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 Post subject: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:33 am 
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Hey Guys!

This post is a big deal for me, because this is my first puzzle that I have designed and released! Before I get into talking about my puzzle, I want to thank everyone who has helped me to learn SolidWorks especially Alex,Eitan,Garrett,Drew,Adam, and especially Eric for the countless tips and Skype Sessions :lol:

Without further ado, I present to you my Elite Tetrahedron. This is not just any Elite Tetrahedron (lol) But my version is only 80mm to an edge. The volume is just a little more than a standard 3x3. I modeled the parts in SolidWorks and had it printed in WSF by Shapeways. I then dyed the parts and stickered it using stickers cut by Dr.Sticker.

The turning on this puzzle is flawless and the people who have seen it already can ates to that :D ( because I will not have a video ready until tomorrow sorry guys! and gal :lol: )

This puzzle is now available on Shapeways for the price of only $160. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing a fully assembled ,dyed, and stickered puzzle for $215 please PM me.

BUY NOW

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:35 am 
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WOOOW!! So small! It looks amazing! Thank you for making it available to all of us!!
video please! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Very nice!! Can't wait to see a video.

Do you know what the edge length of the original one was?

-Mark- :)

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Amazing! This puzzle is really good for a first release. If voting stays for this year, you can expect to have mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Looking great! cant wait to see the video to show off the awesome turning!

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Door wrote:
Very nice!! Can't wait to see a video.

Do you know what the edge length of the original one was?

-Mark- :)



I believe it was 10.5 cm and then 9.5 cm for the v2 but do not quot me on that! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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OMG! it must be mass produce too! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Wonderful work, Chris! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Very nice


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Brilliant! I'd love to get one. It's so annoying with the VAT added on in Europe. Great puzzle though, any chance for a video?

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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The Jing's one seems very pretty!


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Amazing =) Very nice work.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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Very nice-looking puzzle! Now that you have the general idea of puzzles in SolidWorks, I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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I'm really loving this puzzle! Its cuts form perfect patterns.
And with it so cheap (?) I might even consider buying, when/if I get the money.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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I have now updated the first post with a video link.

Enjoy!

Chris Hemerich


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron
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its way more impressive now that its stickered man, and i definitely like the black over white. great job!

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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Video looks really good! I really can't wait to get mine now!

And I deffinatly can't wait to see your next ideas coming to life! :P Long live Shapeways!

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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This looks incredibly good for a first design. Very impressive! :D

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Before anyone asks, here is the first picture (that I know of) of a scrambled Elite Tetrahedron. This should be fun :D

Chris Hemerich


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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Beautiful! Hopefully when I'm finished with my next website I should have the money to buy one of these. Or should I buy SolidWorks? Nah, I'll get SolidWorks later. Elite Tetrahedron for the win!

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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This is beautiful, and the turning is flawless. Fantastic job! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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I love this puzzle. Great job!


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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Thanks for all of the kind words everyone! I have sold two of them already so you should see more interesting projects from me soon!

Chris Hemerich


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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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Excellent job! I hope to try out a shapeways puzzle this year, and this is my number one choice right now! :D

You did an excellent job compacting this already great puzzle to a reasonable price.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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Great Job - it really looks impressive
Thumbs up :!: :!: :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Chris Hemerich's Elite Tetrahedron ( NOW WITH VIDEO)
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Sorry for the bump, but here is a review that Sigurd very kindly made on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G9S5tggTM4

Thanks Sigurd and Enjoy Everyone!

Chris Hemerich


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