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 Post subject: Fused Pillow/Rubiks Cube
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:27 pm 
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I'm currently working on a mod, i'll post pictures later when my camera's charged, but i was wondering if anyone could help me get ahold of some cut in half center pieces (like on a octagon barrel cube) and some corners like on the half truncated cube. i've tried cutting and doing it myself, but i'm afraid i'm just no good at it. if anyone can make me some or something like that please let me know. i need 4 barrel pieces and 6 half truncated pieces. pictures to come later. thanks!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:32 pm 
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here's some pictures of it from my cell phone, like i said, i'll have better ones later. it's only about half done anyway, so it's hard to tell what it's going to look like.

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I understand what you are going for here, and i don't think it has ever been done before...

This is an idea I came up with the other night, I havn't tried it too much yet, but it requires no filling.

simply get some thin but solid plastic (or similar) sheet and cover the holes with it. It is certainly lighter and cheaper than Milliput or epoxy filling.

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Well my dad is a dentist, and i use his dremel that he uses to grind down dentures, and i actually found a piece of thin pink plastic in there that he uses and he said i could have it. would i be able to paint over the pink color good enough? if it will work, i'll do it. also, what do you glue it with, epoxy or super glue? i also have epoxy putty.


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also, please no one copy this for the time being, until i figure out if it actually is a worthwhile venture. after i'm done with mine, it'll probably be free game.


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I use epoxy putty, superglue, or straight up epoxy depending on the usage. Never glue things together with the putty, though.

How thick is the plastic?

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it's pretty much the same thickness as the cube's plastic. it might be a little more flexible though, i'll have to try it out this next week sometime, i think if i cut it into small pieces those pieces will be stronger than the piece as a whole.


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new pictures. once again from a cell phone, and also a piece snapped as i was putting it together, so it's only half together, but all of the pieces are done and just need to be sanded so that it turns well and painted.

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i fixed the broken piece, and now it's all put together. enjoy.

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Looks very cool :) . Reminds me of the X-block.

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That's a very clever idea.

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Thomas wrote:
That's a very clever idea.

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Indeed it is. It is a simple way to make a simple puzzle appear to be more complex. Maybe in the future, if i get the time, i will experiment with shapes of fused/siamese cubes.

I hope it turns out wonderful. Good luck.

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thanks! i wanted to make all the stickers green and call it the kryptonite cube, but i think i'd rather it have colors. we'll see. i also got some comments (from my gf) that it's not fully functioning (because it's a fused cube) so i think it would be awesome to make a fully working one. how would you do that?

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so i think it would be awesome to make a fully working one. how would you do that?


How is it not fully functional? Aren't you modding it from this: http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=1283 ?

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it's this:

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pid=452


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Well, I'm done. Now i just need stickers. Can't find my good camera now. Here you go, please tell me if you like it.

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Looks very sharp. I had the idea for this puzzle once, congrats on building it. It looks very well done.

I don't think you could make this a fully functional puzzle like your girlfriend is talking about. Sorry.

To do that, you'd need a 4x4x4 and to truncate it so much that some of the edges and corners are gone, or internal.

Well, I guess you could build up from a 4x4x4 and do a bit of truncating, but it would be a very difficult mod.

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Thanks! This was my first mod to actually cut something and have to fill it in. For now I'm just trying to get some stickers for it. I bought a few sets of stickers for the octagon cube from cubesmith and I'm going to use them somehow on it. I'll put some new pictures when they get in! Maybe by then I can take some sharper pictures.


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so, I finally stickered it, and I took some better pictures with a decent camera (not a cell phone this time). Hope you like it! Tell me what you think. Should I put something besides the reflective stickers? It was all that I had enough of to cover it, but it wouldn't be hard to change it.

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Looks sharp. I'd have added stickers to the cubic areas as well. Still, I'd buy it. ;)

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what colors do you think? should i just do them like the rest of the puzzle?


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Superman wrote:
what colors do you think? should i just do them like the rest of the puzzle?
I was thinking having the BOY color scheme for the cubic parts, and either having the colors continue on the adjacent face, or having a pastel/light version on the angled face.

Never the less, the puzzle looks spiffy as is.

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Cool puzzle.

I would use just the 6 BOY colours.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:26 am 
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Look very nice finished. Great Job.


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That's some IMPRESSIVE work there, Superman!

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is this better? or should i just make each face one color?

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I would make each face one color, BUT THAT IS AWESOME.

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i think it looks better like this, but i want to know what everyone else thinks, because i'm probably going to sell it in the near future.


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Your gonna get some $$$ for this!

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I originally thought of each face having a solid color would look the best. Boy was I wrong. It looks amazing.

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how much would something like this go for? i have no clue, this is my first original mod so far.


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alright, so here's the final pictures. by the way, what should i call it? i bet "rubik's crystal" is already taken. i'll check. any suggestions would be nice! and thanks again for all the great comments! :D

(edit): Yep, crystal's already taken, so any name is good. Any ideas?

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How exactly did you make the corner cut? It looks hard. Oh and I would call it a Fused Pillow Cube lol

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it was actually pretty easy, i just used the corners of an octagon cube and just had to make one cut. i'll illustrate.. (cut on the red line at a down angle to the bottom back corner) if it's still confusing, i can take a real picture for you of a piece and mark on it where to cut.

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/wmfootball75/corner.jpg" border="0" alt="Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket]


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Wow that is really easy. I never thought of it that way. Thanks! Hey you should make a video of this puzzle, as well as the 2x2x3.

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not a bad idea, i've been thinking how hard it is to visualize just looking at these pictures, so i think i will make a video. thanks!


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While you're at it, you can watch my videos and subscribe to them here!

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What puzzle is Rubik's Crystal? The only puzzle I know with the word Crystal in it is the Pyraminx Crystal.


It looks very nice.

As for how the pieces are made. It's basically making a fused core and adding pillow pieces to it.

And to elaborate...

Octagon = Truncating 4 edges paralleling the y axis.
Pillow = Truncating 4 edges paralleling the x and 4 paralleling the z axis.
Rhombic Dodecahedron (with flat centers) = All edges.

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so, here's the video!

http://www.youtube.com/v/q7mKrata8MA&rel=1


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nice puzzle! I have had a similar idea in mind for my fused cubes center.
I think of a cylinder shape tho ;)

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so, should i sell it? is it worth the time to put it on ebay?


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Superman wrote:
so, should i sell it? is it worth the time to put it on ebay?

my 2 cents: Yes.

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Yep, crystal's already taken, so any name is good. Any ideas?

Why not "Fused Enclosed Cube"?
As explanation look at this:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3506

Obviously nobody remembered this mod. Except me. :cry:


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I think it'd fetch a decent amount. Depends if you want to sell it or keep it for your collection.

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fused enclosed cube sounds nice. one of my friends called it the bomb cube, kinda like they suggested for your enclosed cube. their reasoning was that it looked like a bomb. I could have put tail fins on it and done that, but I like it as it is for now. So yeah, I'll sell it soon, I don't know if I want to start it today. I might though, just keep an eye on the marketplace! Thanks for the feedback!

by the way, rubik's crystal looks like this..

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On sale now! Just look in the marketplace!


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