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 Post subject: easy alexander's star mod
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:18 pm 
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With Alexander's Star in such big supply and I know this has been discussed before (I couldn't find the thread though) but doesn't it make sence to make a version 2.0?

I'm not sure if I'm right on the math but i think you need 6 puzzles to make 5 color versions with the solution being 4 triangles of each color. Would anyone like to trade pieces so we can make them, or should I just put new stickers on mine?

I think that means that I have to take 10 pieces off of my puzzle (say red) and mail 2 pieces each to 5 people and they'd do the same, each picking a different color to remove.

Is this right or even worth it?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:11 pm 
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What a cool idea! I like the looks of this puzzle concept. We need to think about a few things:

Don't peel the stickers. It will never look right.
Can the pieces be removed without damaging anything?
We would not want to mix up stickered stars with painted stars.

Are we sure that the concept works? I will think about it. If the concept is workable, count me in!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:25 pm 
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i have a bag full of star pieces that i wouldnt mind giving away! if you want them, PM me with your address.


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Great idea. I've got a bunch of unused Alexander's Stars rolling around. I'll definitely try this. 10 and 20 colour versions using this same idea would be fun too, come to think of it.

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Yea this is a very cool puzzle idea :wink: . Yes I would definitely love to have a 20 color alexander's star version 2.0 also. I think it looks like a Impossiball but in a better shape. A star shape that is!!!


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wow, i dont even have a star to begin with
lol

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Skeneegee,

I like your version much better than the original. I have at least one broken Star, but I think it's my painted one which I would rather fix as is?

Sorry to change the subject, but does anyone have a broken painted star? I'll pay for the piece.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:45 pm 
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Great, I'm glad to see intrest in this. I didn't invent the idea, I just remembered it from a post made at twisty megasite.

Can somebody check to make sure I'm right about how it will work correctly?

I would remove my 10 peices that have red, send them in pairs to the other 5 puzzles. I would then recieve....

Y-B,Y-W from puzzle without yellow
G-Y,G-B from puzzle without green
O-G,O-Y from puzzle without orange
W-O,W-G from puzzle without white
B-W,B-O from puzzle without blue

I think you can also just combine 2 puzzles but I don't know what you could do with the second one.

I think it would be around $5 total shipping each, but that is pretty fair I think.

I've never taken my Alexander's star apart, I just guessed it could be easy, does anyone have experience taking them apart?

Does anyone like the emblem? I have to see what I could print it on.

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Anyone have pictures of a 10 or 20 color version? The 5 does look good.

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Where can I tap into the big supply of Alexander Stars? I see one on Ebay every so often, but haven't been able to win one yet.


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I see them on ebay all the time I think mine was $13 with shipping. Just be patient and one will come your way. im going to need another one too to keep normal.

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That's such a great idea! In my opinion, that's the way an Alexander's star should look. Even so, I hate how terribly it turns.


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I only have one original star and never bothered buying another one because of the mechanism + I did not believe you could make any modifications. I was wrong... we've seen 2 already!
I bought mine for about £2. I should invest in more now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:50 pm 
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Good idea! The 5 colour version would be best I think, and actually the hardest maybe! The goal is not just to get triples of the same colour together, but that the four triples of a given colour must also not touch at any corners.

This is related to the compound of five tetrahedra in a dodecahedron (anyone still reading now? :|), which is a stellation of the icosahedron.

Rob.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 9:02 pm 
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It's finished, thanks to Adam for supplying the pieces I needed. It took about an hour, although it was a little tricky to figure out where each piece goes, I figured it out with a little logic. I had to remove one sticker and glue it to the correct cubie because the set Adam sent was missing a few pieces, but it was easy to do, super glue gel and a steady hand prevailed. Now I have a baggie full of cubies ready to be sent to the next person who is interested (PM me). The one I made is sans orange.


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very cool skennegee you pulled it off. i was anxious to see how it all would come out.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:14 pm 
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Looks Awesome Mike!

I'm glad i could help in making this a reality for you. it always feels good to finish a mod and especially when other people help you out with parts. i cant wait till i finish the may mods that i am doing.


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