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 Post subject: 3 kinds of 2x2x2 structure
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2001 2:36 pm 
Do you know the 3 kinds of 2x2x2 structure?
Including 8 axes.
Including ball and 8 axes.
Including iron ball and magnet pieces.

I can send you these photo.
fwjd6818@mb.infoweb.ne.jp


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 Post subject: Different kinds
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2001 6:24 am 
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I don't understand if you are asking a question or just trying to let everyone know that there have been 3 types of mechanisms for the 2x2x2.

1. Yes, the current larger 2x2x2 puzzles (Pocket Cube, Pyramorphinx, puzzle Heads) have an internal mechanism which does not contain a Ball at the center of the object.

2. The smaller version like the keychain version of the Pyramorphinx, has the ball mechanism.

3. And of course the original Magnetic version too.

My site has been recentely updated to show the internal mechanisms of the Skewb, 4x4x4 and 3x3x3 and as I get more prepared, I will add more to the site...including the various 2x2x2 mechanisms and 5x5x5 if I can figure out a safe way to get it apart and back together without breaking the corners :)

http://www.virtualpuzzlemuseum.com/4x4x4puzzles2of3.htm


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 Post subject: Please Explain
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2001 11:17 am 
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Thank you, Cubologist, for these terrific photos. I am too chicken to take mine apart. It is refreshing to see these mechanisms.

This one is confusing:

http://www.virtualpuzzlemuseum.com/squarepuzzles2of6.htm

How many squares and how many triangles does it have? Is this a skewb diamond?

Ooooh, now that I look at this thing - you could make a "pillow skewb". What a fortune that would fetch on eBay!


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 Post subject: 8 is wrong , 6 is correct.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:36 pm 
sorry.
8 is wrong , 6 is correct.


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 Post subject: Now I Understand!!!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2001 6:52 am 
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Now I understand the Nova, Supernova, and Paraskewb puzzles!

I like the way your photo of the Skewb Diamond shows the metal click-balls that make Meffert's puzzles feel so right. 'Love that satisfying little click.

Now if you would just add a photo that shows where to put the screwdriver....


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 Post subject: Oops
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2001 11:17 am 
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My text description is not quite correct. It implies that the image is of a Skewb but it is really an image of a Diamond Skewb. I will fix that soon.


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 Post subject: Cant wait
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2001 4:31 am 
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hey cubologist,
try as hard as you can to put in a dissassembled 5x5x5! ive been wanting to see inside one for ages... if it looks as good as your other pictures it will be really cool! you could ask wayne how he dissassembled the 5x5x5 on the top of his site...
james.


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 Post subject: old 2x2x2
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2001 6:31 pm 
Actually, I have 2x2x2 puzzle which contains a Ball at the center of the object.
I bought it about 20 years ago.
I think old 2x2x2 puzzle has ball mechanism.

I don't know more.
I want to know about variety of the internal mechanisms , especially 2x2x2 mechanisms.


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 Post subject: where is skewb
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2001 11:24 pm 
I cannot find the skewb internals page.
did it go missing?


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 Post subject: Dismantling a Borg Cube
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2001 4:31 am 
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Actually, it's not all that difficult to do safely. All you have to do is rotate the second layer by about 45 degrees, and then with a little bit of jiggling the edge piece will come out quite easily. Going for the corners first is NOT a good thing to do with this puzzle, as the corner tabs are so huge that they're partially buried by the edge piece tabs, and will probably snap off. L8r.


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 Post subject: Site Location
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2001 11:24 pm 
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http://www.virtualpuzzlemuseum.com/squarepuzzles2of6.htm


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