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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:41 am 
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Yep! That's right-- This is the v1 free stl file version.

All the edge and corner pieces stayed in, making a solid shell. But this post just made me consider what would have happened if a single corner had popped-- all tension would have gone. I bet the whole thing would have fallen apart. :shock:

Another 7 hour assembly, this time worrying about colors! Now that would be (not) fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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That thing is awesome! Have you scrambled it yet? I wonder how long it takes to solve?...


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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io wrote:
Yep! That's right-- This is the v1 free stl file version.

All the edge and corner pieces stayed in, making a solid shell. But this post just made me consider what would have happened if a single corner had popped-- all tension would have gone. I bet the whole thing would have fallen apart. :shock:

Another 7 hour assembly, this time worrying about colors! Now that would be (not) fun.

Yea, that's why I asked. I was wondering how the hell that thing kept the tension with all those parts missing. :shock: That was the single biggest struggle we had with assembly- the constant fighting with tension and keeping parts aligned during that. Two things I picked up tho since then:
1) Drew's trick with the glued-together bridges from his video
2) no springs.
It should go a little easier this time around, but I am currently filing down each piece and comparing anything marginally questionable to the master part with a digital caliper. Takes a lot of time, but I want this one to sing when it's finished (again).


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:48 am 
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I feel your pain. I took about 1 to 2 minutes per part to clean them up after casting. For anyone at home doing the math, that's 1000 to 2000 minutes. I think mine took around 2000 minutes to clean all the parts, with some taking longer than 2 minutes.

Another tip-- I used tape to help hold parts of the puzzle together while I worked on other sections. You can't count on it under a load, but it's better than balancing parts and counting on friction.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:50 am 
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Sorry Drewseph, but:
The one year old definitely beats every cat! :P


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Sorry Drewseph, but:
The one year old definitely beats every cat! :P

I like the cats better. ;)

Somebody should make a picture of the whole minx family from mega to peta.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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SaiyanKirby wrote:
Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Sorry Drewseph, but:
The one year old definitely beats every cat! :P

I like the cats better. ;)

Somebody should make a picture of the whole minx family from mega to peta.

What about the kilominx?

And i agree: I like cats better. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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I don't know, the expression on the 1 year old kids face is priceless :lol:

However, I would love to see a family photo (of the minxs :P)


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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Kids can be so ruthless with fragile objects. although to survive without a center cap. not sure that counts as fragile

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:29 am 
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Yeah, a family photo is a must! Drew, please send me all your puzzles. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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Hmmm....
Whats the shipping insurance on $10,000?

I would most likely get the biggest box I cold find & wrap each puzzle in like two feet (R) of bubblewrap & throw a GPS in there so I could track it minuet by minuet.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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io wrote:
Yeah, a family photo is a must! Drew, please send me all your puzzles. Thanks.

-Jason

LOL That's what I was thinking. hmm Who's gonna give up what? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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I say bring them to the boston meeting Drew is having, they could probably get a peta, giga and tera minx there, and the megaminx is no problem

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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Wouldn't it be ironic if absolutely no one at the boston meeting bothered to bring a megaminx? :lol: oops... :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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lol I bet you someone would drive home for that,I think I few people lived really close

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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flambore wrote:
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Yeah, a family photo is a must! Drew, please send me all your puzzles. Thanks.

-Jason

LOL That's what I was thinking. hmm Who's gonna give up what? :)

Well Jason (Peta, Mega) Aleh (Giga, Mega) and I (Kilo, Mega) can cover most of the range but that would still leave us without a Teraminx.

I could send my Kilominx to Boston, but then there is still no Petaminx (unless you send yours or attend...).

I think we'll just have to wait until someone on the west coast buys or builds a Teraminx, or until I can organize a get together awesome enough to convince Drewseph to buy a plane ticket. I'm working on that last one ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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or someone could "trade" drew for the teraminx, like he sends you tera to borrow and you send 2,000 as collateral(sp?)

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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Or the kilominx and petaminx can arrive at the boston meetup. Maybe dave and Jason can let drew borrow them. Or, you can jsut cheat and use photoshop :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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how are the puzzles suppose to have the same lighting then?

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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GamerCuber101 wrote:
how are the puzzles suppose to have the same lighting then?


You can do a freaking lot with photoshop. As long as the foto's have the same lightning direction, you can play around with some effects to make them equally light.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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wow. just wow. I'm totally speechless. I don't know what to say other than, "GREAT FrEakin job!"

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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I would've said Kilominx too, but then what about the 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 minx? ;)

Anyway, we're getting pretty off-topic.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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Man, I haven't been here in a long time... anyone remember me? Well anyways, It finally happened. I thought it'd take a lot longer.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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DLitwin wrote:
I think we'll just have to wait until someone on the west coast buys or builds a Teraminx, or until I can organize a get together awesome enough to convince Drewseph to buy a plane ticket. I'm working on that last one ;)

Dave


If you can do that, I would definitely make the 7 hour drive to San Fransisco. I don't have anything remarkable, but it would be a moment in history to have all Drew's (blank)minx series to be in one place (Drew has Prominx, I have Gigaminx, Drew has Teraminx, Jason has Petaminx). So wouldn't that make me a crucial part of the equation? :P I deserve gas money!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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Yes, if this meet-up happens in California, I will almost certainly be there!

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/03/the_p ... zle-2.html

:O

wow, even made it to gizmodo.


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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/03/the_petaminx_a_mindboggling_satanloving_homemade_dodecahedral_puzzle-2.html

:O

wow, even made it to gizmodo.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12792

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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i would just like to point out that, since jasons petaminx video was featured, a couple other youtube users took the video, one person just copied and pasted everything jason put in his description, and is basically lying about owning that puzzle. another user is using the fame of the video (currently +200,000 views and over 100 pages of comments.) to advertise what i would assume is a get rich quick scheme, i didnt take the time to read the particulars of the linked website. ill put the links here in the hopes that my fellow twisty puzzle members will flag the video for having misleading information, and the videos will be taken down

copycat video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=055ASV5oOzE

video with linked website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iouAr5KGG4

i dont know if anyone else cares, but it kinda pisses me off, so if it infuriates you as well, give them a bad rating, and flag these vids.... unless you dont care, in that case, nevermind.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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Thanks NDGamer! I have reported them as copyright violations to youtube, but it may take them a few days to remove them.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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I know that got me mad.
I even broke out the like four words of spanish I do know.

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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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i kinda wanted to punch them in the face, but that would be inappropriate. :lol: i hope they get taken down soon too jason :)

by the way if ndgamer4life is too long, im nick :wink:

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Both videos have been taken off of youtube. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: mr. green is feeling much less turtle-ish today.

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And now three more ripoffs have been added. :D

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Well lets get them flagged :D
You did flag it right?

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i was gonna point those out earlier but i didnt have the time, ill go flag em now.

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How do you flag them? I know there is a flag button, and there is a "This infringes my rights" type thing... but it doesn't infringe MY rights... so do I still use that button?

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I jut flagged for misleading text.

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It's the fun you tube game:
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 Post subject: Re: Jason's Petaminx (with VIDEO)
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what what what? whack a whosawhatsit. anyway i put down misleading text.

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