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 Post subject: Barcode Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:06 pm 
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This is the Barcode Cube. Yet another sticker modification. Originally I was going to call it the Zebra Cube, but my father pointed out it better resembles a barcode- due to the poorly cut tiles giving the stripes a varying thickness :P


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 Post subject: Re: Barcode Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:12 pm 
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it looks cool
so, when you are solving this, you only have to care about position the centers and the corners right, because as i can see from the pictures, the edges have multiple places that they could occupy and the cube will remain solved.

am i right?

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 Post subject: Re: Barcode Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:16 pm 
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Yes quite right, although I have not solved it enough to notice that until you pointed it out. Essentially it is a Shepherd's cube only the arrow's are only lines.

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 Post subject: Re: Barcode Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Perhaps you could make another one but this time make the thickness of the lines differ, that way it would make it a greater challenge. :scrambled:

EDIT: Make a more distict thickness of the lines

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 Post subject: Re: Barcode Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:43 pm 
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:idea: what if you follow your father's idea and take it to the next level?
what if you use homemade stickers made out of real bar codes in the next version of your barcode cube? Your concept would remain the same and the final look of the cube would be something that we never seen before (at least i didn't :P).

Just an idea, you don't have to follow it ;)

By the way, your idea for the "zebra" cube is actually a great idea for a sticker modification if u use patterns like this
http://images.bootkidz.co.uk/zebra-patt ... ground.gif
on the six sides of the cube ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Barcode Cube
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:46 pm 
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cubeguy314 wrote:
Perhaps you could make another one but this time make the thickness of the lines differ, that way it would make it a greater challenge. :scrambled:


i like your idea :)

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 Post subject: Re: Barcode Cube
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:11 am 
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I'm surprised I haven't noticed this post yet. I do like this puzzle, but I would agree with others with making the lines more distinct. Maybe you could also add numbers at the bottoms of the lines.

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 Post subject: Re: Barcode Cube
PostPosted: Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:45 am 
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cubeguy314 wrote:
Perhaps you could make another one but this time make the thickness of the lines differ, that way it would make it a greater challenge. :scrambled:

EDIT: Make a more distict thickness of the lines


Hmmm, I do like this idea very much, It definatly would add difficulty, which would be excellent, as this puzzle is very simple.

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