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 Post subject: my Axis Platonic Solids
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:54 am 
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The complete Axis platonic Solid FamilyEvery puzzle is completely 3d-printed with mechanism, no extensions.
A normal sized cube (57mm) can be placed exactly inside each shape.

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Axis Tetrahedron (413 grams, edge 240)
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Axis Octahedron (394 grams, edge 120)
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Axis Dodecahedron (165 grams, edge 36mm)
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Axis Icosahedron (280 grams, edge 67mm)
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 Post subject: Re: my Axis Platonic Solids
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:55 am 
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Beautiful collection, nice designs as usual. In each case is the rotation angle of the 3x3x3 the same, or have they each been chosen to make the nicest cuts?

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 Post subject: Re: my Axis Platonic Solids
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:26 am 
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Gus, every shape is the smallest convex hull of a standard 57mm cube, where the cube has the pattern/structure of an Axis cube. This defines the cut lines for the Platonics.

The same is also true by the pillowed variant.


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 Post subject: Re: my Axis Platonic Solids
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:58 am 
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I love that pillowed axis cube. What did you use to print them?

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 Post subject: Re: my Axis Platonic Solids
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:26 am 
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Claus,

Your incredible production of absolutely beautiful puzzles is enough to make me want to move to Germany to be able to play with your collection! :P

Truly beautiful puzzles - thank you!

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 Post subject: Re: my Axis Platonic Solids
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:49 pm 
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Argh!
I wondered why you were silent for such a long time and then this.

Double-Argh!
Now I have to decide which have to be added to the museum.
The axis octahedron is an easy case. It already exists:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=3636

Dodecahedron and icosahedron are missing and therefore easy to decide, too.

The tetrahedron is a problem:
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=2797
The cuts are placed differently in your version. Can you upload an image showing the tetrahedron in solved state with two different visible sides?

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 Post subject: Re: my Axis Platonic Solids
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:35 am 
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Andreas, here is the picture with two different faces:

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