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 Post subject: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:22 am 
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I just wanted to share this with you: A design for a 3x4x5. It's pretty small each cubie being 15mm, with the exception of the 3-layer direction which is slightly 'stretched' to 17mm per cubie. It's a bit visible on the computer screen but I think that smart stickering could hide it. It could be made perfectly square just by scaling it up a bit, but I didn't want to get the bulky 19mm cubies.

The bad thing about this design is is that it uses a whopping 19 unique parts (not including the core which will have to be stolen from some 3x3). I think printing just the masters will cost around $110, sparse. I'm considering releasing the files, which have proper tolerances and fillets of course.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:41 am 
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Oh wow, I knew someone had to be designing one of these :wink:

My idea entailed a sort of cubic 3x3x5 mech, but I never got round to designing it, I look forward to seeing this being made :P


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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:57 am 
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Woot :D

absolutely perfect :)


Just for you to know.
There is a crazy Austrian guy called David, he always fully prints stuff like that ;)

So if you are interested, PM him :P

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:19 am 
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TomZ, great job, and very interesting!
If you will release the files, please consider releasing the version with uniform cubies as well. (maybe, Eastsheen size?)

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:27 am 
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Whoa, neat. :)

Just out of curiosity... what would it look like if it were cubic?


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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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You do great work Tomz! Keep it up.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
PostPosted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:41 am 
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Beautiful piece of design work!


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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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Most excellent Tom!


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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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Kickflip1993 wrote:
Woot :D

absolutely perfect :)


Just for you to know.
There is a crazy Austrian guy called David, he always fully prints stuff like that ;)

So if you are interested, PM him :P

seems expensive to buy full prints for a puzzle like that

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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I think you've just made the design for all higher order Lxnxm puzzles. Very good work, and I love the look of it, if these were released, I'd definitely buy the masters and cast it.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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livetobox226 wrote:
Kickflip1993 wrote:
Woot :D

absolutely perfect :)


Just for you to know.
There is a crazy Austrian guy called David, he always fully prints stuff like that ;)

So if you are interested, PM him :P

seems expensive to buy full prints for a puzzle like that


not for me

guessed: full print:100€

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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Wow, that's awesome! However if you do release the files, can they be cubies the same size as 3x3, or another cube?

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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TomZ, the way you modified this concept is brilliant.
I am pretty sure that because of such designs, puzzles like the 3x4x5's
will soon become much easier to acquire than before.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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...If the cubie divisions on this were perfectly cubical, would the mechanism allow the puzzle to shapeshift at all?


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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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Jared wrote:
...If the cubie divisions on this were perfectly cubical, would the mechanism allow the puzzle to shapeshift at all?


No, but my new design does. I've gone trough a couple of iterations and have now found something that will allow shapeshifting.

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 Post subject: Re: 3x4x5 cuboid: The craziest V-Style mechanism yet
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Simply amazing. Very nice job.


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