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RCP Barrel X

by rcpongo, published

RCP Barrel X by rcpongo Jul 4, 2016

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Summary

edit: 11-27-2016 Added Template file for stickers.

edit 2-2-2017 Added revised center pieces. The original ones are now labled as "old" and are no longer needed. The new centers provide for more spring motion making the puzzle more stable.

This is a 57mm puzzle cylinder. You will need to provide your own core and screws/springs from another cube. I recommend using a YJ Guanlong core, as these can be found for $3-4 and this has been designed with that core.

Surfaces will need to be sanded smooth to allow best operation of the cube, and to allow the stickers to adhere properly to the sides. It is fun to solve even without stickers as well.

The number at the end of each piece is how many you will need of that piece.

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

LulzBot

Printer:

Mini

Rafts:

No

Supports:

Yes

Resolution:

Standard print settings

Infill:

15%


Notes:

I printed mine at standard since I do extensive sanding to smooth everything anyways. The curved surfaces may benefit from a higher resolution though, and it may save some sanding work in the end.

Post-Printing

I recommend sanding all pieces thoroughly for best performance. I use 180, 320,800,1000,1500 grit sandpaper for a smooth polished finish.

How I Designed This

This puzzle has been designed completely with open source software. I used Blender 3D for all design elements.

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Would you be able to list how many of each piece of the puzzle we will need to make it?

each of the parts file names ends in X_#. that is how many you need of that piece

I have it tightened down all the way but its still way too loose to function. Ill try shortening the stalks of the center pieces. Turned out great otherwise

Did you download recently?

The first version had a center core that did this, and I have fixed since. I will check the file posted. edit: I was unsure about the version posted, so I have just changed it to the v5 center which is the most recent center for all my puzzles.

You can fix by either filing the center stalks down a bit, or grabbing the center pieces from one of my more recent puzzles like the dueling tetra. All of my centers are compatible with each other with the exception of the original trapezoid edge.

Otherwise,... are you using a guanlong core? If using a different core there may be a slight difference as well.

Hope that helps.

I found another printed puzzle, took the core (that had the stock center pieces) and plugged the pieces in, and it turns very well now. Not sure what was wrong with the ones I printed, but these work well. I just need to cut a slot so i can put the center pieces on.

Glad you got it working, although I'm still not really sure what was causing the problem for you. That v5 core is what I have in all my puzzles with Guanlong cores and everything fits perfect. Even allowing for different printers there just shouldn't be an issue there. (I would expect things like maybe the cap tightness, but not the center stalk length)

Glad you got it working though, that is the important part. I hope you enjoy the puzzle.

I printed the v5 core, it seems to be the same as the other one. Maybe ive gotten the core mixed up. Ill try shortening it in netfab.,

I used the new version, i downloaded it yesterday. Ill download the v5 center and give it a try. It is a guanlong core. Ill give it a try, thanks!

what scale should i print the sticker template on letter paper?

The files should be printed at 100% (no scaling)

Very nice idea. I am printing one tomorrow and will be sure the post pictures if I can get it to work. I am waiting of the Cubicle to ship me some uncut vinyl so that I can do the stickers.

looks post production! great design and craftsmanship!

Thanks! The sanding phase is a pain, but well worth it in the end.

Where do i get the stickers? I am planning on printing one.

I will add a sticker template for anyone that wishes to cut their own or have some cut.

I can also cut and sell stickers,... send me a PM and we can work something out.

Yes, can you make a template like you did for the Trapezoid Edge cube, I purchased uncut Rubik's cube sticker sheets so that I could cut stickers for this.

Sorry it took so long. Sticker template is posted now.

No problem. I don't have the file handy right now, so I will try to get it posted by this weekend. (send me a PM if I don't)

Not the same as the Trapezoid cube. This one is simply a fisher cube barrel, but the fisher is sideways or it would be the same as a regular barrel cube.

Now that you mention the trapezoid barrel, I need to get back to designing something new!

Nice! I've been following this on the TwistyPuzzles forum. Seeing the quality of sanded parts has inspired me to do the same on some puzzles I have printed. They look and turn very nicely!

Is this a barrel version of the Trapezoid Edge Cube?

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