OK, yay double post, but this one's useful.
Here's the relevant stuff from the chat. Just for record's sake:
[13:32:47] Luke: So... Little Chop mechanisms
[13:33:08] TGCubes: I think 180 is where we left off
[13:33:09] TBTTyler: So, let's say 180 is a good number
[13:33:45] TBTTyler: Now we need a second layer on top of this to hold everything in
[13:34:10] TGCubes: Similar to a shelf mechanism, no?
[13:34:17] TBTTyler: it's the square center sitting on top of the smaller peg of a rubik's cube
[13:34:17] Luke: Just so you know, for mechanical reasons it is better to start off with a Helicopter Cube than say a Curvy Copter II
[13:36:02] TBTTyler: But let's just keep going with this. Right now, it's theoretical. We can add shells in whenever we need
[13:37:17] TBTTyler: So, for that next little shelf, all we need is something where that 1-deep diamond is a bit larger
[13:38:24] TBTTyler: This one's pretty simple .. just make the number a little larger. 194 is good in theory
[13:38:39] TBTTyler: http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/sphere.h ... 31,129,189
[13:39:07] TBTTyler: http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/sphere.h ... 31,129,189
(showing the difference)
[13:39:48] TGCubes: Alright, seems simple enough.
[13:39:48] TBTTyler: Now, here's the tough part
[13:40:57] TBTTyler: now we have to grow those circles (lower the number) until None of the current pieces still exist
[13:42:08] TGCubes: Okay. So around 94.
[13:42:25] TBTTyler: not quite
[13:42:26] TBTTyler: keep going
[13:42:29] TBTTyler: see that triangle
[13:42:46] TBTTyler: see how it turns into the hexagon going from 180 -> 94
[13:42:51] Luke: Are you getting to the point of this? http://prntscr.com/9a7ks
[13:43:26] TBTTyler: ish
[13:43:28] TGCubes: Yes, I am Luke. Yeah, I see that. The triangular piece dissapears. Must of missed that
[13:43:58] Luke: My bad, the shells were jumped a bit
[13:44:00] TBTTyler: That triangular face doesn't disappear, it just changes into the hexagon
[13:44:06] Luke: Yeah there are other shells in between
[13:44:37] TGCubes: I think we are talking about 2 different triangles. :/
[13:44:58] TBTTyler: Quite possibly
[13:45:31] TBTTyler: maybe go the other way ... look at the hexagon at 94
[13:45:55] TGCubes: yes
[13:45:58] TBTTyler: then watch how it turns into the big triangle
[13:46:04] TBTTyler: as you raise the number
[13:46:45] TGCubes: So yes, we were talking about two different triangles. I understand now.
[13:48:10] TBTTyler: So where does that triangle turned hexagon disappear?
[13:51:33] TGCubes: is the number around 75?
[13:51:51] TBTTyler: Nope, that hexagon is still there
[13:52:07] TBTTyler: think of it like the paint bucket from MSPaint
[13:52:12] Luke: By hexagons we're talking about the cube corners, correct?
[13:52:25] TBTTyler: yes
[13:52:39] Eric_Vergo_O: the 24 cube shells mech typically has 2 parts that look like hexagons
[13:52:47] TGCubes: Well, the hexagon doesn't dissapear until 0.
[13:52:52] TBTTyler: exactly
[13:52:57] TGCubes: I thought you meant the triangle
[13:53:04] Luke: Huzzarh! Little Chop made!
[13:53:10] Luke: Although now you have the bandaging
[13:53:21] TBTTyler: but the triangle is the same thing as the hexagon!
[13:54:14] TBTTyler: Another way to think about this: starting from around 230, those triangles appear
[13:54:34] TBTTyler: and those triangles are 3-deep
[13:54:44] Eric_Vergo_O: 3 what deep?
[13:54:57] TGCubes: Okay. Layers, I presume.
[13:55:03] TBTTyler: right
[13:55:08] TBTTyler: 3 overlapping circles
[13:55:24] TBTTyler: http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/sphere.h ... 45,102,201
[13:55:47] TBTTyler: And that triangle stays a triangle 'till about 150
[13:56:31] TGCubes: And then it turns into a hexagon. BTW, is this the layer that we are seeing in the link Andreas provided?
[13:56:52] bmenrigh: The layer in the picture Andreas showed was the 3.3.5 layer
[13:57:59] Luke: TGCubes, that image is the same puzzle as this http://prntscr.com/9a7ks
[13:58:07] Luke: This is the internal mechanism of the 24 cube
[13:58:33] TBTTyler: yep ... that's around a depth of 70
[13:59:09] Luke: To change this into a litle chop, you need to cover up the rest of the pieces with the little chop pieces, and then bandage the internals to prevent misalignment