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 Post subject: That's Just Twisted! (The making of Twister I and II)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:42 pm 
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This how I made the Twister I and Twister II

I designed the puzzles at the same time in Solidworks. I made them as simply a shell to go around a Cube4you White DIY cube. (I still don't know the difference between "Type a" and "Type b" etc. If anyone can explain that or point me towards a thread that does, that would be greatly appreciated!)

I printed them on the CU Boulder Engineering School's FDM machine. They turned out better quality than usual. I then began making the molds. As usual, I used Oomoo 25. That stuff is amazing! My desk is always covered in tools and random stuff by the end of the process, but I'm getting better at avoiding spills.

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This was my first time trying to use Smooth-Cast 300. At some point, Drewseph said that Alumilite is crap, and the best stuff to use is Smooth-Cast 300, Thank you Drewseph, you were dead right! I am never going back to Alumilite.

(From now on, I unfortunately don't have any pictures of the building of Twister I. All I have are pics of Twister II. Oh well.)

I got impatient to see what the cubes would look like, that instead of waiting for the C4Y cubes to arrive, I just hot-glued the cast pieces onto my good black cube. Here it is in progress:

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Once the C4Y cubes arrived, I tuned them to my satisfaction, then began gluing the pieces on. Here is an edge piece from Twister II:

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Then, I filled the appropriate pieces with Smooth-Cast, and then I used my dremel to grind the piece down to the correct swept shape.

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I did a few rounds of filling and sanding to hide the seams and to smooth out the surfaces. Then I taped up the inner surfaces, and spray-painted the outer surfaces.

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Finally, I stickered both Twisters. Here they are finished:
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-π (Eitan)

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 Post subject: Re: That's Just Twisted! (The making of Twister I and II)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:16 pm 
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Amazing work =p .


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 Post subject: Re: That's Just Twisted! (The making of Twister I and II)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:47 pm 
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Good gravy, its about time the so-called twist cubie graduated to a true "twisty puzzle."

Awesome job! I can't wait to see it stickered.

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PB: At home (In Competition)
2x2 1.xx (2.88)
3x3 11.xx (15.81)
4x4 1:18.26 (1:24.63)
5x5 (3:00.02)
6x6 4:26.05 (6:34.68)
7x7 6:38.74 (9:48.81)
OH (35.63)

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 Post subject: Re: That's Just Twisted! (The making of Twister I and II)
PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:35 pm 
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Thanks guys!

Kapusta: Try looking in the New Puzzles forum!

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