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 Post subject: A project in progress...
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 4:22 pm 
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...ah but it maybe it's not for you... it's more a Shelbyville idea...

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 Post subject: Hmmm...
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 9:53 pm 
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Are there faint lines separating the centrish pieces? Meaning that this is a 6x6x6? Or are you just playing games with us?


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 Post subject: Very nice... wacky feet
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 9:55 pm 
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Yes, it's a 6x6x6. All pieces of a given type (and I won't try to enumerate them) have similar colors, so all four face centers are yellow. The spherical core is a 2x2x2 mechanism (a tried and true method of building 2Nx2Nx2N puzzles).

There isn't a good view of the feet on the orange pieces. It almost looks like they're sticking quite far into the puzzle at a severe angle. And the corner pieces must also have quite dramatic feet.

Great job, Wayne. Now who's gonna build it?


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 Post subject: Without corners?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 12:57 am 
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Is the idea to eliminate the hanging-by-a-hair problem by simply removing the corners?

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 Post subject: cant be, can it?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:00 am 
The same problem that would be had with the edges wouldn't it? I'm pretty sure that just getting rid of the corners wouldn't solve anything, you would have to eliminate the corners and edges, and thats not what we are being shown


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 Post subject: Re: cant be, can it?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 1:11 pm 
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you are right chris.
But, i think a 6x6 doesnt have the overhang problem


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 Post subject: Right
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:45 pm 
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on a 6x6x6 the corners are hanging on for dear life


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 Post subject: Re: A project in progress...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 2:57 pm 
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Nice work... I cant figure out that blender thing.

First of all, i liked your little simpsons tease in the beginning.

I see no track... I would think there should either Be:
a) 1 track(like 4x4), not in the center of each face, and both center type cubies connect to it
b) 2 tracks. 1 in the center, 1 under the center pieces for the other center type cubie.

Centers. Wayne.. Are those solid centers? or just no line in between?

Most of the pieces are just like 4x4 pieces (or, i think they should be)
Just the curve isnt as big of a curve. Meaning that the total angle is less.


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 Post subject: ??????????????/
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This looks like a spherical 5x5 core with a huge center. but maybe a base for a 6x6x6?


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 Post subject: :)
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Well, I was teasing a bit, but it is a 6x6x6 design. Been working on it for a few days. Finally got back into it. I'll be updating the 6x6x6 page.


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 Post subject: Design
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 9:55 pm 
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I didn't angle the model enough to show the orange pieces. Once all the pieces are properly defined, I'll remodel the entire thing from scratch again - but cleaner.


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 Post subject: Corners
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2002 4:50 am 
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No, the corners will be fine and there is more than enough space to "hang". I was just being lazy and didn't include them yet as a corner is a corner is a corner. Didn't want it to get in the way or confuse the issue.

A 7x7x7 corner is definately a problem.


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 Post subject: corners on 6x6x6
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2002 2:04 pm 
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I would almost think that you would have to make at least a portion of the corner cube out of something really strong like metal so they wouldn't just snap off with just one not-quite-perfect turn. I can't imagine any plastic holding up as such a thin section. Do you plan to make part of that cubie out of metal?

Doug.


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 Post subject: Pieces
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2002 2:57 pm 
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Yep, a lot of it is based around my original 4x4x4 design. I didn't mean it to but as I got further into the design I realised that my 4x4x4 end caps were the perfect thing for it, and provide the greatest strength for the puzzle.

The centres are all individual. The picture does make them look solid. The various edge pieces have cuts in the them to allow other pieces to either hingle on them or slide past them. It's taking a bit of time to refine each piece to avoid "collisions", but most are worked out so far. So there are tracks but you probably can't see them from that angle.

Yeah... Simpsons.... mmmmm..... cubotatious....


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 Post subject: 2x2x3 corners
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You could say the same with the timy corner pieces on 2x2x3 corners. Large piece with a small notch. Should be ok on the 6x6x6.

At very worst, you could be right and you simply use a small steel rod between corner cube and corner internal holder.


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 Post subject: can you . . .
PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2002 2:04 am 
Could you use the same method to make an order 3 pyramophix that looked like a pyraminx? have a small 3x3x3 inside and have the corners of the puzzle conected to the corners of the internal 3x3x3 by a small rod?


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