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 Post subject: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:27 pm 
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This is my first unique puzzle design. I designed this in Rhino (for Mac). It is fully 3d printed with 1mm thick tiles that I colored with Sharpies. You may notice some discoloration on the tiles (specifically on the yellow side). This is because of two reasons: my hands were somewhat dirty when I colored the tiles, and the yellow ink from a Sharpie reacts with super glue and turns red! :shock: :lol: As you can see in the third picture, the puzzle just barely holds together. The pieces can come extremely close to falling out, but I think it is impossible for the puzzle to come apart. You may notice that the puzzle has both tiles and caps on the pieces. This is because I designed the tiles after I hollowed the puzzle and designed caps. When I put it up for sale on Shapeways, the corners will just have tiles, no caps. I will have it on Shapeways in a few minutes. EDIT: see below.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZFWMxD3V-A
Better quality video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ3KPuZEmEU
Shapeways link: http://www.shapeways.com/model/106599/i ... 1x2x3.html


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Comparison to 3x3.jpg
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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:28 pm 
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I like this alot, simple but great

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:29 pm 
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Awesome design! I too use Rhino for the Mac, it's a great program :D

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Why is the video private? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Your video is set to private.

EDIT: Puzzle ninja'd

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:33 pm 
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Sorry about that, it's now fixed. It's still processing, however, so you may have to wait a bit.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:23 pm 
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It looks great!

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:27 am 
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I recently found that you can take much better quality videos directly in iMovie, rather than through Photo Booth. I took a new video, and the quality should be much higher once it processes fully. Link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ3KPuZEmEU :D

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
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So simple, but so effective... Looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:53 am 
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Nice! Another Inverted puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:03 am 
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Nice first design.
Go on with this, Cheese_Board, an become a famous builder!
In a while, I will be the owner of the first casting of this famous builder!

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 Post subject: Re: Inverted 1x2x3
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:01 pm 
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Very well made, looks fantastic. The turning is great too! It's simple things like this that makes me happy. :D (Other more complicated ideas make my brain hurt)

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