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 Post subject: Axis Cube
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 12:55 pm 
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From Concept (me), to reality (built by Aleh).

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:03 pm 
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Very cool. Maybe some more pictures and a video demonstration.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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Ugh. Wow. I love it.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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I'm speechless.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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I don't quite understand how it turns, could you post some more shots?

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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professorcube5x5 wrote:
I don't quite understand how it turns, could you post some more shots?


At first glimpse I thought I had it, I looked again and now I don't.

Awesome work, the both of you.


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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Awesome concept, but I can't really see how it turns and (if so) what shapes it can take. Oh, would you mind answering the PM I send you some time ago, you might have missed it?

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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It is a 3x3x3, believe it or not (the triangle in the center is a corner, I believe). I saw an in-progress version when visiting Aleh a few weeks back. It had no sitckers and sharp edges, but was very, very impressive. Now even better cleaned up with stickers :)

First the Gigaminx, now this. Truly a great partnership. One wonders what we will see from this pair next...

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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Just a 3x3 rotated 60 degrees about its long axis?

I love these kind of surprises, especially when something so original is done with something so well known.

Great idea, beautifully executed, as esxpected.

I think the unique piece count is the same as for my radiation cube, except mine has three kinds of edge piece. There are quite a few constructional similarities I should imagine.

I like this one better... :cry: .... :evil: .... :wink:

Oddly, this is pretty much exactly what I did to a skewb with my skewskewb, but done to a 3x3x3. I didn't think of doing it to a 3x3. Drat.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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Very slick indeed!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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tattooed wrote:
professorcube5x5 wrote:
I don't quite understand how it turns, could you post some more shots?


At first glimpse I thought I had it, I looked again and now I don't.

Awesome work, the both of you.


Well usually I'm also quite good to see the mechanism behind a puzzle, but this one ... :shock:
I can only agree: amazing design - and please more pictures!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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DLitwin wrote:
First the Gigaminx, now this. Truly a great partnership. One wonders what we will see from this pair next..


Seconded.


Bravo Aleh and Adam.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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I came up with the idea while I was idly playing with a cube mockup I built in SolidWorks. I added several axes of rotation to rotate the cube in various ways to see what happened. When I saw this one, I really wanted to see it built. I sent the basic pictures to Aleh, and he did all the building.

I will post some more pictures soon, but until then, here is a video.


Enjoy!
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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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I'll take one! :D
Truly amazing


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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Puzzlemaster42 wrote:
I came up with the idea while I was idly playing with a cube mockup I built in SolidWorks. I added several axes of rotation to rotate the cube in various ways to see what happened. When I saw this one, I really wanted to see it built. I sent the basic pictures to Aleh, and he did all the building.

I will post some more pictures soon, but until then, here is a video.


Enjoy!
Adam


It's so small! :shock: Congratulations to the both of you on a great puzzle! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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I couldn't really see the cube either until I held up a normal 3x3x3 to my face.

Very nicely done.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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Woah. I can barely seen the 3x3 in it.

Now thats PRETTY EPIC!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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WOW guys! That's a gorgeous design. I love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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It has very nice symmetry and looks perfect.

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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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This is absolutely fantastic work! :shock:
Aleh can seriously turn every feesable concept into rality!
I adore it!
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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:56 pm 
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This is the kind of puzzle I love: new and genial mod starting from simple and available mech!

Thank you for building this masterpiece! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
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Argh!
A true mind bender!


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 Post subject: Re: Axis Cube
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:27 am 
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simply amazing

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