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 Post subject: Pantazis' Kites
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:05 pm 
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For those knowing the Flexible Hexagon, this photo may look familiar.

But this time:

1. Clear/Transparent tiles are being used.
2. There are four double tiles, not six.

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PS. One of the strings broke during the (partially successful) testing process, can anyone guess which one?

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 1:06 pm 
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=0 Wow! That's pretty awesome! Is there a video coming soon by chance? I want to see this baby in action!

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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Great puzzle, and I like the name:D

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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Wow, two new puzzles within the space of 10 minutes!

What's the objective of this one?

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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to answer all questions:

I was going to make a video of the Kites, but one string broke.
Now you need to know that making one string for those takes a loooong time,
because I have to make it myself + the accuracy has to be spot on.
(I use my "fishing knots" technique LOL)

I will surely make a video of this too, but I need to recover those strings.
The tiles are 3-D printed and then casted. I used a clear type of resin.

The goal of the puzzle is to achieve certain kite patterns, then tie the puzzle to a string,
and if it is solved, it will fly!!! (no... really!!!)

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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Taylor wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:
The tiles are 3-D printed and then casted. I used a clear type of resin.


Really they look excellent! Were there any problems with airbubbles (i.e. did you buy a pressure pot?)



Not really. Since one part is supposed to be smooth, I used one-piece casting (it was not closed).
I had no problems with bubbles, but thickness is an issue.
Some of the tiles broke because they were too thin, while those which were too thick are responsible
for breaking the string I mentioned before.

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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Looks really nice - what resin did you use? Where did you order it from?

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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Kelvin Stott wrote:
Looks really nice - what resin did you use? Where did you order it from?



Here's the answer:

http://www.keepsakecastings.com.au/Crys ... ngKit.html

It smelled bad when liquid, but smell goes away once solidified.
(not sure of the exact material... as long as it is non-toxic, should be fine I guess!)

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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Many thanks, I'll have to try it out.

PS, perhaps this resin would be more appropriate for this puzzle. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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kastellorizo wrote:

It smelled bad when liquid, but smell goes away once solidified.
(not sure of the exact material... as long as it is non-toxic, should be fine I guess!)


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It isn't polyester resin by any chance?

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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sausage wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:

It smelled bad when liquid, but smell goes away once solidified.
(not sure of the exact material... as long as it is non-toxic, should be fine I guess!)


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It isn't polyester resin by any chance?



I don't think it was. I mean, it *was* smelly, but not *that* smelly (or messy LOL).
It needed a Part A, and 4% (when compared to A) of a catalyst Part B.

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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Woah! I almost missed this! These look great, Pantazis!

Can't wait for the video.

And I can imagine what this might mean... eventually. :o

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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I guess I saw hexagonal magic before. but it was a really pleasent surprice to see it again.
Its really nice looking!! :)

I have a question,

Would a rhombic Magic be possible to create? And has it been done?

I havent really thought it through, would it even work?

anyway keep those magic puzzles coming Pantazis!

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 Post subject: Re: Pantazis' Kites
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Doubleyou wrote:
I guess I saw hexagonal magic before. but it was a really pleasent surprice to see it again.
Its really nice looking!! :)

I have a question,

Would a rhombic Magic be possible to create? And has it been done?

I havent really thought it through, would it even work?

anyway keep those magic puzzles coming Pantazis!



A rhombic magic may only work if the pieces are connected symmetrically to each other.
(this is to ensure that there is always consistent "string swapping").

There was a little chat me and Bram had about this, three years ago:
viewtopic.php?p=35572#p35572

This also means that interesting 3D-shapes may arise, but the mechanism will either
be similar to the square ones, or it will be slightly bandaged.

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