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 Post subject: my new cube: the little brother
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:15 am 
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hehe, this is a cutie! and it only took me about an hour to put together.
luckily I had to cubesmith tiles laying around. they really made it look nice!

what do you think? can you figur the mechanism? XD

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:59 am 
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Amazing! What is the mechanism? A lot of 2x1x1s put together?

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It's a 1x1x6, but instead of being a straight line, they are attached at 90 degrees. Clever.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:28 am 
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hehe YES!

I originally found this dead easy method of making a 2x1x1 using the keychain Snake :)
I took two 3x3x3 corner cubies and placed a snake pieces inside of each.

and then I thought why not go ahead an make more pieces and as I made more I then found I could make this "half" cube shape out of it.

and the little brother was born

I hope you like it!

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there supposed to be a picture here showing the puzzle i its flat snake shape.

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wow really amazing !!!! I would like to see the mechanism of that.


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hmm.. just found this:

http://www.helm.lu/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=8827

is it the same thing?

lol, answer: it isnt! the puzzle in the picture is a regular 2x2x2 but with one of the cubies inverted! so not the same mech

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Doubleyou wrote:
hmm.. just found this:

http://www.helm.lu/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=8827

is it the same thing?

lol, answer: it isnt! the puzzle in the picture is a regular 2x2x2 but with one of the cubies inverted! so not the same mech


If Georges got it from Adam Z... you can see more of it in this thread.

viewtopic.php?t=4844&highlight=inverted

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I suddently remember now. I found my link by accident
thanks for that reminding link!
there is nothing like puzzles that can play tricks on your mind ;)

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The astrolabacus works on this same principle, by the way.


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Bram wrote:
The astrolabacus works on this same principle, by the way.


I didn't think of that right away, but now that you mention it, that's very interesting. It almost makes me want to make a 1x1x6 in a loop just for the heck of it.

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loop? you'r saying something :) if you made a larger number of cubies a loop it could be very interesting!

what is astrolabacus working on?

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Doubleyou wrote:
loop? you'r saying something :) if you made a larger number of cubies a loop it could be very interesting!

what is astrolabacus working on?
The Astrolabacus is a puzzle. Bram was just saying it functions that way.

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=825

It's has 6 'tube' pieces that are at 90 degrees bends, so you could say if you made a loop out of the puzzle you would made, in theory, it would have similar movement to the Astrolabacus.

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for those of you who wanna play with this idea, you can easily make this puzzle by using rubiks regular snake. they make a little large but nice cubie size, plus I suppose the quality would feel way better

I just used the keychain cus I liked that I could snap the pieces on and off. and for the cubies size ofc

I am gonna go ahead and make a large version of this puzzle in the loop variation. maybe introduce 1x1x3 pieces.. :roll:

edit: lol I thought Astrolabacus was a person :) heh, that would be a cool name

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That'd be cool if in the 1x2x3 shape it could also be "solved" (only one color on each side), then the puzzle could have more than 1 solved state.

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very nice mod. it was causing me physical pain as i first tried to guess at the mech.


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I've actually thought of this before while building my 2x1x1.

Good job on the build and beating me.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:38 am 
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yea I could only imgaine alot of you have thought of this too :)

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