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 Post subject: The In-Betweeners
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Gelatin Brain's 1.1.2 Is possibly my favorite puzzle there. It is a combination of a megaminx and a pyraminx crystal. Not to be confused with the Master Brilic. The Master Brilic has 2 layers- a pyraminx crystal layer, and a megaminx layer. 1.1.2 has 1 layer, which is in between a megaminx and a pyraminx crystal. It has
-Megaminx Centers
-Megaminx Edges
-Megaminx/ Pyraminx Crystal Corners
-Pyraminx Crystal Edges
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Gelatin Brain's 1.1.4 is another fun one. This is a combination of a pyraminx crystal and a starminx. It has
-Starminx Centers
-Pyraminx Crystal/ Starminx Edges
-Pyraminx Crystal Corners
-Starminx Points
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I have asked a few of the top designers to try to design these puzzles. Basically, the pieces are too small, and would rotate/ wobble in place, and fall out.

But here's a question. What about this?
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Thanks to Brandon for these images.
It looks to me as if these pieces are big enough, and could stay in place well.

Am I right? Is it realistic to make these puzzle using these curved cuts?

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 Post subject: Re: The In-Betweeners
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:11 am 
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In my research consisting of about an hour I can say that the first one is very unlikely but the second one can work and has been implimented already http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopi ... 15&t=23233. If you're interested I have a rough design in Solidworks that I can share.

The real problem with the first one is the Megaminx and Pyraminx Crystal edge relations. I'll continue to work with it and report back when I learn more.

Edit: I'm back and I found that the problem is that for the Pyraminx Crystal edges to work the Megmainx edges either have to be completely hidden or so small that they couldn't be stickered and therefore useless. I would love for someone to prove me wrong though just because it seems like a really fun puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: The In-Betweeners
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:03 am 
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RNC1839 wrote:
In my research consisting of about an hour I can say that the first one is very unlikely but the second one can work and has been implimented already http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopi ... 15&t=23233. If you're interested I have a rough design in Solidworks that I can share.

Well, the Master Starminx is not 1.1.4. The master starminx has 2 layers, one megaminx, and one starminx. 1.1.4 has 1 layer, in between pyraminx crystal and starminx.

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 Post subject: Re: The In-Betweeners
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I would be happy to tackle that last one. Dibs!

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 Post subject: Re: The In-Betweeners
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pirsquared wrote:
I would be happy to tackle that last one. Dibs!

-Eitan

:D
I'm excited!

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 Post subject: Re: The In-Betweeners
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:50 pm 
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I designed both puzzle :)
I plan to finish my CrystalMinx

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Yor version also very interest
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 Post subject: Re: The In-Betweeners
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:49 pm 
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I was wondering if this was possible to make by opening a pyraminx crystal to make a multidodecahedron style puzzle, and sticker the inner megaminx.
It wouldn't be very stable, but possible (I think).


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 Post subject: Re: The In-Betweeners
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Bunstan wrote:
I was wondering if this was possible to make by opening a pyraminx crystal to make a multidodecahedron style puzzle, and sticker the inner megaminx.
It wouldn't be very stable, but possible (I think).

You would have to cut way down on the pyraminx crystal edges, and they would be so small that they would fall into the puzzle (similar to what happens on a loose C4Y teraminx).

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