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 Post subject: Hexagonal Prism
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New
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Whoo! Great to see it finally made. It will make me work harder to finish mine!
Can't wait to see it stickered.


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Simply Amazing

That thing must have cost a lot to print though.

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 Post subject: Re: New
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it reminds me of the pentagonal prizom. I really need to get a good 3d printing program.

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 Post subject: Re: New
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:58 pm 
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Woah, what a beast. Good work


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 Post subject: Re: New
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:21 pm 
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this has already been made.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0pb83kgm5dY&feature=user

Although, I believe you are the second designer [not necessarily caster] of this puzzle

You still have an amazing puzzle going here!


EDIT!!!::: I realized that Scott's has 7 sides while your's has 8!


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 Post subject: Re: New
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Politely Owned wrote:
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this has already been made.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0pb83kgm5dY&feature=user

Although, I believe you are the second designer [not necessarily caster] of this puzzle

You still have an amazing puzzle going here!


Lol :P

That's a Pentagonal Prism (Pentagon = 5 sided), this is a Hexagonal Prism (Hexagon = 6 sided). Also, that's actually our own Scott Bedard's video.


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 Post subject: Re: New
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Awesome work, that thing came out GREAT!

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 Post subject: Re: New
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It really reminds me of the pentagonal domino. Looks great.

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 Post subject: Re: New
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Very nice puzzle! It looks like it turns well. Is the core a hexagonal variation on a standard 3x3x3 core?

Can't wait to see it stickered :D

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 Post subject: Re: New
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Fractangle wrote:
Very nice puzzle! It looks like it turns well. Is the core a hexagonal variation on a standard 3x3x3 core?

Can't wait to see it stickered :D


Yes, it's a 8 armed core with 6 arms on the same plane. Scott is credited with the design.

Thank you all for your gracious comments! I can't wait to see it stickered either. Solving it is going to be rough. :scrambled:


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 Post subject: Re: New
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Looks great! Yea, casting looks easy till you try it. :)
Looking forward to seeing it stickered tho. :)


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 Post subject: Re: New
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i think everything on that page of the meffert's catalog has been done now... great job!

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 Post subject: Re: New
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Not quite, the second pyraminx barrel is yet to see the light of day. I don't imagine that will be the case for very long though seeing as it's a very easy build.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Stickered pictures now up. I'll make a stickered video soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Beautifully done! Could you take some scrambled pictures though?

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Of course!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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you know what a hexagonal prism calls for? a hexagonal domino ;) ... hopefully

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Great! i really love the stickers! i assume that you wont be selling this. :D

Anyways, Good luck with solving it, no way that i could :shock:

~Drew :solved:

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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TheCube wrote:
you know what a hexagonal prism calls for? a hexagonal domino ;) ... hopefully


If you're interested i'd be willing to sell the files for said domino ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Wow, that looks fantastic with the stickers!


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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that's amazing!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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I assume, it's too late to send it to Geert or me to make a family picture with the Pentagonal and Trigonal Prism at the DCD?!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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if he express ships it USPS, it'll take 3 days to get there. I sent my MT on wed, it got to Geert on saturday

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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I bet it would get there on time. How much would shipping like that cost? I would love to have my hex at DCD. I guess just PM me the details. I don't think that I can get it shipped until tomorrow because the post office closes in two hours and unfortunately I do not have a box. It could be on its way by Tuesday and be there by (hopefully) Friday or Saturday. I just hope it's not too expensive to do that though.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Well, it on Drew to answer this - I have no idea.
Pentagonal and Trigonal Prism I will bring to the DCD.
Do you have Geert's address?

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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it only cost me $30

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Hmm, how about making a Half Truncated Hexagonal Prism :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Where is the best place to get springs for my hex prism? I have butchered a few DIY's, but there has to be a better way. Is there anything I can do besides ordering a bunch of springs from cube4you and waiting a month?


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 11:45 pm 
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smallparts.com They have hundreds of different types of compression springs.
Sorry, I don't know what specs you need tho. But I got my order in a few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Which one of these is the equivalent of a DIY spring? Isn't a DIY spring about .375" long? It doesn't have to be exact.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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I have a couple of different sizes from different DIY kits, but the type A springs are as follows:
length: 0.43 inch (10.9mm)
width: 0.18 inch (4.58mm)

megaminx springs are a little longer (and stronger, btw)
l: 0.54in (13.76mm)
w:0.18in (4.68mm)

And don't forget your washers. When I upgraded the insides of my mefferts megaminx, I bought some teflon washers. They're sweet.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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I have been looking into DIY springs as well. If you just want the spring, I can get them for about $0.05 each in a bulk order I am doing from http://www.9spuzzles.com (it is not on his site, I asked him directly). I was just about to order 500, but can bump that up and add some in for you if you want. PM me if you have interest.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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I've recently taken off all of the stickers on this puzzle because of bubbles and I have resanded the entire thing with the finest sandpaper I could find. My question is, how long should I wait to put the stickers back on? How long does it take to fully "cure"?

Also, I'd like to announce that unfortunately I won't be making another one for quite a while. I plan on selling this puzzle soon.

Another question, how long after DCD should I wait before selling this?


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Superman wrote:
I've recently taken off all of the stickers on this puzzle because of bubbles and I have resanded the entire thing with the finest sandpaper I could find. My question is, how long should I wait to put the stickers back on? How long does it take to fully "cure"?

Also, I'd like to announce that unfortunately I won't be making another one for quite a while. I plan on selling this puzzle soon.

Another question, how long after DCD should I wait before selling this?

A lot of the big spenders just spent a lot of money at DCD on puzzles. If you can, I'd hold off a month or two as to let them recuperate from the spending sprees.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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I have found that some of my puzzles still bubble after a month or more. What I've been doing is just taking some old DIY stickers, and putting one or two on the puzzle and writing the date on the sticker with a sharpie. That way I can tell how long the sticker has gone without bubbling. Fortunately, my hex prism 1 hasn't bubbled yet. I cast that one back in early Sept.

Drew mentioned "baking" the pieces for a few days at 110 degrees F. I haven't tried that because I don't have a furnace room like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Ok, so the first hexagonal prism was prone to popping alot. I set out to fix this problem, and I think I fixed it. Here is a video of the improved puzzle. I'm not sure when it will be completely finished, but soon after it is it will be up for sale.

Also, I recall seeing a hexagonal prism made by Lee T. Is there one already made? Who exactly made the first hex prism?


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonal Prism
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Likely you were first to complete. I made 5 and brought 4 to DCD. I did not actually finish the stickering of any until a few days before I left. I was bringing them as a surprise to DCD. My internals are a little different from Scott's. The corner pieces are a little different shaped internally to give a thicker top piece and the center spider uses a flat recess for the top and bottom. It was an experiment to see how well that design works. There are pros and cons as always.
Good job!,
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