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 Post subject: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:53 pm 
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This is the puzzle I was hinting at for a while, calling it the "$0.50" puzzle. Please excuse my incredibly geeky attempt at being witty.

I'd like to present the Half-Buck.

It's not quite done yet. I still have a lot of work to do, including planing the faces, filing in all the little imperfections, and stickering. In the meantime here is a picture and a video!

VIDEO!

I'll post more once I have done more work.

Enjoy!

-π (Eitan)


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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:30 am 
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I always thought the tuttminx was a cool puzzle. Nice to see another one, even if only half of one.

Having only half of the puzzle doesn't really make the puzzle any worse in my mind. Some puzzles are just so big, (11x11x11 too) that the extra pieces just add time and nothing interesting. It'd be kind of fun to have one of these bolted to a coffee table or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:55 am 
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Nice build! I can't wait to see it finished. Do you ever plan on making a full tuttminx?

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:08 am 
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GuiltyBystander wrote:
It'd be kind of fun to have one of these bolted to a coffee table or something.

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Unfortunately, this may be out of the question (Unless the plastic cover on the bottom is about a quarter inch thick!) I might try that, just to see how heavy it is.

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Nice build! I can't wait to see it finished. Do you ever plan on making a full tuttminx?

Thanks! I don't know if I'll ever try making a Tuttminx, as it's such a huge puzzle. I would love to see a video of Lee's version, though! I don't think he's been around very much in the last few years. I'll send him a PM. Maybe that will bring him back!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:44 pm 
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Perhaps I can help, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:47 pm 
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This... this is.... AMAZING! Hands down one of the greatest things I ever seen in my life! :D Fantastic job!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:08 pm 
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That doesn't look like a tuttminx... That's the Icosaminx...

I'm thinking about this one: http://www.twistypuzzles.com/forum/view ... 86&start=0

MonkeyZ wrote:
This... this is.... AMAZING! Hands down one of the greatest things I ever seen in my life! :D Fantastic job!


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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:52 pm 
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That looks like a really nice puzzle, are you going to cover the base?

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:33 am 
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So you can't turn the hexagonal faces by 60°? Do those faces still have the same edgelength? I mean is the reason for the 120° restriction the edgelength or is it even the difference in the dihedral angle between pentagonal and hexagonal faces as opposed to the one between hexagonal and hexagonal faces. I suppose it's about the angle between the faces since I can see no reason why the edgelength should be necessarily different. :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Half-Buck
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:07 am 
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Just like the original tuttminx, I'm going to say it's the angle difference. I can't watch the video, but on a 60 degree turn you'll see that the faces just don't line up right.

The original tuttminx had crosshatch and regular colors, which could never mix on the same face.

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