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 Post subject: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 12:15 am 
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Katsuhiko Okamoto just added new puzzles to his site: http://puzzle3d.hp.infoseek.co.jp/pentafloppy.html

Penta Floppy

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Hexa Floppy

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 12:24 am 
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Very cool. I would imagine that both of these were much easier to create then the Floppy Cube.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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That is unbelievably cool. I think the thing that makes these easier to build is because without true 'cubies' you don't have a perfect cubie height.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Thanks.
I prefer the second Penta Floppy. I can't read Japanese so I don't know why there are two.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Very cool!

Wasn't the Penta Floppy just dicussed in the building subforum?

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I prefer the second Penta Floppy. I can't read Japanese so I don't know why there are two.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Yes it was - thats where Hidetoshi first shared the link.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 7:22 am 
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I really like the hexa floppy cube. Does anyone know if they will be in production?

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:29 pm 
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Oh, wow, it took me a while to realize that the hexagonal floppy is structurally the same as a normal looking one would be. Very cool as always!


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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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A floppy Megaminx? Sounds fun! *wants*
What's the Hexa Floppy a floppy version of?

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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I belief it is unique.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:58 pm 
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Wow very nice! still I would like to see hexa floopy with an hex shape...

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Really, it's not a floppy megaminx, it's a pentagonal floppy cube. And if I am seeing it correctly, the second is just a truncated version of the first.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Cubicle wrote:
And if I am seeing it correctly, the second is just a truncated version of the first.
nope, one is a pentagon and one is a hexagon

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Agh- Sorry about that, I guess my eyes aren't as good as I thought. I see it now.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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I love the pentagon one!
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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Cute but easy puzzles. Typical collector items IMHO :P

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Cute but easy puzzles. Typical collector items IMHO :P

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Wow, he's releasing both at once? I'd also think that they follow the same/similar mechanism.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
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Just amazing. I'm speechless. Much props to him.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzles: Penta Floppy and Hexa Floppy
PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 12:48 am 
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Just amazing. I'm speechless. Much props to him.

I agree, very cool. You definitely one upped the original flobby cube, or 2 upped, excuse me :D

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