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 Post subject: Kilominx
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:39 pm 
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[Sorry for the repost for any who have seen it, but this now the "New Puzzles" post to separate out the puzzle building log which can move back to Puzzle Building and Modding.]

The Kilominx is my version of a corners only Megaminx. Find details on its design and building in this thread.
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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:11 pm 
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Those cutouts are really elegant. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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I got one word..
perfection!

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:46 pm 
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I would say this is a very "pretty" puzzle, I like the flowerlike coutout in the middle. This one appeals to me. Another great puzzle of yours.

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:18 pm 
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This is a really cool looking puzzle. I gotta get me one. :)
Wanna trade, Dave? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:07 pm 
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The Kilominx, the cousin of 2x2x2, it is always nice to see again and again.

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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cousin of a 2x2x2? I thought it was a modification of a megaminx! One more reason to leave the building to others!

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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Roxanne, you are right, it's based on a megaminx. I think what he means is that it's 2x on each side.


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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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LOL!!!

I meant that the Kilominx is to 2x2x2, what the Megaminx is to 3x3x3.
Before the Kilominx, there was no such "homomorphic" relation.
And sometimes mind skills are better than the building ones, trust me on this!
(sometimes people think - without knowing themsleves - beyond what others realise)

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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isnt this the same thing as an impossiball?

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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Functionally, yes it is. The same effect can be realized by properly bandaging a Dogic as well although it would look very different.

However in this case we are focusing on the aesthetics and craftsmanship. And frankly an Impossiball isn't all that great as far as mechanisms are concerned. In my opinion the Impossiball is barely a true "twistypuzzle" anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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This is one of my favorite builds of all time. I hope to see one in person someday.


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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:01 pm 
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I finally got around to stickering my new Kilominx. This one is built on the PVC megaminx and uses cast caps instead of hand built three plate corners for each piece. It is cast in white, which is a bit of a different look.

Basing it on the PVC minx vs. the Chinese tiled Megaminx means its movement is no longer terrible, in fact it can be fingertricked :)

Enjoy the pictures, and here are two videos:Kilominx Movement and Kilominx face solve

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Sorry for the picture quality. My new iPhone's camera is loads better than my old phone's camera, but still not close to a real SLR. I'll try to put up some better pictures later.

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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Looks excellent! And in white too 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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It is actually a very beautiful puzzle. Looks like it is fun to play with.

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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I literally just finished making my own Kilominx today. I built mine on a PVC as well. It works great but mine was just a quick job to test the clearance before I design one in CAD. Yours look great!

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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What a great improvment to an already great puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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Wonderful work! Have you thought about showing this to Meffert?

...The center of each face reminds me a bit of the center of a flower. Perhaps if you make another one, you could cut the edges of the stickers to suggest petals? I think it would look very nice that way. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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Jared wrote:
Wonderful work! Have you thought about showing this to Meffert?
Hmmm... Perhaps he would have interest. It can re-use most of the pieces from a Pyraminx crystal (rounded edges, screw in corner) and would just need a custom corner cap. Perhaps...

Here are a few pictures from the better camera:
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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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I had the pleasure of seeing this puzzle in person last week, and I have to say, Dave's workmanship is extraordinary. And the new production core he used for this puzzle turns like a dream! Looks amazing stickered, Dave. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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io wrote:
I had the pleasure of seeing this puzzle in person last week, and I have to say, Dave's workmanship is extraordinary. And the new production core he used for this puzzle turns like a dream! Looks amazing stickered, Dave. :)


I too can attest to this. Incredibly smooth and the puzzle itself doesn't feel fragile at all. And the stickers look great, Dave.

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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
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Super-cool. Great job.


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 Post subject: Re: Kilominx
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:53 am 
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David,
I already assumed, that the puzzle will be of outstanding quality when I saw the first pics, but I really must admit it's absolutely perfect. And as the mechanics is obviously also perfect as I've read here, it is really a must have item :)

Congrats!!

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