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 Post subject: Tony Fisher's Nano Cube
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:00 pm 
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I got kind of bored working on Containers today so I thought I'd do something different. I decided to make what is probably the smallest Rubik's Cube in the world (15mm side). Since it doesn't have cubic cubies though I guess technically this is incorrect. I'd like to think however it is the smallest Rubik's Cube type puzzle ever made. In some of the photos there is also a 20mm keychain cube and a regular cube for scale. It was a little tricky to get a professional finish though it works pretty well.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:03 pm 
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ahh..thats really really x a lot small... its like a spy or ninja's rubiks cube... While theyre waiting for their target in some dark corner they can pull this out and play with it :)

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next thing you know is their playing with cubes under microscopes

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I want one. :shock:

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Can you stick a mini camera inside of it too? :lol:
It could me a mini spy cube :lol:

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now liliputians can cube too.


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Little cubes for little people. This can actually spur a whole new line of designer little puzzles! :P

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did you make the entire thing? what is the mechanism? Great job. why is it not all equal lengths for each piece?


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it looks like he just shaved down all 6 sides equally

is that right tony?

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that would make sense why the edges are bigger then the corners


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AAAAAWWWWWWW!!!!

The cutest cube of all! :D

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how did you build it? :?


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You may have already been beaten, Tony. Take a peek at:

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=899

For unknown reasons I didn't measure it and it's in storage at the moment so I can't give the full details. But from looking at the picture and assuming I wasn't too close when taking the picture, it's about 2/3 the size of a 20mm keychain cube, which would make it 13mm or so. That matches my recollections - the stickers are only about 3mm square.

Keep you eye on those little trinket dispensers in the front doors of malls - that's where my wife found this for me.


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:) :) Very nice! :) :)


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Yes it was made from a 20mm keychain cube. I used a Dremel to shave it down until I hit the screws.

Joshua,
Are you saying the bigger cube in your photo is 20mm? It looks like one of the larger ones to me. (sorry, I am not disputing what you say)

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Hmm, you're right - now that I'm a little more awake, it's probably on the order of 40mm or whatever the standard keychain size is.

Never mind. :)


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It's a little baby cube.

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yes i have 3 of those that come on the quater machines spent 3 bucks to get them though

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