Starminx (larger version, 30mm)

Starminx (larger version, 30mm) 3d printed Mechanical parts Puzzles Starminx (this picture is actually of a Mini Starminx but they're the same except this version is 20% larger)
Starminx (this picture is actually of a Mini Starminx but they're the same except this version is 20% larger)
Starminx (larger version, 30mm) 3d printed Mechanical parts Puzzles Starminx (this picture is actually of a Mini Starminx but they're the same except this version is 20% larger)
Starminx (larger version, 30mm) 3d printed Mechanical parts Puzzles Starminx (this picture is actually of a Mini Starminx but they're the same except this version is 20% larger)
Starminx (this picture is actually of a Mini Starminx but they're the same except this version is 20% larger)
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Starminx (larger version, 30mm) 3d printed Mechanical parts Puzzles
Starminx (larger version, 30mm) 3d printed Mechanical parts Puzzles
A while back I released my Mini Starminx. A puzzle that initially seemed to work very well. However, at this small size printing proved too unreliable and many people were disappointed with versions that did not turn at all like mine. Due to this reason I had to disappoint more people by telling them they could not order one.

Due to popular demand, I have now made a larger Starminx. It's edge length is 30mm, up from 25mm. At 30mm it is just the right size, about the same size as a regular Megaminx. This one works very well right out of the box, requiring little breaking in. I have printed two so far and they both work very well.The larger size has allowed me to make the mechanism more sturdy. I've also connected the floating corner pieces to the internal corners, making the puzzle slightly more stable. Thanks to the larger size we will also see less sticker issues.

This item is for a DIY kit only. This kit contains all the plastic parts needed for one puzzle, to build your copy you will also need screws (M3) and stickers. Springs are optional.
You can also purchase a fully assembled puzzle for an additional fee, please contact me at tom@tomvanderzanden.nl for this service.

cm: 9.652 w x 9.022 d x 9.718 h
in: 3.8 w x 3.552 d x 3.826 h

Comments

 
My question was not whether the puzzle existed before or not (that's obvious even for those who didn't know, see Tom's description). The question was whether this is the same puzzle as the one that was recently mass produced under the name "Starminx II". I already found out it is in fact the same.
December 31, 2011, 5:00 pm
This puzzle, as well as the mini version that preceded it, has been around long before the mass production took place.
December 29, 2011, 2:29 am
Isn't this mass produced already?
December 13, 2011, 9:47 pm
 
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