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 Post subject: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:24 pm 
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Here is my black Master Pyraminx DIY kit I got from David Calzone. Olz design.

This is a really fresh breeze of challenge solving method wise. I just solved it with my own method. I can think up 3 methods already.
Overall I like the size alot. The design speaks for it self. I wont reveal tho..
Turning could be improved, but its fully functional and once it turns it has a very special feel to it.

This is my first custom cast mechanism puzzle, and its a great first hand impression of how FDM pieces should look, for my own futur projects.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:39 pm 
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Very nice DoubleYou! I really want to get one of these but I'm broke and I'm going to have to save for meffert's crazy new lineup! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:48 pm 
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Looks amazing Doubleyo......

Wait a second...

Double.

You.

W!


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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:51 pm 
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^ en francais, c'est "duble vé" :lol:

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fabulous! for some reason i though it was bigger?
and what colors are there? i cant tell them all from the photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:50 pm 
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Very nice, but I wish people would stop referring to this puzzle as a Master Pyraminx. That's something else.


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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:24 pm 
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bhearn wrote:
Very nice, but I wish people would stop referring to this puzzle as a Master Pyraminx. That's something else.

While the puzzle you linked to is called the Master Pyraminx, the higher order pyraminx has always been known as the Master Pyraminx. The puzzle you linked to has never even been physically realized so I don't think it can officially hold a name that is unusable. I would never even call that a Master Pyraminx. I don't know what I would call it, but "Master Pyraminx" is certainly not on the list.

It is common practice to call the next highest order of a puzzle the "Master" version. It's not set in stone, but it is very common. Either way, it doesn't matter. People have the right to call their puzzles what they wish.

Great puzzle, by the way! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:30 pm 
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I seem to remember it being called the Pyraminx 2 for some reason. Not exactly sure why.

The higher order puzzle has been called the master for as long as I can remember. Or perhaps I'm just helping perpetuate a misnomer. Certainly could be, as I'm that kind of guy.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:47 pm 
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Looks great. What hardware did you use? (screws and springs)


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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:40 am 
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Looks great W

Im looking forward to see that in real life at next DK comp. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:54 am 
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Doubleyou wrote:
its a great first hand impression of how FDM pieces should look, for my own futur projects

You can use it as a reference, but please keep in mind that Dave Calzone has been casting for awhile, and is very good at it. I wouldn't expect to get this quality right away. I've purchased custom cast puzzles of lesser quality, and they still work pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:57 pm 
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thanks for all the comments!

frank I agree. Having these pieces I got a real goal for what my own should look like :) (I would add that his pieces even, could be improved :o )

colors are Blue, Green, White and Red.

I set it up using small springs, two spacers, and the screws from a skewb.
and its set really tight.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:32 pm 
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Doubleyou wrote:
(I would add that his pieces even, could be improved :o )

Oh really! :lol:

I'm glad that the use of springs worked out for you. I tried a lot of different combinations of screws and springs with no luck. My best results were without springs.


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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:41 pm 
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cant be improved much, but they doesnt look like Drews pieces to be honest.

with this setup one side is actually OH-able :o I can literally flick it a whole round without any special care. All the other sides are O.K.

Its getting better also, with breaking in.

My problem is that I cant get the tenson to be stable. it always unscrews itself until it becomes too loose. I know thats its probably the tension from the spring that can grap on to the screw. I tried to super glue the screws. Didnt work. Maybe locktight? I am just affraid to 100% fix it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Master Pyraminx
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:56 pm 
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Jeez, Simon! :roll:

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