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 Post subject: 'Minx family reunion
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:46 pm 
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Jason will be selling his Petaminx soon (just a few more days on the auction) so we figured this was our chance to get a family photo of all the 'Minxes.

Jason, Aleh, Bram and I met near my work and brought our puzzles.

I brought the my Kilominx and a CubeSmith stickered Tomy megaminx (a tiled Meffert's didn't fit well given all the others were stickered) and a Teraminx (Drewseph's design, V2 smaller). The Teraminx was loaned to Jason scambled, who loaned it to me to solve for the picture.

Aleh brought his amazing Gigaminx (PuzzleMaster42's design) as well as his Teraminx (Dreseph's design, V1 larger). I just cut the stickers for him last night and delivered them after midnight, so the fact that it has even five sides stickers says he put some time to get ready for the meeting :)

Jason of course brought his astounding Petaminx. Wow.
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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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wow great to see the famili:D

Now a scrambled picture XD

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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WOW, that's what we've all been waiting for in a long time :P Very nice, I wish I owned them all :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Total photoshop...
The shadows are ALL wrong.
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Thanks for the new background!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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you should do tihs again if the examinx is gonna get built :D

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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That looks awesome! Too bad noone ever made any other even number minxes. We need a 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 minx to make it a full set 2-9

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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I reckon my camera is better.... should send them over to me :)


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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Wow. That is one freakin' amazing picture. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Disjunto wrote:
I reckon my camera is better.... should send them over to me :)

How about you send us your camera! ;)

But on topic:
The light inside the restaurant was pretty poor, and with my dark shirt as a background the pictures could have been better. I should have put them on my napkin at the very least. Oh well, we'll just have to wait for an East Coast reunion for a better picture I suppose.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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this picture makes the gigaminx look like childs play and the kilominx look trivial!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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I'll be sure to get a better picture.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Thats the most amazing thing i have ever seen. *cries

anyone make a video?

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Sorry, no video. But a few more pictures:

A friend at work likes photography and took a few pictures before I left for lunch. He posted them on his livejournal site:
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For those who speak Russian, here is the link to his post.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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*drooling*
Wow...
I wish I could just touch the petaminx! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Yeah, I've read about it in Russian too. 8-) Very nice pictures of the Teraminx, Dave!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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The petaminx was WAY too close to the edge of the table in the last picture. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Steveo wrote:
I wish I could just touch the petaminx! :D

I have. :D

It's really awesome to see pictures like these, with the progression of puzzles. At the Boston meet-up today, we took some pictures of Drew's skewb family (with a guest appearance of my skewb).

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Some pictures I took while analyzing the Petaminx design.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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As Borat would say: Very Nice

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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My apologies - I can't find the wire for my camera, so my Blackberry will have to do once again.

Here's my minx family. :D


For those who want to see the mixed version, bare with me. They will come.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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It seems as all you are missing is a kilominx! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Eek! I'd be scared balancing two pillowed puzzles on top of each other, along with several other puzzles on top! (I'd be even more scared knowing that that stack is worth well over $6,000!) :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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That first picture is scary! :shock: Don't give people heart attacks like that!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Actually, the puzzles were very stable! It didn't even wobble. I'm guessing the weight balanced it out well. Although the puzzles themselves aren't heavy at all.

Btw - Aligning is a bitch, but once it is it turns very smooth! <--- Yes that means I'm in the midst of mixing it. I'll post pics tomorrow. Tonight will just be mixing and mixing. :D 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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Cool!!!
I love to see 'minx family.

์Now, make a megaminx in 1x1x1 pattern : Monominx lol

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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SaiyanKirby wrote:
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I wish I could just touch the petaminx! :D

I have. :D


Awww... you're mean. :(
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์Now, make a megaminx in 1x1x1 pattern : Monominx lol


You know... we've seen plenty of cubic 1x1x1's...
why not a 'monominx' ( :roll: ) or something like that in pyramid form?
Hmm...
I think this is worth working on :wink:

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I was thinking about doing it and calling it a "Microminx". :lol: But the only dodecahedral thing I could find was a d12 - way too small. (Unless you call it a "Micro-microminx"!)


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I'm beginning to work on a pyramid with just the tips with random pieces I have...
we'll see if this works!

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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That did look a little dangerous with all the minxes stacled on top of eachother (especially since the 2 on the bottom were pillowed) BTW nice new avatar reeech.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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If you go by the same name scheme every other Minx, then the 1x1x1 Minx would just simply be "Minx."

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I think it's very fitting for the 1x1x1 to simply be "minx." However, it's bad for easily referencing the minx family so I would suggest some other name.

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 Post subject: Re: 'Minx family reunion
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PotatoSpades22095 wrote:
That looks awesome! Too bad noone ever made any other even number minxes. We need a 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 minx to make it a full set 2-9

Those minxes would be pretty easy to design internally, but externally the turning would be impossible without the alteration of the kilominx, which would cause an internal problem. Sort of like a catch-22.

I love looking at these pictures. They're all so perfect! I want a set so badly!

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If you go by the same name scheme every other Minx, then the 1x1x1 Minx would just simply be "Minx."

I do agree the name would be fitting, but doesn't the word "Minx" refer to the ability to twist?

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Whoa :O
Does anyone even know how to solve the Petaminx yet?
Also, is anyone so daring as to design an Examinx (Or even Zettaminx)?

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InfernoTowel wrote:
Whoa :O
Does anyone even know how to solve the Petaminx yet?
the owner is in the process of solving it
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Also, is anyone so daring as to design an Examinx (Or even Zettaminx)?
I think that drew has files for the examinx

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