Bad English Warning!
I am an elementary puzzle inventor, and this puzzle is my first "invention", which became a KO puzzle few minutes ago.
I cannot use English well, so please pardon me even if I make some grammatical mistakes.
I got the idea at February 5th, when I was thinking of a new idea for a puzzle modding idea contest in my favorite puzzle community.
File comment: first design.
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The motive was "Let's mix two ideas together, Compy Cube and Mosaic Block!"
I felt that it was so cool. So about 5 days later I started designing.
This design was from just my head.
I didn't know this idea existed because I searched just "museum" page to find out whether it is suggested already.
And uploaded the results to shapeways.
After get about $83, I ordered and waited for UPS.
File comment: the box
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But there was big problem on it: shapeways printed it a little bigger(0.05~0.1mm).
It may have no matter in the case on big pieces, but in this model, because of the difference it gets quite big gap that cannot be ignored.
I couldn't assemble it because of the gaps. It couldn't be assembled!
So, I started to polishing with my hand.
The method was...
File comment: It is just rubbing two pieces together that meets like this photo.
The pieces sand each other.
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This proces stook about 8 days because there was over 100 small pieces in this puzzle.
It was a little hard but I was happy to make.
Finally, the polishing had been over.
And I washed the pieces and finished to assembling.
File comment: boiling pieces to remove all powder.
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File comment: I added very big chamfer because of problems on struct.
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And took the first video happily.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBlAfPE4kHg
After some playing I painted it with my markers and dried it.
(because the puzzle's face was too small to make and put the sticker.)
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I was very happy with my invention. I "Played" it as a toy, and even found the solution on this puzzle.
File comment: after some solves. little dirty.
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everything turned into a bubble.
It was an 'existing idea' after this topic : http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20686
There was even very advanced idea of it : curvy version.
I was very disappointed and became powerless.
Yes. I made KO puzzle against my will.
I'm very sad now although I am introducing a new puzzle.
I didn't put it on shop because it did not made to sell and is very unstable.
Thank you for reading this poor and long topic.
Have a good day.