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 Post subject: Gus's Brilicube - Video Added
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:44 pm 
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I thought I'd do an "oldie" but good mod, the Brilicube, first done in 2008:

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The core is made from a 30x30x30mm keychain cube. The add-on parts were designed in Google Sketchup, printed by Shapeways in WSF, dyed using black Rit dye and sprayed with 3M Spray Fix Gloss (which I found in a drawer at work, and thought I'd give it a try).

The stickers were hand cut from a template which I printed with the pieces. To cut the rounded corners I used two types of "wobbly edge" scissors, used to cut fancy edges in card. This is much easier that trying to do it with straight edge scissors.

It turns well considering the low quality of the keychain cube. It is 57mm on a side, the same as a standard 3x3x3. Now just 300 mods to do and I'll be finished :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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Very nice! I like it alot!

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:52 pm 
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Looks great Gus.

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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Excellent. :D I like it.

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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Excellent puzzle Gus. I love the simple puzzles like these, and I would love to own one (wink wink). Well done :).

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:49 pm 
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I love this puzzle, and yours looks great. Congratulations :D


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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Thanks for your comments guys. I have contacted Aleh to see if I could put these parts into my Shapeways shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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Wow, you mutated to a CAD experts.

It will come the day I trapped you for the cell in my basement.

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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clauswe wrote:
Wow, you mutated to a CAD experts.

It will come the day I trapped you for the cell in my basement.

Great puzzle.
I am both appalled and excited :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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I've checked with Aleh and he is OK about my selling the parts on Shapeways or complete cubes. I'll update my shop ASAP.

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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This definitely deserves to be remade.


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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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Gus wrote:
I've checked with Aleh and he is OK about my selling the parts on Shapeways or complete cubes. I'll update my shop ASAP.

Yes! This is awesome.I can't wait. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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I have updated my Shapeways Shop with the Brilicube add-on pieces. You need a 30mm keychain cube as a core. There are two Brilicube models - one includes a sticker template for those of you who want to make your own, and the stickers should also be available from Oliver's Sticker Shop - just send him an email quoting "Gus's Brilicube".

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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Cool!
One demand though: Could you please also offer just single masters? That would make it really cheap for me 8-)
I am wondering why you used a Rubik's key chain cube. There are much better ones like this one:
http://lightake.com/detail.do/sku.3x3x3 ... lack-28028
and especially this one:
http://witeden.com/goods.php?id=419


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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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EMI94100 wrote:
One demand though: Could you please also offer just single masters? That would make it really cheap for me 8-)
No problem, but although the pieces would be very cheap the P&P is still the same :(
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I am wondering why you used a Rubik's key chain cube. There are much better ones like this one:
http://lightake.com/detail.do/sku.3x3x3 ... lack-28028
and especially this one:
http://witeden.com/goods.php?id=419
I used the keychain cube because I had some lying around. You're right, the ones you linked to are much better quality, as long as they are really 30mm in size. I might use these if anyone orders a complete puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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I have updated my shop so you can buy just two parts so you can make moulds to cast your own pieces :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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Could you please post a video, I'd really like to see that.

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Could you please post a video, I'd really like to see that.
VIDEO added! Note that the turning on this one is a bit loose because I used a cheap mini cube which I had lying around. If I do another one I'd use the cubes recommended by EMI94100 in his post above.

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube - Video Added
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Not bad ! even better than i expected =)

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 Post subject: Re: Gus's Brilicube - Video Added
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RubixFreakGreg wrote:
Not bad ! even better than i expected =)
High praise indeed from Claus's CubiodDroid :lol:
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