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 Post subject: MegaTwist ($99 on Shapeways!)
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:32 pm 
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Hey Twisty Puzzlers!

It's been a while since my last new puzzle, due to the insanity that is senior year of engineering school. Well, I am very pleased to present my newest puzzle:

The MegaTwist
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$99 on Shapeways!
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The MegaTwist is a shape-transformation of a Megaminx, kind of like on my Twisted Starminx, but different in one important way. Instead of twisting one side clockwise and one side counterclockwise, I twisted both sides counterclockwise. This produced a much more visually appealing shape, in my opinion.

I designed this puzzle on SolidWorks, printed it in White Strong and Flexible from Shapeways, dyed it with Rit Dye, and stickered it using CubeSmith vinyl that I cut on my university's laser cutter. Thank you to Oskar for helping me "unfold" or "flatten" the twisted surfaces in Rhino.

The puzzle is now available for only $99 on Shapeways. Please email me with your order number immediately after ordering, so that I can send Shapeways the correct parts.

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:43 pm 
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Wow good work! I wouldn't be supprise to see that mass produce soon :D .

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:44 pm 
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Now that is nice and twisted. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Twisted Starminx, Megatwist, Will there be a twiested alexander star in the future? Just kidding :D


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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:40 pm 
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This puzzle looks amazing!!! :D I think that a twisted tuttminx sounds like a good idea! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:35 pm 
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That looks pretty nifty.

Side note: I hope you don't cut too much vinyl at a time, as it can damage the laser engraver.

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:50 am 
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Nice puzzle! You also Fishered the Megaminx, correct? Great work though, it looks really nice. I can't wait to see where the 'twisted' concept goes. :)

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:52 am 
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Luke wrote:
Nice puzzle! You also Fishered the Megaminx, correct?
Kind of... It started out normal, but I twisted the top and the bottom the same amount as I would to Fisher it. The middle, however, is the same as a normal Megaminx.

Luke wrote:
I can't wait to see where the 'twisted' concept goes. :)
Oh you just wait! You have no idea what's in store. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:02 am 
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When I saw the thread title I am scared, I thought, another puzzle I can not do .. :(

Reality it is not, I had the same name as one of my projects, but it is a different puzzle. :)

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:34 am 
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pirsquared wrote:
Oh you just wait! You have no idea what's in store.


Okay, because of that statement, I challenge you to make the Twisted Compound Cubes :P.

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
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I like it! :D
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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist
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I like it! It would be pretty cool to see this mass produced!

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 Post subject: Re: MegaTwist ($99 on Shapeways!)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:05 pm 
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Hey everyone,

I just made the MegaTwist available for $99 on Shapeways! Please send me an email at "eitanspuzzleshop @ gmail . com" with your order number immediately after ordering, so that I can send Shapeways the correct parts. I will also send you the sticker template, so that you can either cut them yourself, or have them done by Dr. Sticker or Oliver.

-Eitan

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