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 Post subject: Mini Hexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:43 am 
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Hey,

This is my next and last puzzle of the day (more will come this week :P)
As this is a curvy hexaminx, it does not share 'normal' hexaminx properties, hense why Tony allowed me to sell it.
As the hexaminx was first invented by him, not me, I have also decided to make it as cheap as possible, 40$ for the DIY kit. 40 was just to round off, but it's only 2-3$ markup ^^
On the other hand, the assembled and stickered kit will be much more because of the work required to assemble, dye and sticker the puzzle, 70$.
It spins pretty good for a 30 mm puzzle so I'm very happy about it.

I guess you all know what a hexaminx is, so... enjoy :D

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By the way very important: The hexaminx centers are clipped in the core! The holes in the core are made too small on purpose so that even misprints won't affect the centers' ability to hook. That means you'll have to progressively make the holes larger using a knife or something close. Don't make them too large though

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:07 am 
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I don't like the size and curved cuts, but then I remember the price! :mrgreen:

Great job.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:15 am 
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PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
I don't like the size and curved cuts, but then I remember the price! :mrgreen:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Now imagine those who like mini and curved :D and hexaminx ! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:40 am 
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Really nice Greg, I will be buying one this summer for sure along with the other puzzle you have posted already, maybe even your third puzzle too :)

Also does it require screws?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:45 am 
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Wow!!! I didn't think this was even possible at this size. I really like it! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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RyanA wrote:
Really nice Greg, I will be buying one this summer for sure along with the other puzzle you have posted already, maybe even your third puzzle too :)

Also does it require screws?

Well done.


Since you mention my *third* puzzle of the week, I think I ought to mention my *fifth* puzzle ;) Just wait and see, but don't get your hopes up, they're all squishy or fragile by nature :wink:
(Oh, and you can't buy my third puzzle, I won't be seeling it as it's just a micro mental block)

On topic, this puzzle uses a minimis 2x2x1 as core, and the snapping in is hard, so you might need to cut off a millimeter or two from the centers to snap it nin the first time, but it doesn't require screws :)

77Mouser wrote:
I didn't think this was even possible at this size.


The core indeed has an 18mm diameter, but as you can see, it's very stable, and almost impossible to pop on purpose (literally impossible when not on purpose ^^) :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Since I have made the stickers for you, I was really curious to see this puzzle.
I really very like it!
Beautiful one.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Can you show its scale? I'm not sure if you want to advertise the mini aspect of it, but I'd like to see it next to a ruler to get a good idea of the size.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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GoombaGeek wrote:
Can you show its scale? I'm not sure if you want to advertise the mini aspect of it, but I'd like to see it next to a ruler to get a good idea of the size.


It's a real size comparison with the helicopter cube, it's 30mm, half its size, in other words, it's the size of a mini 3x3

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
GoombaGeek wrote:
Can you show its scale? I'm not sure if you want to advertise the mini aspect of it, but I'd like to see it next to a ruler to get a good idea of the size.


It's a real size comparison with the helicopter cube, it's 30mm, half its size, in other words, it's the size of a mini 3x3

Ah. Well, I don't own a helicopter cube, but I think I get it now.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:56 pm 
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Anybody here, who got already experience with Shapeways' polished pieces?
Could be a good candidate for a try.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Would you like to give it a shot? :)

Edit: How about the unlucky twist?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Not sure yet if this one or one of TomZ's puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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It's true that you have the choice, as the polished WSF isn't really taking a big risk :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Another great puzzle!

Not as big a difference as your other puzzle but the pricing looks to be off here too:
White strong and flexible = $33.61, black strong and flexible = $29.58 Isn't the black material meant to be more expensive?


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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Zzupler wrote:
Another great puzzle!

Not as big a difference as your other puzzle but the pricing looks to be off here too:
White strong and flexible = $33.61, black strong and flexible = $29.58 Isn't the black material meant to be more expensive?


I don't know but you sure could take advantage of it :D

EDIT: I emailed shapeways and their repaired that slight bug. I then reduced the small amount of markup on BSF WSFP and XSF (x= red/blue) to make those 4 at the same price...

By the way very important: The hexaminx centers are clipped in the core! The holes in the core are made too small on purpose so that even misprints won't affect the centers' ability to hook. That means you'll have to progressively make the holes larger using a knife or something close. Don't make them too large though

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Wow that looks nice I wish it was in my budget to buy all the puzzles you make.

Thank you for the pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Jhahoua wrote:
Wow that looks nice I wish it was in my budget to buy all the puzzles you make.


Wow, thank you so much :D

At the moment I have to put high markup to be able to fund my puzzles (all the profit goes into puzzle building), but soon I might get authorization from my new university to use their 3D printed for free prototypes. If this happens I will reduce markup considerably on all my puzzles, so who knows, maybe you'll get a chance to own a few :)

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Frank Tiex wrote:
Anybody here, who got already experience with Shapeways' polished pieces?
Could be a good candidate for a try.


I think Oscar did but they turned out too small. Naturally polishing reduces the size so you would need oversized files (if that makes sense).

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
soon I might get authorization from my new university to use their 3D printed for free prototypes. If this happens I will reduce markup considerably on all my puzzles, so who knows, maybe you'll get a chance to own a few :)




That would be awsome will you please let me know if/wen that happens.

Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
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Don't worry if something this epic happens, i'll make a whole topic about it :D :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mini Hexaminx
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:11 pm 
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Well done Greg. Shame I didn't prototype it. :lol:

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