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 Post subject: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:02 am 
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Hi all!
I liked the idea with Cubic Trisection by OSKAR , and I thought - why not cut a cube into 4 parts? We will get 4 pieces of different shapes, it will be more puzzling. :)

My cube has a size of 50 mm, red and blue parts are identical, but directed to different sides. Same with the white and green. Wall thickness - 1 mm, useful volume - 29.2 cm^3. It will cost about $41. I still didn't uploaded it.

What is your opinion, colleagues? :D


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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:07 am 
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Cool, but why not use the cube's natural 4-fold vertical axis, instead of splitting into 4 parts around the 3-fold diagonal axis?

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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:47 am 
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luckyguynt wrote:
... it will be more puzzling. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:25 am 
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Now try it with 5 :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:40 am 
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I wanted to check workability, so made this cube from aluminum. It works great and yes, it's very simple puzzle - you just need to take 4 pieces...
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...or right.
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My kitten told me - dad, it's cooool! (oops, maybe I'd better post it in Official Cat's Thread? ;) )
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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:46 am 
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NICE!! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:17 pm 
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Really beautiful. Will these (i.e. the aluminum version) be made for sale?

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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:41 pm 
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Ooh shiny! Sign me up for one!

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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:47 am 
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similar puzzle - Kursk Cube / Curly Cube
http://www.planetagolovolomok.ru/index. ... t&Itemid=5
http://www.puzzlemaster.ca/browse/wire/ ... curly-cube

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 Post subject: Re: Quadrocube
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:51 am 
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Thanks for your comments!

I uploaded this cube on shapeways (about 42 euros), but still didn't shared it. Don't want to offer you pig in the poke.
I'm sexy lucky and I know it :D , but not this time - Shapeways don't work with Russia.

If someone from Europe can help me with ordering (for additional fee), I'll be happiest. Just send me pm. I'll share it after checking.

p.s. If you're talking about aluminum samples - no, I'm not planning to make another ones.


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