everything-and-load-the-video moment! It looks extremely hard! Amazing!

I can't wait to play with it :twisted:


Edit: I too thought spiderwebs without seeing the comments above. Looks like to make a tutorial of this beast I first have to make a tutorial of the Master Curvy Copter and a tutorial for TomZ's CC+. Totally doable.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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the curvy copter is my favorite puzzles! If only I could find a job in this depressing California job market, I might have hope of one day buying this

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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benpuzzles wrote:
It looks like I guessed correctly, but seriously...

That thing is an absolute beast! It looks kind of like a spider web on each face. Phenomenal job.

What he said.. whoa!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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I think this is how solving would go:
1) Reduce jumbled pieces to master curvy copter pieces.
2) Fix parity issues if any.
3) Solve master curvy copter by reducing to curvy copter.
So this is double reduction... reduception!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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rubikcollector123 wrote:
I think this is how solving would go:
1) Reduce jumbled pieces to master curvy copter pieces.
2) Fix parity issues if any.
3) Solve master curvy copter by reducing to curvy copter.
So this is double reduction... reduception!

Step 1 requires getting the puzzle back into shape. That unbandaging looks like it's going to make the jumbling insane. Just getting it back into shape is going to be a serious puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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Wow, astonishing and beautiful...and scary as hell! I love it :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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themathkid wrote:
Spiderwebs. All I see are spiderwebs. .
I am definitely suffering from arachnocopterphobia on seeing this puzzle. 353 pieces and it turns so well - a masterpiece!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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I would probably just perform an outward from centers solve assuming I could return it to a cubic shape. I wonder if the unbandaged moves would make reduction easier or harder, I've never solved the plus or master copter.

Gosh this is the perfect puzzle for me. How much will this eventually cost on shapeways, if you know?

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:48 am 
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Holy S...! That's absolutely incredible!

I have to say Eitan, that I don't think I'm clever enough to solve it! :shock:
I have been trying to solve the Master curvy copter you made for me ever since it arrived! I've only done a non-jumbled scramble so far and have singularly failed! :cry: :oops:

At least it is good to see my friends and colleagues recoil with horror from it when they see it! I hate to think of the effect if I showed them this!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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WTF!!
Awesome... I was thinking of buying a master copter, but now I will change my mind for this one... Incredible job.


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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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Oh wow! These are insane! Really cool, Eitan.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:04 am 
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bmenrigh wrote:
Looks like to make a tutorial of this beast I first have to make a tutorial of the Master Curvy Copter and a tutorial for TomZ's CC+. Totally doable.

I just noticed your comment here!
Yes please! I have been struggling with my master curvy copter for months and that's without jumbling! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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I just repeat some words of the chorus: Insane, Awesome, WOW!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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Very cool! As others have said, it reminds me of spiderwebs. So regardless of what you call it, I'm going to just call it the spiderweb cube :)

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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Konrad once told me to be very careful, that collecting and solving puzzles can become a very dangerous (and expensive) addiction. Now I remember why I should not read these posts… this puzzle is AWESOME! And by the way, I attached a poster that I once vectored from a bitmap that you should print 5 feet high and hang in your room ;-) (Many puzzle designed in this forum deserve this poster, of course.)

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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I hope Eitan will put his puzzle on Shapeways before black friday to take advantage of Shapeways' offer!


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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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Come Eitan, tell us the truth (but we won't promise that we can handle it)...

Are you spiderman???

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 Post subject: Re: Master Curvy Copter Plus - by Eitan
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When will this puzzle be on shapeways I would really like to have one.


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