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 Post subject: New Mod (no name!)**Edit: 2x2 Windmill Prism
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:13 pm 
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So now with high school started and being all honors and skipping 2 grades of math I haven't had much time to do puzzle building. I began this puzzle right after i finished my mental bock using every spare moment it. On the mental block I used the scroll saw to make every part and it didn't turn out too good. This time though I used the score and snap method, and I must say it is soooo much easier an neater to make pieces with that method. So, I got a few pictures of the new puzzle, and I need for the people of twisty puzzles to come up with a name. Now these pictures are not of the complete puzzle. I will finish cleaning it up hopefully by the end of the year. There is a lot of cleaning up to do with it. Enjoy.

EDIT: After several ideas the cube has now been named the 2x2 Windmill Prism.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:39 pm 
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Let me say this, you have no idea how close that is to a puzzle I'm building now. It's so close, but still different. Anyway, it looks much better than your previous build. You're definately getting better working with sheet. I'm very bad a working with sheet, so for my puzzle, I have some pieces made, and I'll mold and cast the rest.

Great job. Take your time "cleaning it up" and be sure to post pictures when you're done.

As for a name, sorry can't think of anything for you. You should be naming it, you made it and its original. :D

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We were work on the same puzzle and didn't know ha ha ha the same thing happened to timeselkirk and Thomas. I just dont know what to name it. I don't want to name it after myself, because im not the only one making one. I was thinking of a name based off of the container, because the diagonal cut makes its look like one when its turned on that axis.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:30 am 
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Very cool idea It would look awesome when it's finished.


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Is the mechanism Skewb related?


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In the pictures it clearly shows it with a mini 2x2 as the mech.


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If you make the solved state like the "180 degree turn" image, then you could call it the kite cube deltoidal cube I suppose (or, are those names already taken?).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:20 am 
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Thats awesome!

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I like AndrewG's Kite cube idea. I'm going to decided once i get more suggestions, so keep the coming.

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The Kite Cube name has already been taken.

viewtopic.php?t=3662&highlight=kite+cube

It's a Rubik's UFO mechanism.

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I'll have to get another name then. Noah, can you think of any.

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TheAtarian1 wrote:
I'll have to get another name then. Noah, can you think of any.
The Atarian Cube?

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Great concept!
I'd like to see it finished!
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I thought I had heard of a kite cube somewhere, but couldn't remember. I suppose you could call it the "Kite Prism", which kinda weasels around that and is more accurate anyways. :)

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Whoa I've never seen this before, but when I searched google for "kite cube" I found this link http://www.puzzle-shop.de/kite-cube2.html
This is a kite cube
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Ok i guess I have seen this before it was made by Aleh, and it is currently his avatar.
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3662&highlight=kite+cube


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WHY IS EVERYTHING MADE FROM a SKEWB!?!?!? Seriously though, ask anyone here if about half of TP mods are from a skewb. They are all gonna say yes unless they're stupid! That kite cube is awesome though, as well as TheAtarian's mod.

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The Kite Cube and the Kite Cube II are not Skewb mods. They are both made from Rubik's UFOs.

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Are you serious? That's is awesome! I guess I can't tell because when a UFO and a Skewb is turned, the turn is a turn of half of the puzzle. ALWAYS.

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sirajali05 wrote:
WHY IS EVERYTHING MADE FROM a SKEWB!?!?!? Seriously though, ask anyone here if about half of TP mods are from a skewb. They are all gonna say yes unless they're stupid! That kite cube is awesome though, as well as TheAtarian's mod.


Well as a person who owns many Skewb Mods, I believe they are just easier to work with. To create new shapes and extensions. With cuboids, you're pretty much restricted to the core - especially if it's a Rubik versus ES brand.

There's less innards to deal with, so you can create more interesting shapes and/or deeper cuts. And the angles can also be more tweaked about - and semi turns (like the BiCone and Golden Cube).

Think about it - A Container, Mental Puck, Golden Cube, Rhombic Dodecahedron (plus countless more)... All different shapes but all the same puzzle!!

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The fact that the Skewb is a deep-cut puzzle helps at lot as well.

Meanwhile Rubik's cubes ( N > 2 but not including 2) are not.


A deep-cut puzzle means all of the planes (slices) of rotation intersect at single point, so in theory you could just continually build up on the puzzle and it will look the same (sans size ratio).

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It's hard to tell that the kite cube is made from a UFO. Thats cool.

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THis is a bit late but as for a name it kind of looks like a 2x2 windmill cube
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windmill cube
http://puzzle3d.hp.infoseek.co.jp/windmill.html

just a thought.


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2x2x2 windmill cube..... I love it.

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What about 2x2 Windmill Prism.

It's more of a prism than a cube.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 11:35 pm 
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and it's not really a 2x2 either...so i think something like two layer windmill prism

kind of like that two layer fisher cube i saw a while ago

best of luck with cleaning it up


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It's not nessasary to have a windmill on each side for its to be a windmill cube, because the 3x3x3 windmill cube doesn't.

I will stick with 2x2 Windmill Prism unless i find one even better or someone else has use the name. Thanks everone for the suggestions!

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When will this be stickered, I'm interested in seeing it completed

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yeah, this ought to look really nice with a good set of stickers on it. will it remain white or will you paint it?


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i guess i was looking at the windmill wall cube because that has all three layers windmilled, but yeah windmill prism is a good name. Also interested in seeing it completed and stickered


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