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 Post subject: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:21 am

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Location: Hertfordshire, UK
I want to convert a 4x4 to a 2x4x4 the same way cbc converted a 5x5 to a 3x5x5, could I use a similar method to what he did to get the outcome I want?
If your not familiar with the mod he did then watch this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmvQjfii ... ure=relmfu
Please can I have people thoughts and maybe possible problems I might run into please?

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:28 am

Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:01 am
I wonder where you got the idea for this? *cough* *cough*

But yeah its possible, check out http://www.youtube.com/user/63falcondude

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:45 am

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I think I was the first. Look here http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15022&start=0&hilit=6x6x6
I used this technik to make N x N x (N-2) out of NxNxN cubes.

It works very good for all n>3.

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:49 am

Joined: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:01 am
clauswe, Don't think this is off topic, but does this technique work on cuboids? Could you make a 2x4x5 out of Ayi's 5x4x4?

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:59 am

Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:02 am
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clauswe wrote:
I think I was the first. Look here http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=15022&start=0&hilit=6x6x6
I used this technik to make N x N x (N-2) out of NxNxN cubes.

It works very good for all n>3.

Any tips for the corners? they just seem to phase me...

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PB:
3x3:27.34
4x4: 2:21
Rubiks Clock: 23sec
Floppy Cube: 4.5sec
2x2: 8.64sec (single)
2x2: 11.78(Average of 5)
Magic-0.91 (Single)

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:49 pm

Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:33 am
Location: Hiram, Ohio
Hello all, this reminds me. This is one of the first cubes I made. as to whether I am actually the first I have no idea, it was made January (I believe) of 2010. I just dug it out of my old mod box. any confirmation on if I am the first?

Here are pics.

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:24 pm

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Is the pillowing of these cuboid mods done to avoid showing the olzing (Olzing?) in the upper layer or just to make an interesting look?

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:25 pm

Joined: Sun May 29, 2011 2:56 pm
Location: New York
Pete the Geek wrote:
Is the pillowing of these cuboid mods done to avoid showing the olzing (Olzing?) in the upper layer or just to make an interesting look?

These puzzles are made from nxnxn cubes. The pillowing is so that the modder does not have to modify (shorten) the core arm.

-Doug

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:01 pm

Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:33 am
Location: Hiram, Ohio
Pete the Geek wrote:
Is the pillowing of these cuboid mods done to avoid showing the olzing (Olzing?) in the upper layer or just to make an interesting look?

As doug stated, that is one reason, another directly related reason is because since we are in effect just shaving down two layers, we could not go any further due to that preexisting mechanism's limitations.

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:34 pm

Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:02 am
Location: Hertfordshire, UK
Pete the Geek wrote:
Is the pillowing of these cuboid mods done to avoid showing the olzing (Olzing?) in the upper layer or just to make an interesting look?

The olzing occurs in the 3x5x5 Im not sure about the 5x7x7 but they are usually pillowed because its bandaging an nxnxn to make a nxnxn-2, simple but works amazingly!

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My Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/KozehCubez
PB:
3x3:27.34
4x4: 2:21
Rubiks Clock: 23sec
Floppy Cube: 4.5sec
2x2: 8.64sec (single)
2x2: 11.78(Average of 5)
Magic-0.91 (Single)

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 Post subject: Re: 2x4x4 Mod?Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:09 pm

Joined: Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:04 pm
Location: Sioux Lookout, Canada
KozehCubes wrote:
Pete the Geek wrote:
Is the pillowing of these cuboid mods done to avoid showing the olzing (Olzing?) in the upper layer or just to make an interesting look?

The olzing occurs in the 3x5x5 Im not sure about the 5x7x7 but they are usually pillowed because its bandaging an nxnxn to make a nxnxn-2, simple but works amazingly!

As they are made by fusing the top and bottom two layers of a cube, I was thinking that I would see how much of the original top layer centre I could remove above the screw and then use that as the fixed height to trim the layer flat across. Now that I have the cubes I plan to use, I will disassemble them to see if this will work, but with so many pillowed cuboids being made I'm concerned that I'm missing something.

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