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 Post subject: Grid Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:18 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzle fans,

You may already have seen my H-Cube, which is a twisty puzzle with a fractal structure. With Grid Cube, I have gone one order up. Grid Cube is a fractal twisty puzzle constructed from connected 1x2x3's and 1x2x5's. It has a lot of dovetail connections to keep all parts together.

Watch the YouTube video.
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Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:21 am 
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nice build Oskar! as always you puzzles are magnificent

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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Very nice! I like the idea. Now who will be the first to make a twisty Mandelbrot set?

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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:shock: Amazing puzzle. This is probably my favourite of all of your puzzles Oskar. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:29 pm 
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Oskar, stop using fractals on twisty puzzles, you are confusing me!!!
(what a sublime build!)

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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Wow, that thing is crazy! nice design.


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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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It's so confusing! But such a clever idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:43 pm 
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Awesome, Oskar! Thanks for sharing once again. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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Very impressive. But I'm confused... one of the shots on Shapeways shows that the large, 5x5 rotation can go in 90° increments. Why doesn't that confuse the 2x3s and the 2x5s? Is it effectively bandaged in some fashion? I.e., after such a rotation, how would a corner piece know which way it was supposed to turn?

Or am I misunderstanding... from the initial configuration, the red face can turn as a 2x5 unit, but the green face can't, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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Every one of your puzzles is truly amazing Oskar.

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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okay, most puzzles made remain inside the box or close to the boundaries.

Every single one of your puzzles are about 10km away from that box..... you're imagination is just TOO crazy! how do you think these up!?!?

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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Way to think outside the box!

And outside the cube, tetrahedron, dodecahedron....

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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bhearn wrote:
Very impressive. But I'm confused... one of the shots on Shapeways shows that the large, 5x5 rotation can go in 90° increments. Why doesn't that confuse the 2x3s and the 2x5s? Is it effectively bandaged in some fashion? I.e., after such a rotation, how would a corner piece know which way it was supposed to turn?

Or am I misunderstanding... from the initial configuration, the red face can turn as a 2x5 unit, but the green face can't, right?


Hi Bob,

Thank you for your question. You are right, a 90° turn introduces blocking of side rotations. But it will still allow you to swap any of the 16 cubies that are next to a corner. And there is more sort-of bandaging. You have to turn the two 1x2x5 sides by 90° as a whole before you can turn the 1x2x3 sides as a whole.

Oskar


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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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it is interesting, but it seems easy to break...

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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Rugio,

You would be surprised how rugged 3D-printed nylon is.

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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Oskar, you should do a video that shows off how rugged it is. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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Jared wrote:
Oskar, you should do a video that shows off how rugged it is. :P

Maybe a dropkick :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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I love these Fractal puzzles; they're completely different from the usual cuboid/platonic/archimedean solids we're all so use to seeing everyday. Great Job :D

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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could the fractal idea be expanded to parts that were say 2x2x3s or 2x2x5s and has 2x2x1 "fractal turns"

what I mean by this is the same way this puzzle has parts that are 1x2x3s, 1x2x5s and has 1x2x1 "fractal turns"

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 Post subject: Re: Grid Cube by OSKAR
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alway make amazing puzzles. :D

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