iTopSpin

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Author Topic: Rubik Top (Hybrid Toy Project)  (Read 17260 times)

P Sidgman R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 25
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2021, 01:23:44 PM »

I will consider using it as my icon.

It does not rotate too much, as when one of the layers moves it loses stability and deforms during the rotation.

As Jeremy McCreary says it is all engineering work, hence a new project.

Internally it is just like any other conventional Rubik's cube.

As a puzzle it has an easy-medium difficulty, this due to the fact that some pieces are repeated.






For those who want the file to print please send an email to this address sidgman1996@hotmail.com
Logged

ta0

  • Administrator
  • Olympus member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14366
    • www.ta0.com
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2021, 12:05:06 AM »

Thanks a lot for the files! I will start printing it this weekend.
I'll probably use PETG and ABS of different colors.
Logged

P Sidgman R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 25
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2021, 02:52:35 AM »

Thanks a lot for the files! I will start printing it this weekend.
I'll probably use PETG and ABS of different colors.

You are welcome. That sounds great, hope to see your printed version soon :D!
Logged

P Sidgman R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 25
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2021, 11:27:37 AM »

This is a video of Zenith showing the Spinning top - Rubik in operation. :D

  ... hare_sheet

I thank Zenith for this video (especially for the trick I perform), also I attach a few seconds where I perform the alternating pattern. :)
« Last Edit: December 12, 2021, 03:28:37 PM by ta0 »
Logged

ta0

  • Administrator
  • Olympus member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14366
    • www.ta0.com
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #34 on: December 12, 2021, 11:54:10 AM »

The link to the Instagram video seems to be broken.
It sounds that Zenith may have thrown it as a top.  8)

I just started printing mine.
Logged

P Sidgman R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 25
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #35 on: December 12, 2021, 12:16:18 PM »

Yes, apparently it was not uploaded correctly.

You can search for the video on his Instagram:

zenith_spintop
Logged

ortwin

  • ITSA
  • Hyperhero member
  • ********
  • Posts: 1493
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #36 on: December 12, 2021, 02:22:11 PM »

Great!
I could watch the video. But maybe you could move it to YouTube? I guess old farts like me deal easier with that platform.
The orange version looks stable and good to throw, the grey version seems to turn in a smoother fashion. Lets see if ta0 comes up with one that can do both.
Congratulations again Patricio on finishing this great project!
« Last Edit: December 12, 2021, 02:42:44 PM by ortwin »
Logged

In the broader world of tops, nothing's everything!  —  Jeremy McCreary

Zenith

  • ITSA Jr.
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 55
  • 0
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #37 on: December 12, 2021, 02:32:42 PM »


https://youtu.be/Q-I047LF4j4

the link of the video, it took time and I don't know how to get it to look. I thank my colleague for letting me try the puzzle spinning top. I really liked it, I have enjoyed making and assembling the top. I think you will all like it because it is a top and also because of the puzzle it is very entertaining. When doing boomerang at first it vibrates a little but later due to the turn, it remains very stable, the tip is what does not help to do tricks, but the solution is being sought. I like puzzles and I have been very satisfied.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2021, 02:44:31 PM by Zenith »
Logged

ta0

  • Administrator
  • Olympus member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14366
    • www.ta0.com
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #38 on: December 12, 2021, 03:32:13 PM »

That's wonderful!  8) 8) 8)

Good print, Zenith. You beat me to the boomerang! ;D It looks pretty stable.

I think, Patricio, that you should continue to optimize it and make it a commercial product.
Logged

P Sidgman R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 25
Re: I'm new to the forum + Hybrid Toy Project
« Reply #39 on: December 13, 2021, 05:38:21 PM »

Thank you very much for your comments. :D
All the time invested in this project has paid off.
I am very happy with the result, I did not expect Zenith to be able to make a Boomerang with the puzzle, it is more than I expected.
With Zenith I am improving the spinning of the top, mainly to be able to do more tricks and also to make it as stable as possible.
Logged

ta0

  • Administrator
  • Olympus member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14366
    • www.ta0.com
Re:Rubik Top (Hybrid Toy Project)
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2022, 01:01:42 AM »

I finished printing the 27 pieces and assembled the top (without the springs):

I used white ABS for the tip and crown, and the rest of the pieces I printed in orange, blue (PETG) and yellow (PLA). Note that each piece, besides the tip and crown, comes as three copies (6 faces + 8 corners + 12 edges = 26 = 2 + 3 x 8 ).



It spun well on the floor. But when I tried to boomerang it, I forgot that with the wide neck of the tip I had to pull harder: it flew away, crashed on the hard floor and 3 pieces (all PETG) broke  :'(. So now I need to reprint them. I guess I also need to get springs, although they don't seem indispensable.

It worked better than I expected as a puzzle, without having to sand the pieces. It seems to me that with my color scheme, the puzzle is completely equivalent to a 3x3 Rubik cube as all the pieces can go in just one place, given their shape and color. So the difficulty to solve it would be the same as that of the original Rubik cube.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2022, 09:40:55 AM by ta0 »
Logged

Texture

  • ITSA
  • Superhero member
  • ******
  • Posts: 706
  • Split that top!
Re: Rubik Top (Hybrid Toy Project)
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2022, 11:34:02 AM »

I wish I had a 3d printer. Recently I have really been getting into rubik's cube puzzles. Is their a chance I could purchase one from someone who printed it already?
Logged

ortwin

  • ITSA
  • Hyperhero member
  • ********
  • Posts: 1493
Re:Rubik Top (Hybrid Toy Project)
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2022, 03:20:41 PM »

.... So the difficulty to solve it would be the same as that of the original Rubik cube.


Maybe it would be even harder, the orientation of the centers is at least in parts visible, not?
Logged

ta0

  • Administrator
  • Olympus member
  • *****
  • Posts: 14366
    • www.ta0.com
Re:Rubik Top (Hybrid Toy Project)
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2022, 05:15:07 PM »

.... So the difficulty to solve it would be the same as that of the original Rubik cube.


Maybe it would be even harder, the orientation of the centers is at least in parts visible, not?

That's right!  :o The orientation of the upper 3 centers is visible (the other three are symmetric).
This should definitely become a commercial puzzle.
« Last Edit: January 05, 2022, 06:16:34 PM by ta0 »
Logged

P Sidgman R

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 25
Re: Rubik Top (Hybrid Toy Project)
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2022, 05:27:12 PM »

Looks great :D, very nice color combination, sorry it broke. I would appreciate if you could upload more pictures and/or some video.

Regarding the difficulty, indeed, it is reduced if you separate the layers by colors.

I have no problem to share the file if you send me an email. But I could not provide you with a copy, since I don't have the printer and I would have several costs for the same reason.
On the other hand I can ask a member of the TwistyPuzzle community to produce some copies in his personal store.

Logged
Pages: « 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 »   Go Up