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 Post subject: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:04 pm 
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Hi! this is my new mod. I call it "rocket cube" for evident reasons.
I hope you like it.

Youtube video: http://youtu.be/vaAZWviYZ3s

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- The photos doesn't show the real colour of the stickers, see the video to see it well.
- Usually I don't speak english, if someone find any mistake please correct me. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:23 pm 
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I like it very much! A clever mod, very nice. And for not speaking English often, you did well!

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:46 pm 
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Nice mod. But what is that small central part which looks metallic?

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:02 pm 
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I think you are talking about the corners. That pieces are the small part of the 3x3x3 corners. But in the photo that pieces looks metallic. It's just the flash. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:27 pm 
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Very fun puzzle! It's great to see a 3x3 shape mod that is more than just "let's turn a 3x3 into some geometric shape."

Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:25 pm 
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great idea! nice work. keep going.

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:22 pm 
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Very cool! & very original.

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:36 pm 
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Also creates an interesting solving challenge. Edges only cube with one center that requires orientation.

Very cool. Personally, I think it would also look cool to have one with corners, with the whole design rounded off to look more like a rocket.

But this cube is also very cool.

I feel sorry for people who have to try to translate into another language for this forum. But you did a very good job!
And so here is my horrible attempt at a translation to Spanish. All of the words that I do not know are in red:


Tambien hace un challenge interesante. Un cubo sin los corners que require un centro estar oriented.

Muy bien. Creo que puede estar mas bien si tiene los corners, y esta mas al un circulo.

Pero este es muy bien tambien.

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:52 am 
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many thanks to everybody!

Adman234, thank you for your translation :D. Anyway, I understand english, my problem is to speak it.
I have considered making it with corners, but if I do it, the corners should be "double curved", and I don't know how to sticker it.
wow, it's dificult to explain it in english. Do you understand me?

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:24 am 
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Yes, my translation was not very good. I have only taken Spanish classes for 2 years. :lol:

I just wanted to see if I could try.

And I understand what you mean. It is very difficult to sticker rounded surfaces like on Tony's Bicone.

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:15 am 
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Excellent craftsmanship! I agree with Eitan, it's fun to see representational mods that aren't just geometric shapes.

asturar wrote:
I have considered making it with corners, but if I do it, the corners should be "double curved", and I don't know how to sticker it.

Instead of rounding the entire puzzle, you could alternatively keep it as is and just make the corners flat triangles flush to the rest of the puzzle. However, I think I prefer the look of it how you have it because I like the "directional" color pattern.

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And I understand what you mean. It is very difficult to sticker rounded surfaces like on Tony's Bicone.

I don't think Tony's Bicone is a good example of what asturar meant because conical surfaces are isometric to a plane (not saying it's easy to cut stickers for a conical puzzle!). I think by "double curved" asturar meant surfaces like a sphere which theoretically can't be stickered with a planar sticker.

EDIT: Apparently the Bicone WAS a good example xD


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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:15 am 
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yes!! this is just what I want to say... the problem is that I'm not Tony Fisher :lol: (I wish...)

Adman234, your translation was good enough :wink: , especially if you took spanish classes just for 2 years!!
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EDIT: I just saw DKwan message, he is on right, I didn't realize of that, what i want to say it's what he said: "asturar meant surfaces like a sphere which theoretically can't be stickered with a planar sticker"

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:17 am 
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Very nice. It is refreshing to see something other than standard shapes and something a bit more fun. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:25 am 
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Thank you Luke!

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
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Here is my comment(!):

Explosive idea!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:29 am 
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:lol: :lol: Nice comment kastellorizo!, it made me laugh

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
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:lol: :lol: Nice comment kastellorizo!, it made me laugh


I wish you one day to launch (literally!) the rocket to the market!

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:31 pm 
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The Rocket Cube is indeed very cool.
I already have some 3x3x3 mods with cut corners. Usually they tend to become instable and lock very often. The Rocket Cube instead is really working very well. It twists very well on all axes. A very good mechanism for a nice artistic design.

More of this!

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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:50 pm 
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So, where can I buy it? :lol:

Seriously, I would love to get/make one of these.

Good work!


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 Post subject: Re: Rocket cube
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:14 pm 
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thanks!!
wow, Frank Tiex makes me a nice advertisement :lol:
I am glad you like it

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