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 Post subject: My interlocking cube puzzle shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:47 pm 
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Hi,
I'm new here so I don't know whether this is of any interest to you guys, but I thought I'd give it a go.
I've been designing interlocking cube puzzles for about 7 years now. I used to make them out of wood and then LiveCube blocks, but now I specialise in 3D printing my designs at Shapeways.

I mostly print in the White, Strong and Flexible material (nylon) which makes for good strong pieces at relatively low cost. I have also experimented with printing some of my designs in steel, mostly successfully. The cost is higher but the effect is very impressive.

I am just starting a new range of designs based on a hollow lattice with a cubic outline, instead of solid unit cubes. This means I can print larger puzzles without the cost being prohibitively expensive.

My latest design called Quaturnery Qube costs just $30 from Shapeways.

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Most of my designs have solutions on YouTube - just search for microcubology.
Hope you find something interesting there. Happy puzzling.

Rich Gain


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 Post subject: Re: My interlocking cube puzzle shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:01 pm 
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Wow, that's really cool, definitely a nice twist on normal interlocking puzzles with the chain effect! :D

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 Post subject: Re: My interlocking cube puzzle shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:40 pm 
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You should make one where all the cubies are odd (but equivalent) shapes and have it where that actually affects the solution.

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 Post subject: Re: My interlocking cube puzzle shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:33 pm 
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I've always loved your puzzles :)
The turning move at the start of that latest one is very confusing and cool, I commented on your video yesterday :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My interlocking cube puzzle shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:41 pm 
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I've got quite a few of these puzzles, and I've enjoyed all of them. I see that there are some new ones, including "Twisting the Night Away", which ought to count as a Twisty puzzle, given all the rotations required :-)


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 Post subject: Re: My interlocking cube puzzle shop
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:06 am 
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Wow. They look very cool. Very good price, too. If I ever get into interlocking puzzles I'll be sure to visit your shop. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My interlocking cube puzzle shop
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:53 pm 
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I saw who you were and thought "I've seen his puzzles before!" I must say you make very unique puzzles, and they seem very interesting. In fact, I was thinking of possibly buying one soon. Keep designing new puzzles!

P.S. I came so close to buying your World's Smallest Cube gold plated :lol:

P.P.S. Welcome to the forum!

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