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 Post subject: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:52 am 
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Have you missed me??
I hope noone has made a 4x4x2 while I was gone...

I end my 3 month vaication from the puzzles with the puzzle that has made me hate shapeways ever since I designed it in feburary last year.
I have tried to upload it to shapeways over and over again, but allways got the same non manifold error message.
But when I decided to give it a last go before I send them the original design file so did it to my supprice actually work. So I bought one the first thing I did.

I got the box from shapeways yesterday, so I put it together and stickered it at once, and I love it.
Putting it together was not as fun though, you need to modify a mini 2x2 for the core, quite much allso..

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I want to make it easier to asemble before I make it avalible for sale.
But if someone really insist, so can I make this very design avalible for sale.

If you thought you missed something since I've only showed the original v1 before this, here is a little history lesson for you.
4x4x2 v1, was designed by me and built by Claus
4x4x2 v2, was designed to be smaller and use a mini 3x3 as core instead of the 2x2. It didn't work. 2 persons tried to build it, I have the parts from one of them and the core didn't work.
4x4x2 v3, was designed to be 3D printed, so I puched the limits to make it look as good as possible. I designed the v3.1 before something happend to the v3
4x4x2 v3.1, is basicly a shapemod of the v3, the only diferens is thet the edges has been made sqare instead of the classic olzing look. I mentioned it on my DCD lecture last year.

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:14 am 
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I have to say, although a good puzzle it looks pretty unstable, esspecially compaired to the v1.............

It looks like parts are about to fall out and it is really loose.
I think the v1 also looks cooler do to the more obvious olzing.

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
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cooldayr wrote:
I have to say, although a good puzzle it looks pretty unstable, esspecially compaired to the v1.............

It looks like parts are about to fall out and it is really loose.
I think the v1 also looks cooler do to the more obvious olzing.

The point of the v3.1 is to look as cubic as possible.
And yes, it's loose, but no were near as loose as v1.
And I can redesign it more stable, but that will be on the cost of size.

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:56 am 
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Cool puzzle :)

I love your cuboids, I like the Olzing better than the cubic ones, although others may disagree.

NIce job!

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:59 am 
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Awesome! I will certainly buy one of these if they come out on Shapeways. Great work Ola!

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:02 am 
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I think this one is best because all it's pieces are cubical. Really smart how the tiny little cut makes pieces go where think it's impossible, yet you can't see it because of it's size and the stickers.

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:13 am 
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I love this puzzling, but what is that strange whistling noise when you turn 2 layers?

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
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WOW You're back!!! Finally :lol: I've been waiting, and now I realise it was worth the wait :mrgreen:

it's really great!!

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:31 am 
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Looks really good Ola! And I am glad you are back! We missed you!!

I would sacrifice a bit of the smoothness to get more stableness, if possible. But honestly I would just like to have one!

I cant wait to see it in your shop! :) *Added to to-buy list*

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:02 am 
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Hi Ola,

this is a beautiful puzzle, I like the proportional cubies on the outside! How is the stability compared to your previous 4x4x2?

I would like to have one, I think I'll wait for the next version. Will it be available in Black?

And yes, we missed you. Great reading posts from you again!

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
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Sigurd wrote:
I would sacrifice a bit of the smoothness to get more stableness, if possible.

I'm working on the v3.2 at the moment, basicly just giving the corners bigger feet.

maarten wrote:
How is the stability compared to your previous 4x4x2?

I would like to have one, I think I'll wait for the next version. Will it be available in Black?

Both puzzles are unstable, but in diferent ways, I would say thet the new is better, but the corners fall out easier when turned a specific way.

And unless shapeways removes bsf deom the materials list so can you get it in black.
I wanted a black one, but I wasn't sure if it would work, so I went for the cheapest.

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
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Hi Ola!

Good to see you back again :!:

Good to see a new puzzle coming from you again :!: :!: :!:

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
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4x4x2 v3.2 is now avalible on Shapeways

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20267

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 Post subject: Re: 4x4x2 v3.1
PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:07 pm 
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Nice! I like the size of it.

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