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 Post subject: Rubik's Perpetual Calendar
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2002 5:04 am 
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Hello again everyone.

I was unhappy with the Perpetual Calendar plans offered up by Rubik's. I wanted one that looked like the original.

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After reading the above message posted by Michael on October 11 (I caught up by read the entire forum over the past two weeks!), I constructed an Excel 2000 document to help me build a Perpetual Calendar cube according to the "unfolded view" at the URL he wrote.

You can download the Excel document here:

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/files2/rubiksperpetualcalendar.xls

Does it work, you ask? Have a look at mine!


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I printed it out on a black and white laser printer, went to Kinko's photocopied it onto sticker paper, laminated it for durability, cut cut out all the squares and stuck 'em on an extra cube I had.

There are however a couple of differences between the original and the pattern given in the Excel document:

1) The logos are missing. I didn't have a high enough resolution scan of them to bother.
2) The fonts are different. I could have matched them up given more time, but I figured they are close enough... after all, it's never going to be the same as the original no matter how perfect things match.

Sandy


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 Post subject: Doesn`t get any better than this !
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2002 9:53 pm 
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Hi Sandy,

Great job!

...I couldn't download your excel document ? (Is everything working ?)

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...Ripley's believe it or not !

Have you notice, you could write your name on one side of the cube (you almost did !)
the letter "Y" is on the top side of the cube !

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Michael
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 Post subject: Excel and my name...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2002 9:53 pm 
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I just tried the link again. Works fine for me. Try right-clicking it and going to "Save Target As". If I left-click it in my browser, it actually opens it up directly in Explorer... which probably isn't what you want. Also, it's an Excel 2000 document. I can try saving it as Excel 97 if people need it, but not sure if everything will still line up right.

About my name, yeah, you're right. Didn't notice. I tried it out, and the closest I could get was:


 D
SAN
 Y


But the Y & D are both sideways!

Sandy


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