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 Post subject: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:46 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Futtminx is a tribute to the brilliant Tuttminx design by Lee Tutt, which has been mass produced by Leslie Lee / VeryPuzzle. The hexagonal faces of the original Tuttminx can only be turned by multiples of 120 degrees. If one tries to makes 60-degrees turns with the Tuttminx, then adjacent turns are blocked. It is not possible to fully unbandage Tuttminx into a doctrinaire puzzle, as Tuttminx is arguably a puzzle that jumbles.

"Futtminx" stands for "Fudged Tuttminx". The corners are fudged into threefold symmetry, where all edges are fudged and made identical. The puzzle has a lot of gaps between the pieces as a result of the fudging. Also, the pieces shift a bit during a turn to make all turns possible, including 60-degrees hexagon turns.

One innovation of this puzzle is that 31 of the centers are bolted from the inside out. This saves a lot of work for placing caps on the centers and it looks better. The 32nd center has a long bolt that bolts the two core hemispheres together.

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Enjoy!

Oskar
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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:58 am 
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It looks great!
I really like the idea of bolting the centers from the inside out!

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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:10 am 
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That is very cool Oskar! I love it. Beautiful! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:01 am 
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It's great to see this finally made! Great design. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:22 am 
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Brilliant, I like it very much :D


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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:59 am 
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NICE!!! I so glad you went with the curved cuts over your first design...

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I really like the idea of bolting the centers from the inside out!
I like that too. Very original. And look at all the empty space inside. You could use this as a gift cube where to get to the inside you had to figure out which of the 32 face centers has the cap.

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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:24 am 
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I had a feeling this was possible ever since I saw the original Tuttminx. But of course, it took Oskar to make it. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:05 pm 
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Internal bolting is very cool. I love that giant bolt too.

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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Oskar wrote:
One innovation of this puzzle is that 31 of the centers are bolted from the inside out. This saves a lot of work for placing caps on the centers and it looks better. The 32nd center has a long bolt that bolts the two core hemispheres together.
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Is this also the same type mechanism you employed for the Icosaix? After all, you said it used 19 M3 10mm screws, and one M3 40mm! I hope my Allen wrench fits in there. I can't imagine what my big boulder would have looked like if it used this system. :P

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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:37 am 
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Sorry for the bump...

But *why* isn't this thing called a "futtball"? Given its shape and relation to a football this name seems so obvious, yet nobody has mentioned it anywhere on the forum!

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 Post subject: Re: Futtminx by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:13 am 
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KelvinS wrote:
Sorry for the bump...

But *why* isn't this thing called a "futtball"? Given its shape and relation to a football this name seems so obvious, yet nobody has mentioned it anywhere on the forum!

I'd say because previously, it didn't cross anyone's mind... but I'm almost certain Oskar posted a puzzle called the Fudball recently, so now your suggested name change would just be too confusing. Sorry :(

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