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 Post subject: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:57 am 
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This is my first puzzle that I have designed. It turns rather well. You can actually finger trick it but you should be careful because the pieces may occasionally catch. Its very smooth but I think that the turning could be improved with a more stable mechanism. I enjoyed making this puzzle and I think I will be making more. I think I will auction this but I will probably want to keep it for a while first. Check out the pictures and the video below.

I hope you enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:58 am 
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Wow!

Quite a puzzle! And your first, time too!

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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I love it! This is one I have always wanted to do for a very long time, well looks like I'll have to go even higher order :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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That is really amazing! Especially for a first! Please, don't limit it's potential to auctioning; put it on Shapeways so that everyone has the opportunity of obtaining such a wonderful masterpiece.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:15 am 
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very nice!! I had never considered the possibility of a higher order pentagonal prism.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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AMAZING! :D I am a bit upset that the pieces on the rectangular faces are not square though.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Wonderful puzzle, an amazing first build! Hope we get to see more from you in the future. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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If only you could make it so you can make a 90 degree turn... That shouldn't be too hard. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:14 am 
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thomasbomb wrote:
If only you could make it so you can make a 90 degree turn... That shouldn't be too hard. :roll:


Unfortunately, this can't happen with the normal geometry of the pentagonal prism. However, with some fudging, it is possible. Look up Oskar's Illegal Cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:16 am 
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Thanks for all the compliments! I did want to make one that can turn 90 degrees but I thought that it would be too hard for my first puzzle. I think it would require fudging and i don't know how well that would work with 5 layers. As for putting it on shapeways, mabey. Ill think about it. I had to use a dremel to make the holes in the core slightly bigger.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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I really like this. It has that nice nxnxn look plus more. I would also have preferred squares on the sides but assume there is a reason why you went with rectangles. I notice some slight Olzing.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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I could have made it with square sides and it would have been a better shape but to achieve that it would have to change it's size. I really liked its size. (about the size of the v-cube5) Either way probably would have looked nice.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Simply brilliant! I love the way it looks, scrambled or solved.
As a challenge it seems it is a very interesting one too.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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This is a really cool looking puzzle. I've always thought the Pentagonal Prism puzzles look nice, however I never really paid much attention to them. This however makes me want to own a few :)

Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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oh my goodness. that is brilliant!

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Nicely done! Welcome to the world of 3D puzzle design!

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Finally! :D

How big is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Jared wrote:
Finally! :D

How big is it?

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I really liked its size. (about the size of the v-cube5).

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Wow! That is one really nice looking puzzle!

And it's your first? :shock:

Double congratulations!! Definitely looking forward to see what else you come up with.


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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Really nice concept and execution. What a great start to building!

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wonderful! I can't believe this has finally come into existence. Glad I dropped by when I did. Is this the first higher-order non-square prism?

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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wonderful! I can't believe this has finally come into existence. Glad I dropped by when I did. Is this the first higher-order non-square prism?


5x5x2 pent prism was done by Muffet

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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elijah wrote:
wonderful! I can't believe this has finally come into existence. Glad I dropped by when I did. Is this the first higher-order non-square prism?


5x5x2 pent prism was done by Muffet



Could you post a link please? I don't recall seeing this.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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great puzzle for a first!

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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I have set up an auction for this puzzle. Check it out at the link below. Happy bidding!

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 Post subject: Re: Professor's Pentagonal Prism
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Iam not a fan of CAD printed puzzles... But this one is very cool :D

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