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 Post subject: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb (Video added)
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Hey forum, here is my version of the royal skewb. It is cubic, with non proportional cuts, and it has an edge length of 57mm, meaning it is the size of a normal 3x3. I wanted to test a new type of mechanism that had not been utilized in a higher order before, and this was the result. It passed the test well enough where I will scale it up to something truly insane in the future.

The turning is very good, but I'm not 100% happy with it, so I am going to do v2, and I will sell that one. It will have to be slightly larger, but i would say 65mm edge length is a good guess.

Stickering this puzzle took almost 9 hours, because each tiny little sticker had to be individually separated, and super glued on. It was a painstaking process, and actually resulted in me having blurry vision at the end. Stickers were cut by Eitan.

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I like the overall appearance of it, looks great!

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Very nice! Does this same mechanism support the "merely" Elite Skewb?

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This looks so cool. I love the deepness of each cut, even if it looks a bit thin. :D

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Wow this is ridiculous. Great job.

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Awesome, gorgeous puzzle. I like the way you rounded the corners on the stickers. I can't image the tediousness of putting them on one-by-one, but the effort really paid off.


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Amazing! Can't believe that the first to be made is actually the cubic version. Can't wait for the video!
(by the way this kind of reminds me of the cubic 3x3x7, where one of the proportional layers is split into three.)

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb
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Holy Cow! That is insane!
LOL. Nice job. I didn't think that high of an order was possible. Amazing job. :shock:


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@Monopoly: There was a tetrahedral version of this made a while back by Drewseph (I believe).

Congratulations! I have been waiting for this since I first saw the tetrahedral version!

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Dude! That is freaking awesome. I desperately wish that I could learn how to use a CAD program so that I could design these beasts. congrats on the new build.


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What a nice addition to your already stellar line of puzzles. :D Good job. I wish it were proportional though.

PS: I thought you didn't like higher order puzzles?

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oh my dear lord i appear to have wet myself :shock:

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VERY cool. You should also make some shapemods of it (Royal Skewb Ultimate) :lol:

Nice work, I feel your pain for the stickering!

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Beautiful puzzle, Eric. You must be spending out the wazoo lately.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb
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Another master puzzle ! :D
Really really really amazing work!
I can't wait to see a video.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb
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I pity the one who sits to solve this :O
Amazing work .


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It look like higher order of compy cube in the first pic, if don't read the title :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb
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Well done Eric! It looks really incredible. I absolutely love it. :)

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Congratulations, that's great!
Last summer I designed a pillowed Royal Skewb for Cublem (Thang Nguen), but it seems like he never built it, so you're the first. 8-) Is your mech something like this?
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Well, it may be the first presented, but it may not necessarily be the first made... :twisted: But it might be. It all depends on when Eric assembled the working puzzle.

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Eric, that is one of most classy puzzles I have ever seen.

Well done mate!

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:shock: Some of those pieces are tiny, but I love this puzzle. :D

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Fantastic!


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Yeah, what ^they said!

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb (Video added)
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I have to say, I love it so much ! Those little stickers must've been a pain to put on!! Good work Eric!

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Love it. Especially it's unpillowedness.

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 Post subject: Re: Eric Vergo's Cubic Royal skewb (Video added)
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Oh, COME ON!!! :evil:
I just watched the vid and the turning is just unfair! Yeah, you heard me. UNFAIR. You must have cheatet somehow. :lol: :lol:

Why exactly are you not 100% percent happy with it? I suppose you are 120% percent happy with it but are a person so modest as to wish for a not so perfect puzzle....? :lol:

I think not only your sight became blurred during stickering. Also something happened to your nerves. They are overly sensitive at the moment because of all the irritation or something.

The puzzle is massively... perfect.

I want to place an audio file in this post. Some epic hero melody or so. So it always starts as soon as you klick on the topic. :D

like this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0el6NYq ... playnext=1
is it allowed to post this? :?

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I love its compactness, great job!


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The turning is amazing! Especially for something with layers that thin.

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Tony Fisher wrote:
Love it. Especially it's unpillowedness.


Definitely.

Looks excellent, keep cranking them out!


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@Monopoly: There was a tetrahedral version of this made a while back by Drewseph (I believe).

Congratulations! I have been waiting for this since I first saw the tetrahedral version!

Right, Drewseph's Royal Tetrahedron. Can't believe I forgot... :oops:
but now that you've reminded me that it existed, I have to say that when I first saw it I was wondering why a cubic (pillowed or not) version did not exist... :lol:

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Fantastic puzzle, Eric! Love that it's cubic and the small pieces look really excellent.

Can't wait to see what the next version will be like!

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I personally think it looks very good and smooth! I cant wait tho to see version 2.
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I personally think it looks very good and smooth! I cant wait tho to see version 2.
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Will you be offering this on Shapeways?


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Will you be offering this on Shapeways?



No, this puzzle will not be available through shapeways. I neglected to mention during the auction that It is going to be a very limited item.

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No, this puzzle will not be available through shapeways. I neglected to mention during the auction that It is going to be a very limited item.

Is that also going to be true of the version 2 you mention here?
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The turning is very good, but I'm not 100% happy with it, so I am going to do v2, and I will sell that one. It will have to be slightly larger, but i would say 65mm edge length is a good guess.

Is a version 2 still in the plans?

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whoa... um, what happend to my post? and several other replies?

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whoa... um, what happend to my post? and several other replies?


Split to this thread here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20585

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Great-looking puzzle! Love how the stickers came out.

(Edited from an incorrect statement... :roll: )

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