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 Post subject: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:48 am 
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A cubeoctahedron based on TomZ's mass produced Curvy Copter

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:01 am 
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Nice puzzle, strange name! Shouldn't it be called Curvy Cuboctopta or some such?

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:13 am 
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Thank you so much Claus! I love this puzzle, I was hoping someone would get to making it, I didn't want to have to cut up my own. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:05 am 
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nice! I like that one very much!

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:31 am 
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the curvy triangles formed by cutting the curvy corners look cool. That was a good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Can you redo the first image?
The reflected flash hides something of the original view.

And: A very interesting name.


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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:56 pm 
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Cool puzzle Claus. I was drawing this up in SketchUp the other day. It does look very nice, although I would like to see slightly larger stickers for where you've capped the truncated corners.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:13 pm 
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I love how you use variations of a puzzle to mod into other 3x3 variations.

One idea I have is to transform the Curvy Copter into a tetrahedron?
Maybe that's a little crazy.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:13 pm 
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pianocubing wrote:
I love how you use variations of a puzzle to mod into other 3x3 variations.

One idea I have is to transform the Curvy Copter into a tetrahedron?
Maybe that's a little crazy.


There's a problem with the build up. A 3x3x3 can be built up into any size, because all cuts have intersected inside the solid and than stay parallel as they intersect with the cube's surface.
On a helicopter cube, the cuts meet exactly at the surface. Building up any material will result in the need of additional (floating/groove mechanism as a straightforeward aproach) parts. The first ones you need are those found on TomZ' Curvy Copter II and the helicopter octahedron.
If you want a Tetrahedron that's only a shape transformation you would have to cut the cube down that far. I don't think it would still be intact. Maybe the "cheat" also done here is possible: http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=1632
I never found that really cool though. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
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pianocubing wrote:
One idea I have is to transform the Curvy Copter into a tetrahedron?

Curvy Copter Tetrahedron.

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 Post subject: Re: Curvy Cubecopta
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:02 am 
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Luke wrote:
pianocubing wrote:
One idea I have is to transform the Curvy Copter into a tetrahedron?

Curvy Copter Tetrahedron.


UUHH. How could I forget, lol?
:lol: And of course pillowing a legit technique too. :)

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