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 Post subject: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:40 am 
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Hey everyone! :D

I'm sure glad that after being part of this forum for some months I can present to you something.

Last week I finished my 40-tile Magic. I just created a YouTube account yesterday and now the demonstration is on it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhbTRVbAgnY. This was for a school project which required me to make something that represented me. :)

(Yes, you can see that there is a Singaporean flag on the cross position. The reason for that is because I am Singaporean! :D Go Singapore!)
(Also, I spent an hour or two trying to decide if I broke some rules reagarding the use of the Singaporean flag... :lol: )

This my first Rubik's Magic mod so please tell me your thoughts. :) When I was designing this puzzle, I wanted two solved positions which did not include the boring rectangular shape, so I did. The two solved positions are the classic zigzag shape and a cross. The cross can open up to reveal some transparent tiles and under those transparent tiles is just my name. It probably won't be shown very clearly in the video though.

As it is my first time there were also some mistakes I made, the worst being the labels I had on the tiles. I used stickers and now there is still a bit of stuff left which is really hard to remove. :( At least I'll learn.

Anyways, enjoy! :D


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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:54 am 
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I think the solution is more crazy than the puzzle itself! Congratulations, this puzzle looks brilliant. :)

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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:10 am 
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Luke wrote:
I think the solution is more crazy than the puzzle itself! Congratulations, this puzzle looks brilliant. :)


Thanks Luke. :)

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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 9:25 am 
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Oh oh David... see what you did there?......now you're going to have to change your signature because no-one will believe it anymore!
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Sorry, I'm new here.
Please don't get mad at me if I ask really basic questions!

Amazing puzzle, congratulations!


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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:28 am 
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Seems very complicated...Well I don't know how to solve a 8-tile magic yet.......But Great Work!


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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:48 pm 
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very impressive :o

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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:43 pm 
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Thanks everyone! :D

Zzupler wrote:
Oh oh David... see what you did there?......now you're going to have to change your signature because no-one will believe it anymore!
David Chua wrote:
Sorry, I'm new here.
Please don't get mad at me if I ask really basic questions!

Amazing puzzle, congratulations!


:lol: Yes you are quite right! I will change my signature slightly...hang on.

Edit: There! :D Not too much change... :lol:

Sorry, I'm still learning more about puzzles.
Please don't get mad at me if I still ask questions which are a bit simple. :D

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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:23 am 
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I like it a lot but whats in the middle there and what on the other side when it is solved?

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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:20 pm 
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Amazing!

Kloopstomp would be envious if he were still active here.

Can you upload two images showing the second solves state and one rectangular state?
And maybe an image like the one you posted with uniform lighting?

@Luke:
I do not need to ask for weight and measurements. I can calculate that by myself.


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 Post subject: Re: David Chua's 40-tile Magic
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:40 am 
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Sorry for the very very very late bump guys. :( I don't know if I should be bumping this thread but I can't seem to figure out how to send the pictures some other way. So here they are. Sorry about that.

Oh and also I'm terrible at taking photos. :)

Edit: Added solved cross position photo with middle closed and Singaporean flag on it.


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File comment: This is the cross position with the middle hidden. This completes the whole picture.
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File comment: This has the middle open. It shows my name and reads '40-tile Magic'. It is covered by four panels with no images in them. I will post one more with just the top closed up.
(Notice how one of the stars' orientation is wrong. :D)

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