Any Rubik's Cube fans around here?

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Re: Any Rubik's Cube fans around here?

Post by silverdrake » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:02 pm

Ya got me there, Abdul. :D

How long have ya been working on it?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:08 pm

silverdrake wrote:Ya got me there, Abdul. :D

How long have ya been working on it?
Off and on for a few months.

But I got as far as I did in a few hours.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:56 pm

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Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:13 pm

And Abdul slags me off for being a slot car nerd...
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:38 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:And Abdul slags me off for being a slot car nerd...
Is staying awake all night watch slot cars go around really being a nerd?

Admittedly there's a certain amount mathematical nerd cred created by using up all the curves and still fitting it all on the floor of your closet.

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Post by asthmatic camel » Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:57 pm

I knew all those hoarded CD & DVD cases would come in handy one day.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Nov 14, 2015 9:01 pm

Update: Ta-daah!

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:38 pm

8)

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:35 pm

Bored with cubes? :coolspecs:

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:08 pm

Like cubes but bored with 90 degree angles?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:14 pm

This one would be good for "Conjurer's Corner" from the glory days of JREF.

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Post by ceptimus » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:25 pm

Here's a part of my puzzle collection photographed about nine years ago. It's grown considerably since then. I've solved all the puzzles at one time or another, and still remember how to solve many of them.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:35 pm

I'm jealous. :figamagee:
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Post by ceptimus » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:47 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:14 pm
This one would be good for "Conjurer's Corner" from the glory days of JREF.
You can make the two gearwheels' diameters with the ratio of sqrt(2) but it's the number of teeth that matter.

So you choose two ratios of teeth that are close to sqrt(2) which when multiplied together result in 2. For example the one double wheel can have 120/86 teeth and the other pair that drive the two parts of the rubik cuboid 129/90 teeth.

120/86 x 129/90 = 2

120/86 = 98.67% of sqrt(2), 129/90 = 101.35% of sqrt(2) - both these ratios are so close to sqrt(2) and to each other that they would pass a cursory inspection - the teeth on the gearwheels vary slightly in size but they are within three percent of each other and would mesh perfectly well given the loose fit of the 3D-printed plastic components.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:59 pm

One more time!

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