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What would be a good name for this mod
Poll ended at Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:58 am
The 2-Solutions 5x5x5 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
The 11-Colored 5x5x5 9%  9%  [ 3 ]
The A.S. Cube (Always Scrambled) 23%  23%  [ 8 ]
'F*ck-this! Cube' 40%  40%  [ 14 ]
Other (if so, write the name in the comments) 20%  20%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 35
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 Post subject: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:58 am 
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A nice sticker variation to one of my Rubik's Studio 5x5x5s.
I scrambled as much as possible then applied Greyscale V-Cube 7 Center Stickers to the scrambled cube.
This gave the cube two solutions. :shock:
Photos of the cube are below.


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File comment: Here we have the cube completely scrambled.
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File comment: And here the black center is solved.
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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:10 am 
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Can we have a picture when the greyscale stickers are solved please?

Great idea and great puzle!!!

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P.S: It reminds me of the Mirro cube that was scrambled and then applied a 6 color scheme (2solutions)

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:16 am 
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I am working on solving the greyscale cube. BUT it is incredibly hard...=/ The the middle grey and darkish grey from cubesmith is very hard to tell apart especially if you have colors in the way messing your mind up.=)
But it will be done. I promise.

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
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I went with option four, I hope others will follow suit.

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:55 am 
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I voted number 4 because the name is perfectly adapted, but I think it shouldn't be called 2 solution cube of anything like this one

Maybe "The Professor's Shades" or "Proffessor Shadows" or even "Shaded 5x5"

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:56 am 
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I imagine solving the greyscale (grayscale?) stickers is going to be pretty hard, with different color gaps getting between making the same shade appear different.

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
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Hm... the rainbow grayscale? idk .... it's just that the other options don't appeal to me very much.

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
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Hahaha, you can solve it repeatedly without scrambling (like a Qubami puzzle), but it will be the same solve every time, not that it really matters.

I imagine it may have worked better had you used normal colors inside the squares, or perhaps make a pastel set with similar colors. For example, a light gray square on a white field will appear darker than a dark gray square on a black field. I have two chessboard V-Cube 7s (made by combining two puzzles, white and black). Even with the the six tile colors on the cube (standard scheme but with purple in place of white/black), the hard contrast plays tricks on my brain sometimes while solving. It also gives a nice "3D effect" to the cube if I checkerboard it. Since you've already got the standard color stickers underneath, maybe you should just remove the gray stickers and invent a new color scheme for the inner squares instead of a flat grayscale. Or perhaps you could draw Qubami-style symbols on the stickers with a marker. :scrambled:

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
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how bout 'irregular icon 5x5'
or 'irregular grayscale 5x5' if icon is trademarked

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
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stardust4ever wrote:
Hahaha, you can solve it repeatedly without scrambling (like a Qubami puzzle), but it will be the same solve every time, not that it really matters.

I imagine it may have worked better had you used normal colors inside the squares, or perhaps make a pastel set with similar colors. For example, a light gray square on a white field will appear darker than a dark gray square on a black field. I have two chessboard V-Cube 7s (made by combining two puzzles, white and black). Even with the the six tile colors on the cube (standard scheme but with purple in place of white/black), the hard contrast plays tricks on my brain sometimes while solving. It also gives a nice "3D effect" to the cube if I checkerboard it. Since you've already got the standard color stickers underneath, maybe you should just remove the gray stickers and invent a new color scheme for the inner squares instead of a flat grayscale. Or perhaps you could draw Qubami-style symbols on the stickers with a marker. :scrambled:
the fact the shades go screwy around the greyscale stickers is one of the reasons he chose to do it this way, I think. I like it that way.

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I really like this actually, and it's inspired me to make a very hard sticker variant on the 5x5x5.

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I chose Other, since I like the name "Shades of Gray".

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
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Well thank you all for your positive comments.
This is why I like the forum! I can share ideas with other cubers=)
The poll is still running. Deadline is on the 5th September.
Up to now 'F*ck this' and the A.S. Cube are winning, but I quite like a few of your ther suggestions. Specifically 'The Proffessor's shades'
Keep'em comin' guys.!

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Next time, I suggest you put the shaded stickers on the outside, and 7x7 center stickers on the inside...

It would be easier to recognise the shades!

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 Post subject: Re: No-named 5x5x5 Sticker Variation
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I just changed one of my votes to others, as I also really liked "Professor shades". I think it is my favorite by far, with the A.S. on a second place.


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