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 Post subject: Hybrid rubik's magic / create the cubePosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:55 pm

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:46 pm
here's something i built after i broke my rubik's magic ;P~

it's a hybrid combination of the 2 puzzles, and i was told that other people may be interested in seeing this so.. here it is.

i used jaap's webpage for instructions on restringing the magic.

hope someone finds this interesting ^_^

 Attachments: File comment: The back image i used to make the magic (refer to the numbering on the image to understand how it relates to the other image) Hybrid_Tiles_LR_flipped.jpg [ 76.29 KiB | Viewed 4019 times ] File comment: The image i used to make the magic (refer to the numbering on the image to understand how it relates to the other image). Hybrid_Tiles.jpg [ 77.26 KiB | Viewed 3796 times ] File comment: The starting state (for both puzzles). StartState.JPG [ 74.49 KiB | Viewed 3821 times ] File comment: Rubik's magic solved state. SolvedState_Rings.JPG [ 87.49 KiB | Viewed 3807 times ] File comment: The create the cube puzzle solved SolvedState_Cube.JPG [ 58.24 KiB | Viewed 3822 times ]
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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:06 pm

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:40 pm
Location: Marske-By-The-Sea, UK
oo very clever, I love it.
don't tell Pentazis, he will want to steal it

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 Post subject: Re: Hybrid rubik's magic / create the cubePosted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:11 pm

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
wittkamp wrote:
here's something i built after i broke my rubik's magic ;P~

it's a hybrid combination of the 2 puzzles, and i was told that other people may be interested in seeing this so.. here it is.

i used jaap's webpage for instructions on restringing the magic.

hope someone finds this interesting ^_^

Oh yeeeeesss!!! Two famous puzzles in one, simply brilliant!!!

Thanks for the previous emails, but most of all, thanks for sharing this with us Mark!

Pantazis

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 Post subject: ^_^Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:50 pm

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:46 pm
eheh.. glad you guys like it, i've been thinking about making a larger variant of a magic for some time.. so, if and when i finally do - i'll be sure to post it up here ..

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:27 pm

Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:26 pm
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
I thought about making one of those by varying the background colors behind the rings. This one is a very nice blending of the two puzzles.

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:00 pm

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:31 pm
That is a very attractive and creative mod! Great job

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 Post subject: Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:12 pm

Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2000 2:51 am
Location: New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
Awesome puzzle you have there!!!!! I swear this is the first magic to have three different solve states unlike the normal two for every other magics that I know of.

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:47 am

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
Darren Grewe wrote:
Awesome puzzle you have there!!!!! I swear this is the first magic to have three different solve states unlike the normal two for every other magics that I know of.

So true! Now I should try to mix a magic craze and a magic daze... now *that* would give two different double flat solutions, plus two different cubic solutions! LOL
Just like Mark's puzzle blending is so nice (because the circles do not interfere with the corners), the diagonal lines of the Magic Daze would not interfere with the horizontal and vertical lines of the Magic Craze.

Maths + Art = Perfection

Pantazis

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 Post subject: Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:03 pm

Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:33 am
Location: United Kingdom
Looks great, the rings look like a hologram.

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 Post subject: make your own!Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:34 am

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:46 pm
I recently was contacted by someone asking for permission to use my design to have them make one of these for them.

Here's what I replied:
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"of course it's okay! - the whole reason i posted the templates up was so people could make it themselves!

go right ahead, i'll post a message up about it on the forum page too."
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..anyway, there it is - in case there are more people wondering if they should feel bad about stealing the design ~ ..

ALSO - while i'm at it.. i did make some brighter versions of the templates that I have since created - the first seemed slightly too faded for my liking. BUT - i'm not sure if i can find them now, if i do - i'll post them here.

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 Post subject: HybridPosted: Thu May 17, 2007 11:58 am

Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:58 pm
Location: Fontana, California, USA
I was the one who asked for permission (see, I told you I played fair! ). I'm looking to hire one of you wonderful magic assemblers in twisty puzzle land to build two for me (personal use only). Please pm me with cost for your time & material.
Chuck

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 1:52 pm

Joined: Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:55 pm
Location: Dallas, TX
I will take one as well.

But not from Panspazis... I have too many magics made by him, and everytime I get a shipment from him, there are kangaroo droppings in the box... or maybe they are greek olives. I haven't tasted them to find out!

He he... just kidding Panda. I would get one of these from you along with the octopussy one too.

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 Post subject: Re: make your own!Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 4:25 pm

Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2000 2:51 am
Location: New Ulm, Minnesota, USA
wittkamp wrote:

ALSO - while i'm at it.. i did make some brighter versions of the templates that I have since created - the first seemed slightly too faded for my liking. BUT - i'm not sure if i can find them now, if i do - i'll post them here.

I love to see this in a Brighter colors then faded one. No offence I hope! I'd definitely buy 1 or 2 of them then. I love bright colors!

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 7:23 pm

Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:42 pm
I'd be willing to make these for \$9 + shipping if I get permission from wittkamp .

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 8:30 pm

Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:49 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Ok, since I know next to nothing about magics (but want to be part of the crowd ) what two puzzles are these combinations of? It just looks like a magic with awesome colors...

Oh, nice puzzle either way, hopefully you can make them, Watermelon, I might be interested

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 Post subject: Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 8:54 pm

Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:24 pm
Location: MN
This forum has another modder on this forum, a magic modder. Another pantazis, just what we need (just kidding great work, just kidding to you too pantazis [hope I spelled that right]) .

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:58 am

Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:40 pm
Location: Marske-By-The-Sea, UK
Speedy McFastfast wrote:
Ok, since I know next to nothing about magics (but want to be part of the crowd ) what two puzzles are these combinations of? It just looks like a magic with awesome colors...

Oh, nice puzzle either way, hopefully you can make them, Watermelon, I might be interested

Create the cube and a regular Magic.

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 Post subject: new designs madePosted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:43 am

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:46 pm
watermelon wrote:
I'd be willing to make these for \$9 + shipping if I get permission from wittkamp
- no problem if you're charging only for labour and parts - as long as people are not making money from my design itself i really don't mind.

i couldn't find the ones i edited.. so i made better ones (well, better in my opinion, anyway) - but, the faded ones are still there if you prefer
I may eventually make a batch of these (as well as a few design ideas i have yet to try out) and maybe sell them on ebay or something.

where do you guys all get your tiles / strings from ? ..any recommendations ? (i plan on buying a fair few tiles - i don't even own my own master magic yet !)

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 Post subject: Re: new designs madePosted: Fri May 18, 2007 11:56 am

Joined: Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:26 pm
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
wittkamp wrote:
where do you guys all get your tiles / strings from ? ..any recommendations ? (i plan on buying a fair few tiles - i don't even own my own master magic yet !)

Pantazis posted a review of the Magic tile suppliers here.

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 12:05 pm

Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:58 pm
Location: Fontana, California, USA
wittkamp:

thank youthank youthank youthank youthank youthank youthank youthank youthank youthank you

watermelon:
I sent you a pm. I want three (with the brighter templates)
Chuck

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 Post subject: Re: new designs madePosted: Fri May 18, 2007 12:15 pm

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:46 pm
Puzzlemaster42 wrote:
wittkamp wrote:
where do you guys all get your tiles / strings from ? ..any recommendations ? (i plan on buying a fair few tiles - i don't even own my own master magic yet !)

Pantazis posted a review of the Magic tile suppliers here.

nice, thanks for bringing this to my attention - also, thanks to pantazis for doing the the "hit and miss" ordering so i won't have to ^_~

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 Post subject: another variation of the above (semi-transparent logo)Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 2:40 pm

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:46 pm
here's a version of the one i just added, except the rubik's logos are now slightly transparent with the rings showing over them.

i don't know what people will prefer - i don't really know which i like more at this stage.. but here they are anyway

(sorry - i can't be bothered putting the back image of this into a nice tile format like the ones above) - but use the other ones as a reference when orienting the bits of paper once you've cut them all out.

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 2:56 pm

Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:49 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
More stupid questions from Speedy! (Mostly because I am interested in this puzzle)

How is it for speed? Does the puzzle solve just like a magic normally would?

And second, what is this "create the cube" magic thing? A mod of a magic or something?

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 3:01 pm

Joined: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:46 pm
Speedy McFastfast wrote:
More stupid questions from Speedy! (Mostly because I am interested in this puzzle)

How is it for speed? Does the puzzle solve just like a magic normally would?

And second, what is this "create the cube" magic thing? A mod of a magic or something?
- the 'create the cube' magic is exactly the same as a normal magic mechanically.. it just has a different solved state. Because both the regular magic and the cube magic have the same common starting state (the 2x4 tile configuration with 3 rings / all grids oriented the same) i decided to merge the 2 puzzles.

Perhaps 'hybrid' isn't the best name, because the puzzle is actually BOTH puzzles rather than a new puzzle, and both can be solved (just ignore the pattern of the one you aren't solving) - so in answer to your question (YES - it can be solved as a normal magic would - BUT it can also be solved as a normal create-the-cube would)

..have a look at the cube solved state (from the first post) to see what the cube solution is - although not the best photo, all the coloured squares match up in this form, and it's in the cube/kickstand formation as u can see.

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 Post subject: Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:06 pm

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
Exactly!

Mark (wittkamp) has done en excellent job with blending the two themes.

When putting together the paper tiles, you only need to consider of their position and orientation with respect the Rubik's Magic theme. The Create the Cube theme is done automatically!

Pantazis

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 Post subject: Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 6:49 pm

Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:49 pm
Location: Pennsylvania
Wow, that's a pretty awesome puzzle *starts saving 9 dollars...* This could take a while...

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