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 Post subject: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:42 am 
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This rare puzzle arrived today, means I picked it up from customs.
But since it is new I want to give it a new thread.

This one was made from Tanner frisby after my idea:
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This explains where the stickering scheme came from:
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I will post the reason for this mod tomorrow.
BTW: Thank you, Tanner!


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:46 am 
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Wow :shock: :shock:

I really like it and i love the concept! Nice idea, great Puzzle!!!

:D Greg :D

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:05 pm 
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I had this idea on a pyraminx crystal.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:21 pm 
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so this is an edges only idea applies to a megaminx?
it looks really nice, and the stickering is unique.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:32 pm 
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ENCuber wrote:
so this is an edges only idea applies to a megaminx?
it looks really nice, and the stickering is unique.

Looks like corners only. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:49 pm 
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so the centerpieces must be lower than the other ones so the pieces can slide over, correct?


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:28 pm 
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Looks very nice. I thought about doing this with my pyraminx crystal, but sadly I do not possess the skill :( Or at least according to monolopy... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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I would assume this is built from a Flowerminx with the corner tips cut and the center built up?

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:04 pm 
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Glad to see that it made it! However, your sticker pattern was trying. I hope you enjoy it. I made a solving video the first time that I tried to solve it. I stopped the video at 10 min and rescrambled to start over. :wink: Good luck! Also, no Dave, this wasn't built from a flowerminx. It was made from an mf8 minx. I didn't shave down the centers, I just didn't add the 1mm plate to the centers. I used 1mm polystyrene to build up the corners. The reason I didn't use a flowerminx is that I didn't have one available and when I started (it was on my list at the end of the summer with some others) the flowerminx wasn't available (I think). I had already started and it would be $40 cheaper for me not to use a starminx. However, the thought crossed my mind many times. Thanks, Tanner Frisby.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I will post the reason for this mod tomorrow.

I am a little late.
I needed this puzzle for this series:
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Does anybody can sell me a spare Megaminx core + faces for the missing one?


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:34 am 
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Great! I am really impressed.

Good idea - good work

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:16 pm 
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Andreas, I think the Mobius Line is what you're looking for to fill the gap. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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Jared wrote:
Andreas, I think the Mobius Line is what you're looking for to fill the gap.
No. I need a babyface dodecahedron. Anybody?


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:45 am 
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Mobius line IS a babyface dodecahedron. You'd just have to sand the lines off it.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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Just to clarify Andreas, are you looking for a Megaminx core with pentagonal faces . If are looking for a baby face like the one I made here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XArtlmPq-M

but with pentagonal faces attached to a megaminx core, I might be able to help you with this.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:42 pm 
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Andreas,

I am sorry for off-topic, but could you be so kind as to tell where did you get this one:

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Is this one custom, or it can be bought somewhere online?


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:43 pm 
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Yes, i believe that is tutts icosahedron, which is custom made, i believe there are only a few in existence but dont quote me on it. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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GuitarSD wrote:
Yes, i believe that is tutts icosahedron, which is custom made, i believe there are only a few in existence.

What? I can't hear you? You're going to have to type a bit louder.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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ibobak wrote:
Andreas,
I am sorry for off-topic, but could you be so kind as to tell where did you get this one:
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Is this one custom, or it can be bought somewhere online?

Back from my holidays. Time to answer:
That is Tutts Icosaminx:
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and mine was made by a fellow member (not Lee Tutt but with his permission) and I got it by exchanging.
And thanks go to Jin. Without his "Top 10"-thread it would have been very difficult to find the given link.


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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Steryne wrote:
GuitarSD wrote:
Yes, i believe that is tutts icosahedron, which is custom made, i believe there are only a few in existence.

What? I can't hear you? You're going to have to type a bit louder.


What? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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It was a joke. You asked not to be quoted on that.

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:29 am 
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nice puzzle but i don't care for the puzzles that when they are solved they still kinda sorta look scrambled a little. i especially hate the 2.211 alex's star (6 color) on magic polyhedra apple t v 1 it is always scrambled! but still it is a nice thing

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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Kapoofta wrote:
nice puzzle but i don't care for the puzzles that when they are solved they still kinda sorta look scrambled a little. i especially hate the 2.211 alex's star (6 color) on magic polyhedra apple t v 1 it is always scrambled! but still it is a nice thing

I've got to agree with that (with the exception of the Alexander's Star :wink:). I like puzzles to look 'solved'. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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Sorry, I was very busy during the last days. What a cool idea!
I am always a fan of piece diving puzzles and I hope Andreas
finds a proper identification code for the mechanism. Very nice
work and I hope to see it on Saturday (German Cube Day).

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:18 pm 
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Frank Tiex wrote:
Sorry, I was very busy during the last days. What a cool idea!
I am always a fan of piece diving puzzles and I hope Andreas
finds a proper identification code for the mechanism.
Identifying this is almost trivial: FD2 [C5,F1][C5,F1]
And it didn't matter to me whether it is diving or not. I thought about a way to have a megaminx without edges but with faces. After I rediscovered my super simple overlapping cube everything was clear.
And luckily, Tanner could built it.

Does anybody else want me to take something with me for saturday?


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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Does anybody else want me to take something with me for saturday?

A camera! I want to see pictures of the German Cube Day!

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 Post subject: Re: Super Simple Overlapping Megaminx
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Of course :)
No problem.

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