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 Post subject: Edge-Only Void 4x2x4 (Idea of a puzzle?)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Okay, so I was just messing around with my friend's void cube, and I thought to myself: What if there was a void version of a 4x4, without corners? It would be fully functional, with a decent sized hole in the center. I may make it as my first puzzle, but if I can't find a way for it to stay together with a hole, I may remove the hole... I did some searches in the museum, Google, and Youtube, I can't find anything related. Also, here's a crude drawing I made:

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That's just a vision I had (I made a very crude one because it almost fell out of my mind [Like every other idea does] ). That's why it's so crude, I'll go and make better drawings of mechanisms and stuff if people get interested. Also, can anyone give me some tips on how to keep cubies in place and bandaged when hanging off the cube (When it's in shape-shifted form). That would be nice, thanks. :)

Would anyone be interested if I made this fully-functional edge-only 4x2x4 (Void or no void)?


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 Post subject: Re: Edge-Only Void 4x2x4 (Idea of a puzzle?)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Interesting. Here's an idea for a mechanism: perhaps you could just make a partially void 2x2, and then add a cross-cube like mechanism to 4 of the sides in 2 layers to extend them out into fully functional layers. I'm not sure though.

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 Post subject: Re: Edge-Only Void 4x2x4 (Idea of a puzzle?)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:57 pm 
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Yeah, I may want to make it handmade first before I actually send it to Shapeways. That does seem like an interesting idea to start from a half-void 2x2... Also, where e can I get the sculpting materials for the cube (Such as Apoxie Sculpt)?


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 Post subject: Re: Edge-Only Void 4x2x4 (Idea of a puzzle?)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Here's a similar puzzle without the void and made to look square.
http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=2660

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 Post subject: Re: Edge-Only Void 4x2x4 (Idea of a puzzle?)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:14 pm 
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this is possible...
good luck

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