Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:38 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:00 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Wichita
This is my most recent puzzle, the Gigahexaminx. It is similar to Tony Fisher's Hexaminx but in stead of a Megaminx turned into a cube it is a Gigaminx that has been turned into a cube. It turns quite well but alignment can be confusing because of the weird shape of the puzzle. I will probably do a full scramble and attempt a solve before I sell the puzzle. I will make a video of the puzzle sometime and I might do the full scramble on camera. I will most likely be putting this puzzle in an auction sometime soon. Enjoy!


Attachments:
pic 6.jpg
pic 6.jpg [ 452.78 KiB | Viewed 7296 times ]
pic 5.jpg
pic 5.jpg [ 417.96 KiB | Viewed 7296 times ]
pic 4.jpg
pic 4.jpg [ 368.79 KiB | Viewed 7296 times ]
pic 3.jpg
pic 3.jpg [ 458.95 KiB | Viewed 7296 times ]
pic 2.jpg
pic 2.jpg [ 437.92 KiB | Viewed 7296 times ]
pic 1.jpg
pic 1.jpg [ 470.43 KiB | Viewed 7296 times ]

_________________
Feel free to visit my Shapeways Shop!
Pentaminx Auction
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:02 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Evanston, IL
I'd like to be the first to say: WELL DONE!

-Eitan

_________________
Eitan = "EIGHT-ahn"
Buy a Radio Cube 3! Only $150 at Eitan's Shapeways Shop
Check out my video: Twisty Puzzles a la Vi



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:20 pm
Wow! Simply incredible. Nice work.

_________________
-Jacob Hamrick
2x2 PB: 2.36
3x3 PB: 19.89


Tony Fisher wrote:
MaCheezm0 wrote:
2nd layer using Fisher parts


I very much hope you mean Fisher Cube parts.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:05 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 09, 2002 2:19 pm
Location: Yaroslavl, Russia and Maryland, USA
Wow! This is a monster! This is very impressive!
A GigaHex - that's what I will call it for myself. 8-)

_________________
Aleksey


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:08 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:13 pm
Location: London
*sob* Its so... Beautiful.

*wipes eyes*. Very well made. How does it turn? I mean with lockups due to pieces rotating.

And which gigaminx is it most related to? C4U desingn, MF8 design, erm... The guy who made one a few years ago on shapeways? Or original?

Will

_________________
¿uʍop ǝpısdn noʎ ǝɹɐ ʎɥʍ


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:19 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:37 pm
Hexcellent

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Holy Whoa! Most impressive indeed. I'm having some difficulty figuring out which piece would be the center piece on a gigaminx face though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:42 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:58 pm
Location: Earth,
WOW that thing looks realy nice!

Do you think you will ever mess it up?

Thak you for sharing

_________________
My personal best times

2x2 2.81 sec
3x3 7.14 sec
4x4 1.20.37
5x5 2.26.47
pyraminx 2.12 sec
magic 1.01 sec
master magic 3.13 sec
Gear cube 4.47 sec


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Evanston, IL
Is there ever any overhang bandaging?

-Eitan

_________________
Eitan = "EIGHT-ahn"
Buy a Radio Cube 3! Only $150 at Eitan's Shapeways Shop
Check out my video: Twisty Puzzles a la Vi



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:01 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:57 pm
Location: Pittsburgh
Keegan wrote:
Holy Whoa! Most impressive indeed. I'm having some difficulty figuring out which piece would be the center piece on a gigaminx face though.

There's 2 pentagons on each face of the cube. :D

I too am curious as to the Gigaminx Mech on this one.

_________________
3x3x3 PB: 00:48.10
"Study gravitation, it's a field with a lot of potential."
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Wichita
I don't really know the difference between the MF8 and C4U gigaminx mechs.... I would be willing to post pictures of the pieces if you would like to see. I don't think there is any overhang bandaging. I will only be sure when I do a full scramble. Thanks everyone for all the compliments!

_________________
Feel free to visit my Shapeways Shop!
Pentaminx Auction


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:10 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:57 pm
Location: The land of dreams, coincedentally located in Alberta
Truly a lovely puzzle... shapemods seem to be popular lately, and yours is one of the best I've seen. Awesome job.

_________________
3x3x3 PB: 38.9 seconds
Well, I accumulated puzzles without even trying this Christmas. Whoops.
(Bermuda 8 planets, Rex Cube, Master Skewb, London Natural History Museum keychain 2x2x2, Impossiball)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:21 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:48 am
pirsquared wrote:
Is there ever any overhang bandaging?

-Eitan


Nope. Just like on a hexaminx, it's a simple shape mod of a gigaminx. Bandaging, thankfully, is not possible (unless the puzzle was designed with pieces fused together, of course).

_________________
--Noah

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:23 pm
so....beautiful....

jealousy++;

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:51 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:00 am
Location: Jarrow, England
Aarghh, my eyes! My eyes!!

Is there any reason why this is pillowed?

_________________
My Shapeways Shop: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/gus_shop

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:36 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm
Location: Chichester, England
Absolutely amazing. Well done. :)

_________________
3x3x3 single: 5.73 seconds.
3x3x3 average of five: 8.92 seconds.
3x3x3 average of twelve: 9.77 seconds.

Buy the Curvy Copter Skewb, NovaMinx, and more here!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 30, 2010 4:58 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Brilliantly beautiful, well done. Have you considered opening your own Shapeways shop? I think you'd do rather well if you did.

_________________
Website | YouTube Channel |

Tony Fisher wrote:
Please can you reduce the size of your photos when posting. To see the whole of this thread I have to walk into the next room.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:31 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:48 am
Location: In Front Of My Teraminx (saying WTF?)
If mega = 1
giga = 1000

now if hexa = 6
hexachili = 6000

So technically this is a Hexachiliminx.

I kinda like the name hexachilli, because it sounds like the feeling that ran through my spine when I saw it :D

Congratulations on your amazing puzzle !

_________________
My Shapeways Shop!
My Designs
My Official Results
My Website on Twisty Puzzles with Gears

Grégoire Pfennig


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:57 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:59 pm
Location: NJ
This is such a beautiful puzzle. Video?

_________________
Jhahoua wrote:
Oskar wrote:
There are three types of people: those are good at counting and those who aren't ... :-)

But that is only 2 kinds of people what is the 3rd?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:51 pm
Amazing... Does the shape cause any bandaging?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:58 pm
Location: Earth,
Does anyone think this is possible on a teraminx?

_________________
My personal best times

2x2 2.81 sec
3x3 7.14 sec
4x4 1.20.37
5x5 2.26.47
pyraminx 2.12 sec
magic 1.01 sec
master magic 3.13 sec
Gear cube 4.47 sec


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:20 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Awesome! Great job!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:24 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:37 pm
Location: UK
Jhahoua wrote:
Does anyone think this is possible on a teraminx?


Pillow the cube and I'm pretty sure it'd work with a dodecahedron of any size (:


This is incredible! It's absolutely fantastic, I'd sure love to see this mass produced :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:12 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:50 pm
uh...(brain explodes)

That is an amazing puzzle! Nice work!

_________________
-- RizDub

Image

YouTube channel


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:27 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:17 am
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Fantastic job!
Would like to hold the puzzle in my hands and solve is :P

Will you upload the STLs to a Shapeways shop?

_________________
Contact me via gcd@tiex.de for more information about the German Cube Day.

Link to my website: Frank's Puzzle Library
Please use puzzles@tiex.de to contact me. I disabled PMs.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:34 pm
Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
This is freaking amazing!

Thomas

_________________
Image
My mods | My other hobby: www.unused-prince-tickets.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:13 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Wichita
Oh man... This might have been the worst decision of my life, but here it is!


Attachments:
pic 2.jpg
pic 2.jpg [ 455.41 KiB | Viewed 6786 times ]
pic 1.jpg
pic 1.jpg [ 432.77 KiB | Viewed 6786 times ]

_________________
Feel free to visit my Shapeways Shop!
Pentaminx Auction
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
It's actually easier for me to tell how pieces correspond to pieces on a gigaminx when I see it scrambled. I wish you the best of luck solving that beast.

Edit: Oh wow, I just realized...the centers & surrounding pieces will need to be oriented...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:50 pm
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
deffinatly NOT the worst desicion! Have fun solving it! You are the creator after all. I think it's kind of sad when creators dont even try to solve their own puzzles. :)

_________________
Tony Fisher wrote:
I believe it would work best with black plastic.

My puzzles in the Museum
My Website
My Youtube Channel


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:09 pm
Location: Missouri
NType3 wrote:
pirsquared wrote:
Is there ever any overhang bandaging?
Nope. Just like on a hexaminx, it's a simple shape mod of a gigaminx. Bandaging, thankfully, is not possible (unless the puzzle was designed with pieces fused together, of course).
No, you can have overhang bandaging without the need to fuse pieces together. Look at a Megaminx. You could add extensions to the corners such that corners on two non adjacent faces would interfer with each other. An example of this would be a Pryaminx Crystal... its exactly the "overlap" of these megaminx corners that is creating these new edge pieces. That said... just because its possible that doesn't mean this puzzle has it.

Carl

_________________
-
Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:32 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:48 am
wwwmwww wrote:
NType3 wrote:
pirsquared wrote:
Is there ever any overhang bandaging?
Nope. Just like on a hexaminx, it's a simple shape mod of a gigaminx. Bandaging, thankfully, is not possible (unless the puzzle was designed with pieces fused together, of course).
No, you can have overhang bandaging without the need to fuse pieces together. Look at a Megaminx. You could add extensions to the corners such that corners on two non adjacent faces would interfer with each other. An example of this would be a Pryaminx Crystal... its exactly the "overlap" of these megaminx corners that is creating these new edge pieces. That said... just because its possible that doesn't mean this puzzle has it.

Carl


Bandaging is possible on every puzzle. I'm simply saying that on this particular puzzle, no bandaging is present and none can be created whilst still calling it a hexaminx.

_________________
--Noah

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 24, 2010 2:30 pm
I know this comment is really late but...awesome! someone actually built a giga-version of the hexaminx.
I believe solving this is like a super 5x5x5 :D

edit: super gigaminx, what am i saying


Last edited by Sharkretriver on Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 2:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:51 am
Location: Madrid
I simply love this one! Congrats!

_________________
Massimo

---------------------------------------
www.floppycreations.com

contact@floppycreations.com
order@floppycreations.com
---------------------------------------


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:00 am
Location: Colorado
Tony Fishers Hexaminx is one of my all time favorite puzzles so this is great!

_________________
My Shapeways Shop
My YouTube Videos
My Museum Puzzles


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:41 am
Location: Spijkenisse, the Netherlands
Wow both the solved and scrambled puzzle look amazing. Would not mind having this one!

NType3 wrote:
Bandaging is possible on every puzzle. I'm simply saying that on this particular puzzle, no bandaging is present and none can be created whilst still calling it a hexaminx.


You are talking about regular bandaging, fusing two or more pieces together to make one.
Overhang bandaging means that two extended pieces bump into each other during a turn, blocking the move.

_________________
Olivér Nagy wrote:
43,252,003,274,489,856,000. Or the full number in Hungarian is:
Negyvenháromtrillió-kétszázötvenkétbilliárd-hárombillió-kétszázhetvennégymiliárd-négyszáznyolcvankilencmillió-nyolcszázötvenhatezer :wink: )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:48 am
Sjoerd wrote:
Wow both the solved and scrambled puzzle look amazing. Would not mind having this one!

NType3 wrote:
Bandaging is possible on every puzzle. I'm simply saying that on this particular puzzle, no bandaging is present and none can be created whilst still calling it a hexaminx.


You are talking about regular bandaging, fusing two or more pieces together to make one.
Overhang bandaging means that two extended pieces bump into each other during a turn, blocking the move.


No, I'm well aware of both, and both are possible on every puzzle. It can hardly be called the same puzzle, though.

_________________
--Noah

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.


Last edited by NType3 on Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:53 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Wichita
I finally got the video up of the puzzle. Now you can see the turning of the puzzle and how close I got to solving it. Here is a link to the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfB4OzNB2KA

_________________
Feel free to visit my Shapeways Shop!
Pentaminx Auction


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:46 pm
Location: Evanston, IL
Looks great! Have you tried using CRC Silicone lube? It is truly marvelous stuff.

-Eitan

_________________
Eitan = "EIGHT-ahn"
Buy a Radio Cube 3! Only $150 at Eitan's Shapeways Shop
Check out my video: Twisty Puzzles a la Vi



Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:40 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Wichita
Thanks! And yes. I have used it on both my 3d printed puzzles and I must agree that it is amazing.

_________________
Feel free to visit my Shapeways Shop!
Pentaminx Auction


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:27 pm
Location: California
Oh my! that is quite incredible
awesome job (if only I had enough to bid on it :evil: )
I can see some crazy puzzles in your future

_________________
Wazzaaaaaa!

I'm a youtuber =D

hey look ^

Rest In Peace Frank


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Wichita
Thanks! I really would like to put a few of my puzzles on shapeways for people to buy and I think I have 1 or 2 puzzles that I think would be good candidates for this.

_________________
Feel free to visit my Shapeways Shop!
Pentaminx Auction


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: Crestwood, IL
I vote for this one and even more so-the Professor Pentagonal Prism- to go on Shapeways. Please!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:10 pm
I think my brain just exploded! :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 8:03 pm
Location: Gotham City
Always wondered what this would look like :D

Now all we need is a hexateraminx :lol: good luck!

--JC--

_________________
ROUX AND PROUD OF IT!

3x3 - 11.21
Bump - 58.48
Avg of 12 - 18.7

[color=#0000FF] RIP Frank - Join the fight against leukemia.

"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon."


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:25 pm
Location: Farmington, NM
A friend of mine (non cuber) thinks that this is impossible and has to have been done with magnets. Can you show enough of the mechanism to prove him wrong?

_________________
Autism Speaks can go away. I have Autism. I can speak for myself.

"You say tomater, I zader matermorts." - Coach Z


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gigahexaminx
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:46 pm
Location: Wichita
well it has the same mechanism as the gigaminx. also I have sold the puzzle so any pictures would have to be taken from solidworks.

_________________
Feel free to visit my Shapeways Shop!
Pentaminx Auction


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 46 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: MSNbot Media, rakaCN and 9 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group