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 Post subject: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:31 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzle fans,

Hollow Cube is a regular 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube that has been made as hollow as possible. The pieces are held together by dovetail connections in a spherical construction. Because the puzzle consists mainly of air, it is more affordable than some of the other 3D-printed twisty puzzles, as the costs are per printed volume.

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Enjoy the photos below.

This puzzle was inspired by Katsuhiko Okamoto's Void Cube. I am quite pleased how this puzzle worked out. Despite the texture of the nylon powder 3D print (SLS technology), it turns quite smoothly. Also the slim stickers by Dr. Sticker worked out well.

Merry Christmas!

Oskar

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 Post subject: Re: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:48 am 
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Yay! I've wanted to see this puzzle ever since you first uploaded it! Great job designing! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:56 am 
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Amazing.

So, does this thing, like, you know, float? :wink: :D :lol:

Very nice - it looks like it should just collapse! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:57 am 
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it looks like its made of wet sand :lol:

incredible

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 Post subject: Re: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:34 am 
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Who'll be the first to either order this and make it a hollow sphere or design a hollow sphere 3x3x3?

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 Post subject: Re: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:04 pm 
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Hollow mixup cube? :|

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Wow... a jumbable puzzle which doesn't jumble?
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 Post subject: Re: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 12:10 pm 
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No no no!!! This is NOT the hollow cube...

This is the INVISIBLE cube!!! :shock: :lol:

What a marvel... efficiency, elegance, engineering, artistic appearance, all put together!
Oskar (and Bram), in the past few months, you have surely rocketed twisty puzzles to another level.


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 Post subject: Re: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:02 am 
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Not any more difficult to solve but still looks pretty cool. You can solve the cube while looking at the person through it. Woot! Sorry, but I don't see this going into mass production at all. Still cool though!


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 Post subject: Re: Hollow Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:11 am 
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I haven't seen many of Oskar and Bram's puzzles that would mass produce well.

They're still very amazing puzzles!

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