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 Post subject: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:15 pm 
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Hi,
ok, so it's my fourth cube modification and everytime i've done a mod, i try to find an easier and faster process method
but it still takes ages haha :lol: , and everytime i do a mod i say it's going to be the last one
but i'm happy of the result, i've made a polyhedron with 13 sides,
4 equilateral triangles, 2 right triangles, 1 rectangle, 1 triangle isoceles, 1 square, 2 pentagons, 2 hexagons
some of the sides are a bit confused, but it's ok

I have forgotten my lovely camera at Frank in Dusseldorf when we were doing the colector's portrait :lol: so, i've asked
my neighbor's weird camera such i wanted to post the puzzle...i hope the pics are ok
fred


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Woah :shock: :shock:

How did you do it? I wouldn't give up puzzle building if I were you.

Good luck on future projects! :D

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Very nice! 2x2x2 mechanism? With only one picture it's not so clear...

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Thats a crazy awesome mod! Would you mind showing us some pics/video of it being mixed?

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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elijah516 wrote:
Woah :shock: :shock:

How did you do it? I wouldn't give up puzzle building if I were you.

Good luck on future projects! :D


hehe, thanks
here is some other pics when scrambled


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Amazing puzzle! Never seen anything like it before.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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OK, not a 2x2x2--like I said, the first picture was a bit ambiguous :)

Now I'm thinking skewb modification, possibly UFO--I see that you've been cagey enough to not take any pictures along a slice, so the ambiguity remains. Nice!

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Even cooler when scrambled!

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Hmmm,

This pic Image reminds me of Flight Of The Navigator! Image

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Is it an easily solved errr..... tridecahedron? :solved: Or is it about the same as a square 1? :scrambled:

Is it possible that you could make enough for me to buy 1? :) 8-) :D :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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I think the correct term is triskaidekahedron, meaning three-plus-ten-sided-shape.

(Tridecahedron could be interpreted as three-tens or thirty sided.)

Anyone know enough Latin to clarify this?

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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No, if your logic held then a dodecahedron would be a 20 sided figure where in fact it is a 12 sided figure.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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@elijah516:

Can you please stop, or at least slow down, all your pointless / erroneous (and numerous) posts? The first item on a google search gave this, meaning that you could have done the same thing and saved me the hassle of doing it for you.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Thanks elijah516 you're right on this one. I was thinking dodecahedron was twenty sided and that led me down the wrong path. I didn't even get the language right. (My example was bastardized Greek, not latin.)

Wikipedia to the rescue: The Numerical Prefix article gives both trideca- (Latin) and triskaideka- (Greek) as acceptable choices. You can choose whichever you please, including trayodasham- if you want to use sanskrit.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Great Fred!
You're just a so good builder...
I'd love to have your talent!

Good job.
Can we know the mech?

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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I really really want one of these puzzles, I only own a 3x3 and a 5x5 and this would be an interesting change of pace.

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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thank you everybody,
woow, reeeeech, thanks for sharing this pic: Image[/quote], there is no doubt a relation with the puzzle shape and this spaceship...
ok so the mech is from a skewb, and i tryed to put the mech the more off centered i could, to get all parts really differents from each others.
it took me between 40 hours and 50 hours, i thought i could make it in 2 days but i was wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Yet another beautiful, weird, almost alien-looking mod. I love to see these puzzles, they are so sculptural, either solved or muddled.

Please do not stop making them!


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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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VeryWetPaint wrote:
I think the correct term is triskaidekahedron, meaning three-plus-ten-sided-shape.

(Tridecahedron could be interpreted as three-tens or thirty sided.)

Anyone know enough Latin to clarify this?


thank you for the info very wet paint
interesting...i didn't know it was called like that, the lucky triskaidekahedron

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Triskaidekaphobia is morbid fear of the number 13, so triskaidekahedron sounds about right.

Would it be possible to have triskaidekahedrophobia?


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timselkirk wrote:
Triskaidekaphobia is morbid fear of the number 13, so triskaidekahedron sounds about right.

Would it be possible to have triskaidekahedrophobia?


woow! :D this name is so cool, hahah

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Another great build, looks so out of the ordinary, i'm sure if you got all of your builds together you could open up a gallery :D

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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Would it be possible to have triskaidekahedrophobia?

I have triskaidekahedrofabricaphobia - the fear of building 13 sided puzzles.

Fantastic puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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MarkSS wrote:
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Would it be possible to have triskaidekahedrophobia?

I have triskaidekahedrofabricaphobia - the fear of building 13 sided puzzles.

:lol:
HAHAHAHA, so goood all those names , i like it when it goes far

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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i like the scramble so much, much more than the solved one!

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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This is an inecredible puzzle.. I'm interested as to what mechanism was used. Perhaps a Skewb?

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 Post subject: Re: My new mod, a 13 sides polyhedron
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I'd be willing to spend quite a bit on a puzzle like this. Can you maybe sell random shaped parts so we can build our own? I don't have good enough machinery to make very precise pieces, random or not.

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This is an inecredible puzzle.. I'm interested as to what mechanism was used. Perhaps a Skewb?


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ok so the mech is from a skewb, and i tryed to put the mech the more off centered i could, to get all parts really differents from each others.
it took me between 40 hours and 50 hours, i thought i could make it in 2 days but i was wrong.

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simply beautiful frederick, so far the best design i've seen on a cube, you might be younger than fisher in building, but for me, your style is in the summum, good job frenchy.
i discovered this site 2 days ago, and i found so much inspiration throught all the creations people share in here, that i've decided to start my first mod tomorrow.
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wow, i admire all of your creations. i'm glad someone is brave enough to stray so far from the norm.

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Quite brilliant, I love how it looks like a piece of modern art, scrambled and solved.


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As I just said at Tony's thread: I love mods like this!

When will you be willing to sell one of your designs (to me - hehe)?

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I like it Fred. I can see where you are going with your designs.
Am I right when I say that you are one of the few people on this forum that prefer puzzles to be in an unsolved state? :-)

And when can we expect your first large scale puzzle? Because I know that's your goal.

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Thomas wrote:
I like it Fred. I can see where you are going with your designs.
Am I right when I say that you are one of the few people on this forum that prefer puzzles to be in an unsolved state? :-)

And when can we expect your first large scale puzzle? Because I know that's your goal.

Thomas



yes you're right
And when can we expect your first large scale puzzle? Because I know that's your goal.
no, i think it's no use when it's too big to handle, but i would like to make a bigger scale reproduction of a mod when scrambled and fixed, frozen,
i dont need it to turn, unsolved state, that's what i like
btw: don't forget I even can't solve a 3x3!!!
Frank Tiex was asking me why did i use to leave a hole in one of the puzzle parts, it's to be able to take it appart when i mix it

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frederic plateus wrote:
MarkSS wrote:
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Would it be possible to have triskaidekahedrophobia?

I have triskaidekahedrofabricaphobia - the fear of building 13 sided puzzles.

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HAHAHAHA, so goood all those names , i like it when it goes far


Oh yeah well i have triskaidekahedrofabricapteronoarachibutyrophobia-the fear of building 13 sided puzzles while being tickled by feathers and having peanut butter stuck to the roof of my mouth (I swear those phobias all have real names which are included in that word.)

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you know hippoppotamonstrosequipedaliophobia is the longest phobia word in the phobias dictionary. Guess what it's the fear of! Long words... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D :) :) :|

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elijah516 wrote:
you know hippoppotamonstrosequipedaliophobia is the longest phobia word in the phobias dictionary. Guess what it's the fear of! Long words... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :D :D :D :) :) :|


*yawn*

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WOW! :shock:
This is amazing quality!
Out of this world! :D

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