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 Post subject: Elemental:Fluorine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:55 pm 
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Just in time to show at IPP, I have completed my Elemental:Fluorine design:
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Fluorine is the second of the Elemental line of puzzles (after the Neon) to be complete. (I have put in a lot of time on Chromium but it isn't yet functional)
I have shown other Elemental designs here and here and even gave a teaser picture of Fluorine in this post (I didn't have marked pieces yet). But now it is ready to formally show:
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It is also a chance to show off my new half-height design. I made one other half height attempt with Neon (here) but the 1/16" acrylic is too thin to hold the screws so this time I used a Neon DIY inspired design with cutouts, and then nuts for a more secure hold. This may be my new default design going forward.
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Here is a size comparison:
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Enjoy,

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
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Amazing!:D I want to get my hands on those :mrgreen:
Is it hard to solve?

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:23 pm 
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Very cool! I want a custom one when these are available!


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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
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Sven: No more difficult than the Neon I imagine. I haven't really tried (my scramble picture was just a few moves easily reversed).

Calzone: These will be available for trade and purchase once I figure out pricing on my classic and newer half height designs. I'll be sure to post in Marketplace.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:07 pm 
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Very nice Dave! I look forward to seeing the new designs people can make with this!

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
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Very nice Dave,
If I was going to the IPP this year, I'd totally vote for it =)

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:47 pm 
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Nice puzzle Dave! Same deal as last time for me! Go nuts! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
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darryl wrote:
If I was going to the IPP this year, I'd totally vote for it =)
Unfortunately it wasn't in time for the competition, but I will be able to show it.

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:24 am 
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Mmm.... Fluorine... can I use it to brush my teeth? :mrgreen:
(ok ok... it just reminds me of fluoride which is the reason that sometimes a I eat my toothpaste LOL)

Brilliant design once again Dave, but be careful, I may steal from you when we meet!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
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This looks great Dave! Any possibility of having DIY's for this model like you did for the Neon? I still want a custom one too though, I just need to think of what kind of design I want :P

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
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trixter wrote:
This looks great Dave! Any possibility of having DIY's for this model like you did for the Neon?
Not quite like I did for Neon, but I would like to offer a DIY of the half height version. The Neon DIY was unique in that it required extra work and a modified design to adjust for the incorrectly cut pieces. Since the botched pieces were effectively free, this also meant a lower priced kit.

So I would expect a Fluorine DIY (and possible future new Neon DIY kit) to be half height and more precise, but a bit more expensive.

Right now I am trying to figure to figure out what to do with 1200 screws and pins that aren't always long enough. Although tolerances on 1/16" acrylic are a bit better than 1/8", they still are not as consistent as I would like and some of the thicker pieces (1.69mm) mean the screws and pins I bought are too sometimes short :(

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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
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Geat job Dave, it looks awesome!

This puzzle looks like the "Anarchy" symbol. :)
If you make the casings in such a way as to make more of a circle around the "A" shape, you could probably corner the market with the angst teen generation. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
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Wow Dave! :) Beautiful!
I was wondering when will the next elemental come out :)


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Geat job Dave, it looks awesome!

This puzzle looks like the "Anarchy" symbol. :)
If you make the casings in such a way as to make more of a circle around the "A" shape, you could probably corner the market with the angst teen generation. :)


Haha, pretty true :P


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 Post subject: Re: Elemental:Fluorine
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:44 am 
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Wow, how did I miss this one? :P

Awesome, Dave!

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