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 Post subject: RubixFreakGreg's Mini Split Pentagonal Domino
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:59 pm 
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Hey everyone,

Greg has been bugging me into making a post about this puzzle :lol: , as I was the one who bought the prototype yet another three have already been shown. So I'm making the topic now to shut Greg up. :lol: :lol:

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This is the Mini Split Pentagonal Domino, the next in the series from the normal Split Domino. The quality of this puzzle is excellent, considering it's less than two centimetres tall! The puzzle uses a spindle mechanism, similar to that of a QJ Domino. This puzzle can shape shift and get bandaged very easily, and so it is a very fun challenge.

The colour scheme on mine is white opposite yellow, and then the colours that surround the yellow face on a Meffert's dodecahedron, so clockwise around the yellow face goes orange, green, pink, blue, and red. I had to superglue a couple of stickers down, because I stupidly didn't treat the surfaces properly.

The video will be coming out by hopefully the end of this week.

Buy the puzzle for $33.60 (outside Europe) or $39.98 (in Europe) on Shapeways here.
Buy the full size version for $117.64 (outside Europe) or $139.99 (inside Europe) on Shapeways here.

Visit Greg's Shapeways shop for other awesome puzzles here.

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Compared with the Mini Chopper, also designed by Greg.

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Comparison with the other Mini Split puzzles, also designed by Greg.

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Size comparison to normal Rubik's Cube.

Enjoy! :)

Luke

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Mini Split Pentagonal Domino
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Very nice, simple mech and very tiny!

@Greg, Split Octagonal Domino next?

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Mini Split Pentagonal Domino
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:23 pm 
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If a Split Octagonal Prism is made, it would have to be made with edges like a Hungarian SuperNova. The reason for this is because the angle become too small as more sides are added, and so it would be impractical to sticker and play with. For me, I think I'm stopping at the Split Hex, as seen in the picture above, because I want there to be more of a challenge, and I don't really like the Hungarian SuperNova style edges.

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Mini Split Pentagonal Domino
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:28 pm 
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Yeah I wouldnt be fond of it either. Maybe a Pentagonal, Hexagonal, etc.. shape mod. Like the one I made.
But again, this is a cool puzzle

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Mini Split Pentagonal Domino
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:26 pm 
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1) I didn't urge you to make the topic
2) I still like it though
3) It's 50$ FA&S
4) To shut me up? You're going down for that :lol:
5) I'll stop at hex, because it's enough ^^ and it allow 3 edge switched at the same time :)
6) I miss the chopper :cry:
7) Thank you Luke!!!

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 Post subject: Re: RubixFreakGreg's Mini Split Pentagonal Domino
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Why cant I see any ImageShack pictures anymore? I get a picture with a frozen frog which says " Domain Unregistered. To view, register at: bit.ly/imageshacl-domain".

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Edit: all I had to do is sign in, and now I can view it all again.

Great puzzle =)

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