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 Post subject: Skarabajo's first mod: Polyaxis Cube 2x2 (+video)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:12 pm 
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Hello Twisty Puzzles,

I have finished my first mod; it's mostly plastic-sheet. Some of you know that I've been working on this mod for several weeks at a rate of an hour or two per weekend. Yes, another collector converted into modding. :)

I don't know if this design has been done before. I created this shape out of cardboard/magnets in 1999 as a put-together two-solution puzzle... Ten years later, here it is as a plastic twisty puzzle, finally.

At 138 grams, it's nice and heavy, it turns smoothly but I think I over lubricate it a little.

So, without further ado, here are the pictures.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTdPuFZyCTg

Skarabajo.


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:19 pm 
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Very nicely done! I have no idea what to call it, but great build!

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:23 pm 
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Nice puzzle! You should call it Skarabajo's cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:32 pm 
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I don't know. I'd go with a more descriptive name. Even something as simple as Skarabajo's Odd 2x2, or a name that describes the type of transformation you performed.

Just my 2 cents.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Strangely enough, it reminds me of a Golden Cube.

Maybe "Ska's Cube" or something?

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Reminds me of a golden cube.

skaube perhaps?

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:22 pm 
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nice build im likeing it and i also think u should go with Skarabajo's cube for the name


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Hello,

Thank you for the comments. By the way, I forgot to mention that every face looks the same (if you count mirror images). The puzzle is some what symmetrical and there is only two types of pieces (if you count mirror pieces as one).

I like the idea of giving it a name that describes the transformation, but it is a rotation on a combination of axes. So I'm still thinking about a name. I don't know about Skarabajo's cube, that's just my alias, not my real name...

Skarabajo.


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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How about "*insert your real name here* cube"?

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Go for Belntilpic Cube


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Axis-Shifted 2x2? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Skew-by-2...................(-by-2) :D

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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APJ wrote:
Skew-by-2...................(-by-2) :D

Alex


I was hoping we could keep that name reserved for the Skewb + 2x2 combination if someone ever figures out how to do it.

Maybe since it's rotated about more than one axis, it could be the Polyaxis 2x2...

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Wow, I like it very much! Good job.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Did the original (put-together) puzzle have a name?


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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HardLY Stunner!!!! i cant breath well while looking at this puzzle!!! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Hello,

Thank you for the compliments/comments.

I really like Polyaxis cube 2x2, but there is a brand of plastics that goes by that name, I wonder if it could cause a problem in the future.

As for the name of my put-together cardboard puzzle, well... I used to call it "my cube" with friends and family. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Skarabajo wrote:
I really like Polyaxis cube 2x2, but there is a brand of plastics that goes by that name, I wonder if it could cause a problem in the future.


Do it! Unless you have plans on getting it mass produced.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Very impressive!

Hope you carry on and make some more mods - you're certainly very good at it :)


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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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The wonky cube? :lol:

Nice mod btw.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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Tilt Cube?

I really like the identical/mirror sides. That gives it a nice regular look to a shape changing mod.

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Untitled
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You should name it Skarabajo's Deuce Deuce Cube

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 Post subject: Re: Skarabajo's first mod: Polyaxis Cube 2x2 (+video)
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Hello,

Once again, thanks for the comments and compliments. I really appreciate them, particularly coming from such great modders.

I have decided to call this puzzle Polyaxis Cube 2x2 since, like I said before, it is a rotation in multiple axes. Thank you for the name idea, Eitan.

BTW, yes Justin, I will carry on and make some more mods. :D

I have created a video showing the movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTdPuFZyCTg

I have added this link to the first post.

Skarabajo.

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