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 Post subject: Void Prism
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:53 pm 
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Alright so here is the story about this puzzle. I was randomly searching the forum quite a while back and re discovered Scott Bedard's Void Prism prototype. Unfortunately his puzzle didn't work. Now that there exists the wonder that is Shapeways I decided that I would take up the challenge myself.

At first I thought that I too had failed, I immediately broke two of the rectangular centers when assembling. So I went back and I lubricated the crap out of this puzzle with yet another wonder we have available today, Lubix. Fortunately I believe that breaking the center pieces actually saved the puzzle. The way that I designed this one I don't believe I would have been able to assemble it otherwise. It doesn't really cause any problems, except that one edge piece with the two face centers that are broken are facing each other one piece can slide back and forth.

The square faces turn pretty well now and are a little stiff, but can be moved quite easily. The pentagonal faces are very very tight, but as long as everything is properly aligned, turn as well. Like the Void cube this puzzle must be very well aligned to turn, and does not cut corners what so ever.

Without further delay, I present the final Void Prism.

More pictures can be seen Here.


Origional Post :I kind of feel bad about making this thread and not really explaining the puzzle more. But it's late, and I am enjoying this. I'll post more tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Expensive Paperweight V2
PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:30 pm 
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Very nice, nothing more to explain...

... but stickers and video, please. :wink:

PS. hope you washed your hands before you went to bed. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Expensive Paperweight V2
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:43 am 
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Please tell me this one works. :lol:

Assuming it *does,* you've fulfilled a 2 or 3 year long legacy! Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Expensive Paperweight V2
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:05 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Expensive Paperweight V2
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:34 am 
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It looks like there really is a center part in there this time.

Please tell me this works!

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 Post subject: Re: Expensive Paperweight V2
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Oh come on guys! I would have thought the link to the other topic would show how this would go.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:33 am 
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Alright, alright, here is a little preview. I don't have the pentagonal stickers yet, but when I do I will update the post with good pictures, a new video and some more information.


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:22 pm 
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It's not perfect, but by jiminy it is still a great puzzle. Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:08 pm 
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First post has been updated.


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:04 pm 
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Very cool puzzle Matthew! I wonder how challenging this will be from a solving perspective; I'm curious as to what impact the center pieces have on a normal Pentagonal Prism solve.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Absolutely brilliant. Well done.

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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:12 pm 
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Ehh I mean it’d be cool if it could jumble, and be a mixup version.
Just joking (Well that would be cool) this is a really good puzzle.
Good work!


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 Post subject: Re: Void Prism
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:30 am 
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Stickered: beauty!

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