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S-0, Designs of the Community (Next Puzzle Announcement!)

What should this new cube be?

  • S-0 Quasar

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • S-0 Tempest

    Votes: 11 50.0%
  • S-0 Stratus

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • S-0 Air

    Votes: 2 9.1%

  • Total voters
    22
  • Poll closed .

MoyuFTW

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Uh... so little friction would mean it's extremely fast... Lube couldn't slow it down that much because there's nowhere to put lube
 

Abo

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Ayyy, busy thread!

As the person modeling the cube, I just finished the edge, and need to figure out how to do the corner, and should have some pieces printed by the weekend hopefully!

To answer some questions and just topics I see as I browse over the thread. I currently have a standard core in the model, because we are working with QiYi it sounds like, I don't see why it wouldn't be incomparable with stickerless, the way it looks in model and assembly, I expect it to be very fast, and probably quite floppy as of now, and I feel like December could be a reasonable time estimate, I have no clue how QiYi goes through with the design process.
 
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Man, this is my favourite thread on speedsolving! Thanks to all of you, to Abo, Sin, even DG for helping everyone out with this cube. It would not be possible without all of you.
 

Eduard Khil

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IMO this cube will be really fast, airy, loud, floppy, and unstable. Looking towards a Roux-Cube as a Roux solver myself
Still a nice try! Keep up the good work tho :)
And when are CAD drawings, 3D printed prototypes, etc going to be made?
 

Abo

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I'm currently working on CAD, have everything but corners done, going to try prototyping by 3D printing really soon, and yea, I kinda expect it to be similar to your prediction, Eduard
 
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I am currently designing the box. I will wake some sketches, and a net. I am also looking for slight altrations to the logo, effects etc. of the tempest name.
 
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Wait... we might not be able to do a hexagonal prism box because I believe rubik's brand makes a see through hexagonal prism box wit two stands and a silver inside... waht else could we do??
 
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I am busy for a while and will not be able to work on the box. Is there any chance someone could work on the fancy box? I may have some time to work on the regular box. Any news from qiyi?
 

Sion

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One update: The S-0 branch logo I designed is my user. I designed it to have rotational symmetry so it doesn't point to any specific face.
 
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Lcool! I always find it frustrating when my logo faces a colour I don't like, so this will be good. How is the project going? Any news from qiyi? Thanks!
 

Loiloiloi

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ikr! Any new news?
Yes, there is a giveaway going on here: https://www.speedsolving.com/forum/threads/anti-roux-challenge.61180/

The contest is to do a Roux solve without slice or wide moves. The prizes include a limited edition purple tempest, A free S-0 Tempest of various colours, or a gold S-0 logo specially made.

The purple tempest is one of 5 that will ever be made, so I hope the others aren't as hard to get as this. Because already this competition is being dominated by brilliant minds who I have no chance against :p
 
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I am a codesigner, so I am going to get a special S.O. Tempest anyway ( well, that is what Sion said) ;)
Also, we need to spread hype about this cube around the community and let people know about this cube. I am currently designing the standard box for th Tempest.
 

Loiloiloi

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I am a codesigner, so I am going to get a special S.O. Tempest anyway ( well, that is what Sion said) ;)
Also, we need to spread hype about this cube around the community and let people know about this cube. I am currently designing the standard box for th Tempest.
I think it's best to let people get it if they want to and if it's a good cube, rather then try to encourage people to buy a product they don't know if is good.

Also, as a sidenote, having just a different color as a limited edition isn't very wise, because people can always just use dyes to turn the standard cube into that color plastic. This is why companies often have the limited edition be a transparent, like Gans does.
 
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Yeah, somewhere back in this thread Sion mentioned the limiteds. This was a project that just sprung up, so many people do not know about it,so spreading news would be saying stuff like 'Hey, check out this thread:', explaining it and giving a link, just to spread awareness of this cube. Also, we are grateful for your contribution at the beginning, since it helped us improve the cube.
 
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