Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:53 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hexagonal prism mod
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:54 am
Location: Yorkshire, UK
I posted pictures of two of my mods a few days ago, but the pictures here are of my first mod, a hexagonal prism. I built this about four months ago. I had almost completed it when I first found out about TwistyPuzzles.com, and found that Tony Fisher had done something very similar.

I have delayed posting pictures etc, because I wanted to check with Tony Fisher if he was happy for me to make (and possibily in the future sell) some of these. As Tony has okayed this, I am posting pictures of the prototype here. Over the weekend I will sort out some pictures of it muddled up (I think the hex prism looks particularly cool muddled!) and add them to the post.

As you can (just about) see from the pics, I have problems with sticker bubbling, but I hope Tony's advice to let the eurethane pieces cure for a few weeks before stickering will solve this one.

You can probably tell from the pictures that the mod is the same as Tony Fisher's, except the prism is extended in length so that the corners of the triangular end pieces touch the edge of the prism. This means that all 14 of the skewb's pieces are modified rather than just 12 of them. It makes the puzzle a little larger, and as I use solid eurethane casts, it has a nice weighty feel to it.


Attachments:
Hex Barrel c.JPG
Hex Barrel c.JPG [ 10.86 KiB | Viewed 2193 times ]
Hex Barrel b.JPG
Hex Barrel b.JPG [ 11.92 KiB | Viewed 2192 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:53 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:31 am
Location: france, spain, poland
I am so glad to be the first to say, "Great work!" Seriously, keep it up, these mods are wonderful.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:29 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:34 pm
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Looking good!

It looks like we have another prolific builder among us. :-)

And you really got into modding, before you found this place?
What then was your inspiration to start building?

Thomas

_________________
Image
My mods | My other hobby: www.unused-prince-tickets.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:54 am
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Thomas wrote:
Looking good!

It looks like we have another prolific builder among us. :-)

And you really got into modding, before you found this place?
What then was your inspiration to start building?

Thomas


Thanks again, Thomas. It might seem prolific, but the three puzzles are the result of nearly all my limited spare time over the last four months or so!

I am trying to remember why I started getting into building. I learned the rubik's cube about 25 years ago, and didn't touch one for many years until a student bought one in to my class about 18 months ago, and I was surprised I could still remember how to do it. I went on to collect quite a few basic puzzles to work out how to solve them, including the skewb. I think the impetus for puzzle building came from seeing (I can't remember how) some pictures on the internet of Tony Fisher's Mental Block and being utterly amazed by its shape-shifting qualities. I realised it was a skewb mod, and sat down and worked out (in theory) how it was built. From that point, I took a skewb apart to see if I could come up with any other modifications. I saw several possibilities and worked out the maths for a few of them.

I thought the hex prism looked the most interesting (I got this idea from the hexagonal cross section of the skewb), and debated whether to build the "stubby" or "long" version. I though the long prism looked a little more elegant (Sorry Tony Fisher, I hadn't seen your puzzle then, anyway, now I am not so sure!). My first attempt was very rough, but I slowly developed improvements.

All great fun!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:02 pm
Looks great!

Just wondering, where in Yorkshire are you?

_________________
3x3: PB 9.64
http://www.xanga.com/j_ey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:37 pm
Nice puzzle. My eyes keep telling me the picture is stretched but my brain knows it isn't.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:54 am
Location: Yorkshire, UK
joey wrote:
Looks great!

Just wondering, where in Yorkshire are you?


I live in Stokesly, North Yorks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:54 am
Location: Yorkshire, UK
Thanks, a compliment from THE Tony Fisher is greatly appreciated!

Here a a few more pics of the Hex Prism muddled, plus a few of a very rough Oct Prism prototype that still needs alot of work.


Attachments:
HexPrism1.JPG
HexPrism1.JPG [ 14.65 KiB | Viewed 1285 times ]
HexPrism2.JPG
HexPrism2.JPG [ 14.61 KiB | Viewed 1262 times ]
HexPrism3.JPG
HexPrism3.JPG [ 15.55 KiB | Viewed 1261 times ]
HexPrism4.JPG
HexPrism4.JPG [ 17.66 KiB | Viewed 1255 times ]
HexPrism5.JPG
HexPrism5.JPG [ 16.02 KiB | Viewed 1254 times ]
HexPrism6.JPG
HexPrism6.JPG [ 18.05 KiB | Viewed 1256 times ]
OctPrism1.JPG
OctPrism1.JPG [ 13.2 KiB | Viewed 1276 times ]
OctPrism2.JPG
OctPrism2.JPG [ 13.64 KiB | Viewed 1261 times ]
OctPrism3.JPG
OctPrism3.JPG [ 13.14 KiB | Viewed 1281 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:00 am
Location: Shanghai, China
The Octahedral Prism looks promising!

_________________
[02:25] <fusion> does look ahead on a 3x3 make someone faster?
[02:25] <Swordsman_Kirby> Yes.
[02:25] <fusion> maybe i should try that


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: rakaCN, Yahoo [Bot] and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group