This is my first puzzle ever printed made with solidworks, the Elite Kilominx.
I'd like to thank Will (will_57) for teaching me how to use the basic differences to autoCAD in Solidworks, Tom for the video on how to make a good looking sticker template, Oskar for the types of cuts used to make this puzzle, and also Muffet for allowing me to sell it.
This Elite Kilominx uses two techniques I wanted to discover:
- Decepticuts (I like to call them that) like on the Kilominx or Oh Cube
- Olzing, which I never really used on a puzzle before
It results in a puzzle with edges split into 6 pieces of the same exact length.
The puzzle itself locks up a bit, when for example one of the 5 center pieces passes over the other piece instead of under, but that doesn't happen very much. The reason why I barely put fillets on that part was to hide the screws in its solved state. Speedsolving it will of course cause lockups
On the other hand, when you spin it without a lockup, the puzzle is probably much smoother than the Mf8 Teraminx on the two first layers, if not the third, and there is no clicking noise.
To be honest, I think this is definitely the best puzzle I ever made, and Solidworks is what's making this possible.
I will sell one at DCD on the 30th, one on eBay later on, and I'll keep one for myself so there will only be 3 examplars ever made.
(speaking of DCD I will also sell the 2nd prisminx and 2nd split 3x3x4 I had talked about)
Now, what you've been waiting for I guess Video
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