Subatomic Cylinder Cube

Tony Fisher's Sub-atomic Cylinder Cube

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Tony Fisher's Subatomic Cylinder Cube
My Subatomic Cylinder Cube next to Callum's 6mm Subatomic Cube
Tony Fisher's Subatomic Cylinder CubeMy Subatomic Cylinder Cube on top of a regular Rubik's Cube next to some coins for scale
Tony Fisher's Subatomic Cylinder Cube
My subatomic Cube between two of Callum's 3d printed 6mm Subatomic Cubes
Tony Fisher's Subatomic Cylinder Cube
My three Cylinder Cubes
Tony Fisher's Sub-atomic Cylinder Cube
My three Cylinder Cubes
Tony Fisher's Subatomic Cylinder Cube
My Subatomic Cylinder Cube after one move
Tony Fisher's Subatomic Cylinder Cube
My Subatomic Cylinder Cube fairly well scrambled
Tony Fisher's Subatomic Cylinder Cube
Tony Fisher's Subatomic Cylinder Cube
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Idea Conceived

Prototype finished

Revealed

Original concept

Core puzzle

Dimensions

 

31st August 2012

1st September 2012

2nd September 2012

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Callum's 6mm Subatomic Cube

6mm length / diameter
Less than 170 Cubic mm

 

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This is my Subatomic Cylinder Cube. It's 6mm high and has a diameter also of 6mm. Excluding stickers it's volume is fractionally less than 170 cubic mm.
I made it from one of Callum's incredible Shapeways printed 6mm Subatomic Cubes. I cut the cube down using a sharp knife and smoothed it with wet & dry sand paper.
I then cut the stickers by hand and put them on using my normal method. This is where I use a pin to apply a tiny blob of Super Glue. I then use tweezers to add the stickers. This works though at such a tiny scale the glue often just won't stick. It's very annoying because you think the puzzle is finished but a few seconds into using it you find one or two stickers have come off.
Since the sticker material at this scale is quite thick it doesn't bend around the curved surface of the puzzle as it should. This means it creates the illusion that the puzzle is an octagonal prism rather than a true cylinder. The puzzle however is a true cylinder.
This is the third Cylinder Cube I have made and you can see all three in some of the photos left. The first was a full sized one back in 2008. I simply called this Cylinder Cube. The second one I made was smaller and I called it Micro White Cylinder Cube. At the time I never imagined that I would eventually make one so much smaller.


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