Hi there puzzle builders/modders. Some of you may have noticed that I bumped this thread
, not realising how old it actually was.
I am posting this to redirect others from that thread.
I myself am working towards this goal of creating a 4th order (if you accept that a megaminx is in fact a 3rd order dodecahedron).
I have also been working on a 4th order minx design in AutoCAD, since 2008.
A friend and I decided upon the name Myriaminx. Here is our logic;
Myria is the greek prefix for 10^4...appropriate for this puzzle we think bequod as it is a 4-th order dodecahedron. In addition there appears to be no real arbitrary nomenclature for even order minxes; by the Mega=3rd, Giga=5th etc naming system the Kilominx should be a first order dodecahedron.
My own designs are based on the v-cube 6 mech, and assumes that internal layers won't come out of alignment as the sides are not perpendicular but rather skew at 72º.
It is anticipated that it will measure 40mm on an edge.
In addition I have made the designs compensate for any piece interference (at the centres - nicknamed the 'kilominx syndrome') by utilising a concept similar to that used by Oskar van Deventer in his Kilominx.
I hope to print it late this year or early next year...delays mainly rooting in the fact that I have bulk exams this year...
Do you guys have any suggestions for this puzzle? I don't mind open discussions as there is no patent (that I am aware of, correct me if I'm wrong) for a 4th order dodecahedron.
Once again, apologies for bumping the hyperminx thread. It was an honest mistake, and I will endeavour to pay closer attention to the dates on posts and theads.