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 Post subject: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:03 am 
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I've had a few chats via email with Jaap about taking a Rubik Clock apart, but to no avail. All I've got is chunks taken out of my already half dead Clock and even more chunks taken out of my poor hands!

If anyone knows of an easy way to do this I will be in awe to them for life!

Feel free to email be at link above!!


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:13 pm 
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I took eight Clocks apart last month to make the 4x4 and 5x5. (Both are incomplete in case you're wondering. I still need to find a decent way to accurately punch two different sized holes into the new graphics sheets. If anyone knows where I can get a 1" hole-punch, please let me know!)

The two clear pieces of plastic making up the outer shell of the puzzle are sealed together with glue. There are also two pins per side (as I recall) that fit into holes on the opposite side. If you're really careful, you can separate the two sides without breaking any of the pins unless there happens to be glue inside any of the pin holes... in which case you'll have to break off the pin.

Use a sharp knife and cut along the seal all the way around the outside of the puzzle. If you apply a lot of pressure, you're going to break the pins. Cutting slowly will minimize the stress, and will crack the glue seal a little at a time.

Once you get the outer case off, there's an inner case made out of black plastic. It's only held together by two small screws (star-shaped) and a small sticker. Remove those, and it all falls apart.

Sandy


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:13 pm 
Many sized hole punches.

http://1stopsquare.com/hole.html

Max


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:13 pm 
Many sized hole punches.

http://1stopsquare.com/hole.html

Max


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:02 am 
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Cheers for help!
I just want to be able to change the blue paper in it to something a bit more "cool"

Also am going to make a keyboard cube as my first mod job!

Will post pics once done! If ever as I need to find a cheap keyboard!!


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:13 pm 
Re your keyboard cube.....how are you going to arrange the keys?


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:19 pm 
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More than likely F1 - F9 on one side with the 1 - 9 keys opposite. (Calling them sides five and six for clarity!)

As for the other for sides I was thinking along the lines of

Q W E
R T Y ---->> SIDE ONE (opp side two)
U I O

A S D
F G H ---->> SIDE TWO (opp side one)
J K L

PRINT SCREEN SCROLL LOCK PAUSE
INSERT HOME PAGE UP ---->> SIDE THREE DELETE END PAGE DOWN (opp side four)


[ ] \
; ' # ---->> SIDE FOUR (opp side three)
, . /


Hope this helps! May actually do a 'diagram' of each side before I start just to see what it looks like!!

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2003 3:05 am 
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OOOPS! Messed up side three!!

More than likely F1 - F9 on one side with the 1 - 9 keys opposite. (Calling them sides five and six for clarity!)

As for the other for sides I was thinking along the lines of

Q W E
R T Y ---->> SIDE ONE (opp side two)
U I O

A S D
F G H ---->> SIDE TWO (opp side one)
J K L

PRINT SCREEN SCROLL LOCK PAUSE
INSERT HOME PAGE UP ---->> SIDE THREE
DELETE END PAGE DOWN (opp side four)


[ ] \
; ' # ---->> SIDE FOUR (opp side three)
, . /


Hope this helps! May actually do a 'diagram' of each side before I start just to see what it looks like!!

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Modifying the Rubik's Clock
PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 3:05 am 
i'm not sure if you know, but you can find one of these on twistypuzzles.com...gives a nice shot of all sides.

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/fs.cgi ... cgi?mid=28

if that link doesn't take you to a pic of the keyboard cube to click, just search the site using "keyboard"


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