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 Post subject: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:46 pm 
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I made this from a QJ Domino using 'cut and paste'. The same pattern appears on all 4 sides.

I used 1.6mm styrene sheet to cap the pieces and Milliput to fill the furrows on the inner surfaces. I replaced the spring with a softer one and also added a washer to the mech. I hand-cut all the stickers.

I'll get a video uploaded this weekend.
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My next project is the much-fabled 'Lenomorphix'...
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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Good looking puzzle!

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My next project is the much-fabled 'Lenomorphix'...


Haha!

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Interesting. I assume it's similar to solving a pyraminx? Even though it's a different mechanism the algorithims should still work, right?

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Nice!

This puzzle is a *perfect* example, that anti-symmetric structures
have some serious symmetries!

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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monker59 wrote:
Interesting. I assume it's similar to solving a pyraminx? Even though it's a different mechanism the algorithims shold still work, right?

Not at all. Answer me this, does this look like it could be solved like a pyraminx? Maybe a Jing pyramix or a mastemorphyx? Not even close.

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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pirsquared wrote:
Good looking puzzle!

Justin wrote:
My next project is the much-fabled 'Lenomorphix'...


Haha!

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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I only realized this was based off a 3x3x2 when I saw the comparison to the Xenomorphix. (Even more sad is when I realized the title) Great puzzle- looks great!

But doesn't "geno" mean "sex"? I'm not sure that's a very matching name, though it's close to the "Xenomorphix" by sound.

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Steryne wrote:
monker59 wrote:
Interesting. I assume it's similar to solving a pyraminx? Even though it's a different mechanism the algorithims should still work, right?

Not at all. Answer me this, does this look like it could be solved like a pyraminx? Maybe a Jing pyramix or a mastemorphyx? Not even close.


The puzzle that you linked to doesn't look like it would be solving an normal pyraminx at all. If you look at the Genominx, it looks like a pyraminx, just with a few of the pieces either fused or oriented differently.

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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realy cool!!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Justin, your work is flawless yet again. How can you get the plastic so perfect?!

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Steryne wrote:
monker59 wrote:
Interesting. I assume it's similar to solving a pyraminx? Even though it's a different mechanism the algorithims should still work, right?

Not at all. Answer me this, does this look like it could be solved like a pyraminx? Maybe a Jing pyramix or a mastemorphyx? Not even close.


The puzzle that you linked to doesn't look like it would be solving an normal pyraminx at all. If you look at the Genominx, it looks like a pyraminx, just with a few of the pieces either fused or oriented differently.

It's a domino, therefore it solves like a domino. The only thing it has in common with a pyraminx is its shape, that's it.

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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i like the look of this puzzle more then its 3x3 relative.


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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Justin, you just keep on building these engineous puzzles!
To be honest, I like this better than the Xenomorphix. And I already loved that one!

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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This is really nice. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Very nice build. I just can't see the logic behind what pieces are what though.

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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SEBUVER wrote:
Very nice build. I just can't see the logic behind what pieces are what though.

I can..........just about. :? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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APJ wrote:
SEBUVER wrote:
Very nice build. I just can't see the logic behind what pieces are what though.

I can..........just about. :? :lol:

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:( It's weird that I can see the domino in it clear as day. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Very nice... looks great! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Awsome puzzle! I wonder how much harder it is to solve than a normal domino.

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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kastellorizo wrote:
Nice!

This puzzle is a *perfect* example, that anti-symmetric structures
have some serious symmetries!

8-)


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You're referring to Jay Lenos chin correct? :lol:
i love the look of this puzzle


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eye2eye wrote:
kastellorizo wrote:
This puzzle is a *perfect* example, that anti-symmetric structures
have some serious symmetries!

You're referring to Jay Lenos chin correct? :lol:


LOL!!!! touché!

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Looks like Xenomorphix!


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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Thanks for the comments :)

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But doesn't "geno" mean "sex"? I'm not sure that's a very matching name, though it's close to the "Xenomorphix" by sound.
I think the 'sex' prefix would be 'gono' rather than 'geno'.

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Nice!

This puzzle is a *perfect* example, that anti-symmetric structures
have some serious symmetries!

8-)


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I'm disappointed you didn't notice the CVSI state :P

This puzzle has *lots* of them compared to other shape mods I've made. I wouldn't have a clue how to work out the exact figure :lol:


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Beautiful as usually Justin.

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 Post subject: Re: Genomorphix (QJ Domino Shape Mod)
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Mmmmmhh!

What a beautiful puzzle.
I just said it on another thread: I am surprised about the results of combining shape and concepts to generate new puzzles. And tetrahedrons are absolutely my favorite shapes. Although I have to admit, they consume a really unacceptable amount of space in my displays (compared base to tip..) I have to find a solution to show them upside down.
There are Void Cubes, Megaminxes.. when will there be a puzzle with a triangular hole (a Void Megaminx is not the the perfect solution)?

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Haha so true Frank! You should look into Tom's Holey Octahedron (or was it hollow?) which has triangular holes. And if you have 20 equally sized tetrahedra, you can put together a icosahedron, whick has a much smaller base in comparison to the rest of the shape. In comparison that is :wink: .

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Right you are!
The Hollow Octahedron is my solution. Good idea.
I'll better order a couple of them quickly :lol: :lol:
THAT would be nice, really!

And I'll count my tetrahedras - don't know, if I'm up to 20 already :D

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