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 Post subject: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:23 pm 
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grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 Cube)
Let me introduce you the world’s first «Void 2x2x2 Cube».
To my great surprise its first version twists already well and the construction is rather steady.
I designed its holes round – their diameter is one third from the cube edge’s length, but you can create ones with square and rhombic holes.
The puzzle has the most complicated mechanism I ever devised. I designed it in July and was going to release it in August, but I’m able to do it only now.
Mechanism – glue, magnets and rubber bands… :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:27 pm 
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how well does it cut corners?? :lol:

great job! looks fantastic


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 Post subject: Re: Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:28 pm 
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I must commend you on a great build! The cat trying to help is just adorable! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
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That is awesome. With this, it could lead to a puzzle that I've been thinking about for a long time. Great!

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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
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amazing! I cant wait to see more of your ideas realized!

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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:24 pm 
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Great puzzle! Any chance of showing the mech?

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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:48 pm 
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But... compared to your other puzzles, it's huge! Make a tiny one!

(Just kidding! Maybe.)


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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:13 pm 
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Urgh!
Very well made.


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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
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Wow, after watching the video I see the holes remain void even AFTER being turned! o_o I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this mech is...
Great puzzle! It's a shame it doesn't provide a different solve from a normal 2x2x2, but things like this are a must-make (:

On a more constructive note, do you think that this mech can be modified to make a void 4x4x4?

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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:58 pm 
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That's awesome!

Monopoly wrote:
On a more constructive note, do you think that this mech can be modified to make a void 4x4x4?

Sounds possible. :) I think you could anchor the centers to this 2x2 similar to a 2x2x4 (except backwards) and build it up like a Rubik's 4x4.


My first reaction was "I thought Quarks was the first void 2x2," but I just realized it has holes in the corners, not faces. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
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Monopoly wrote:
Wow, after watching the video I see the holes remain void even AFTER being turned! o_o I cannot begin to imagine how difficult this mech is...


If you look closely the holes on the faces being turned do remain void. However the sides where the hole is shows part of the internal mech midn-turn. Nonetheless it is a fantastic puzzle and I am clueless as to how it works.


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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:10 pm 
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square version :)
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On a more constructive note, do you think that this mech can be modified to make a void 4x4x4?

It is possible. I now have other plans, but if I find time, then I will make void 4x4.

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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
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Bendji play witch Never Cube :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
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Thanks for all the comments;)

cube4food wrote:
how well does it cut corners?? :lol:

no

PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
Any chance of showing the mech?

I later opened the secret ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
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grigr wrote:
Thanks for all the comments;)

cube4food wrote:
how well does it cut corners?? :lol:

no

PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
Any chance of showing the mech?

I later opened the secret ;)

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I apologize for this bump.
But please you told me for the internal mech.
Many thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:47 pm 
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How about a crazy 2x2x2??

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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:55 pm 
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Now I'm not ready to publish mechanism
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 Post subject: Re: grigorusha Never Cube (Void 2x2x2 cube)
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black version ready

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