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 Post subject: My latest mod: Thomas Cube
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:46 pm 
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Just in time for DCD here is Thomas Cube.

It's made from plastic sheet, so it's rather light. Dimensions are 8x8x8cm. I'm sure you can see what mechanism I used.

It looks a bit like Dragan's Power Box. But my design is very symmetric. It only uses 2 different pieces. Okay 4, but 2 of them are mirror images. It's a bit like how my Thomas Skewb (previously known as Thomas' Cube) reminded some of Tony Fisher's Golden Cube.

Can anyone think of a cool name?

Thomas

edit: I renamed this puzzle Thomas Cube.

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:52 pm 
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Wow!
I'd call it "Crazy Box", but that's just me.
Nice job!


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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:13 pm 
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wow!! that looks fantastic great work looks production quality :D

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Congrats Thomas :D Your Puzzle is very well made! The colours give to the puzzle a lot of energy and joy.

Is the puzzle in your avatar your creation also? :) (Thomas Cube 1)

Continue that beautiful work!

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:30 pm 
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REALLY REALLY NICE! :) This is a great build!


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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Clever design. I like the fact that there are only 2 types of piece.

The quality looks excellent.

Thomas Cube 2, "The Tewb". Not very cool, but it's all I can think of.


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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Wow! You must like Skewb mods! Amazing job; keep up the great work!

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Brilliant design! :)

I can see some CVSI (color-variant-shape-invariant) states!

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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It has a pleasing symmetry, to echo some of the comments above. :)

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:06 am 
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Great job Thomas!
I love quality of your puzzles.
Very well made!
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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Ah! The famous Thomas Cube II appears at last!

Lovely, good job!

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Justin B wrote:
Wow! You must like Skewb mods! Amazing job; keep up the great work!


I have just had a chance to have a longer look at this and it REALLY DOES look like a skewb mod at first glance, very clever.... but I think it may be something else....

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Wonderful puzzle! :D
The 8th picture reminds me of a square-1.

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:03 pm 
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Thanks for the compliments.

It's indeed not a Skewb mod, but of a 2x2x2. I was pleasantly surprised to find this. As you can see the cutting planes are placed very elegantly. One cuts like a Little Chop/24-Cube and another cuts like a Skewb. These are the same as on Aleh's Kite Cube I. And of course 2 of the 6 sides look like a Kite Cube I.

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It is also similar to Sayasala's recent mod. Although that puzzle is not a cube, and the internal 2x2x2 is positioned a little bit different.

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:13 pm 
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Ooooh very good indeed

Thomas wrote:
These are the same as on Aleh's Kite Cube I. And of course 2 of the 6 sides look like a Kite Cube I.


Yes it reminds me of the Kite Cube.


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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Wow. I never would have guessed that. Well done!


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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Thomas wrote:
It's indeed not a Skewb mod, but of a 2x2x2.

You know it's a well thought-out puzzle when several Twistypuzzlers mistake the mechanism for something else; I never would've guessed that it was a 2x2x2! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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I'm considering renaming my Thomas' Cube to Thomas Skewb. And naming my recent 2x2x2 mod the Thomas Cube. How does that sound?

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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Thomaskewb for the skewb vari. and Thomas' Cube for the new one sounds awesome! :)

You are very talented Thomas. crazy ideas and flawless building!

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas' Cube II
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The new baptism seems ideal!

I think it is amazing that:

(1) their dimensions are alike, and
(2) the external cuts of the Cube look as if they were a subset of the Skewb,

despite using a different mechanism.

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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas Cube (I renamed it)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:47 am 
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wow.. i really like the look of these, great work!


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 Post subject: Re: My latest mod: Thomas Cube (I renamed it)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:32 pm 
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Excellent choice of names.

I don't have much luck guessing puzzle mechs.
If I slowed down and actually counted the number of puzzle pieces before posting, it would help :)


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