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 Post subject: Drewseph's Chopasaurus
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:50 am 
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As hinted in this post and teased here I have designed a deep cut vertex turning puzzle!

The Chopasaurus consists of 919 pieces and took almost a full month of development and heavy feedback from awesome people like Tomz, Eric, and Eitan.

The puzzle works amazingly well considering the number of crazy layers. The turning is silky smooth however because of the number of directions a part can go, the puzzle can get really squishy and misaligned. however with a bit of gentle wiggling it can be sent in the proper direction with ease.

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WOW this is epic!!!

The first ever Skewb Dodecahedron!!! :shock: :shock: You can shape mod it into the Triultimate (icosahedron face turning version of the pentultimate!!!)

Try this + megaminx xD

Really cool puzzle! Keep up with the great work!

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Amazing puzzle Drew. I had no idea it could jumble!

So this is sort of like a Skewb Ultimate, but with cuts applied to more angles?

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Amazing puzzle Drew. I had no idea it could jumble!

So this is sort of like a Skewb Ultimate, but with cuts applied to more angles?


Skewb: Deepest Cut Corner Turning. This IS a Skewb Dodecahedron! ^^

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Very nice work Andrew! It's amazing that a puzzle can have so many pieces and still work so decently.

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:shock: Amazing!

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Now this is the type of puzzle which could cause Plato to be resurrected and play with it!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Chopasaurus
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Yes!!! finally! congratulations Andrew!! :)

after watching the video I realized how amazing this puzzle is!! Now my most wanted puzzle is no more the Pentultimate.. its this one

amazing..

btw. would it be too early to say: Shapemods!!!! ?

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Chopasaurus
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Drew, Please stop breaking the universe. Oskar has already done enough damage to it! 8-)

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Awesome! Some many puzzles in the world!


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Chopasaurus
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The name is as awesome as the puzzle itself, you never stop to amaze me with these puzzles :)

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Chopasaurus
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Wow that is AWESOME! Congratulations on your build.



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Wow that is AWESOME! Congratulations on your build.



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I wish for mass production but wont get my hopes up :roll:


I agree! But that would be most unlikely. This has to be the most complex puzzle to date!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Chopasaurus
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WOW!!!! :shock: :shock:

Great work!!!! I'd love to own one someday but I'm sure I'll be waiting a good long while before I have even a chance of afording one.

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IT LIVES!

I always wondered if this was even possible. Of course Drew would prove that it is. :D

You should get a picture of it next to a Supernova and/or Chinaminx! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Chopasaurus
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AMAZING! :D I've been waiting forever for this and the fact that it jumbles makes everything better!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's Chopasaurus
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This thing has 10 deep cut planes in a single puzzle. That's the current record isn't it? The 48 Cube has 9. Anything I've missed?

With 10 deep cut planes you can actually put a 2x2x2, a Skewb, and a Little Chop[24-Cube] all in one puzzle. It sure does make you wonder what's next...

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:shock: :shock: Wow

That looks really cool. My only concern is how well it turns. After watching the video, I thought to myself "If the creator is having a hard time turning it, what am I gonna do?".

Anyways, it does look like a great puzzle and congratulations to you!

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Simply amazing! 919 parts! And it jumbles! My mind is going, my mind is going...


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The assembly time was over 10 hours of work.

Any chance you made a time lapse assembly video? Is so... that is something I'd love to see.

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Another genius creation from the mind of Drew. This is amazing! Congrats on such a high quality first attempt at such a complex puzzle :D

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This is really impressing. Great job :D You should definitely make an updated collection photo soon! You have some really nice puzzles to add I'd say :D


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This is really impressing. Great job :D You should definitely make an updated collection photo soon! You have some really nice puzzles to add I'd say :D


highly agreed! we cant wait! maybe even a collection video.. :roll: that would be mindblowing to see

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>:( Shame on you guys, of course it jumbles. It's based on icosahedral geometry! This is amazing, I want one. I want 100!

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Another amazing puzzle Drew. Got to be worthy of a cat pic.

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Another amazing puzzle Drew. Got to be worthy of a cat pic.


As requested! Though the jumbling scared him...


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My reaction:

1. Olook a megaminx and a tiny v7.
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2. OHHH! It's really a BIG megaminx and a regular v7. cool.
3. wat *jaw hits floor*
4. ????
5. Profit!

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About how big is it compared to your Starminx II and III?

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"Dude, what's wrong with your megaminx?"

Every sense I realized a deep cut megaminx look alike could exist I've wished for one. Thanks Drew! :mrgreen: Plus, it jumbles :lol:

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Now you need to sticker is with dino stickers! :D
Or better yet, you should have dinosaurs with hatchets! :mrgreen:

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NOM NOM NOM.

^the sound of the chopasaurus as it eats your babies.

This thing is beast. I can't believe it turns as well as it does!

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Fantastic. Another innovative masterpiece.

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Simply incredible!

And a perfect opportunity to finally update the picture in your signature. :-)

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It's so good to finally see this thing in reality rather than just in SolidWorks. Great job! You going to sell this one?

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Drew - you super Puzzler!!!
I have long waited for this puzzle...

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Drew,

Did you, or is it even possible to, take a picture of the actual puzzle during the assembly process that matches the teaser picture you posted? Done in the right lighting and at a nice high resolution I think you could sell it as abstract art. It would also make a GREAT wall paper.

Just curious,
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I just now saw the teaser, and that's RIDICULOUS! It's more layers than the little chop!
Why exactly does this puzzle require so many layers and so many more pieces than every other deep cut puzzle? Is there a specific problem with this puzzle that requires it to be so much more complex?

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I just now saw the teaser, and that's RIDICULOUS! It's more layers than the little chop!
Why exactly does this puzzle require so many layers and so many more pieces than every other deep cut puzzle? Is there a specific problem with this puzzle that requires it to be so much more complex?

A 2x2x2 has 3 axi(?) of rotation yet it needs a fair amount of extra pieces to work. The 24 cube has 6 axi and needs 109 pieces. My cross cube/48 cube has 9 axi and the first version has over 400 pieces. This puzzle, has 10 axi making it the current record for deep cut puzzles. Every rotation on this puzzle moves 9 of the axi with every rotation.

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Absolutely fantastic! Great puzzle, great name, master builder. Once again Drew, thanks for sharing.


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This is brilliant. I'm glad to see this puzzle finally realized. It's a work of pure genius.

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Drewseph wrote:
I have designed a deep cut vertex turning puzzle!

Meh. Been done before. And then again. Nothing special 8-) :wink: :lol:

Absolutely fantastic puzzle Drew!!!! I am truly impressed that you managed to make this work. A theoretical design for this isn't too terribly hard to come up with, but it takes a master to get the tolerances and stability just right! Simply incredible.

This is the second most complicated 1st order (by my def), "pure" twisty puzzle possible. The third most complicated in the same series was the 24-Cube. That means there is only one natural puzzle left that I will consider this puzzle's superior in terms of design complexity. Until I see that puzzle exist in a fully operational state, the Chopasaurus will remain the king of all twisty puzzles in my book :D

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I wonder what the most complicated one is then.. I was so sure it was this one... :roll:

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I wonder what the most complicated one is then.. I was so sure it was this one... :roll:

Edgeturning Icosahedron?

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Doubleyou wrote:
I wonder what the most complicated one is then.. I was so sure it was this one... :roll:

Edgeturning Icosahedron?

A deepcut one? if so then that sounds very much like it! I never thought about that one

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Doubleyou wrote:
theVDude wrote:
Doubleyou wrote:
I wonder what the most complicated one is then.. I was so sure it was this one... :roll:

Edgeturning Icosahedron?

A deepcut one? if so then that sounds very much like it! I never thought about that one

That's how Matt defines 1st order if I remember correctly.

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