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P Sidgman R

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Rubik Top (Hybrid Toy Project)
« on: September 28, 2021, 09:39:56 AM »

Hello everyone,

My name is Patricio, I'm Chilean, I'm 25 years old and I'm an engineering student.
I like twisted puzzles and spinning tops, although I'm not very good at doing tricks, the only trick I know how to do is the boomerang.

Lately I have been working on a project that joins my two hobbies, I hope to be delivering images of each advance in this same publication.

I attach some images below,










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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 10:01:29 AM »

Very intriguing, Patricio!  I look forward to future developments....
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2021, 10:10:11 AM »

Welcome aboard, Patricio!

Very cool idea. The completed top's shape is quite elegant.

Q: How does the top hold together against centrifugal force at speed. Or is it not meant to spin?
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2021, 10:26:45 AM »

Welcome to this forum Patricio!
Your hybrid toy will go down with this community far better than the fidget spinner puzzle thing I mentioned here.
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2021, 11:32:55 AM »

Wow! What a cool project!  8)

How much can it be scrambled? I can see that planes can be rotated but it's difficult for me to visualize further scrambling.

If you ever are successful I want one! I think you could make it into a commercial product if you pursue it. If not, I would like at least the files to 3D print one.

Welcome to the forum, Patricio! I think you are the first one posting from Chile.
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2021, 12:32:51 PM »

Welcome to the group, Patricio. Very interesting top, how do you make it?
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2021, 01:12:48 PM »

Looks like an interesting project! If it can spin than it would be very amazing.   8)
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2021, 02:47:42 PM »

By "twisted puzzles" I wonder if Patricio is referring to a Rubik's cube.  That would make this even more interesting....
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2021, 03:21:17 PM »

Welcome Patricio.  So great to have you with us and also have someone from Chile on the board!!!
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2021, 03:53:30 PM »

"twisted puzzles" I wonder if Patricio is referring to a Rubik's cube.  ....
He is also in another forum that  I happen to be in : twistypuzzles.com
And yes the Rubik's cube is by far the most famous twisty puzzle but there are literally thousands more.
A definition found here:
Twisty Puzzles A three dimensional twisty puzzle is usually made of a set of pieces that can change their position through a group of operations, obtaining different combinations. Physically, the rearrangement of positions is done through the rotation (twist) of some pieces around a point of the polyhedron (which may represent one of the pieces of the puzzle), which is usually located at the center of a face or a corner.
Often the puzzle pieces have one or more colors and the solved state is represented by the position in which each face of the polyhedron contains pieces of a single color.
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2021, 05:37:18 PM »

Thank you very much for your comments and the welcome you have given me.

It is indeed a Rubik's cube in the shape of a spinning top, so it is not solved by colors but by the shapes of the pieces (once it is mixed).

As for the spinning is something I still have to investigate, but my idea is that it can spin as a spinning top as well. I think I will implement some features that modern cubes have, an internal anti-pop system and magnets in order to make it as stable as possible.

For now I am making the hub caps and I have to consider the millimeters needed for the holes where the screws will pass through.

I am designing it in Onshape, the truth is that there are several steps, but the program is quite intuitive, with the help of tutorials on the web I have helped me a lot.

My idea is that this project can reach the market if I'm lucky, but if not I will gladly share the file (I still have to finish of course).

I got Calvin's Puzzle to mass produce my 2x4x6 Fisher modification, I guess if I present a good prototype and if I have the support of both forums maybe they will consider mass producing it too.
The truth would be a dream come true since I had thought of this project before the 2x4x6 Fisher.
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2021, 05:41:17 PM »

Best of luck in this project! If you could add functioning top to this puzzle's resume, I'd buy one for sure.

PS: Will also look into Onshape.
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2021, 05:46:51 PM »

Bienvenido al foro y mundo trompos saludos cordiales de Guadalajara México
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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2021, 06:01:08 PM »

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I got Calvin's Puzzle to mass produce my 2x4x6 Fisher modification.....
Maybe you could post a link here where people can buy it, or at least have a look to know what it is all about. Even better would be a short video that is showing your 2x4x6 Fisher modification in action. (Be warned Patricio, some people here are blaming me that I would give homework to others that I myself would never do! Of course that is not even 90% true.)


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P Sidgman R

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Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2021, 09:05:37 AM »

Best of luck in this project! If you could add functioning top to this puzzle's resume, I'd buy one for sure.

PS: Will also look into Onshape.

That sounds great!


Bienvenido al foro y mundo trompos saludos cordiales de Guadalajara México


Muchas gracias, saludos :)!!!



Maybe you could post a link here where people can buy it, or at least have a look to know what it is all about. Even better would be a short video that is showing your 2x4x6 Fisher modification in action.


Sure, no problem.

It is a cuboid but is sold in three different designs:

https://www.hknowstore.com/locale/en-US/product/SIDGMAN-2x4x6-Fisher-Cuboid-Black-Body-in-Small-Clear-Box-NS-CB4843
https://www.hknowstore.com/locale/en-US/product/SIDGMAN-2x4x6-Fisher-Brick-Wall-Black-Body-in-Small-Clear-Box-NS-CB4844
https://www.hknowstore.com/locale/en-US/product/SIDGMAN-2x4x6-Fisher-Spiral-Black-Body-in-Small-Clear-Box-NS-CB4845

A review by Danavi:

https://youtu.be/5ymC_EBZVvk

Unboxing performed by MrUk:

https://youtu.be/ZsFG6F7YYWc?t=379


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