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 Post subject: Pillowed Octahedron
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:53 pm 
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This is an instant favorite! Great job Josh!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:08 pm 
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Wow this is beautiful; it is extremely original.
I spent about 5 minutes staring at it until i realized what the mech was based off haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:09 pm 
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Nice Job!!! Is it made from printed masters or handmade masters?

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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It is obviously based off of Buster! Whoops, one pic too far.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:58 pm 
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Nice work Josh! Looks beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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Lovely work as always, bro.


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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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This really is just a beautiful puzzle. I stared at it for a while because it just looked so pleasing.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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Beautiful ...

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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So is this technically the first edge-turning octahedron puzzle? :lol:

Very nice work! Love the shape. Was the pillowing for purely aesthetic reasons, or was there a practical aspect?


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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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judging from the size of the small corners, it was needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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Wow, that's a an excellent puzzle. I really like the look of it.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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The improved version of Andreas' puzzle. Fantastically done!

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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That looks amazing! Very nice. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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Took me a bit to realize that it was based off of a Megaminx. You can see it clearly in the 5th picture. The center has 5 edges and 5 corners around it, and you can see the star.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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This can be considered as a truncated Octahinx.
Truncating an Octahinx like this has three effects:
1. It looks pillowed. :roll:
2. The six almost invisible edges of the Octahinx get bigger => easier to sticker.
3. The cuts here are really planar.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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I love it! Megaminx mods are always so intimidating. So many pieces to mod!

Great job! (And nice dog!)

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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Great job! At first i thought it was a slighty offset pillowed FTO, but after closer examination, I thought it was a 3x3 mod, but the last picture with the megaminx gave it away, man, megaminx mods look so similar to 3x3 mods. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
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Fantastic job, Josh.
A very amazing item.
Are you willing to build more?
Contact me.

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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:38 am 
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Thank you all for your compliments. I am slowly working towards more unique puzzles, but it comes with bumps along the way. A while back I asked for a solution to make this puzzle possible (see here) and I eventually pillowed it to solve the problem. I honestly had no idea that Andreas had already made the non-pillowed version of this puzzle, but I'm very glad that I could remake his design.

One major issue with this puzzle is the tiny corner pieces. It is only now that I've realized that I should have pillowed the puzzle a bit more in order to make them larger. They do not effect the smoothness of the puzzle, but they can cause snags every so often. One other issue arises when you push on these corners. If handled incorrectly, the corners can recede into the mechanism and get stuck in it if you're not careful. :oops:

Here is a render of the tiny piece:
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Other than those issues, this puzzle turned out fine. It is solvable if you are careful and patient.

Thanks again for the support!

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Nice Job!!! Is it made from printed masters or handmade masters?


It is made from printed masters.


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 Post subject: Re: Pillowed Octahedron
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:03 am 
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Josh B wrote:
I honestly had no idea that Andreas had already made the non-pillowed version of this puzzle, but I'm very glad that I could remake his design.

design?
I haven't designed anything, if you think that. At least not in CAD. My version was made entirely by hand. Thats why it doesn't look as good as yours...


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