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 Post subject: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:42 am 
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These are some photos of the new Gigaminx designed by Adam Cowan. This project is a collaboration between Adam (design and CAD), Andrew Cormier (masters smoothed and tuned), and myself (molding and spincasting of parts).

More info on this puzzle soon, but we wanted to share a few photos now!

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Wow!
Perfect!
What is the size, comparing to 3x3x3?
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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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It look factory made:D Is that a hint?:P

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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looks great, that spin casting seems to produce amazing results


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Beautiful, as usual.

Can't wait for a video!

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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In my opinion, this is the nicest gigaminx ever made. If only i could own it... :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Nice but I can't help thinking there's more to this than meets the eye. Is this the 'Gigaminiminx' Drewseph was talking about? I bet it's really tiny.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Nice but I can't help thinking there's more to this than meets the eye. Is this the 'Gigaminiminx' Drewseph was talking about? I bet it's really tiny.


Exactly my thoughts. I guess we should wait until we get

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Its on a reflective surface, maybe its so small that its actually on a plate. Can anyone say nanomegaminx :)


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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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if it has an edge length of 28mm as drew said, then would it be 62mm high,
does it looks to be that?

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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That really does look factory made. Incredible job guys! I bet it turns like a dream. I can't wait to know the size! :P

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it does look really tiny kinda :)


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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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olz wrote:
if it has an edge length of 28mm as drew said, then would it be 62mm high,
does it looks to be that?


There's nothing there for reference. But 62mm high? That would mean that my pinkie is longer than that thing is tall.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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It looks absolutely stunning. Perfectly made. Is the mech completely redesigned or is it an adaptation of the V1, V1.5, or V2 mech?

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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very beautiful, is this the so named "gigaminiminx"? the one thats the size of a megaminx??


oops wait someone already said that.... but either way i cant wait to see, i love the whole plate theory.... very interesting, can some math wizard dissect this photo and tell us how big it is and all the secrets of the universe?

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Tony Fisher wrote:
Nice but I can't help thinking there's more to this than meets the eye. Is this the 'Gigaminiminx' Drewseph was talking about? I bet it's really tiny.


I don't know how much smaller you could get. Drewseph's Gigaminx v1.5 is only about the size of a Pyraminx Crystal.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Stunning, it looks completely perfect !

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Its on a reflective surface, maybe its so small that its actually on a plate. Can anyone say nanomegaminx :)


Aww beat me to it! Look in the upper left corner, that little curve in the surface sure looks like the edge of a plate! Its a tiny little thing i think, but whatever the case its awesome! Ive always loved the higher order minxes.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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It looks very high quality! Cant wait for a video!

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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It's about 40 mm on an edge, so not mini, sorry! :)
After the Picocube I don't think I'll want to assemble a puzzle with tweezers again for a LONG time.

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Still pretty small though. You should have wound us up by putting it beside big things.

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Just from looking at the pictures this thing looks amazingly smooth...(even as good as the V-cube 5 maybe?) Also it's amazingly shiny, it almost looks unreal! Very Very VERY nice work! I suppose spin casting work, although I'm a little unsure of what spin casting is... :?

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best giga ever :D

The stickers are so vivid. I love it!

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Seriouly, this puzzle cant be inproven. Its just too perfect. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Just from looking at the pictures this thing looks amazingly smooth...(even as good as the V-cube 5 maybe?) Also it's amazingly shiny, it almost looks unreal! Very Very VERY nice work! I suppose spin casting work, although I'm a little unsure of what spin casting is... :?


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oh kool, no wonder this gigaminx looks so amazing! :mrgreen:

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Beautiful puzzle. Very clean.


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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Adam: Is this the same design as the gigaminx Aleh built and the one for which I have masters, or is this a redesign?

All three: Great work, and wonderful pictures :)

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 Post subject: Re: Adam Cowan's version of The Gigaminx
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Well, if you noticed that this was referred to as a "project" and not a puzzle, that is because there are 10 of these being made for sale, and only 10 will be sold.

The price will be $500 and includes the puzzle, a spare set of stickers, free shipping, and a guarantee that if a piece breaks for any reason, the puzzle will be repaired.

I have one available right now, and after that 3 more in the next 2 weeks or so.


Why buy this one and not wait for the production Gigaminx?

This is a rare and unique puzzle to add to your collection, and because of the small number of hand made Gigaminxes sold, it will certainly hold it's value.


Don't wait or you could miss out!

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How do we get on the list? Is it durable at all?

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How do we get on the list? Is it durable at all?

I would like to know also. $500 seems extremely reasonable! But still, I always like to feel it or see it's movement before buying a puzzle like this (any chance of another boston meetup before the release of this puzzle?)

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To buy the one for sale right now, send me a PM, or an E-mail: puzzleworkshop (at) gmail.com I do not plan on making a waiting list, but I will honor the first to send me a message.

The puzzle is durable, but in the unlikely event that a piece breaks, I will send a replacement part. I inadvertantly did a 3ft drop test with my puzzle, and it was fine.

Unfortunately, at the moment, I have no way to make a video of the movement, but I am very happy with it. All the faces are smooth turning on both layers.

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I saw one a few weeks back when I visited Jason. Good stuff here, ladies and gentlemen.

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