Tempest 3V1 Development Thread (2016 Model leaked)

Who Should Tempest Work With on Mass Manufacturing?

• Independent Company

• Total voters
18
• Poll closed .

Sion

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Also, I'm willing to answer some general questions about speedcube design, if anybody has some.

DerpBoiMoon

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Are bigger or smaller cubes better? Why are brands normally using 55 mm?

Member
Are bigger or smaller cubes better? Why are brands normally using 55 mm?
Middle-sized cube is better because they aren't too big to grip neither too small. 55mm generally fits with a lot of people's hands.

Sion

Member
Are bigger or smaller cubes better? Why are brands normally using 55 mm?
@Username: Username: Actually said the best reason why. It's not to big, but not too small. It's just right. I actually thought of 55.5mm before the valk came out as the golden size, and was pleased to see that QiYi went with it.. The cube i've been designing is 55.5mm.

And what is tempest?
Usually a name for a violent storm and also the name of one of the late William Shakespeare's plays. The name was suggested back in 2016 by a person known as iamspeedcubing (I wonder where he is now.) I liked the name and have ran with it since.

alexiscubing

Member
Stupid question but will it be magnetised?
Are there stickers?
Will it be a split corner and edge design
Will you mass produce it if you find a company that can help

Sion

Member
Stupid question but will it be magnetised?
Are there stickers?
Will it be a split corner and edge design
Will you mass produce it if you find a company that can help
Yes
For the Black Version
Split caps
Can't say ( )

alexiscubing

Member
Yes
For the Black Version
Split caps
Can't say ( )
Wow this is a great project
Hopefully it will be mass produced
weird question but how old were you when you started and did you have a 3d printer or something to test on

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Also, I learned this from experience, don't make a cube that corner twist! I DNFd a lot of my really good and high TPS solves, which goes to the "many victims pile of cornertwists".

Sion

Member
Wow this is a great project
Hopefully it will be mass produced
weird question but how old were you when you started and did you have a 3d printer or something to test on
I mostly borrowed my library’s 3d printer, and then did an upgrade to shapeways.

Sion

Member
I decided that I would post images of the very first prototype of the cube, given that the cube is completely different now (and also more sophisticated than the original model could have ever been)

PizzaCuber

Member
So is production coming soon?

Sion

Member
I don't think so, it's still in the prototype stages.
Cannot say specifics, but we are VERY close to a production phase.

WarriorCatCuber

Member
Cannot say specifics, but we are VERY close to a production phase.
How close? Like 1 month or like a year?

Sion

Member
How close? Like 1 month or like a year?
If everything goes to plan (ie: The samples I try are to a high standard), the estimate is by the end of the year for real this time.

If it doesn't though, we may need to wait a little longer, but chances are low that this would happen.

PizzaCuber

Member
I want to preorder a early version lol.

Zain_A24

Member
That is undecided, but I'm hoping for $30-$35.
Hugely looking forward to this, hoping everything goes well for you. A lot if us are looking for something "new" as opposed to the big hitters producing minor reiterations on already best selling flagships, constantly raising the ceiling of what is considered a good price to pay for a cube.

Best of luck, I will be constantly following your progress, and I will be sure to support you by purchasing one from a retailer in future.