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 Post subject: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:28 am 
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Hi everyone,

Someone e-mailed me asking for help on assembling Eitan's Radio Cube 3. I have no clue so I'm passing it on to you guys. If anyone can offer some help, post it here, I'm sure it would be much appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:43 pm 
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It requires FLAT HEAD M3 screws. The screw head must sit below the round part of the centre. Assemble the core first (centres and groups of five "edges" per cubic face). This is what the assembled core looks like (minus the stickers):
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After this step is complete, all groups of three edges should turn freely but STIFFLY. If it is too loose at this stage the puzzle will be too loose when assembled.

After the core is assembled, assemble a cubic face on top, use tape to hold it together and then turn the assembly over and start building up from the bottom. Leave one of the hexagonal "corners" for last. To put in the last piece, turn the face with the hole 45 degrees to make a bit more room and gently press it into place.

In this assembly test picture, I built the face but note that I had not assembled the core properly and HAD THE WRONG SCREWS.
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Just a few more pieces to go:
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If there are specific questions I can answer them in this thread (ideally) or in a PM.

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 10:45 am 
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Nice tutorial, Pete! I'm sorry I had to design it for flat head screws. There was very little room inside this puzzle, so I wanted to conserve space.

-Eitan

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:15 am 
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pirsquared wrote:
Nice tutorial, Pete! I'm sorry I had to design it for flat head screws. There was very little room inside this puzzle, so I wanted to conserve space.

-Eitan
Eitan, it is by far the best-turning Shapeways puzzle I have and I sure hope you make more cubic transformations of icosahedral puzzles. :mrgreen: As for me trying to put a button-head screw with a built-in washer into a conical hole... that was dumb, there is no other explanation. FWIW, I now order my Shapeways puzzle screws from an online hobby shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:27 am 
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Sorry for the bump but I have a problem assembling my just arrived radio cube 3.

I'm trying to assemble the core but doing the last "cubic face" I have 4 EQUAL pieces while I think that 2 of them should be the mirror of the other 2.

I try to be more precise: around the "square" piece there are four "corners". In total there are 24 of them and I'm assuming they should be 12 of one type and 12 mirrored. So to complete a center I would need one square, 2 corners and 2 corners "mirrored".
I this assumption correct or I am missing something?

Could be possible that shapeways sent me 2 mirrored pieces by mistake?


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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:01 am 
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psi wrote:
Could be possible that shapeways sent me 2 mirrored pieces by mistake?
Some photos would help. I suppose a Shapeways issue is possible, but I would double check the other faces to see if there are a couple of the square pieces that don't belong. It is not so obvious when the puzzle is still loose.

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:04 am 
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I cannot help you, but adding one or two photos would certainly help others to respond properly.
At least I guess so.

BTW, if you are ever in doubt that a Bump is appropriate, you can ask a moderator before.
In this case, I consider the Bump OK.

Konrad with Moderator hat on. :)

EDIT: Pete's comment shows that I was right with my guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:36 am 
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I was missing a lot of pieces with my print of the Radio Cube 3. I bet Shapeways lost some pieces and then reprinted the missing pieces without paying attention to chiality.

You should have 12 of these (top view shown):
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And another 12 of its mirror (bottom view shown):
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Eitan calls the top one "Asymmetric Face Pentagon 1" and the bottom one "Asymmetric Face Pentagon 2".

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:41 am 
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bmenrigh wrote:
Eitan calls the top one "Asymmetric Face Pentagon 1" and the bottom one "Asymmetric Face Pentagon 2".
See, I was thinking it was the "square" (actually trapezoid) pieces that are edges from the Radiolarian 3. If it is the pentagon centres, they can't go in the wrong slots and the it is likely to be a Shapeways issue. Also, I'm a bit surprised that Shapeways would reprint part of a twisty puzzle order.

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
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Pete the Geek wrote:
Also, I'm a bit surprised that Shapeways would reprint part of a twisty puzzle order.
It definitely happens now and then.

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:37 pm 
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I'm glad I saw this in the side bar. They lose pieces from time to time, especially on models where I used the density workaround. I recently updated my shop to not use the density workaround at all, so it should happen much less now that all the models are assemblies of the actual pieces.

Psi, if you send me a PM, we can work out what pieces are missing, and I'll put together an assembly for you to reorder. (If we bring it to the attention of the Shapeways team, they usually will give you store credit to purchase those extra pieces.)

-Eitan

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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:22 pm 
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Konrad wrote:
BTW, if you are ever in doubt that a Bump is appropriate, you can ask a moderator before.
In this case, I consider the Bump OK.

I will, thank you.

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After watching Pete radio cube 3 unboxing youtube video and reading your comments I'm sure SW screwed my order.


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I have 14 "Asymmetric Face Pentagon 1" and 10 "Asymmetric Face Pentagon 2"
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This is also split into 14/10 of respective mirrors:
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I have already had half core assembled so I will not show all "corners" but these was the piece I was referring and noticed wrong at first, again 14 of one type, 10 mirrored (these are the ones for the last 2 "faces"):
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And I have just these 8 pieces (4+4) but I saw 16 of them in Pete video:
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Maybe I should have counted pieces at the beginning ;(


I have also another minor issue that I signaled to SW and they already kindly asked me for details and pictures.

pirsquared wrote:
Psi, if you send me a PM, we can work out what pieces are missing, and I'll put together an assembly for you to reorder. (If we bring it to the attention of the Shapeways team, they usually will give you store credit to purchase those extra pieces.)

I will. Do you have a detailed list?


Thank you everyone.


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 Post subject: Re: Assembling the Radio Cube 3
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:21 pm 
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psi wrote:
And I have just these 8 pieces (4+4) but I saw 16 of them in Pete video:
The 8 corners are correct. I got a bonus set of corners in my order due to a glitch in the model at the time.

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