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 Post subject: Master Heximate - Eitan (Video, Scrambled Pics! On eBay!)
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:34 pm 
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Hey Twisty Puzzlers!

I would like to present my newest puzzle:
Master Heximate
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The puzzle is a cubic shape-transformation of the Master Pentultimate. The name "Master Heximate" is analogous to how the Hexaminx is a cubic transformation of a Megaminx.

I designed the puzzle on SolidWorks, printed it in WSF from Shapeways, dyed it with RIT dye, and stickered it with CubeSmith vinyl I cut on my university's laser cutter.

I would like to thank Eric (gingervergo) for letting me base my mechanism off of his recent Pillowed Master Pentultimate, and also for his suggestion to lube the puzzle with CRC Silicone. It helped so much!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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This is an awesome puzzle, but I don't really like how thin the middle layers are. They look a bit odd. Still, this is absolutely fantastic. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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Great accomplishment!

I'd like to note though, that when these shape variations of the Pentultimate were invented by Robert Webb, the cubic shape had been named Cubultimate. So I would think Master Cubultimate might be a better name for it. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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When I read the title I thought you made a cubic gigaminx

Fantastic puzzle, I love the look and size of it.

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Beau-ti-ful!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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Sexy. Very sexy.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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Ridiculous! This puzzle would be so difficult to solve by hand. Amazing work.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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Fantastic. There's always something special about a new cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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last picture= jumbling? or is it just not a full turn. great looking puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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What a beautiful addition to your already stellar line of puzzles. This reminds me of gingervergo's royal skewb because of the slim cuts?

Good Job

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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Great Puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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WOW! Now, my mind has officially melted...


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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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Very cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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Wow! That looks great Eitan! The Master Pentultimate is my favourite puzzle, and this is a beautiful shape mod of it. But please, stop doing auctions! Please can you put these beautiful creations on Shapeways so we all have the opportunity to buy such a wonderful puzzle. :)

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Ridiculous! This puzzle would be so difficult to solve by hand. Amazing work.

I agree. Solving it with your feet is much easier. :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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This looks fantastic and the symmetry of the cuts are very interesting; I like it! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!

Aleksey wrote:
I'd like to note though, that when these shape variations of the Pentultimate were invented by Robert Webb, the cubic shape had been named Cubultimate. So I would think Master Cubultimate might be a better name for it.

Hmmm... I'm not sure which name I like more. I'll think about it and get back to you.

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last picture= jumbling?

Nope. This turn is like turning a megaminx by 180 degrees.

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bmenrigh wrote:
This puzzle would be so difficult to solve by hand.

I agree. Solving it with your feet is much easier. :lol: :lol:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Best thing I've heard today!

With regards to Shapeways, I agree it is nice to see my puzzles go to more than just one or two collectors. But with my current status as a college student, it's more economical for me to do eBay auctions at this time.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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How much longer have you got in college then? :wink: eBay auctions are great for you, but not so great for a 14 year old like me. At least if they're on Shapeways I can save up and buy one in my own spare time when I have money.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan
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SEBUVER wrote:
How much longer have you got in college then?

A few more years.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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VIDEO!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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Really cool.

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How about this?
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Heximate or Junior heximate.
I'm pretty sure someone thought about it already.
Any information?

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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That's a cubic pentultimate (or alternatively the "Cubeultimate"). I've considered making it, but not anytime soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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If extensions could be designed, they can be printed and attached to TomZ's mini pentultimate to create a reasonably sized puzzle.
Anyone want to try? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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Monopoly wrote:
If extensions could be designed, they can be printed and attached to TomZ's mini pentultimate to create a reasonably sized puzzle.
Anyone want to try? :D

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Part that baseed on Tomz mini pentultimate already. :)

Printing price on shapeways - 270$ :? It's true.
I have no idea why it is expensive. (I had use shall function : not showed in pic.)

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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Ooh! Nice! Go for it!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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pirsquared wrote:
Ooh! Nice! Go for it!


You know.. If I have 270$ in my hand, I'll buy Two Tomz mini pentultimate and 70$ use for my family dinner :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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This puzzle is so crazy & I agree with Tony, its nice to see a new cube. Fantastic job!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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beast puzzle! congratulations!!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Now with Video!)
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An amazing cube in so many ways. The Hexaminx is my favorite puzzle bu Tony Fisher, solving the Master Pentultimate for the first time was quite a challenge...
And you combine those two great things!

Really astounding! This will be a VERY hard puzzle to solve :D

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Great work!

Now we just need a cubic Pyraminx Crystal and Cubic Starminx and we will have a set! :lol:

I love it, considering that Tony's hexaminx is one of my favorite puzzles!

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Great work!

Now we just need a cubic Pyraminx Crystal and Cubic Starminx and we will have a set! :lol:

I love it, considering that Tony's hexaminx is one of my favorite puzzles!


Speaking of a cubic starminx, does anyone have a picture of what one would look like?
The starminx is one of my favorite puzzles, and I have searched for a cubic projection but have come up empty-handed.

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Cubic starminx based on Tomz mini starminx.

Shape alters according to thickness.

First - 75mm Cubic shape-transformation.
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WOW that was fast!

Funny how it looks almost identical to the Master Heximate.

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It appears to me that almost all face-turning dodecahedral>cubic transformations will bear the typical X through the center of the puzzle, but correct me if I'm wrong.

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That's the idea. As long as Kepler's transformation is used, the face-turning cuts will make an X on each face of the cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Video, Scrambled Pics!)
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Good heavens, what have I done? (The first 4 pictures are of the same scramble. The last picture is after even more scrambling.)
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Auction coming soon!

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 Post subject: Re: Master Heximate - Eitan (Video, Scrambled Pics! On eBay!
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Sorry for the triple post, but I just listed the Master Heximate on eBay as a 7 day auction. Happy bidding!

AUCTION

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pirsquared wrote:
Good heavens, what have I done?
Creepy Monsters! :lol:

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