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 Post subject: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:21 pm 
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Yes, the plans for the much-discussed Fish Cube have finally come to fruition.
(from here) viewtopic.php?f=9&t=10358
Name provided by BEEEDY. (I hope your version is coming along well!)


I figured out how to prevent turning of faces with 3 or fewer "pyramids" without bandaging or just hoping for the best. So, here is the all-new Fish Cube:

VIDEEYO!

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And here's how I decided to block the movement of faces with 3 or fewer pyramids:
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The glued-on pieces of plastic (on the LEFT) block turning. More images shown below.

So what do you think about this one? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:51 pm 
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Smashy, great build!

Reminds me of the 2 layer Fisher Cube that I first saw from Thomas.

A really intresting puzzle. Again, an awesome build! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:40 pm 
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Awesome build!

But you should color it to get rid of those white streaks.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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That's my camera's fault. There aren't any white streaks on the puzzle; the flash glares really badly off of the rounded edges. The whole puzzle is black and no modeling clay was used - just ABS sheet plastic.

And to prove it, a VIDEO!


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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:oops:

:D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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WOW! Awesome job with this one!

This puzzle's now on my to-build list as well :)

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:47 pm 
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very cool, nice work smashy.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Quite clever indeed :)

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Well done. I will copy it someday...


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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It's really great - the pictures really do not do it justice, I suggest everyone watch the video.

Well done


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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awesome


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Very nice.

Perhaps pictures should be taken in daylight, so that no flash is needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Why did you pick the name Fish Cube?
I really love this puzzle!


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:11 pm 
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very nice smashy! i have hit yet another catch with the 2x2 version(build from 2x2) but i am glad to see your finished cube!

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Why did you pick the name Fish Cube?
I really love this puzzle!
it was called a fish cube because it is kinda like a fisher cube, and because it sounds cool


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Ah, you beat me to it!
Looks REALLY great, though. I'd love to play with it. Maybe I should stop being lazy and build one for myself...

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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jsreed5 wrote:
Ah, you beat me to it!
Looks REALLY great, though. I'd love to play with it. Maybe I should stop being lazy and build one for myself...

Well, I am considering selling it, if you're interested, but I'm not sure how much it would go for on eBay.

BEEEDY, good luck with your build - I thought mine was a goner for a few days, but there's always a way to make it work.
Thanks for the compliments guys, and to all those curious about the name, BEEEDY came up with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:02 am 
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Yay for smashy!

Now all I gotta do is figure out how to made that core, use it to make a 2x4x4, then use that to make a 3x3x1. Brilliant!


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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NICE! I've been waiting to see a finished product. nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Looks like Professorcube5x5's Rhombiminx

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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I think I point out a similarity between two puzzles maybe no one notice before.

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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I really dont see any similarities between these two other than they are both made from Eastsheen 4x4x4s.. hmm

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Both of the puzzles are essentially adding twistalbe layers to the faces of a 2x2x2. The difference is the number of faces on which layers are attached. Four for Fish Cube, and six for Rhombiminix.

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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Hi there!
Yes, this is pretty much the same as the Rhombiminx but there is a functional difference - the Rhombiminx is never restricted in movement, while this puzzle's outer faces can only turn at certain times. (four outer face pyramids on the face to be turned).


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 Post subject: Re: Brand new puzzle: Fish Cube
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Smashy wrote:
Hi there!
Yes, this is pretty much the same as the Rhombiminx but there is a functional difference - the Rhombiminx is never restricted in movement, while this puzzle's outer faces can only turn at certain times. (four outer face pyramids on the face to be turned).


The same is true for the rhombiminx, really, it's just that the rhombiminx always has four corners on each face :P


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