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 Post subject: Speedcube-able 2x2x6's
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:32 pm 
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Hey guys, me again. I have just finished taking alot of my spare 4x4x4 center pieces and turning them into rounded centers. I currently have 32 of the rounded centers, ready to be put into 2x2x6s.

These puzzles are build exteamly well, and to show this, i've made a nice little video for you. Much like the one that olympicube released about their 6x6x6.

Here is the video.

If you want one of the puzzles, I will be building 4 of these when i get my next paycheck , so just post a reservation here if you want one. If more then 4 people want one, i may make more. I am accepting paypal only, and the cost is $80 + $5 shipping worldwide. First come, first serve basis, limit 1 per person. And finaly, here are some pictures for you.

[img]http://www.rival.ionws.com/e107_plugins/jbshop/images/2x2x6.JPG width=25% height=25%>
[img]http://www.rival.ionws.com/e107_plugins/jbshop/images/2x2x6_turning.JPG width=25% height=25%>
[img]http://www.rival.ionws.com/e107_plugins/jbshop/images/2x2x6_turning_2.JPG width=25% height=25%>

*NOTE* These puzzles are NOT center-bandadged, and tiles are hand cut.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:05 pm 
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one for me

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:12 pm 
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Scott,

I'll try one. Reserve one for me as well.

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Ok, two left everyone. Also Frank / Reeeech, if you want to make a partial payment ($45) i could order the parts now instead of in two weeks. PM me if you would like to do that.

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Hi Scott,

please reserve one for me, too.

(one more) Frank


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 Post subject: 2x2x6
PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:37 am 
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I will take one if you still have one available.

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I'll have one if any more are available.


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Hey Richard, that makes you the 5th reservation, and I cannot order your parts without some kind of an upfront payment. Sorry, but my wallet runs dry for now. PM me if you want to do this.

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Reeech, i'll be ordering the parts for your puzzle tonight or tomarrow hopefully.

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I received my 2x2x6 from Scott. It is, indeed, very smooth!!! Very nice job for a 15-year old!!! According to Scott, the one I received is the exact one shown in his video. I can prove that there is no video trick. It is as smooth as shown in the video.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:49 am 
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Cool!! That's sounds great...

I'm expecting mine as well.

Scott, good to see everyone is liking them. A big step up from when you first came, eh? Good to hear that we have another modder of puzzles on this forum now :D

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Heh, people were only mad when i first started selling because I used TwistyPuzzles' images, because i had no didgital camera to use.

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Scott Bedard wrote:
Heh, people were only mad when i first started selling because I used TwistyPuzzles' images, because i had no didgital camera to use.


I am still mad at you. But this time because I am jealous of your skills LOL
The Force is strong with this one... ;)



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awesome keep up the good work.


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Finito!

I have finally finished the last of the 2x2x6 puzzles. They will all be in the mail tuesday (monday is a holliday) if yours isn't in the mail already. I must say that these puzzles came out very nice. They are all pre-siliconed. Hope you all enjoy your puzzles. I may make another "batch" of these puzzles later this year for those of you who didn't get one this time.

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Hi Scott,
I'd like to have a 2x6x6, so is it possible to reserve one for me? Please mail me if some money is rquested before you begin the building of puzzle...


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I am not reserving any more right now, but I'll try to make one for you because I know that you've wanted one for a while.

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Ok Scott, please mail me when you have one! Surely I'll purchase it!Thanks, Fabio.


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So let me just ask, is your 2x2x6 made with two rubik's 4x4's, attaching the top and bottom layers to the rounded centers? Can they be disassembled? I'm asking this because I want to try my hand at this some time.

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While you are at it with answering I just thought of a thing.

This type of 2x2x6 isn't able to be scrambled "as easily" as a 2x2x6 with cube cubies, right?
Or is it so that it doesn't matter since when the puzzle have a sertain shape that seems to be hindered due to the shape of the cubies, it woldn't have been able to turn anyway?

The last question, I understand, might not be easy to understand what I try to say, since I didn't really knew how to express myself, but I might be able to post pictures that help understanding what I ask...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:33 am 
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Do you mean shape transformations? Those are annoying from what I can tell.


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Swordsman Kirby wrote:
So let me just ask, is your 2x2x6 made with two rubik's 4x4's, attaching the top and bottom layers to the rounded centers? Can they be disassembled? I'm asking this because I want to try my hand at this some time.

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Yes they can dissasemble, but you'll need to remove the tiles first, and then put brand new tiles on.

Also, this puzzle scrambles and moves very easily, and does change shapes as it gets more scrambled.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:45 pm 
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Just got mine in the mail. Looks pretty good Scott.

Thanks :D

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Reeech, any chance you could give a more detailed review? lol. Or perhaps a video of you solving it! lol, im terrible at solving mine.

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lol sorry, haven't had much time with it yet :P

Seems to turn pretty well... Speedcubable? I dunno. Not dissing you or anything, but to me it's fast but not that fast. A piece popped out on me :( But no worry, it didn't break. It's well lubricated, but I wouldn't try speed solving it (not that I would know how anyway).
Is it me? or is it just because you are extending it to such lengths that it just becomes inherently looser? - this is my guess as to why that one corner piece popped. - It actually got me excited to see how the inner pieces worked... I have 4x4x4's (eastsheen's and rubik's) so I do know how the mechanisms work, but to see how these type of puzzles are in my hands as opposed to just the articles in text is pretty cool.


Now that I see how you did the tiles, it is very clever indeed. Perhaps, getting a more solid color so you wouldn't see the glue drops would be more ideal?

Also, I guess perhaps (if you have access to those tools) sanding down each piece so it doesn't look like two cubies are stuck together.

Please don't take these comments the wrong way - or to anyone else worrying about buying from Scott. For what it's worth I think it's a great deal. It looks great, turns well considering the shapes. I would hope you take this as good critizism to keep improving.

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Btw - I haven't fully mixed it up yet, but I'm thinking one possible solution would be to get three layers grouped together, so in essence it would be a 2x2x2. - It may not be the most efficient way, but on my way home, I did mix it up like that and it does solve like a 2x2x2 when grouped that way ;)

Or even grouping it two layers at a time, and then you'd have a 2x2x3.

But first for me is to get them to group up :P

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Thanks, I'll try to find more opaque tiles. Also if you do come up with a solution, i'd love to hear it. Right now i do it like this.

1) Get the puzzle back to shape (3x3 OLL algs can be used for this)
2) Solve outer layers and put them over corresponding first / forth layers. (This will sort of turn your puzzle into a 2x2x4)
4) Solve the next layer down to make a 2x2.
5) Solve like a 2x2.

I can do it in around 4:00, but that is because it is still a very intuitive solution. Thanks for the suggestions reeech.

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After talking with Scott for a bit, there was a reason that it had popped, not due to poorly made pieces.

It was actually a brilliant idea...

It makes disassembly a lot easier.

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