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 Post subject: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:07 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Ever since Katsuhiko Okamoto presented his award-winning Void Cube, ideas have been hanging in the air for void and/or core-less twisty puzzles. Here are some examples.
-Holey Megaminx, produced by Mefferts
-Void Prism, built by Scott Bedard
-Void 5x5x5 with central hole, designed by Scott Bedard
-Hollow Cube, built by me
-You Cube, built by me
-Minimal Twist, built by me
-Void 6x6x6, built by me
-Rail Cube, built by Kapusta
-Core-less 5x5x5, designed by Carl and revisited by Greg
-Void Dino, built by Greg
I guess there are plenty more "void" designs out there.

Edit: A centerless cube was suggested by David J in 2005.

Anyway, my Void 5x5x5 is yet another build in the "void" or "core-less" category. This version is completely hollow as well, and it has 24 peep holes to see the spherical void inside.

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Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
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How do you manage to screw the screws in? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:15 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:24 am 
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Hugo Mak wrote:
How do you manage to screw the screws in? :?

I used a long, thin screw driver, some "kneedgum" (sorry, I don't know how to translate that word) to fix the screw to the screw driver and some dexterity to keep the inner part of the center in place.

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:17 am 
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Oskar wrote:
some "kneedgum"


I always used to call that stuff "sticky tack". I've also heard it called "blue tack" (it's commonly a blue color).

Oh, and as usual, another mindblowing puzzle. Keep it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:39 am 
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very goog work - as usual - thumbs up :)

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:59 am 
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I really like the look of this puzzle, though this is alot like solving any other 5x5 cube.
I think you should also create a centerless void 5x5

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
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I actually wondered if this design was possible, after seeing the Void Cube. It's great to see that it is! :)

Would it be possible to make it proportional if, instead of one giant hole, there were only the square holes going through the cube?


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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
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Oskar wrote:
Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Ever since Katsuhiko Okamoto presented his award-winning Void Cube, ideas have been hanging in the air for void and/or core-less twisty puzzles. Here are some examples.


The centerless cube idea was posted here in June of 2005, two years before Okamoto presented his version.

David J

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:07 pm 
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Oskar, you may have invented the world's most impressive lamp :lol:
Great job, your designs always find a way to blow my mind.


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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
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That's amaing, but why didn't you make it correctly porportioned?

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
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EpicAbrewFail wrote:
That's amaing, but why didn't you make it correctly porportioned?


Probably because he couldn't. Not many people try on purpose to not make it correctly proportioned. The only other thing is if it was pillowed. Now that would be something!

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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:06 pm 
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That is so cool! Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Void 5x5x5 by OSKAR
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EpicAbrewFail wrote:
That's ama[z]ing, but why didn't you make it correctly porportioned?

Because a correctly proportioned Void 5x5x5 would fall apart.
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The only other thing is if it was pillowed. Now that would be something!

Feel free to go ahead and pillow this design. For now, I am quite happy with this cubic proof of concept.

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