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 Post subject: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:04 pm 
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Hey Forum,

I am very proud to present my latest puzzle, the Master Starminx. It is simply the best puzzle I have ever made.




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Sorry Andreas, I don't have a scale!

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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:o Truly awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Excellent work Eric. The turning quality is brilliant, forgetting about the complexity of the puzzle. At $200, this is a steal.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:12 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:24 pm 
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Fantastic job Eric!


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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Curvy cuts combined with straight cuts, awesome! How many pieces are there in this puzzle?

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Wow. Just wow.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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This knocks out two of my must-have puzzles in one step: GB's 1.1.4 and the Master Brilic. Absolutely beautiful puzzle and certainly one of the most fun to solve.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Very cool! And it turns like a dream too!


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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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No. Way. This is awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Truly awesome! very complicated puzzle though...... :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Type 'amazing' into thesaurus for my response.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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gingervergo wrote:
Hey Forum,

I am very proud to present my latest puzzle, the Master Starminx. It is simply the best puzzle I have ever made.

Sorry Andreas, I don't have a scale!


You can always send it to me Eric, I have a scale 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Amazing puzzle Eric. It looks soooo good! And quite fun solve too :)
I was thinking: when will the next big puzzle, that is not a cuboid, come? And here it is!
What a beast puzzle! And at this price, it's a steal!
Only thing I am a little worried about is the small stickers. I am not sure how well they are gonna hold on except if they are super glued down.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Very cool puzzle. I like it a lot. what is the difference between this and a starminx+megaminx?

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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X-TownCuber wrote:
Very cool puzzle. I like it a lot. what is the difference between this and a starminx+megaminx?

If you look at a normal Starminx puzzle you will notice that the cut goes directly through the corner.
This one has a curvy cut to it.
If you ask me though, then I would not call this puzzle the Master Starminx. Look at my avatar to find my answer to that question (Starminx + Pentultimate).

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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I'm gonna buy this beast. :) nice job.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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You're making me poor :shock: :lol: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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awesome job Eric ¡¡¡¡

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Woah :shock: , great job :wink: .

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Holy cow, that turns well. Well done, Eric!

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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This is incredible!


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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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gingervergo wrote:
Sorry Andreas, I don't have a scale!
That is sad. Seems like I have to wait until Claus or Frank buy one sample...
Do you have a ruler? Can you tell me the edge length?

More important:
Can you make new images?
After all background is cropped away the remaining height will be less then 350 pixel. That means the images for the entry in the museum will get blocky and that is a shame for a puzzle like this.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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pirsquared wrote:
Holy cow, that turns well. Well done, Eric!
I have to agree. That appears to be one of the best turning Shapeway puzzles I've seen regardless of complexity. Add to that this appears to be one of the more complex ones and I'm really impressed. Any tips or tricks you leaned that you are willing to share that you think help this puzzle turn as well as it does? Any special lube? Any unique rule for tolerances not discuess here? What radius fillets did you use inside this puzzle? Does this puzzle have springs in it or just screws? Really curious how you managed to get this to turn so well.

Great job,
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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
.. Seems like I have to wait until Claus or Frank buy one sample...
Do you have a ruler? Can you tell me the edge length?


"order will be shipped on or before March 27th" + a weekend for assembly please :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Frank Tiex wrote:
"order will be shipped on or before March 27th" + a weekend for assembly please :wink:
Thank you in advance, Frank.


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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Hey everyone,

Thanks for the overwhelming response! It's nice to see the puzzle is being well received.

I have uploaded a video to youtube explaining the mechanism for the puzzle. Hopefully it will answer any questions about it. If anyone wants to talk more about it, I would be happy to share over skype.

Andreas, the puzzle has an edge length of 35mm. I will take some more pictures within the week and send them to you!

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Wow! That video was great, thanks. The pieces of this puzzle are amazing shapes, you could probably play chess with them :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Great puzzle. Great videos (I'll pretend I understood all of it!).
And am I right in saying that it looks more beautiful scrambled?
It's a work of art.

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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gingervergo wrote:
I have uploaded a video to youtube explaining the mechanism for the puzzle.
WOW!!!! You really went above and beyond what I was expecting in terms of an answer. Thank you SO much. If you asked me, I'd say you combined the shell mech with some of ideas behind Oskar's floating anchor mech in a brilliant way. Very well done. This is a video I'll be watching several more times.

Two question that I don't think were answered in the video:
(1) What kind of lube do you use?
(2) Do you have the pieces printed in SW&F or SW&FP?
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The pieces of this puzzle are amazing shapes, you could probably play chess with them :)
I read this before seeing the video and I have to agree. Particularly after reading your reply my mind couldn't help but think "There is the knight" and "Oh, that piece would make a great queen." at several places in the video. The geometry inside this is just crazy... (and I mean that in a very good way).

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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WOW - both for the puzzle, and the video! Will be purchasing soon...

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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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This morning I took some pictures for Andreas. He asked for a variant of the Globall.

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After this I assembled the Master Starminx. I finished the inner shells and found the same shape of the Globall.
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It was great fun to assemble the complete puzzle.
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Without any kind of lubrications it turns smooth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: The Master Starminx by Eric Vergo
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Looks nice! Did you use WSF polished or regular Claus?


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