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 Post subject: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cube *UPDATED*Posted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:19 pm

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Solve the colors or solve the shape.

What I did was I gave the Mirror Blocks a really good scramble and then I applied the colored stickers as if it was solved. I took care to make sure that in either solved state, two surfaces from the other solved state aren’t next to each other. So when you have solved the colors, all of the surfaces are at different depths. Also when you solve the shape the surfaces next to each other are different colors.

edit: I updated the layout, see this post below:
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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:22 pm

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Wow! This is my favorite sticker modification ever!!

Great job!

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:23 pm

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Nice job. Very clever idea

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:43 pm

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Is there any significance to the scramble other than no connected colors?

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:45 pm

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TBTTyler wrote:
Is there any significance to the scramble other than no connected colors?

That's pretty much it, just no connected colors or shapes/depths.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:10 pm

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Nice! I had an idea for something similar with a normal 3x3. Take three 3x3s and swap them so each cube has 3 layers all a different color. Then scramble it up, and sticker it normally. You can solve it like a 3x3 or just by layers.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:38 pm

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Wow. Make a hard puzzle harder!

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:18 pm

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As carlo- said, this is quite possibly my favorite sticker modification ever

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:22 pm

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Very nice. The idea of a cube with multiple solutions is a nice one - similar to a Rubik's Magic, where the goal is to get from one to the other. But here, it's not as easy to just flip to the other solution.

Now... how long until someone makes a three-solution cube?

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:25 pm

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Very nice puzzle, that'd be a fun thing to play with.

Jared wrote:
Now... how long until someone makes a three-solution cube?

You could make this cube textured as well...

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:28 pm

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So simple, but so beautiful! I love it! Makes me want to buy a mirror block.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:28 pm

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ejisfun wrote:
Very nice puzzle, that'd be a fun thing to play with.

Jared wrote:
Now... how long until someone makes a three-solution cube?

You could make this cube textured as well...

And put numbers on each face! (then it'd be a supercube as well, since the centers would have to be right side up!)

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:13 am

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I have had this Idea ever since I saw the bump cube, and was planning to make it sometime, but I don't have stickercutting skills...
Still very nice to see it for real!

Sjoerd

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:34 am

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Sjoerd wrote:
I have had this Idea ever since I saw the bump cube, and was planning to make it sometime, but I don't have stickercutting skills...
Still very nice to see it for real!

Sjoerd

Cubesmith has stickers for the Mirror Blocks in every color I believe.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:30 pm

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Yes, I used cubesmith stickers.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 4:50 pm

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What a wonderful stickers variation. I don't have enough money yet but I will buy another Bump cube for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:39 pm

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Incredibly clever. I just may give my mirror cube a makeover now...

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:12 pm

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Ooh! I love how simple this idea is! Awesome sticker modification.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:29 am

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down point is that once you solve one state, it will always be the same scramble for the other solution. it would be cool to have a cube that is automatically scrambled when solved

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:00 pm

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Clever idea! How long until an inexperienced person wants you to solve both the color and the shape at the same time?

-d

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:56 pm

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It's so simple, yet so complexing. Nice job!

-Grant

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 9:13 am

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You can add a 3rd solution by writing the wrods of the colos on white stickers in a way that you can solve the colors of the pen you wrote them with or the actual words. I did that once and it was really confusing to see the word "red" nine times on one side of the cube written in different colors. In my design on the centers word and color of the word always matched up, on two other squares it happened accedantally bu that was cool so I didn't change it. Adding this to your cube would be even crazier. It doesn't look as beautiful as your cube though.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:30 pm

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Jared wrote:
Now... how long until someone makes a three-solution cube?

Shape
Color
Shape of sticker
Texture of sticker
Arrow (shepherds) ontop of the sticker

:D)<

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:33 pm

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Arch Wolf wrote:
Jared wrote:
Now... how long until someone makes a three-solution cube?

Shape
Color
Shape of sticker
Texture of sticker
Arrow (shepherds) ontop of the sticker

)<

Then the biggest puzzle woul be to put the stickers on correct:D

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:42 pm

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You forgot color of arrow.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:46 pm

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ofapel wrote:
You forgot color of arrow.

And sudoku!:D

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:05 pm

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Sven wrote:
Then the biggest puzzle woul be to put the stickers on correct:D

Not really, you'd just have to scramble it (shapewise) and put the stickers on so it is in a solved position by color.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:03 pm

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Sven wrote:
ofapel wrote:
You forgot color of arrow.

And sudoku!:D

Okay, okay...it's getting a little bit out of hand here.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:46 pm

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Would you mind posting the entire layout? I would love to do this on my Mirror Blocks cube.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:12 pm

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Shape
Color
Shape of sticker
Texture of sticker
Arrow (shepherds) ontop of the sticker
color of arrow
sudoku

This is turning out to be all most an idiots cube because its impossible to scramble and theres always in a solved stated. I LOVE IT!!!

What else can we put on this cube?

3-d shapes?

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:39 pm

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Hoakyman wrote:
Would you mind posting the entire layout? I would love to do this on my Mirror Blocks cube.

De-sticker puzzle. Scramble. Sticker as if solved.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:22 pm

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Darren Grewe wrote:
This is turning out to be all most an idiots cube because its impossible to scramble and theres always in a solved stated. I LOVE IT!!!

What else can we put on this cube?

3-d shapes?

An other solution would be to put all 6 colors on each 54 stickers. Well no. That would be to easy to solve but far too difficult to scramble.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:12 pm

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Darren Grewe wrote:
Shape
Color
Shape of sticker
Texture of sticker
Arrow (shepherds) ontop of the sticker
color of arrow
sudoku

This is turning out to be all most an idiots cube because its impossible to scramble and theres always in a solved stated. I LOVE IT!!!

What else can we put on this cube?

3-d shapes?

What, 10 solved states out of the billions upon billions of combinations and suddenly it's easy?
I suspect not...

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:03 pm

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Perhaps a computerized cube with little display screens on all the faces would be a better option... once it's solved, it calculates another scrambled position and all the sides change to match it! Plus it could have different modes like sudoku cube, shepherd's cube, ultimate cube, etc., as well as cubes with pictures - even moving pictures - on every side.

(If someone makes one of these in the next 50 years, I totally called it! )

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:22 am

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how many sticker sets did you need of each color to make that awesome cube modifcation?

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:24 am

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@Jared: You could use little OLED displays as with the Optimus Maximus Keyboard

@hularious: I think a lot, unless you just modified six of them.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:02 am

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Thanks again Volitar Prime, for the idea.
I made my own one in the meantime, and I gave you credit:
http://www.helm.lu/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=12244
It doesn't look as scrambled as yours, but I'm happy with it.
The shape solving is more difficult for me than the color solving

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:35 pm

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I would give that to one of my friends that can barely solve the cube and tell them to get the shape right & get all the colors right.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:49 pm

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Wow Georges, I’m honored! Thanks for mentioning me on your wonderful collection website.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:20 am

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i love this sticker mod, it looks fantastic.. i'm considering sticker-modding my bump cube into something like this.
great work.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:16 pm

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Can you give us the scramble that you did to make this? I am interested in making one similar to this and I don't think that I could make all the sizes different.
(One way to find the scramble is solve by shape, then plug colors into cube explorer.)

Edit: Oops, sorry for the bump. I didn't realize that this was from so long ago.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:07 pm

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Ever since I originally posted this I have had a number of requests for a diagram of the layout. When I first sat down to make one I realized that I had made a small mistake with this puzzle and when it was in cube form there were two green stickers next to each other.

This was something I wanted to fix.

But I got distracted with other things. So finally, after sitting on this for a very long time I've finally made some corrections and adjustments to my original layout. I guess I could refer to this as version 2 even though version 1 wasn't exactly like I wanted it to be.

So now I can present a diagram of my Two Solution Mirror Blocks Version 2 (along with a couple of updated pictures).

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cube *UPDATED*Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:32 pm

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YAY STICKER LAYOUT!

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cube *UPDATED*Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:29 am

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I might do this with all of the unused vinyl that I bought for failed mods!

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cubePosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:39 am

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Volitar Prime wrote:
So now I can present a diagram of my Two Solution Mirror Blocks Version 2 (along with a couple of updated pictures).

Thank you so much Volitar Prime!!!

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cube *UPDATED*Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:55 am

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSS, now if only someone (Ahem...Dr. Sticker) would be kind enough to machine-cut these beauties.

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cube *UPDATED*Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:33 am

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSS, now if only someone (Ahem...Dr. Sticker) would be kind enough to machine-cut these beauties.

http://www.cubesmith.com/mirrorbumpcube.htm

Above cubesmith stickers applied :

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 Post subject: Re: A Mirror Blocks sitcker mod - a two solution cube *UPDATED*Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:31 pm

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You do have 3 pieces at least that are at the same place in both solved solutions.
I did solve this problem on mine with some T-perms and orientation algs.

That's mine in the color solution. With cubesmith stickers too.

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