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 Post subject: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:34 am 
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Hey everyone,

I'm coming out with this small puzzle, but this topic won't be long, since it is a really famous puzzle. I won't put this puzzle on shapeways because it would be better to upload a normal one, yet as a unique piece, it can be interesting. Also as a solving experience this puzzle is pretty hard, and it spins pretty well, so solving it is not annoying :lol: . Due to it being pentagonal, using domino algorithms will just scramble the puzzle more, you need to find a completely new method!

I'll make an ebay auction ending monday starting today.

Enjoy the pictures and video!
Notice it only took me 2:40 to solve it, so it's fairly fast.

- Greg :D

EDIT: Forgot the size comparison -.- It's 33mm high, only 1mm more than the mini 3x3 per layer

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:26 pm 
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Great puzzle Greg! This looks great! I really want one... now! :D

Oh, and this is my 1000th post in the New Puzzles section. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:42 pm 
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Nice! Its a bit smaller than I was imagining though. More of a micro than a mini in my opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
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Well done, Greg! Keep up the good work!

c1829 wrote:
Nice! Its a bit smaller than I was imagining though. More of a micro than a mini in my opinion.

That's what she said. (That was just too good to pass up!)

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
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pirsquared wrote:
c1829 wrote:
Nice! Its a bit smaller than I was imagining though. More of a micro than a mini in my opinion.

That's what she said. (That was just too good to pass up!)

-Eitan


That just HAD to happen :lol: It is bigger than a mini 3x3 you know?

Thanks everyone for the cool comments :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
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Cool! I guess the solving is similar to the megaminx on the top and bottom, then a rubik's cube on the sides. It that true?


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
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Cool! I guess the solving is similar to the megaminx on the top and bottom, then a rubik's cube on the sides. It that true?


Nope! Not only is solving COMPLETELY different to 3x3 and mega because it has only half turns on the sides (unlike oskar's illegal cube which is as you said), but also it's different to a domino, since *what's written in the description*

- Greg :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
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In reality I think solving would be more like solving a Domino cube or a 3x3x4, because of the limited movements.
Anyway, another great mini puzzle! It's astounding that you managed to get it to work so well at such a small level. I'm sure you'll make enough from this auction to print another batch of mini's :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
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Monopoly wrote:
In reality I think solving would be more like solving a Domino cube or a 3x3x4, because of the limited movements.
Anyway, another great mini puzzle! It's astounding that you managed to get it to work so well at such a small level. I'm sure you'll make enough from this auction to print another batch of mini's :wink:


1) trust me i know how to solve a domino but didn't know how to solve this ^^

2) No more mini's from me, except prototyped by Luke, I'm gonna go for bigs now including a lot of auctions without shapeways :)

Don't worry that's only for a while!

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
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I beleive the solving would be similar to this, because it only allows half turns on the sides and any amount of turns on the top, bottom, and middle layers.

Sweet Puzzle BTW :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Pent Prism (v-mech)
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Nope! It's the same considering it's the same way to work, but solving is COMPLETELY different because of:

I wrote:
Due to it being pentagonal, using domino algorithms will just scramble the puzzle more, you need to find a completely new method!

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