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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:21 pm 
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On November the 23rd, a new puzzle was built, which could change many things, not only those related on puzzles!

1. Number of parts used: it can be divided by a prime number and the square of another number. :mrgreen:
2. Is it a twisty puzzle: Even I don't know!!! :lol:
3. It is an idea where many others had miserably failed in the past. :wink:

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Somewhere around 100 pieces, is a cuboid, never been made (I think. Nothing shows up in search), and only 1 person knows what it is.

AND It's my first cuboid.

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Somewhere around 100 pieces, is a cuboid, never been made (I think. Nothing shows up in search), and only 1 person knows what it is.

AND It's my first cuboid.

By that, do you mean just you, or 1 person other than you? :wink:

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Somewhere around 100 pieces, is a cuboid, never been made (I think. Nothing shows up in search), and only 1 person knows what it is.

AND It's my first cuboid.

By that, do you mean just you, or 1 person other than you? :wink:

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Me and someone else. :lol:

They're getting suspicious....

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I gave away this hint elsewhere, but I might as well add it here. Pentagrammic Dipyramid

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Ancient creatures run amok, then taking interest in being soothing? Perhaps a little bit off the top then they will be a little bit more so.

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Ancient creatures run amok, then taking interest in being soothing? Perhaps a little bit off the top then they will be a little bit more so.

Huh?

I am almost done with the $0.50 puzzle. It's turning okay. I just need to wet-sand the innards.

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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
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"Ancient Creatures"=it is a puzzle that is made from the same base as the one in this clue part
"Run Amok"=the puzzle is unwieldy and a bit ugly
"Taking interest in"=that bit means nothing. It just made the clue flow a bit
"being soothing"=can't say too much except that it refers to the shape
"Perhaps a little off the top"=I should have said "perhaps a little off the sides" because it refers to what you would have to do to the puzzle in clue part 1 in order to be able to make this puzzle
"then they will be a bit more so"=agin, just o make the clue flow...
All shall (hopefully) be revealed before the second week of April

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i recognize those balls! They come from the Pionir box! Aren't you supposed to be building puzzles instead of breaking them? :lol:

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i recognize those balls! They come from the Pionir box! Aren't you supposed to be building puzzles instead of breaking them? :lol:

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Two hints (for separate puzzles):
- It looks like one puzzle but will bear a name similar to an other one...
- It's been done before, but not quite this small... Just waiting for the stickers on this one.

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Regarding the November 23rd 2009 puzzle I mentioned before:
(super solid prototype is on the making within this week!)

(1) It has X1 plastic parts.
(2) It has a total of X2 rubber parts (there are three colors).
(3) It has X3 metal parts.
(4) Each metal part is made out of X4 sub-parts.

The following equation is true:

(X1-X3)^2 = (X4)^2 * (X2/2)


And I repeat, it has NOTHING to do with umbrellas!!! :lol:
I am not putting a video of this on YouTube, as strangely,
one of my recently uploaded "private" videos had 20 hits
*before* I actually watched it myself! LOL

And since it is April Fools, it does not mean I am saying the
truth anyway, does it?

:mrgreen:


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PS. Do not blame me for the secrecy, but trust me, even if it
takes two years for this to appear, I will quote this post and
show you the relevance with the formula! And you definitely
won't be disappointed by this unique puzzle!

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It's not an idea (any more), but I suppose this thread can be used to give hints of secret prototypes as well.

It looks like a puzzle previously built before (under two different names) but it turns a bit differently. And it's a logical extension of one of my other puzzles... It just needs some dye and stickers. But that's not really a hint, is it?

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I thought about a 3x3x3 + "Pull and turn" with a twist but it might not hold together and just fall apart.


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Flat, similar to 2 different puzzles.

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First didn't I have the core.
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I just shipped two puzzles, one to Japan and the other to the US of A.
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P.S. Yes, one more cat for Rox to have to keep in the bag ;)


Rox is going to kill all these cat's she has in her bag if they don't get let out soon.

I wish I wish I wish I made puzzles so I could join you in this game. Sadly, I just see puzzles and keep cat's in bags :cry: :lol:

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Last night (20 of May), I created a cube, which is so impressive, that I decided
to baptise it as "Houlis-Cube". Its symmetric properties, are second to none to
any other design that exists today. Another reason it is called like that, is because
it has an "X" shape on the side, which is the Greek phonetic equivalent of "H".
(My surname in Greek is written as "Χούλης", and the puzzle "Χούλης-Κύβος").

Some of you may realise the magnitude of this new puzzle, some may not.
In any case, it will cause some serious tremors to the puzzle world and beyond!!!

July is coming, PAJUPUMA is coming! LOL

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bbbbbbZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

That's coming.

And for the rest of you don't bother asking him what he's going on about. I listened to it the other night and still haven't got a clue. Mostly because I don't think he has all his grey matter anymore. I think he's spent too much time around too many plastic bits-they send off fumes when you cut into them and I am sure it has affected him now. :lol: :lol:

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I think he's spent too much time around too many plastic bits-they send off fumes when you cut into them and I am sure it has affected him now. :lol: :lol:


Damn right! ;)

And by the way, bbbbbbZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz to you too! LOL

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Last night (20 of May), I created a cube, which is so impressive, that I decided
to baptise it as "Houlis-Cube". Its symmetric properties, are second to none to
any other design that exists today. Another reason it is called like that, is because
it has an "X" shape on the side, which is the Greek phonetic equivalent of "H".
(My surname in Greek is written as "Χούλης", and the puzzle "Χούλης-Κύβος").

Some of you may realise the magnitude of this new puzzle, some may not.
In any case, it will cause some serious tremors to the puzzle world and beyond!!!
I officially hate this thread.

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I officially hate this thread.


To reinforce the momentum, I have decided before I leave overseas,
to build the unprecedented "Colossus"! (that gives me twelve days!)

Colossus in fact, is the symbol of Rhodes, the island where I completed
my high school and part of my primary school (Kastellorizo island is too
small and did not have a high school at that time!).

Here is a photo of the Colossus (which was destroyed after a terrible earthquake)

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The symmetry of the "Colossus" puzzle has never been *and* will never be surpassed!
(that is, taking into account logical, mathematical, and realistic limitations
which will be explained in two months). And I can assure you all, I ain't bluffing!

So... can you already feel the earthquake tremors made by the arrival of Colossus?

;)


Pantazis


PS. Yes, Colossus will well surpass the symmetric properties of the Houlis-Cube,
pushing this world's symmetries to its very limits!

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Fractangle wrote:
Technically an ES 2x2 keychain mod, but has 64 cast pieces and might fly if it weren't 90cm to an edge. I don't think I could safely make it much smaller than that, either.

I know I haven't been on here much in the last few months, but hopefully I'll get this finished up!


I really hope you meant 90 mm


Yes, I did mean 90 mm; 90 cm would be ridiculous! :lol:

Anyway, I've been away from twisty puzzles for a while, but I've started casting pieces again. :D

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kastellorizo wrote:
theVDude wrote:
I officially hate this thread.


To reinforce the momentum, I have decided before I leave overseas,
to build the unprecedented "Colossus"! (that gives me twelve days!)

[snip]

PS. Yes, Colossus will well surpass the symmetric properties of the Houlis-Cube,
pushing this world's symmetries to its very limits!

And adding on to this, July is going to be the best month ever. Also, I'll be in florida, checking twisty puzzles EVERY DAY!

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kastellorizo wrote:
theVDude wrote:
I officially hate this thread.


To reinforce the momentum, I have decided before I leave overseas,
to build the unprecedented "Colossus"! (that gives me twelve days!)

Colossus in fact, is the symbol of Rhodes, the island where I completed
my high school and part of my primary school (Kastellorizo island is too
small and did not have a high school at that time!).

Here is a photo of the Colossus (which was destroyed after a terrible earthquake)

Attachment:
colossus.gif.jpg


The symmetry of the "Colossus" puzzle has never been *and* will never be surpassed!
(that is, taking into account logical, mathematical, and realistic limitations
which will be explained in two months). And I can assure you all, I ain't bluffing!

So... can you already feel the earthquake tremors made by the arrival of Colossus?

;)


Pantazis


PS. Yes, Colossus will well surpass the symmetric properties of the Houlis-Cube,
pushing this world's symmetries to its very limits!


doesn't a sphere already have infinite symmetry?

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elijah wrote:
doesn't a sphere already have infinite symmetry?


Assuming we are talking about a mathematical puzzle, not a marble,
the symmetry is finite. And it makes more sense to assume that a puzzle
is related to polyhedra, which is why spherical puzzles have a represetnative
from those. :)

But I like your thinking. In that sense, a puzzle like the Kabalabda (ball inside
a ball) may be considered as of infinite symmetry. But then, it will be more
of a dexterity matching puzzle, something which is not what I am doing.


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@kastellorizo will it be mass produced :?:


Hey... something not even known yet, cannot be mass produced!

ok ok just kidding, the plan is to indeed flood the market,
but it won't be easy, as it is extremely expensive to make!
(the prototypes had cost a few thousand dollars already!)

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That's even better.The only thing I hate more than a puzzle that is known of, but not yet made(like the ones on Oskar's shapeways page), is a puzzle that is produced, but in very limited numbers.Also, telling from what you just posted and what you have posted before, I'm thinking it might be made of several materials(that's not a question just an observation and I don't expect you to respond).


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telling from what you just posted and what you have posted before, I'm thinking it might be made of several materials



Those little drink umbrellas is one of the materials!

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Those little drink umbrellas is one of the materials!


Well... someone may assume that those materials mentioned above,
are more related to helping me get ideas (together with the appropriate
cocktail), rather than being building materials. (note here, I prefer fruit juices,
and no alcohol!).

:lol:

Back to topic: For puzzles to be mass produced, they first need to be prototyped
which is very expensive. After that, many factors will decide whether it is worth
for a puzzle to be prepared for the mass market. Some puzzles may have high
prices, but we should be thankful for that, as otherwise, they wouldn't be available
at all! Non-mass production is not the designer's fault. It is because of no demand.
(now with marketing, this can change, but it also costs a lot!).


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Yeah I know its not the designers fault.There are just so many good puzzle I just wish they were all mass produced :lol:


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Colossus puzzle has been finished in a record time!

Right now, I am exhausted physically and mentally, with bruised fingers
full of cuts, and a very sore back.

But I just could not hold my excitement to build it. Now I can travel in
a couple of weeks and enjoy my holidays without worrying about preparing
anything else. And the hint:

The Colossus puzzle was made out of EXACTLY 600 parts. ;)

Now I got to go, I badly need some sleep!!!


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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 2010 1:27 pm 
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Finally I can post in this topic because i've just got the idea of the century that will be a major topic in the forum if it will get done.

-Hint #1 It's a higher order version of a mod :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
-Hint #2 It's made out of a higher order version of a mass produced puzzle for which the mod has already been made.
-Hint #3 MMB
-Hint #4 The higher order version of this puzzle has not been mass produced

Please do not say if you find the answer, PM me and I will tell you if you're right. Good luck though :twisted:

:D Greg :D

BTW: Its higher order version of MOD but it's not a MOD considering I remade it on AutoCAD

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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
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here is a hint for a puzzle that is allready finished, but I can't show it right now.

It is currently located in my teacher's room at school.
And it is most likely getting the higest grade.

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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
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@kastellorizo WOW 600 parts :shock:.That must be impossible to lubricate :lol:.At first I thought it might Oskar's big boulder(351 pieces), but even that doesn't have enough pieces to fit your description.


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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
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It's a simple yet epic mechanism that enables you to make have-to-be-pillowed cubes unpillowed! :D

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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
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blueShinyApple wrote:
It's a simple yet epic mechanism that enables you to make have-to-be-pillowed cubes unpillowed! :D

Unpillowed and proportional?

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