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 Post subject: Twisty updated & 6x6x6 info!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2002 2:11 am 
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Check the site. Some interesting new articles in the 'Articles' section. Also 6x6x6 progress.


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 Post subject: Very ambitious endeavor
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 2:11 am 
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I wish you lots of luck and I look forward to seeing this some day.


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 Post subject: Excellent
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 3:01 am 
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I just saw this on the front page and was going to write a message of my own, but anyway... Very nice Wayne. Im excited about this one! Im sure Mefferts or one of the other companies will snap this one up. Id really like it to be mefferts, as i think they are the best! Well done, and good luck with the making of the puzzle!!


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 Post subject: Very nice
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 3:37 am 
Good luck, it looks like it'll work nicely.


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 Post subject: Nice!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:38 am 
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Yes, this looks like a good start for a 6x6x6

Success!


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 Post subject: Compliments
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:56 am 
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I am only waiting to buy one !

Good luck !

Guido


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 Post subject: Come on Uwe!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 4:58 am 
Looks really good!

Does Blender allow you to "twist" the puzzle so you can check that parts don't collide?

I think if you sent Meffert a working prototype he would have to take it on! Imagine that, a Meffert quality 6x6x6. A real must have. Lets face it, with free postage who wouldn't pay $40 - $50 for a production one.

Good luck Wayne.

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 Post subject: 6x6x6 at last?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 4:56 am 
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You and me both! I can't WAIT to get my hands on one of these! Are you going to be selling these, Wayne? I don't think I have enough in my whole collection to cover a trade. L8r.


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 Post subject: Production model
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:19 pm 
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Forget $50! I'd EASILY pay $100 for a production one! L8r.


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 Post subject: Wayne's custom 2x2x2
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:00 pm 
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Wayne

The 6x6x6 (and 4x4x4) are very interesting. But have you actually built a custom 2x2x2 kernel of the kind illustrated, to check that it works? A while back someone on this forum expressed doubts about the clips holding the the thing together: I think they were worried that they would move and stop the puzzle from turning. (I had the same doubts, which for a long time distracted me from the very nice and original ideas behind your 4x4x4 design.)

Of course, you could use any other 2x2x2 mechanism as the basis ... I'm just interested to know whether the novel 2x2x2 design has been made to work in practice.


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 Post subject: Some glued?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 5:08 pm 
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I guess that three of the curved clips could be fixed permanently in place on one of the 2x2x2 cubies. The rest could be free. When a given face was being turned, four cubies would slide around on the circular track provided by 4 clips. The clips are prevented from getting stuck partway between the cubies by the fact that one of the clips forming the circle is glued to a cubie.

The tolerances would be pretty fine, but is that basically what you had in mind?


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 Post subject: And the rest!!!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 7:19 pm 
I think anyone would pay a bomb. I was just fantasising about get a really good production model for a reasonable price!

It would be excellent, I love the way Meffert builds puzzles, really high quality.

I will say it again.

COME ON UWE!


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 Post subject: explained...
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 5:08 pm 
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Mike and I were discussing this earlier...

" It is based my original idea that has flaws. After a
few turns there are clashes. The same principal will be applied as
before, but only the main cubie will have all three guides fused. The
rest will be floating, with small divider floaters in the gaps. From
what I can see so far, this should get around the problem, and will
require a small tiny pieces, not totalling 10 different pieces needed."

Basically, There are some alterations but the pictures on the site don't show to new inner mech. I'm still modelling the last piece which is a simple square plug.


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