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 Post subject: Axisminx
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:16 pm 
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I can't come up with a good name for it, so I thought that everyone could help me. It's my first design to make that isn't a 3x3 mod, and it worked out well. Let me know what I should call it. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:21 pm 
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Well, I know everyone is going to say this, so let me be the first: It reminds me of an axis cube. :D

Great job! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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The Offminx?

AxisMinx?

A megaminx axis, hm.

MAXisminx

TO THE MAX!


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Great looking puzzle!!!
I suggest naming it anything as long it doesn't include Axis in the name. It has quickly become the most played out term in puzzle history!


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Wow! It's absolutely beautiful.

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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FINALLY AN AXIS-ED MEGAMINX!!!! :shock: This is amazing, great job! Alas...why can't every puzzle be mass produced...

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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FINALLY AN AXIS-ED MEGAMINX!!!! :shock: This is amazing, great job! Alas...why can't every puzzle be mass produced...


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Very, very nice.

I am curious: Was this completely 3D designed, hand built, or was it 3D designed pieces (edge, corner and center cap) on a megaminx core and centers?

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Me too it looks too similar to an axis cube so... AXIS-MINX!

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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RoboticFresca wrote:
The Offminx?

AxisMinx?

A megaminx axis, hm.

MAXisminx

TO THE MAX!

this looks REALLY cool maxaminx?


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Megaxi. Megaminx + Axis cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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What about Maxis?

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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DLitwin wrote:
Very, very nice.

I am curious: Was this completely 3D designed, hand built, or was it 3D designed pieces (edge, corner and center cap) on a megaminx core and centers?

Dave


I 3D designed it in solidworks around the PVCminx core and centers so that I would just have to cast the essential parts. The good news is that the pvcminx is pretty cheap and easy to get as apposed to casting a core and 12 centers. I was really worried that it wouldn't work right with it, but I realized that I could just get the center piece printed if all else failed. (Also, I finally mixed up my superman elemental puzzle and accidentally solved it about an hour later. I was too scared to mix it up in the first place, but my roommate got ahold of it and mixed it up throughly.)

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Great looking puzzle!!!
I suggest naming it anything as long it doesn't include Axis in the name. It has quickly become the most played out term in puzzle history!


Exactly! I just realized after finishing it that I have made nothing but "axised" puzzles in the past few months. :lol: I really want to stray from that name even though that is technically what it is. I should have said that in my first post, seeing all the axis names now.

I promise that my next one won't be axised. :lol:

Thank you everyone else that likes it! I'm really glad that I can step out of 3x3 shapes a little bit. I will hopefully be able to make a black one soon. I just need to get ahold of a black megaminx in the meantime. Also, I've never solved a super megaminx, let alone this thing. It's ridiculous!


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Any in progress pics (specifically of it in the hexagonal dipyramidish phase)?


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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squabpuzzles wrote:
Any in progress pics (specifically of it in the hexagonal dipyramidish phase)?

its custom printed


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Absolutely Stunning job on the mod. As for a name, the comopany that makes my dirtbike's tires, Maxxis, comes to mind. Perhaps maybe the Maxxis-minx? Also, even though this is the nerd in me coming out, how about the Uberminx?

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Wow! The pattern of cuts looks amazing. On the other hand, dear lord, in the last (scrambled) picture, I can barely even tell where the cutting planes are...


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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To bring up a different idea, it looks like it had the same tilt idea to it as Tony Fisher's Golden Cube.

It appears to only be in the dodecahedral shape when solved, as I concieve it. Why not have gold on every face and call it the Golden Minx?

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Megaxis ?
Awesome?
Beautiful?

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Wow, an axis minx. This is wonderful and it looks beautiful. I am putting this up there in the same category as the hexaminx. It is that good.

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Thanks again. I'm really proud of it, although it is a pretty straightforward modification.

Here's what I've narrowed it down to:

Alliminx (axis vs. allies?)
Spindleminx
Twisted Dodecahedron (sounds a little too much like the twisted cube)
Offset Megaminx (suggested on youtube)
Revominx (revolved around an axis?)

Some are stupid, but I just want to break the "axis" trend. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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We've had the Hexaminx so maybe Dodecaminx.

Fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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Very nice one! Looks absolutely stunning!
Out of those 5 names, I think Revominx is the best one.

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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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This is Mega-Mega awesome!
I love it so much!
Can't think of any more names, than the ones been suggested already.
Let us know what name you would choose.
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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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For now I saved photos as Aximinx. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Unnamed Megaminx Mod
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I really like Dodecaminx. I'm going to change the thread title, but I'm not sure if this name has been used yet.

Thank you Mark! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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I like Axisminx.

Or Retr0minx :roll: :lol:

Seriously, it should definitely be called 'Axisminx' 2 'x's in 1 word!

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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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I don't get the name. It's dodecahedron + megaminx right? Isn't a megaminx already a dodecahedron?

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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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It´s just a cool sounding name for a cool looking puzzle. The name doesn´t have to make complete sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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You should really do the Alliminx, as you said from before. The analogy to Axis vs Allies is pretty cool.

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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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Very interesting mod, I like it! 8-)
I also tend to like the name Offminx. It's short and concise, and right to the point.

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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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Darn. I was hoping you would name it the chrisownsjoshathalominx :D


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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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Beautiful work! Have you done a full solve? Do the strange shapes make it more difficult?

...Now that a megaminx has been "axised", who's going to work on "fishering" one?


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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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I know you already have a name for this mod, but i'd call it the "Axis Dodecahedron" :P

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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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Beautiful work! Have you done a full solve? Do the strange shapes make it more difficult?

...Now that a megaminx has been "axised", who's going to work on "fishering" one?


I sure have and it is pretty difficult to solve. I have a fishered one drawn up as well. :wink:

It seems that everyone really wanted it to be called something with "Axis" in the title, but I'm afraid that I wanted to come up with an original name this time. :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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Josh B wrote:
It seems that everyone really wanted it to be called something with "Axis" in the title, but I'm afraid that I wanted to come up with an original name this time. :oops:
Where is the problem with Axisminx or the like? If you would call it "Nonsensminx", many people had to google everytime they see this term anywhere. There will be many more guys to know what is meant by Axisminx.
Give it a try: You now what Obelinx is? But you might know PentageonalTrapezohedronSkewb...

Another idea would be to name it Joshminx.


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 Post subject: Re: Dodecaminx
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i hope, i didnt see this puzzle, cause its stunn me for about 15 seconds and i cant breath well... STUNNER!!!!! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Axisminx
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Why not just leave out all minx based names?

I say call it the Doubiously Diabolical Dodechahedron.

FORGET AXIS AND MINXES! RISE UP! REVOLUTION!


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Josh B wrote:
It seems that everyone really wanted it to be called something with "Axis" in the title, but I'm afraid that I wanted to come up with an original name this time. :oops:

I guess you changed your mind. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Axisminx
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I guess peer pressure got the best of me. I will remedy this by not making an axised puzzle next time so I won't have to worry about it at all. I will break the cycle. :!:


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 Post subject: Re: Axisminx
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I'm sad I didn't get a mention (i'm kidding).

Looks great dude but you already knew my thoughts on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Axisminx
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Now what you need to do is make an icosaminx version! :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Axisminx
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kolorblindartist wrote:
Now what you need to do is make an icosaminx version! :twisted:


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