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Forum: It arrived!
 Topic: New model bus
New model bus [message #11104] Thu, 25 March 2010 16:47 UTC
avatar daviesbobuk  is currently offline daviesbobuk
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Just received my latest order.

One model is shown below.

index.php?t=getfile&id=3063&private=0


BobD N-Train
 Topic: 7 colour Szilassi polyhedron
7 colour Szilassi polyhedron [message #11042] Tue, 23 March 2010 07:29 UTC
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Here's an interesting little mathematical curiosity called the Szilassi polyhedron. Topologically, it's a torus, but made from only 7 flat pieces.
Each surface is a different colour and has 6 edges. Every face shares an edge with all 6 other faces, proving that a minimum of 7 colours are necessary when mapping on a torus.

The print is in full-colour sandstone and in spite of its tiny size and low price, has come out remarkably well.
You can find it in the microcubology shop here.
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=87231&f=photos/photo13304.jpg


"a wise man's tools are analogies and puzzles"
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 Topic: my 1/24th scale tires arrived
my 1/24th scale tires arrived [message #10965] Fri, 19 March 2010 14:49 UTC
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so cool... mine is the thinner tire.....based off a HEMTT 10 ton truck....

index.php?t=getfile&id=2996&private=0

THANKS SHAPEWAYS!!!

now my modeling dreams can come true!

-Mike (THOR)

 Topic: Twiggy & Adams Earshells
Twiggy & Adams Earshells [message #10808] Tue, 16 March 2010 10:37 UTC
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Hi everyone,

I've been out for a week or two due to some major software malfunctions on my computer and subsequent character failure in me Rolling Eyes

My system is up-and-running again, so back to business.
And today I have some good news !
(more text below)

Twiggy : (click for model page)

index.php?t=getfile&id=2951&private=0


Sized at about 30 x 19 x 7 mm each, the twiggies are very intricate, and the printing process has added a really nice texture, making them even prettier Smile So very happy that these are possible !
The detail is AMAZING !! I love them, though they will not trigger me to start wearing them myself Razz


Adams Earshells : (click for model page)

index.php?t=getfile&id=2952&private=0


Due to a high demand for an affordable Adam in steel, I created these Adam's Earshells. Also a bit on the edge of printability, but they too came out wonderful ! Size is about 27 x 18 x 6 mm (without ring).

Once you get the hang of this process/material, it is so cool !
And not sure how fast I got it this time, but I think it was a record for steel ! Something like 6 days..

Thank you shapeways Surprised Surprised

Stijn

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[Updated on: Tue, 16 March 2010 10:45 UTC]


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 Topic: Fractal Cube by OSKAR
Fractal Cube by OSKAR [message #10746] Sun, 14 March 2010 13:27 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Fractal Cube is a twisty puzzle, related to Rubik's Cube. When solved, it is completely flat. While scrambling and solving, it swivels in all directions. The puzzle has a fractal structure with a trunk, branches and leaves.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle from my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2935&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2936&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2937&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2938&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2939&private=0

[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:17 UTC]

 Topic: Octopus King Thing
Octopus King Thing [message #10665] Thu, 11 March 2010 21:23 UTC
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I just blogged about my first full colour print:
http://albinal.blogspot.com/

It's pretty neat looking but there's a few things I could've done to improve it. For example I think the colours would be brighter if the textures were pure CMYK. Happy to hear peoples thoughts on this.

Also, I baked ambient occlusion onto the texture but this just makes it look dirty... or burnt! Shocked

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0WBbZU8ccn8/S5lXu8g69CI/AAAAAAAAATc/IGbkVdKaGVo/s400/JF2.jpg
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0WBbZU8ccn8/S5kORIFS9QI/AAAAAAAAATM/Xhiai17u7SY/s400/ALBOctopus_2.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_0WBbZU8ccn8/S5lXo0Flj7I/AAAAAAAAATU/2EMx9QTNg-8/s400/JF1.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0WBbZU8ccn8/S5kOL8U2boI/AAAAAAAAATE/98qEFJ2S2uQ/s400/ALBOctopus_1.jpg

[Updated on: Thu, 11 March 2010 21:24 UTC]

 Topic: Green Lantern Ring Set
Green Lantern Ring Set [message #10565] Mon, 08 March 2010 21:08 UTC
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I've finally finished my first set of lantern rings from the Blackest Night event. I also managed to get the new white lantern ring from Brightest Day finished as well. This coming weekend, I'm hoping to have all of my individual signet ring profiles up as blanks, so that they can be co-creator options. You can see a little preview of what's to come by looking at the yellow lantern ring.
 Topic: My new Metal Prints
My new Metal Prints [message #10366] Tue, 02 March 2010 19:56 UTC
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Here are my new Metalprints.
I really like StainlessSteel! Smile

http://myalbum.miyoo.de/Zeitreisender/37/4/18437/big/2424792/DSC_4939.jpg


http://myalbum.miyoo.de/Zeitreisender/37/4/18437/big/2424793/DSC_4955.jpg

http://myalbum.miyoo.de/Zeitreisender/37/4/18437/big/2424796/Trefoilmoebius.jpg


My Shop
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/mindovermatter

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 Topic: New puzzle: Master Brilic
New puzzle: Master Brilic [message #10320] Mon, 01 March 2010 17:59 UTC
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I've just finished building my master brilic puzzle. It uses dyed white strong and flexible as the base and has full colour sandstone inlays or tiles. This combination works really well.

http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/download/file.php?id=15313&t=1

Read more on the twistypuzzles.com forum

Buy puzzles from my shop (this particular one is not for sale at the moment)
 Topic: YT-1930
YT-1930 [message #10255] Sat, 27 February 2010 00:01 UTC
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Well, here is my first try at a miniature starship. I give to you my YT-1930 from SW. Let me know what you think.

The one on the left is, ironically enough, the "more" detailed one. The one on the right, which was modeled with far less detail, came out much better. Off to correct some of the details, and to get some orders submitted for some alumide ones.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2754/4391109026_265cbd1e52_b.jpg
 Topic: My Quartet Finally arrived!!!
My Quartet Finally arrived!!! [message #10178] Wed, 24 February 2010 18:03 UTC
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This is my first computer assisted design using AutoCAD 2010 and its a special rubiks cube called the quartet. Only 3 examplars in the world for now and I have one ! xD. I dont think i will be able to sell it on shapeways due to the french laws or something like that but i'll sell this unique examplar on ebay! (i'll make a post when I will start the Auction. I hope it will go for a lot of money because i made a lot of new designs and I would really want to buy them. It spins well and is easy to solve. Fully functional. I love it <3 !!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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 Topic: Key replica
Key replica [message #9934] Sat, 13 February 2010 23:43 UTC
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Here's a model which i was commissioned to make. I uploaded it and the client bought it, so even though I've never seen it in person here are his photos.

http://www.mrush.co.uk/general/IMG00080-20100210-1318.jpg

The key is meant to be somewhat aged, so the texture works quite well in this case.

http://www.mrush.co.uk/general/IMG00081-20100210-1319.jpg

The client is very happy with his key!

PS I called it 'key replica' because it's a key from a film. I didn't want to attract any 'attention', so if you recognise it (it isn't hard) please keep it to yourself. Thanks! Wink

It is available in my shop. Smile

Thanks for looking!

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 Topic: The Pentagon by OSKAR
The Pentagon by OSKAR [message #9917] Sat, 13 February 2010 13:16 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

The Pentagon is a puzzle that I designed for its cuteness. It is quite small and hence quite affordable. The Pentagon is a pentagonal equivalent of the 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube. The pieces are a bit hollowed out so they can turn smoothly over and under each other. I used cadding to make the puzzle look "water tight", similar to my Kilominx version.

Watch the YouTube video.
But the puzzle from my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2628&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2629&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2630&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2631&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2632&private=0

[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:18 UTC]

 Topic: Claptrap from Borderlands
Claptrap from Borderlands [message #9847] Thu, 11 February 2010 17:27 UTC
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I just realized I never posted about this model.

Blog post is here: blog.tokash.org...

Photo:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2791/4255441715_04cf005c78.jpg

And the flickr page...
 Topic: Chronosome
Chronosome [message #9388] Fri, 29 January 2010 14:59 UTC
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My biggest object ordered thus far and it arrived in record time !
Ordered on sunday, in my hands on friday.. that's only five working days !
Excellent work guys, thanks again ! Very Happy

And here it is :

Chronosome

index.php?t=getfile&id=2477&private=0


I will make some prettier pictures later, but I have to wrap it now, before my wife sees it prematurely Wink


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 Topic: Floppy 2x2x2 by OSKAR
Floppy 2x2x2 by OSKAR [message #9194] Sun, 24 January 2010 10:50 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Floppy 2x2x2 is a tribute to Katsuhiko Okamoto's brilliant and award-winning Floppy Cube. It turns in unexpected ways, very different from a conventional Rubik's Cube. Yet, the mechanism is very similar.

Watch the YouTube clip.
Buy at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2407&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2408&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2409&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2410&private=0

[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:19 UTC]

 Topic: Metal jewelry
Metal jewelry [message #9116] Wed, 20 January 2010 09:39 UTC
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Hey everyone,

I finally got around to ordering these in the proper material : steel.
(I goofed up earlier orders, either forgot items, or ordered wrong materials..) Anyhow, here they are :

Eardrops
index.php?t=getfile&id=2346&private=0


Eardrops II
index.php?t=getfile&id=2347&private=0


Up Quark
index.php?t=getfile&id=2345&private=0


Enjoy !




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 Topic: Tetrahedral Twins puzzle
Tetrahedral Twins puzzle [message #9103] Tue, 19 January 2010 19:07 UTC
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I proudly present my "Tetrahedral Twins" puzzle which I got from Shapeways yesterday:

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=83572&f=photos/photo10615.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=83572&f=photos/photo10616.jpg

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=83572&f=photos/photo10617.jpg

Watch the video on youtube
Shapeways model page

[Updated on: Tue, 19 January 2010 19:09 UTC]

 Topic: First Printed Samples
First Printed Samples [message #8999] Sat, 16 January 2010 04:43 UTC
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I just received five of coines23 excellent models on my front doorstep today (UPS and FedEx like to do hit-and-runs here. UPS never even rang our doorbell!).

I must say that they were better than I'd expected, and White Strong and Flexible is rather more rigid than I thought it'd be.

There were the expected banding issues with some of the slopes on the models, but overall I'm impressed. Very Happy

I order two of one of his models...the smallest Martian ship. One of them in WSF and one in White Detail. I'm not sure which is better, actually. I guess the detail has sharper corners, but both look good. Smile

Thank you Shapeways!

(You guys must still be catching up from the holidays as it's been 15 days since I ordered, but that's fine. Smile )
 Topic: Strange Quark and other goodies :-)
Strange Quark and other goodies :-) [message #8991] Fri, 15 January 2010 14:30 UTC
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Hi everyone,

I have received a few more prints Smile

First an oldie :

Hypotrochoid Gears

index.php?t=getfile&id=2293&private=0

It's so cool, to see ones warped mind in reality Cool
It is quite tricky to put together, but it works perfectly !
The tolerances also worked out very well. But I think a steel version will always need some extra care to fits it snugly.

TriMatrix black (special unlimited sponsor edition)

index.php?t=getfile&id=2294&private=0


Entangled Love

index.php?t=getfile&id=2295&private=0

More of a brainfart/colortest kinda thingy.


And last but certainly not least :

Strange Quark

index.php?t=getfile&id=2296&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=2297&private=0

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do !

Vritox / Stijn



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 Topic: Starships for Galactic: Conflict in the Stars
icon14.gif  Starships for Galactic: Conflict in the Stars [message #8914] Wed, 13 January 2010 03:49 UTC
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Received the first batch of prototypes from the folks at Shapeways. All in all
I am happy with the results. My only real worry would be that some of the detail
might be too "soft" Anyway, check out the pics, enjoy and shoot me some
constructive critisism. When I get the 2nd batch this week, I will try dyeing them so the detail can be seen instead of painting as I intend these to be mold masters.

Ala-Skan Commonwealth
http://media.mybattletech.com/albums/userpics/Ala-Skan_Starships.JPG

Hargonne
http://media.mybattletech.com/albums/userpics/Hargonne_Starships.JPG

Deutche Stern-Reich
http://media.mybattletech.com/albums/userpics/Stern-Reich_Starships.JPG

Battleship comparision
http://media.mybattletech.com/albums/userpics/The_Battleship s_1.JPG


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 Topic: Floppy 2x2x3 by OSKAR
Floppy 2x2x3 by OSKAR [message #8851] Sat, 09 January 2010 15:15 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Floppy 2x2x3 is a tribute to Katsuhiko Okamoto's brilliant and award-winning Floppy Cube. Floppy 2x2x3 works like a normal 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube, but with two faces completely removed.

Watch Floppy 2x2x3 at YouTube.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Buy Floppy 2x3x3 from my Shapeways Shop.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2228&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2229&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2230&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2231&private=0

[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:19 UTC]

 Topic: Alien DNA
icon14.gif  Alien DNA [message #8806] Fri, 08 January 2010 12:21 UTC
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minutes ago my 1st own design came with ups.

http://eric1000.blickts.net/shapeways/Alien-DNA-small.jpg

http://eric1000.blickts.net/shapeways/Alien-DNA-1-small.jpg

http://eric1000.blickts.net/shapeways/Alien-DNA-2-small.jpg

http://eric1000.blickts.net/shapeways/Alien-DNA-3-small.jpg

it is perfect!

no fusing, no defects, no problems.
looks and feels great!

if you want one too, you can find it in my shop:
http://www.shapeways.com/shops/no-limit

bigger pictures at flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30874308@N06/sets/7215762308490 8162/

pls vote the design.. Smile
 Topic: Bram's Rocket by OSKAR
Bram's Rocket by OSKAR [message #8699] Sun, 03 January 2010 10:58 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Bram's Rocket has seven cubes moving through a frame. The object is to get all colors right. The design is an idea by Bram Cohen, hence the name of this puzzle.

Watch the YouTube video.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzle Forum.
Buy the puzzle from my Shapeways Shop.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2193&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2194&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2195&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2196&private=0

[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:22 UTC]

 Topic: Gyroide ball & Starfish ball
icon7.gif   Gyroide ball & Starfish ball [message #8609] Tue, 29 December 2009 22:56 UTC
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Got my first objects and are happy with them:

I had ordered two objects made from Strong White Flexible. Against a recommendation I read, both objects have a wall thickness of less than, but almost, 1 mm. They were withstanding careful handling up to now - actually they still make a strong & flexible impression. The starfish object is hollow and has openings at the top and at the bottom - however the production powder didn't find it's way out through the tiny about 1 mm sized tunnels of the starfish arms - hence the thing is stuffed with powder ;o)

Click

or see:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4226344929_c1fa8d6f81.jpg

[Updated on: Wed, 30 December 2009 21:23 UTC]

 Topic: Puzzle Christmas Ornaments
Puzzle Christmas Ornaments [message #8455] Sun, 20 December 2009 19:04 UTC
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A bit late to order them now, but here are some photos of my puzzle Christmas ornaments. These are made from 3 identical pieces which surprisingly interlock to form a (hollow) octahedron.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2108&private=0

I didn't design them as Christmas Ornaments, but I realized suddenly that the color I had dyed them and the holes make for perfect ornaments with no modifications required! It is too bad Shapeways doesn't offer dying in red or green ...

Here is a link to my shop.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2110&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2109&private=0

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[Updated on: Sun, 20 December 2009 19:12 UTC]

 Topic: Slice Kilominx by OSKAR
Slice Kilominx by OSKAR [message #8421] Sat, 19 December 2009 13:06 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Slice Kilominx is Bram Cohen's variation on David Litwin's Kilominx idea. In this twisty puzzle, bands of ten corners are turned around the inner sphere.

Watch the YouTube clip
Buy the puzzle
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2099&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2100&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2101&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2102&private=0

[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:22 UTC]

 Topic: more metal rings & Christmas Balls
more metal rings & Christmas Balls [message #8419] Sat, 19 December 2009 10:25 UTC
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Hey all!

I just got a couple of other models I wanted to share with you!

Here are some of my christmas tree balls:

index.php?t=getfile&id=2094&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2095&private=0

and here some pics of the f4cetttt ring, also made into a co-creator template.

index.php?t=getfile&id=2096&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=2097&private=0
index.php?t=getfile&id=2098&private=0

Hope you like it, and enjoy the next xmas days. Looks like we'll have have some snow this year! Grin
Cheers,
Mendel

 Topic: H-Cube by OSKAR
H-Cube by OSKAR [message #8261] Sat, 12 December 2009 11:38 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

H-Cube is a twisty puzzle, related to the Rubik's Cube. It is possible to turn the H as a whole, its two legs and its four leg ends.

Watch the YouTube clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0HSP0L9M8s

Buy the puzzle:
http://www.shapeways.com/model/60704/h_cube.html

Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

index.php?t=getfile&id=2030&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2031&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2032&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2033&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=2034&private=0

[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:22 UTC]

 Topic: Triaxial in metal
Triaxial in metal [message #8192] Thu, 10 December 2009 07:47 UTC
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I have uploaded a special version of the Triaxial puzzle which is slightly smaller (1.6cm) and with slightly looser tolerance, designed especially for metal printing.
I am very happy with the result and looking forward to showing it at the Christmas parties.
It's on sale now in the microcubology shop and costs a very reasonable $45.

Happy Christmas from microcubology and many thanks for all your support. It's been a great year!
Richard

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/richgain/Puzzles/Triaxialmetalopen.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v312/richgain/Puzzles/Triaxialmetalclosed.jpg


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 Topic: Distorted Cube by OSKAR
Distorted Cube by OSKAR [message #8092] Sat, 05 December 2009 12:37 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Distorted Cube is a Rubik's Cube that has its faces set at 92 degrees. As a consequence of this distortion, it turns differently from a doctrinaire Rubik's Cube. For the experts: this puzzles jumbles.

Watch YouTube clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPH4S_zI1YM

Buy the puzzle
http://www.shapeways.com/model/48676/distorted_cube.html

Look at the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:23 UTC]

 Topic: Tri-colour Triaxial puzzle cube
Tri-colour Triaxial puzzle cube [message #7926] Fri, 27 November 2009 14:46 UTC
avatar richgain  is currently offline richgain
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Hi Shapeways puzzle friends

This is my first test print of my new Triaxial puzzle cube. As Bram Cohen pointed out, this one is more of a Put Together puzzle since it's fairly easy to take apart.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vFF-CpciYaQ/Sw_jyGiSZQI/AAAAAAAABAg/PdfEuF08tOM/s912/IMG_0141.JPG

The puzzle consists of three identical pieces which interlock to fit inside a 4 x 4 x 4 cubic space. It's not trivial and should provide a great challenge for most puzzle collectors.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vFF-CpciYaQ/Sw_j0qBjyTI/AAAAAAAABAo/L2nETwPEYUc/s912/IMG_0143.JPG

I thought that this design would work well in 3 colours so as well as the standard puzzle I have made a number of options available in the shop. If you want to get one exactly like mine, order the single 2cm Triaxial piece 3 times and choose a different material for each one. This one is designed for the Black, White and Transparent Detail materials whilst this one is better with the dyed WSF material (slightly different tolerances are needed for each printer).
I have also made a slightly smaller version which is ideal for metal printing. My first copy is on order now - I'll let you know if it works!

Rich Gain @ microcubology
 Topic: Polyoptic rings
Polyoptic rings [message #7902] Thu, 26 November 2009 16:05 UTC
avatar euphy  is currently offline euphy
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Nice big hollow rings, in "large", and "larger".

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2623/4133773513_3859b85de2_m.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/4133772441_7fa5df3527_m.jpg

Good work shapeways! It's really nice to see the texture of the layered steel surface on the inside of the cavity and on the wide band - it looks like it's been stitched! Beautiful!

euphy
 Topic: A lot of models!
A lot of models! [message #7866] Sun, 22 November 2009 23:02 UTC
avatar Magic  is currently offline Magic
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Hello,

I received a lot of models this week.
Here is a global first picture:
index.php?t=getfile&id=1826&private=0
I will spoke of the Frankenstein prototypes and the Euro-ring later, in seperate posts (I have a lot of pictures).

For now let have a look at the Inclusions:
It is a tetrahedron surrounding an octahedron surrounding an icosahedron. It is wireframed (so that you can see what is inside Very Happy ).
index.php?t=getfile&id=1827&private=0
These polyhedron are sharing their triangular faces:
- 8 of the 20 faces of the icosahedron are on the octahedron
- 4 of the 8 faces of the octahedron are on teh tetrahedron.
All the vertices of an included polyhedron are located on the edges of the polyhedron that includes it. They divide the edges in the middle or with the golden ratio.
A video is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si2PCpJkXdg

The IcosidodecaLink is composed of 5 links that form a kind of wireframed icosidodecahedron.
index.php?t=getfile&id=1828&private=0
The links are moving freely (even though they cannot move a lot). It is not brunnian Razz
Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OazvO7wWFk

And the last model I will discuss here is the Spiral Ring.
index.php?t=getfile&id=1829&private=0
There are several models looking like this one available in other shops. This one is quite simple: it is composed of only one thread (2 mm of diameter), and is enough flexible to have an internal diameter from 18 to 20 mm. It is perhaps too thick to act as a ring though. I am wondering if it can do a small decorative object in Stainless Steel...
And the related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xURk6RyKZ_c
More news on Monday hopefully...
Bye,

Magic.

 Topic: Kilominx puzzle by OSKAR
Kilominx puzzle by OSKAR [message #7859] Sat, 21 November 2009 11:43 UTC
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Kilominx is a twisty puzzle, similar to a Rubik's Cube. The object of this dodecahedral puzzle is to scramble and then solve it. There exist already several versions of Kilominx in the world. What is special about this version is that, by using Computer Aided Design, the gaps between the pieces are minimized.

Buy at
http://www.shapeways.com/model/50089/kilominx.html

Watch YouTube clip at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixixl2bM-v4

Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:23 UTC]

 Topic: Big Chop by OSKAR
Big Chop by OSKAR [message #7771] Sun, 15 November 2009 13:22 UTC
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Big Chop is a twisty puzzle like Rubik's Cube. It was named by Bram Cohen. The object of the puzzle is tor scramble the 120 pieces and try to turn them back. Twisty puzzle fans will be horrified to learn about the mechanism. There is a steel ball inside and all pieces have magnets that hold them around the ball. There is also a pedestal to support the puzzle. A special tool is needed to turn the puzzle.

Buy the puzzle. Or perhaps not, given its awkward operation.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/65458/big_chop.html

Watch the YouTube clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKXnI7ed0ZE

Look at the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar


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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:23 UTC]

 Topic: Gharspory In Green
Gharspory In Green [message #7762] Sat, 14 November 2009 10:59 UTC
avatar glenn_001au  is currently offline glenn_001au
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Gharspory has come out clean. He becomes the next entrant in my semi-hideous creatures line up. Artifact noise courtesy cheap phone & 8-bit png.

index.php?t=getfile&id=1785&private=0

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 Topic: Blender keychain and Arch Linux keychain
Blender keychain and Arch Linux keychain [message #7583] Tue, 03 November 2009 00:51 UTC
avatar tjb0607  is currently offline tjb0607
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It arrived!!! Surprised

I love it! A blender logo for me and an Arch Linux logo for my brother! They look way better than I expected.

I'll upload some pictures as soon as I can.
 Topic: 1x2x3 twisty puzzle
1x2x3 twisty puzzle [message #7469] Sun, 25 October 2009 10:46 UTC
avatar TomZ  is currently offline TomZ
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As a test, I designed a 1x2x3 puzzle with just 1mm thick walls. The thin walls would allow for a very low price.

And to my surprise, it works absolutely fine, even the screw hole which is also just 1mm thick does what it is supposed to do.

The parts:
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=48584&f=photos/photo7444.jpg

Twisting a 1x3 face:
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=48584&f=photos/photo7442.jpg

Twisting a 1x2 face:
http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=48584&f=photos/photo7443.jpg

Shop item (25, $30)

Right now the puzzle cannot be scrambled as I still need to add some stickers and colour the pieces, but when it is completely finished this is what it will be like:

http://www.shapeways.com/modules/udesign/utils/openfile.php?id=48584&f=photos/photo7445.jpg

I can also offer an assembled, stickered (and optionally black coloured) puzzle for $40-$50 (depending on the amount of requests) + shipping. Please contact me (tom@tomvanderzanden.nl) if you are interested in this option.

[Updated on: Sun, 25 October 2009 11:10 UTC]

 Topic: Three More Steel Rings!
Three More Steel Rings! [message #7457] Sat, 24 October 2009 12:56 UTC
avatar cooldjez  is currently offline cooldjez
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For my own (well my wife's) use I ordered three of my personal favorites:

Ring - Wirl:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/43733/ring___wirl.html

index.php?t=getfile&id=1669&private=0

This ring really works in the Stainless Steel material. It looks very nice even without any polishing. On top of that I hear it is very comfortable to wear, because of the round shapes.


Ring - Columns 2:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/46014/ring__columns_2.html

index.php?t=getfile&id=1666&private=0

index.php?t=getfile&id=1667&private=0

Looking at the produced model I somehow get a "just-dug-up" Roman feel. I still like it, but my wife finds it to masculine. So I will make one for myself in 20mm.


Ring - Orbit:

http://www.shapeways.com/model/46013/ring___orbit.html

index.php?t=getfile&id=1668&private=0

My "not-a-round-ring" design. I just turned out very nice. The 9 balls provide the fit.

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