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 Post subject: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Nice! Was this one completely printed as well or did you cast the pieces? I can see some faint parting lines, but I am not sure.

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Once again... I'm speechless.
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Fantastic. Your technical expertise in both designing and building these things is astounding.

I really hope to see some other shape mods of these super-skewb designs sometime..... not least a skewb shaped one!

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I was wandering when you would perfect this one! Amazing!

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so perfect.. and it looks so darn attractive! ..I wanna make love to it :)

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That could be painful :lol: :lol:

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Yet another amazing puzzle!
It looks so precise. Your design and building skills are simply amazing.


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Well, you've made many pillowed puzzles now.... So when will we get to see a pillowed cat?

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(Elite Tetrahedron , V-7, Teraminx) = Completeness in 3 polyhedral group. :shock: :shock:
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I knew that this had to be coming soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Drew you never cease to amaze me with your puzzles! I can't wait to get my hands on one :)

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Amazing size! Greatly improved.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Wow. So clean. I love it. Another amazing puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Bravo! I'm happy for you that you finally got it working. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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I have a question regarding the name.

HM wich has two layers is equal order of 2x2 cube
"Master Tetrahedron?" equal to 3x3x3 having three layers

this one has 4 layers, therefore I would call IT a "Master Tetrahedron" really

elite/Professor has 5 layers. Am I correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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It has to do with the number of layers per side. Think about it like this: A 3x3x3 has one layer per side, plus the center. This is like the HM. The master tetrahedron has 2 layers per side, plus the center, like a 5x5x5. Ergo, the elite tetrahedron has 3 layers per side, plus the center, like the 7x7x7.

If you're still confused, try making one in UMC, and it'll probably make more sense. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Would the Pyraminx with bandaged tips be the Order 2 member of the Face-Turning Tetrahedron Family? What would the Order 4 and 6 Variants look like? Are the Master and Elite Tetrahedron mechanically equivalent to higher order skewbs?

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Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
Are the Master and Elite Tetrahedron mechanically equivalent to higher order skewbs?

Yes. You could make a master or elite skewb using this mech.

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Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
Would the Pyraminx with bandaged tips be the Order 2 member of the Face-Turning Tetrahedron Family? What would the Order 4 and 6 Variants look like?

Try looking on GB. There are far more tetrahedra than you'll ever need.

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Bigandrewgold wrote:
Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
Are the Master and Elite Tetrahedron mechanically equivalent to higher order skewbs?

Yes. You could make a master or elite skewb using this mech.


But what would a Master or Elite Skewb Diamond or Ultimate look like? :P


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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4.1.4 - Master Skewb Diamond
An elite skewb diamond would be an octahedron that looks like a megamorphix on each face.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Drewseph,
I just go to pieces when I see your Tetrahedrons!
I do love them, though I can't afford them at the moment!
Great work!
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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Thanks guys!.

its not ending here, v3 is currently in line to get printed completely, and after that, a waiting list shall start.

V2 was built to confirm that the 3 layer tetra is possible, since the first seemed like the tetra was an unstable structure for more than 2 layers. now that I know it works, I have thickened the layers and made the puzzle even smaller!

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Simply amazing Drewseph :)

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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Awesome puzzle lately, Drew, but...your signature is starting to look out of date. :P

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for some reason this comic reminded me of you- http://xkcd.com/242/

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i think that that comic can relate to most o us here on the forum(being the scientist) :lol:

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Arcrobe wrote:
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for some reason this comic reminded me of you- http://xkcd.com/242/


i think that that comic can relate to most o us here on the forum(being the scientist) :lol:


A true scientist would make a rig to pull the lever exactly the same way every time, reducing experimental error... :wink:

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LOL, and a true scientist would "Stay on topic" ^_^

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LOL, and a true scientist would "Stay on topic" ^_^


haha good one, anyways this is amazing it looks perfect
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*Applause*

Really great as usual, Drew!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Elite Tetrahedron v2
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WOW that is amazing...


BTW how long is corner-to-corner?

could you give us a picture of it with a normal rubik's cube..?

i just wanted to know how small it is....

i can sort of see it with the kitty picture...


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This one is about 10.5 cm from corner to corner. the v3 will be 9.5 cm from corner to corner.

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Drewseph wrote:
the v3 will be 9.5 cm from corner to corner.

will it be Reuleaux?

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yes, it is also True Reuleaux...


Soon it will be in my possession!
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That's looking good! I can't wait to hear how it turns.

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Can we see some scrambled pics of that helicopter? :mrgreen:

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Can we see some scrambled pics of that helicopter? :mrgreen:


i second that helicopter pic...


lol...


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Wow. An E Flite blade mcx? That thing is so cool. I thought of getting one. I think I will some time soon.
Great Puzzlebox too. :) I hoped I could find out something about it's mechanism by starring at all the pieces but I can't. Maybe if you put the parts of a Master Tetrahedron in that box I could understand these better.

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congratulations drew, you pulled through on this one, i remember the v1 at westchester, and it wasnt the greatest puzzle.

will this newer version be at newark? if you are going?

and will the pillowed master tetahedron (RX) be sold?

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I love it as well and if i go to newark i will be looking for ya.

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Sorry guys, I will not be attending Newark, its just too far.

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I did not solvent smooth it yet, it locks up a ton, but whne it does turn it cuts corners like butter and feels like a v7


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Looks much more proportionate and easier to handle. Me likes it :)

Now solvent'er up and sticker!

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$630, sounds like a lot huh? it's not, other places quoted me at over 2k (thanks Printo3d!)

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Wow. An E Flite blade mcx? That thing is so cool. I thought of getting one. I think I will some time soon.
Great Puzzlebox too. :) I hoped I could find out something about it's mechanism by starring at all the pieces but I can't. Maybe if you put the parts of a Master Tetrahedron in that box I could understand these better.


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