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 Post subject: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:11 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Jack's Cube was suggested by Jack via YouTube. The design was inspired on the Magic Sphere puzzle and related to the Mozaika puzzle. Jack's Cube has three types of moves.
    1. Rubik's Cube moves --> the conventional way to turn the six faces
    2. Circle Cube moves* --> a circle of nine pieces can turn in steps of 90 degrees
    3. Mixup Cube moves --> a great circle of 12 pieces can turn in steps of 30 degrees
*Or perhaps more like Babyface moves.

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By the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
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Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:28 am 
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Oskar, if you're not careful you will twist us all into another dimension. I like the nice tight designs you produce and the back to basics (cube-ish) design philosophy.

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:31 am 
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Reall nice, Oskar! It looks like a lot of fun!!
My favourite of the month so far :D


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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:48 am 
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Brilliant puzzle Oskar. Shame I can afford it though, it looks so damn awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:59 am 
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woah, that is AWESOME!

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:03 am 
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That is great! The regular rubik's cube and the circle turning is enough, but then you mix it all up!
Great puzzle again!


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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:24 am 
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this is one of those puzzles that make you wonder why no ones made it yet. It has a simple beauty to it.
But I must ask, what are the dimensions? it's awfully expensive on your Shapeways shop. Is it possible to scale down?

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:25 am 
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Oskar wrote:
    2. Circle Cube moves --> a circle of nine pieces can turn in steps of 90 degrees
Circle Cubes don't move like that. That type of move is called Babyface.

Still a very nice combination of puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
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"simply" mindboggling! With this I am finally realising that there really is no limit to the human imagination, creativity and problem-solving (or rather problem-creating) abilities.

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
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This begs to be made into a mixup 3x3x5 or mixup cross-cube :D

Great work yet again Oskar!

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:57 pm 
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Oskar wrote:
Jack's Cube has three types of moves.
    1. Rubik's Cube moves --> the conventional way to turn the six faces
    2. Circle Cube moves* --> a circle of nine pieces can turn in steps of 90 degrees
    3. Mixup Cube moves --> a great circle of 12 pieces can turn in steps of 30 degrees
*Or perhaps more like Babyface moves.
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Circle Cubes don't move like that. That type of move is called Babyface.Still a very nice combination of puzzles.
Agreed... This is more the Rubik's-Babyface-Mixup Cube (or Jack's Cube) for short. When I first saw this on Shapeways I thought Oskar had beating me to making a better design for a Circle-Mixup Cube aka Thorny Cube.

Actually he probably has... how hard would it be to lock the Babyface turns to the core and turn the Rubik turns into true Circle turns? I think you could use the same peg and grove mech I'm trying with Thorny Cube and turn this into an identical looking puzzle which was a true Circle-Mixup Cube. With fewer degrees of freedom it should also be a fair bit harder to solve. And unlike my Circle-Mixup Cube we don't have any tiny pieces so it should be a much more stable design. Not the same puzzle solving wise as my Circle-Mixup Cube but its certainly in the same family.

Oskar do you have room for a peg and grove mech inside your design? Pegs would be fixed to the core and fit into groves on the back of the slidey pieces (your face centers and edge halves) and keep the circle in the center of the face being turned from turning.

Carl

P.S. Thinking a bit more... I think you'd have to do exactly what I did on Thorny cube and lock the core to one of the corners. Still the 3 faces that didn't contain this corner would turn just like Circle turns. The other 3 faces that did contain this corner WOULD rotate with their face centers AND the opposite face centers. If there is another way to keep the core from locking up inside the puzzle I'm not sure. Maybe it could be locked to one of the circle corner pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
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This is definitely one of my favorites of yours Oskar. This is a beautiful combination of fantastic puzzles causing the awesomeness to increase 10 fold. :D

PS. Spell checker says awesomeness is a word

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:30 pm 
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Oh wow! this is my new favorite custom puzzle. So many different ways to screw it up!

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:32 pm 
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This is really cool. It can do so many things. I would like to see a shape mod of this maybe.

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Fun puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:44 pm 
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Awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
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Brilliant! I love the way it is related to the (spherical) Mozaika puzzle, but of course,
with the extra circles and the cubic shape, this one here is a lot more complex!

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 Post subject: Re: Jack's Cube by JACK and OSKAR
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It is so beautiful, I think, I must buy it. Pengyue (Philip Wang)

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