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 Post subject: Tucones
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:24 am 
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Hello everyone.

I got this idea for a puzzle. I don't know whether this wasn't designed before. If anyone is interested in bringing this into physical form, let me know.
I don't have the knowledge or wherewithal to undertake the task. The model was sketched by a friend of mine. There is no internal mechanism.

Thanks
Peter


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 Post subject: Re: Tucones
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:01 pm 
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Very interesting! I believe it could be made by shapemodding a 4x4x4. Each "1/4th cone" on the top and bottom would be the equivalent of a single center piece, a wing edge from each of two neighboring faces, and a corner. The center pieces would be a little more difficult, but you would have to somehow split the edges.

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Green is what would become the "1/4th cone" pieces.
Red would be one center piece and blue would be another.

If a SQ-1 core had an additional cut through the core perpendicular to the existing one I think that would be possible by changing the shape of the pieces.

Jack

EDIT: Tried making a physical version of this by splitting the edges. That worked fine, but face turns can't be made when the horizontal slice layers are in a 45° turn because the center pieces cannot rotate at that place in the core. Even if they could, I noticed the issue of the core not turning with slice layers at times, meaning the track for a vertical 180° move would be blocked. Seems like it would be a pretty simple shapeways build with a ball core though. Just modifications to centers and edges and some bandaging.

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 Post subject: Re: Tucones
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:49 pm 
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I am not sure on the number of cuts. Is it:
-Cones divided in 4 with the middle layer in 8 wedges.
or
-Cones divided in 6 with the middle layer in 12 wedges.
?

I am thinking the 4-8 version could be made from shape modding a 2*2*2 and adding sliding pieces for the middle layer. The 6-12 version could be done similarly starting with a Rubik's UFO. I am thinking that a Masterball might could be modified into a 8-16 variant using similar principles.

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 Post subject: Re: Tucones
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:53 pm 
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Looks like a shape-mod of a Turbo Mind Twister.


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 Post subject: Re: Tucones
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:01 am 
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You are right Jared. It is a shape-mod of a Turbo Mind Twister.
I didn't realize this. Oh well, it's back to the drawing board.
It's hard to invent a new twisty puzzle these days. Everything
was already done. I guess that I will have to switch my brain
into overdrive and invent something really new.

Thanks for the feedback,
Peter


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