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 Post subject: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:34 pm 
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EDIT: I got some more resin and finished it up today. A sign shop sold me a huge load of vinyl for $20 so I made my own stickers. It is stickered in 6 colors.

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Here is another work in progress build that I started on Friday. I don't think it has been built before, at least not with this mechanism.

I call it the Rhombiminx. Right now I have 14/24 parts casted. The puzzle is quite a beast, since the pieces are casted solid, and it is sucking up quite a bit of resin. I may not finish on this bottle of resin, so I figured I'd post a Work In Progress thread here to show what it is in case it is a month or so until I get more resin.

Next time I will make the parts hollow or partially hollow. I tried to do that before but it just wasnt working too good, and with the solid parts I get at least a 90% success rate.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Work In Progress
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 10:45 pm 
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It wooks good. Can't wait to see it stickered. If I'm thinking correctly this has been before by Ton, but his had corners on it and I haven't seen it fininshed. http://www.speedcubing.com/ton/newpage11.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Work In Progress
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:21 pm 
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TheAtarian1 wrote:
It wooks good. Can't wait to see it stickered. If I'm thinking correctly this has been before by Ton, but his had corners on it and I haven't seen it fininshed. http://www.speedcubing.com/ton/newpage11.htm

Depends how it turns.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Work In Progress
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:37 pm 
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Mine functions like a 2x2x4 extended on all sides. In other words, its just like solving the centers of a supercube.

Mine is different from Ton's, as his has corners. Mine is similar to an extended Babyface cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Work In Progress
PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:22 am 
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professorcube5x5 wrote:
I don't think it has been built before, at least not with this mechanism.


Great idea, but it looks the same as LaurentB's Rhombic Dodecaedre.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Work In Progress
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It has also been made before.

Congratulations on a nice build.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:40 pm 
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I finished it today! I uploaded a video on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIpgF7QHmMA

Now I need to take some stills.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
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It turned out really nice. It also has a cool name :D


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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
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It is not the best quality but it is still amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:50 am 
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Original post updated with pics.

Look for this on ebay soon. I want to make another one with better pieces (ie. less gaps)

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:52 am 
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I think it would make it look really good if you sprayed it black, because the pieces look quite rough where they're sanded


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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:54 am 
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That wouldn't really fix the sanding marks. I have a neighbor with a bench grinder/polisher that I'm going to talk to about smoothing out the parts. That would mean ruining the stickers though :(

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:03 am 
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I suppose not, but because sanding dulls the shinyness of the plastic, spraying it black again gives more contrast between it and the stickers and a more glossy look.


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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:32 pm 
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I used my neighbors polisher to get rid of most of the sanding lines. I also redid the stickers. Now the puzzle looks great! I am probably going to sell it soon, and I have an idea on how to make the octahedron version of this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:03 pm 
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This puzzle is now on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rhombiminx-RARE-Cus ... dZViewItem

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 Post subject: Re: Rhombiminx - Completed! w/ Video
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:12 pm 
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wow there have been a lot of rhombic dodecahedrons these days: tony fisher selling his skewb one, the.drizzle's Toru, and now this! :shock:

nice work, it looks great :)


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