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 Post subject: Super X (now with VIDEO!!!)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:57 am 
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I started this back in March but school work prevented me from working on this puzzle until a couple of days ago. The motivation for making this mod is that in my Slice Cube post I said it was my simplest mod, forgetting the Dino Cube I made a while ago. So I had to mod the Dino into something more complicated and now I am presenting the Super-X which, in my opinion, is the most complicated mod I ever done.
First of all, I'd like to thank Jesseking, JeongEC, Adam G Cowan, and Drewseph for showing how Super-X can be made.
Jesse's thread: http://www.twistypuzzles.com/forum/view ... 15&t=12590
Jesse's video demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ck17j8Y ... re=related
JeongEC's thread and video: http://cafe.naver.com/cubemania.cafe?if ... id=250175&
Drewseph's thread: http://www.twistypuzzles.com/forum/view ... 15&t=14220
Drewseph's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuiYN4FiWRs

I first started the modding process like Jesse showed. However, I found the eastsheen mini 2x2 is too stiff and has too little corner cutting for the puzzle to work nicely. So I butchered up my lanlan 2x2 like JeongEC did with his. The main difference between my mod and any other handmade Super X is that mine use magnets!
As a result, the Dino cuts turn rather nicely, but the 2x2 cuts are not very good. The puzzle is prone to popping, I need to secure the eight arm spider of the Dino tightly on the corners of the 2x2, so far I haven't done that (I'll need to trim the screws or other rather complicated measures which I'll slowly experiment later).
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpjWfwB08GY
Thanks to eye2eye, the video is now on youtube!
Here are the pictures:
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Demonstrating the Dino Cube turn
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Demonstrating the 2x2 turn
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The eight arms of the Dino Cube, mounted on the 2x2
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The LanLan 2x2, a bandaged 3x3 now that the corners are shaved
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The corner with a core attached to it, btw, all the drilling, screw holes and magnet holes, are all done free handed (which Drewseph advised against doing in his thread), so it could be much better if I had better precision
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The Dino cube parts
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The use of magnets to stabilize Super X is first suggested by Scott Bedard, and implemented by Drewseph. In the pic, you can see the parts are pretty dirty, they are rubbing each other, collecting scum for three month now, sorry about the unsightliness.
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The Super X along side the Helicopter Cube
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 Post subject: Re: My handmade Super-X (with magnets)
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:21 am 
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That looks really good! I'm looking forward to the video.

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 Post subject: Re: My handmade Super-X (with magnets)
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Beautiful! Video!

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 Post subject: Re: My handmade Super-X (with magnets)
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Nice puzzle. I can't wait for the video.

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 Post subject: Re: My handmade Super-X (with magnets)
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wow, a really beautiful puzzle!!

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 Post subject: Re: My handmade Super-X (with magnets)
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That is extremely cool. The craftsmanship is astonishing. Thanks to you I now really want to make one for myself. Well done. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Super X
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that's awesome man! it's been a while since I've seen a super x
good job, can't wait for the vid

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 Post subject: Re: Super X
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Bump, the video link is added in the post, enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: Super X
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Better than any super X made so far... EVER!! :shock: :D :D

If you want a custom for it, just tell me, I'd reallywant to trade it for this one (or a copy of it)

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 Post subject: Re: Super X
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I must say, the turning far surpasses my expectations! This is definitely if not one of the greatest super X's. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Super X (wow with VIDEO!!!)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:03 pm 
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Thanks, everyone. But it is not as good as it looks. The puzzle pops a lot, it happens to behave well on camera. I need to adjust tension (which may involve trim screws or multiple washer arrangements) to avoid popping before I'm satisfied with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Super X (wow with VIDEO!!!)
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Even if it does have some problems with popping it's still fantastic! Will you sell one to me? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Super X (wow with VIDEO!!!)
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Maybe not this one, I am considering making another (there are several projects ahead of this one), if that one is to my satisfaction, I will probably sell that one.


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 Post subject: Re: Super X (now with VIDEO!!!)
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D: Thanks a lot. Now I have to put together one of these in solidworks. D:

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 Post subject: Re: Super X (now with VIDEO!!!)
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Zhewei wrote:
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1382812426808
(I don't have a youtube account, so I uploaded it to my facebook)
I have no facebook account but, as it happens a youtube account...
Any chance someone out there with both can assist in making this more widely available (with Zhewei's approval, of course)?

It looks very nice from the pictures, good work!

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 Post subject: Re: Super X (now with VIDEO!!!)
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I could do it but there's no option to download it from facebook.

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 Post subject: Re: Super X (now with VIDEO!!!)
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DLitwin wrote:
I have no facebook account but, as it happens a youtube account...
Any chance someone out there with both can assist in making this more widely available (with Zhewei's approval, of course)?


Oh, I didn't realize you'll need an account to view the video even if the setting is "public". Sorry about that. I do have the original video, I can send it via email (very small file), so anyone who can help out please send me a pm of your email address, thanks a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Super X (now with VIDEO!!!)
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The Youtube Video has been posted for those of you without a facebook account.


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 Post subject: Re: Super X (now with VIDEO!!!)
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Better(x100) than mines one. :D
Wonderful work, Zhewei

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 Post subject: Re: Super X (now with VIDEO!!!)
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:D Good idea~this is a great design.


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