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 Post subject: Small Boulder (FTPI)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:35 pm 
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Hello, this is my latest puzzle. It is the Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron. It has 24 turning axes and has 288 stickers. I cut the stickers myself because the stickers from Dr.Sticker never came. I have glued a few problematic center caps down with tacky adhesive so they can be removed. I also used a heat gun to help the small stickers stick to the puzzle. I will put this puzzle up for auction sometime soon. Enjoy.
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=839fqQCWFZo


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 Post subject: Re: Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron (FTPI)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:12 pm 
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Wow! Did you sticker it with 12 or 24 colors?

...Isn't this sort of similar to Oskar's "space"-named puzzles?


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 Post subject: Re: Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron (FTPI)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:22 pm 
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Awesome puzzle! It does complete the set of "space puzzles!"

Would an alternative name for this be "Small Boulder?" I seem to remember seeing that name for it not too long ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron (FTPI)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:58 am 
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This is a nice puzzle, even better than the Tuttminx - it jumbles :) Also, I like how it does not have faces which are "opposite". But trying to distinguish those 24 colours must be a pain (especially for those of us with older eyes :( )

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 Post subject: Re: Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron (FTPI)
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Such an amazing puzzle and the hand cut stickers look beautiful as well.

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Great puzzle! I love it!

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 Post subject: Re: Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron (FTPI)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:30 am 
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I love these type of puzzles! it fits nicely in line with the FT deltoidal tetrahedron by Eitan and Oskar's Big Boulder.

And eventhough it jumbles it still seems to have a nice degree of freedom of movement!

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 Post subject: Re: Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron (FTPI)
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That first photo is astonishing. This puzzle should go on Shapeways; I would love to buy it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron (FTPI)
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Kapusta wrote:
Awesome puzzle! It does complete the set of "space puzzles!"

Would an alternative name for this be "Small Boulder?" I seem to remember seeing that name for it not too long ago.

That name doesn't seem too bad. hmmm... maybe I will rename it. also what are Oskar's space puzzles? thanks for all the compliments!

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 Post subject: Re: Face Turning Pentagonal Icositetrahedron (FTPI)
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cubedude76 wrote:
Kapusta wrote:
Awesome puzzle! It does complete the set of "space puzzles!"

Would an alternative name for this be "Small Boulder?" I seem to remember seeing that name for it not too long ago.

That name doesn't seem too bad. hmmm... maybe I will rename it. also what are Oskar's space puzzles? thanks for all the compliments!


Crazy comet (rhombic dodecahedron), meteor madness (triangular dipyramid), asteroid attack (tetragonal trapezohedron), and fairly twisted (irregular geometry). The series was based on puzzles that jumble. Then, there is the big boulder, which was added later to the series. It is the dual of the snub dodecahedron. Yours is the dual of the snub cube, making the two sibling puzzles.

EDIT: You can see all of them and their explanations here, as well as a brief mention of a puzzle with this geometry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E0Aalkx1V8

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2x2 1.xx (2.88)
3x3 11.xx (15.81)
4x4 1:18.26 (1:24.63)
5x5 (3:00.02)
6x6 4:26.05 (6:34.68)
7x7 6:38.74 (9:48.81)
OH (35.63)

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 Post subject: Re: Small Boulder (FTPI)
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Very nice! Great name for it too!

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