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 Post subject: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:50 pm 
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This puzzle is far from done but ive made the designs on pencil and paper and are creating them in CAD. So its pretty much a 5x5 pentagonal prism hence the name gigaminx prism. THe only piece i have created so far is the corner but i should have everything done monday or tuesday. I will post snapshots when i get more of the designs completed. I really want to thank Tyler and Drewseph for helping me understand mechanisms and scott bedard for answering some questions as well. I will be posting updates frequently as i progress twords the completion of this puzzle

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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post screen shots also

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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I actually came up with this idea when I saw the pentagonal prism many many many months ago. But I had no idea what would go into making it, I simply knew it could and would be made.


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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Politely Owned wrote:
I actually came up with this idea when I saw the pentagonal prism many many many months ago. But I had no idea what would go into making it, I simply knew it could and would be made.

Yeah i know im not the person who came up with this idea just the first to build it. I didnt copy from anyone else's idea though i thought of it in geometry class lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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I think calling it a gigaminx prism makes little sense. I think master/giga/professor's pentagonal prism would be more suitable. A funny thing is I was thinking about this today, what a coincidence!

As a side note, I might be able to help you out on prototyping costs. Look here. Although I've had some problems with hygroscopicity recently, it is still something to consider if other services are too expensive. Sanding can fix alot.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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TomZ wrote:
I think calling it a gigaminx prism makes little sense. I think master/giga/professor's pentagonal prism would be more suitable. A funny thing is I was thinking about this today, what a coincidence!

As a side note, I might be able to help you out on prototyping costs. Look here. Although I've had some problems with hygroscopicity recently, it is still something to consider if other services are too expensive. Sanding can fix alot.

alright thanks ill look into that

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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is like what you are thinking of? (sorry for the bad pic)


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BEEEDY wrote:
is like what you are thinking of? (sorry for the bad pic)


Ah! Now I see why you'd call it a gigaminx prism.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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TomZ wrote:
BEEEDY wrote:
is like what you are thinking of? (sorry for the bad pic)


Ah! Now I see why you'd call it a gigaminx prism.

yep thats it

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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Oh! So not only is it 5 pentagonal layers, but each side of the pentagon is two layers deep?
That's gonna be an awesome puzzle. Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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Oh! So not only is it 5 pentagonal layers, but each side of the pentagon is two layers deep?
That's gonna be an awesome puzzle. Good luck!

yep im gonna post some screenshots soon so people can see the mechanism

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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I did some sketches and a preliminary design a year or two ago for a 4 layer "Master Pentagonal Prism", but never finished the design or built it. Good luck with your project, I look forward to seeing your approach to the mechanism design.


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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I've designed this exact puzzle already. although I'm sad to say I had no luck in getting the corners to stay in place

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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Drewseph wrote:
I've designed this exact puzzle already. although I'm sad to say I had no luck in getting the corners to stay in place


would pillowing it help at all?

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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TheCube wrote:
Drewseph wrote:
I've designed this exact puzzle already. although I'm sad to say I had no luck in getting the corners to stay in place


would pillowing it help at all?

at first I had this problem, but i found a way to fix that

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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Once again I am agog with anticipation.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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Gigaminx Prism definitely rolls off the tongue a lot better than "5 Layer Master Pentagonal Prism".


Looking forward to it.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - Now with screenshots!
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here are screenshots of the parts ive made


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - Now with screenshots!
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Delta wrote:
here are screenshots of the parts ive made


looks like it is going well

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - Now with screenshots!
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Bigandrewgold wrote:
Delta wrote:
here are screenshots of the parts ive made


looks like it is going well

yep here is one more


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - Now with screenshots!
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just finished the core and centers..caps are done too but not pictured


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - Now with screenshots!
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What are the dimensions of this puzzle? The risers out of the core seem a bit thin.
I really hope to see this come alive!


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - 7 pieces finished
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so far ive got 7 pieces finished out of 14 or 15 i believe


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - 7 pieces finished
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Looking great Delta! can't wait for more updates!


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - 7 pieces finished
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Wow, looks really great so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism - Designs almost done!
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alright i almost have the designs finished after about a week of work(yes i am slow) i will post some final screenshots before i get the masters printed.

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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Alright i have ordered the master parts..should be here in a few days. Thanks a lot to Tyler for looking over my pieces and letting me know about numerous problems i would have missed and thanks to scott bedard and drewseph for answering some questions as well

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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anymore screenshots?

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 Post subject: Re: Delta's Gigaminx Prism
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TheCube wrote:
anymore screenshots?

maybe. it will be pretty soon though so i might wait and just take pictures of the masters

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