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 Post subject: My own Mental Flop
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:24 am 
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Hey everyone,

This is my first puzzle of the day (i'll be posting two today and more soon). I know I haven't been active but I had my baccalaureate during the last month, so obviously I couldn't really go on twistypuzzles.com

I'd like to thank Aleh who allowed me to make this puzzle, which I really wanted to make since the idea was posted on TP.com

I actually proposed to make a deal on sharing equally any profit made from this puzzle, and he refused, so I'd like to thank him for that as well. Yes, that means it's now going to be available at shapeways :D

@Aleh: You can, of course get one without markup with dyeing stickering and assembly charges free :)

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Block + Floppy hybrid
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:33 am 
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Really nice :P , great work.

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Block + Floppy hybrid
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:19 am 
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Nice job! It looks like it is quite the puzzle! :D


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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Block + Floppy hybrid
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Thanks, I appreciate it :)

By the way, the puzzle is excatly the size of a pocket (20x60x60mm) :lol: :lol: The first puzzle I ever literally carried around :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Block + Floppy hybrid
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:04 pm 
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We should have seen this one coming, it's been your avatar for as long as I've been on here :lol:

Good job! :) It actually reminds me of the 3x3x3 + redi cube that was posted recently, I wonder if a floppy/redi combo would be somehow possible?

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Block + Floppy hybrid
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GoombaGeek wrote:
We should have seen this one coming, it's been your avatar for as long as I've been on here :lol:

Good job! :) It actually reminds me of the 3x3x3 + redi cube that was posted recently, I wonder if a floppy/redi combo would be somehow possible?


Actually my avatar is a mental block :lol: the angles are not the same (45 for mine/54 for the mental block) I put it up because i'm gonna post about a micro mental block soon :)

A floppy + redi combo isn't possible, just fyi, since the redi has to be cubic :P

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Block + Floppy hybrid
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
GoombaGeek wrote:
We should have seen this one coming, it's been your avatar for as long as I've been on here :lol:

Good job! :) It actually reminds me of the 3x3x3 + redi cube that was posted recently, I wonder if a floppy/redi combo would be somehow possible?


Actually my avatar is a mental block :lol: the angles are not the same (45 for mine/54 for the mental block) I put it up because i'm gonna post about a micro mental block soon :)

A floppy + redi combo isn't possible, just fyi, since the redi has to be cubic :P

Well, it would be a simpler redi. I understand it has to be a cube, but maybe only 4 redi corners would fit? It seemed interesting.

Anyway, I didn't know that a Mental Block wasn't a cube as I'm not that experienced with it. Can you point out the (probably really obvious) difference between it and yours?

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Block + Floppy hybrid
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GoombaGeek wrote:
Anyway, I didn't know that a Mental Block wasn't a cube as I'm not that experienced with it. Can you point out the (probably really obvious) difference between it and yours?
Here is a picture of a Mental Block.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/2476/mental01.jpg

The best way to think of the difference between the two is a Mental Block is a shape mod of a Skewb. This puzzle is a shape mod of a 2x2x3.

By the way does this puzzle have a name? Based on these two threads (here and here) I believe this puzzle got its start in the iPhone app Twistyhedron. What is this puzzle named in that app?

If it isn't named there... how about shorten Mental Block + Floppy hybrid to Mental Flop?

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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Thanks to Rob, we now have a great name for this puzzle :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Thanks to Rob, we now have a great name for this puzzle :D :D
Rob? Did someone mention Mental Flop before me?

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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Ooooh my bad, he asked me something by PM and mentioned the mental flop, I had previously skipped that part in your answer. My bad :?

Thanks Carl :)

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:50 pm 
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Great puzzle!

Is the current pricing correct though?

White stong and flexible = $58.82
Black srong and flexible = $33.76
White strong and flexible polished = $30.76

Shouldn't the white material be cheaper than the black? And the polished is usually more expensive than the other options isn't it?


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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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Yeah that was a small mistake with all the new shapeways pricings, corrected... Now all colors and polished are availabe for 70$

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Now all colors and polished are availabe for 70$


Looks like i should have just bought it instead of waiting for you to correct the price
$70 for a floppy is too steep for my pocket i'm afraid :cry:

Oh well, dagnabbit! I'll know better next time :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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Zzupler wrote:
$70 for a floppy is too steep for my pocket


Which floppy ? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Which floppy ? :wink:

OK, so the price is now $58.82? Seems a bit random!
Unfortunately i'm in Europe so by the time i pay import fees and the dhl delivery charge and then buy stickers for it......


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Zzupler wrote:
RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Which floppy ? :wink:

OK, so the price is now $58.82? Seems a bit random!
Unfortunately i'm in Europe so by the time i pay import fees and the dhl delivery charge and then buy stickers for it......


58.82 is without VAT
70 with VAT

I never had import fees and i'm in europe, as for the stickers they are 6.00 E or something, including shipping

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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Zzupler wrote:
Unfortunately i'm in Europe so by the time i pay import fees and the dhl delivery charge and then buy stickers for it......


If I'm right you only need to pay Import fee if you are a company and you want to resell it. (Or if you import larger quantities)

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as for the stickers they are 6.00 E or something, including shipping

It is 3 Euro for the sticker set, and + 4 Euro for shipping (to Europe)

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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Now I get it! This one only has 2 x's on the sides, but the Mental Block has 4!

Sorry for the late response :?

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 Post subject: Re: My own Mental Flop
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Epic puzzle Greg. Possibly my favourite from you (that's how I motivate myself to buy one). Great work, well done. :)

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