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 Post subject: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewseph
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:30 am 
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Hello all!
I have been looking hard for the edge-turning version of the starminx created by Drewseph. The face turning one is available online in mass production, but I can't seem to reach Drewseph to ask him about his edge-turning starminx.

If anyone can help me out, I would be more than appreciative! If you can help me reach him, or can sell me the puzzle.

Cheers! I have included a link to the puzzle I am describing.

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=2007


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewsep
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:57 am 
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I don't think I can help you get one, but here's a piece of information to consider: it's in the same price category as the 17x17x17. It's huge and costs a lot to print.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewsep
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:03 am 
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To elaborate, that is just larger than the petaminx by mf8. The raw shapeways wsf cost would be about $3679 according to my calculations.
Good luck man!

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewsep
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I think you are looking for this one.

I am sure, that Drewseph has built only one exemplar, this on the picture.

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Sorry this one is nor for sale.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewsep
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:41 pm 
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This is the one he called Starminx II, and I remember it was very expensive to print. Claus, is it in your collection now?
There was another recent thread referring to Starminx II, but really asking about a Dino Dodecahedron.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewsep
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:03 pm 
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Thanks all! I guess I'll just have to do without haha :)

Anyone know why it's so expensive- too complicated to make small as well?
I'm just starting to do cube engineering myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewsep
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:49 pm 
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Michaelandrewc wrote:
Anyone know why it's so expensive- too complicated to make small as well?
I'm just starting to do cube engineering myself.

It's expensive because the puzzle is huge. The puzzle is huge because the geometry of the edge-turning dodecahedron tends to make many tiny pieces. Check out http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=189458#p189458 to see a demonstration of the sorts of pieces a designer will run into when designing this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewsep
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:29 pm 
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TomZ wrote:
It's in the same price category as the 17x17x17. It's huge and costs a lot to print.
Still it turns great:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiXbDpU_FnU

And the price of the 17x17x17 doesn't keep it off Shapeways. I'd love to see this there. Here is his Shapeways Shop. But I'm actually more concerned about Drewseph. I guess I haven't been paying enough attention that I didn't notice he'd disappeared. Looks like he last visited Twisty Puzzles on Mar 10, 2011. And it looks like his last puzzle video on YouTube is 3 years old. Anyone here still in touch with Drew? I hope he's ok. I did see a post from him on one of his videos that is only 6 months old so I'd guess he's just taking a break from puzzles. Still I hope he's ok and he's a great puzzle designer so I hope he doesn't stay way for too long.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for an Edge-Turning Starminx Invented by Drewsep
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I've been in touch recently, and he's just fine, and doing great. He just lost interest in puzzles for awhile when casting went away, and many of the big design hurdles had been done. Maybe he'll be back sometime!

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