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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:24 pm 
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This is my first big build of the year. It took me about 5 days to finish and i finished it on Janurary 2. I know there is talk about people copying others peoples puzzles for profit and i want to make this clear that i did this puzzle out of curiosity for the mechanism and to help my building skills. It will not be for sale nor will it be placed on ebay. This is by far one of the longest builds i have done. There are so many pieces to modify, 69 in total including the core (spindal). for some wierd reason when i stickered it i switched the green and orange so it looks wierd right now. i will be putting cubesmith tiles on it this upcoming weekend so it will have a nice finish to it. let me know what you think.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 9:32 pm 
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WOW, Great Job.

Can you please explain the mechanism. Thanks

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a few more pics


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looks great Adam, well done.

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I think I got it know, once you compared it to the east sheen, I started thinking. Since the ES 4x4 is somewhat based off of a 3x3x3, it has internal center pieces. I'm guessing that you moved the outer layers upward/downward, and extended the centers outward. That's just my guess though.

I just have to say it again: Great job. It looks very professional. :lol:

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Great job, Adam! From photos, it appears you used the same method as Aleh when he did his 4x4x5 and 5x5x4. Is that so?

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looks awesome :D wish i had your skills/time/money
i must say i have a thing for cuboids ;P still waiting to start building my 3x3x5(got everything, just have to start some time :D)

still cant figure out how the mechanism for a 3x3x4(with 3x3x3-size cubies) would look like, anyone have any ideas? :P


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pHeTe wrote:
looks awesome :D wish i had your skills/time/money
i must say i have a thing for cuboids ;P still waiting to start building my 3x3x5(got everything, just have to start some time :D)

still cant figure out how the mechanism for a 3x3x4(with 3x3x3-size cubies) would look like, anyone have any ideas? :P
3x3x2 with 3x3x5-esque extentions? (Fully functional extentions of course.

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Wow, really excellent, Adam. I can only dream of owning a beautiful cuboid like that someday... :D


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Aleksey wrote:
Great job, Adam! From photos, it appears you used the same method as Aleh when he did his 4x4x5 and 5x5x4. Is that so?


I think we'll find out this weekend!

Looks great Adam!

These suckers are pretty tough to solve, certainly a great puzzle.

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Thanks for the comments! I am not going to answer the questions about the mechanism. im sure with all of the pictures you can figure it out, I had to.

Aleksey: I believe this is the same as Aleh's i will find out on Saturday when we get to compare them.

phete: I wish i had the time and money. i dont really have either. i find time to work on my puzzles, long holiday weekends are the best.

merlintocs: keep dreaming, this one is mine! I want to sell but too much work went into it for me to sell at this time.

Mike: ill see you Saturday and we can compare the 2 puzzle. i bet i can beat you at a speed solve. i can get sub 5 min


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Adam Zamora wrote:
merlintocs: keep dreaming, this one is mine! I want to sell but too much work went into it for me to sell at this time.


No worries Adam! I couldn't afford it anyway! Enjoy your outstanding puzzle!


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That looks great. How does it turn?

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qqwref wrote:
That looks great. How does it turn?


do you mean how well does it turn? it turns quite well actually. i am very happy with the outcome of it. it turns good enough that i would let people play with it.


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Adam Zamora wrote:
qqwref wrote:
That looks great. How does it turn?


do you mean how well does it turn? it turns quite well actually. i am very happy with the outcome of it. it turns good enough that i would let people play with it.
Would you be willing to make a video of it?

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sure i will make a video. ill try to do it tonight


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i got my puzzle back today. i let Frank Morris borrow it at the last competition. he solved it on his first attempt, well at least i think he did. it came back to me solved. anyways is there anyone out there that saw my 4x4x5 and played with it please let me know what you think of it.


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So Adam, what about my question? Can you tell anything?

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Aleksey. after going to the competition and seeing Aleh's i can safely say that i did make mine the same way Aleh made his. it was wierd seeing 2 4x4x5's and 2 Brillics on the same table. some of you would of drooled and then made us mad because the puzzles are worth alot. i think on the table we had over $4000 worth of modded puzzles. it might have been more. i wish i had a picture to show you but i dont.


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Adam Zamora wrote:
anyways is there anyone out there that saw my 4x4x5 and played with it please let me know what you think of it.


You did an excellent job Adam! it turns as well as it looks. So...5x5x4 next? :lol:

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Their ethier typos or people who have slight dislexia. I have slight dislexia
and it is really anoying when I read a word and I think it is something else :x .

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Adam,

I did solve the puzzle. Clancy and Chris are my witnesses. The puzzle turns excellently.

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I got to play with it for 5 minutes :-)
It twisted perfectly, without any troubles I expected (uneven friction, locking up, etc.). It felt exactly like my Eastsheen 5x5x5...
Lovely.


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Adam, thanks for letting me know. In fact, the method is ingenious indeed. I did not make the connection it until I saw it myself. It's surely not obvious. Great work, Adam!

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I had a chance to give it a few twists that weekend before Frank solved it and it turns great. Like it was a production puzzle, but smoother. ;)

The puzzles that were at the comp were amazing. Adam and Aleh both have some serious tallent.

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Jello33 wrote:
I had a chance to give it a few twists that weekend before Frank solved it and it turns great. Like it was a production puzzle, but smoother. ;)



Really it is a production puzzle. the only thing i did was add an extra layer. so it should turn good. thanks again for the comments. i am keeping this one like i said before. i was thinking of selling it but i choose not to. i am sad looking back and seeing alot of my puzzles sold and i dont have one to play with myself, this was the major factor in the decision that i made to keep it. i need to learn to make 2 of each puzzle so i can have one for me and one to sell.


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Jello33 wrote:
I had a chance to give it a few twists that weekend before Frank solved it and it turns great. Like it was a production puzzle, but smoother. ;)



Really it is a production puzzle. the only thing i did was add an extra layer. so it should turn good. thanks again for the comments. i am keeping this one like i said before. i was thinking of selling it but i choose not to. i am sad looking back and seeing alot of my puzzles sold and i dont have one to play with myself, this was the major factor in the decision that i made to keep it. i need to learn to make 2 of each puzzle so i can have one for me and one to sell.


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is it a fully functional cube where you can make quarter turns or does each turn around the extended axis have to be a half turn?

what did you use to extend the axis?


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QUINBLZ

STOP BRINGING UP DEAD THREADS. THERE ARE COUNTLESS PAGES THAT EXPLAIN EVERYTHING YOU ASK FOR.

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new moderator instead of pembo now since hes taking on america. i vote Quinn
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Yes! Vote away, my children!

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vote 1 for quinn. that makes 2!

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i vote pembo or mr. twisty


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lol, is it my fault the search engine sucks?

i typed in void cube and didnt get anything too relavent, so i created a new thread... low and behold there was already a topic on it, but that didnt even show up when i searched for it


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how about you just search void, or you hit search for all terms. its not the search function that sucks, its your understanding


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as a programer, i can say that if the design isnt intuitive, its not the users fault

ill keep that in mind, btw most of my posts were redirects from repeat topics that other people sent me


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i searched void and it gave me everything about the void cube. if you cant figure out that the search for all terms link will search for both words but regular search won't, thats your problem.


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yeah, i realized that about 10 seconds after reading ur post


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