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 Post subject: Vergo's cube now w/ video
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Hello everyone, I proudly present my first original production, from idea to construction. As a result of this, I am going to call it the Vergo's cube.





I am pleased with the result, but plan on making further versions where i make improvements and changes. The idea of combining beaded puzzle with twisty puzzle is something that is very interesting to me. I plan on producing other puzzles using this concept, and have many crazy things planned. So stay tuned as there will be more new puzzles in the future.

Thanks to Clayton Ertley for the stickers, and to Bcarlin for help with the files.

P.S. Video to come soon

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:03 pm 
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this is amazing!!! i love this superior variation of the Orb.. :!: :D :mrgreen:

i was wondering what those sticker i sent you were for/

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:08 pm 
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This is a great idea! I love it!

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Amazing! I love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Whew! That's thinking outside the box! This is a direct slap to all those people who complain about "all the good ideas being taken" and "It's not worth making mods because everything is already mass produced."

Great job, I loooove it!

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Can you give a picture of how the beads stay in place? I still don't understand how they don't fall out.

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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This is GREAT! Nice work, I really like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Wow, this thing is great. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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That is truly awesome! Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:44 am 
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I like the the concept of combining the two ideas. Very nice.

katsmom wrote:
Can you give a picture of how the beads stay in place? I still don't understand how they don't fall out.
I think the diameter of the bead track has been chosen to prevent that happening on a 45 degree turn, when they're exposed the most.


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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Amazing! You combined the sliding parts of Oskar's twist and slide with the beads of twister. Simply amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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I think this is identical to smaz's time-machine solving-wise?(Apart from the numbered stickers made the time machine the "super"-variation)They also have the same number of pieces/beads per ring.


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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Very nice indeed, I've had this idea for quite some time but was held back by the 45 degree turns and the beeds falling out. Is that at all possible in this puzzle?

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:19 am 
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if you look at the last picture, the beads won't fall out.

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Is there any chance you could upload the pictures to the site? Whatever site you have hosting them is blocked for me (using a PC at work).

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:01 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Nice work, I like it :D


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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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I in a shock! Such simple idea so beside. Symbiosis of rings with spheres and cube 2х2х2!
In general behind symbiosises of simple puzzles - future.


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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Very creative idea!


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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Besides all of the things stated before, I have to say it looks very clean too!
I agree with everybody else too :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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theVDude wrote:
if you look at the last picture, the beads won't fall out.

Which does not at all awnser my question.
For example, what would happen if you would try to cut a corner, or jiggle it around a lot?.

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube
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Thanks for all the kind words! I'm very happy with the response to the puzzle, and may sell it. I also scrambled it and did a solve.

Here are a few more pics, and a video, which addresses the questions about the beads falling out.

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube now w/ video
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This is so nice. Congrats! Are you planning on selling some?

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube now w/ video
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Wow, very cool. Thanks for showing how the beads are kept in. Fantastic idea.

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube now w/ video
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Wow very nice. I would love to purchase one of these guys :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube now w/ video
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Wow, I love it! Its really appealing and probably pretty tough to solve for such a simple concept...and unique too. Very nice :D

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 Post subject: Re: Vergo's cube now w/ video
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I love it! Awesome work!

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