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 Post subject: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:06 pm 
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I've recently been trying out full prints at Shapeways, and these are two puzzles that I've made recently. My goal is to create simple but interesting puzzles that are relatively inexpensive ($20-$40) to get a full print of.

The rhombic dodecahedron 2x2 is "sliced" just like a slice cube would be.

The Josh's 2x2 is made so that it has one skewb-like cut and makes some interesting shapes. Because of the skewb cut, you have the option of stickering it offset or regular. I opted to sticker it offset (much like Tony's Golden Cube needs to be rotated a bit before full turning is capable) because I thought it would be a little more challenging. It's a bit too "loose" for my tastes, but that's because I sprayed CRC in the mini es 2x2 and made it a little too good at turning.

My next step is to make another 2x2 shape variant and attempt to make tiles for it so that they can be dyed and glued on. :D

(I will eventually take some nice pictures of these two, but a video will do for now.)


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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:11 pm 
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Very nice Josh! On two of the sides of the RD it reminds me of a Skewb Kite. I would most certainly be interested in getting these.

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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:23 pm 
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I would definitely buy the white square cube!

Let me know when this cube is up for sale!

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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:01 pm 
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I really like these two! They look very cool and interesting! How about a 2x2x2 Icosahedron then? And pent dodecahedron (sliced maybe?)

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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
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mizzle576 wrote:
I would definitely buy the white square cube!


I completely agree. It looks amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
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Doubleyou wrote:
I really like these two! They look very cool and interesting! How about a 2x2x2 Icosahedron then? And pent dodecahedron (sliced maybe?)


I have an Icosahedron already designed and I'd be glad to upload it. I think when I tested it, it was about the same price as the RD. I can mess with it to see if I can make it different (like axised, sliced, etc) if you'd like.


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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
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I like the 'Josh's 2x2x2' because (as you said) the way that it's stickered makes it look like a mini Golden Cube. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:32 am 
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no no. slicing I was referring to the pentagonal dodecahedron. because the normal one is going to available soon I think. so a sliced pentagonal dodecahedron would be nice!

but the icosahedron should be regular. But ALSO a sliced one, AND axise'd one. please!

I am going to make a huge order of small puzzles at some point! :D YAY! maybe in november.

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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
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Could you please add some pictures if that's possible? I know there's a video, but for recording purposes it'd be nice to have a picture per puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:51 pm 
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I'm seriously considering ordering a Josh's 2x2.

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 Post subject: Re: Slice RD 2x2 and Josh's 2x2
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I've now opened my own Shapeway's shop, which can be found here. Read on if you are interested in ordering one.

At my shop you can order these two puzzles at base cost (no markup) in WS&F and BS&F. You will need superglue, sandpaper, and a mini Eastsheen 2x2 to make this puzzle along with the ordered parts. Anyone who orders parts will get a free set of stickers to sticker the puzzle (PM me if you order one please).

If anyone is interested in a fully assembled and stickered version of either puzzle, please contact me via PM. The total cost will be $50 for a completed Josh's 2x2 and $30 for a completed Sliced RD. This does not including shipping (~$5 in the US, ~$13 international). The above prices are for a white puzzle (WSF). If you would like a black version, it will be $60 for a Josh's 2x2 and $40 for a Slice RD. Please PM me if you are interested in either of these puzzles.


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