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Postby jediknight219 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:49 am

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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby Athos » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:51 am

I'd like to see a tower done up like that. Nice job.

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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby mencot » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:39 am

Yes that really cool and useful, like Athos said to make towers. Thanks, I may use this :D
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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby AK_Brickster » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:20 pm

Hmm... Other than the fact that this gives you a triangular core, and that it might be a little more rigid, what benefits are there to this as opposed to just having six hinges connecting six sides together?

Don't get me wrong, I think it's neat, but it seems like a pretty parts-intensive way to make something that can be made much more simply. :?
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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:44 pm

The benefit: it's rigid. This thing doesn't budge, and it's a perfect regular hexagon. I was trying to improve on http://www.flickr.com/photos/gambort/6164376935/in/photostream

An earlier iteration was less parts intensive, but wasn't rigid enough. On paper it should have been good, but in practice it could still bend.
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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby footsteps » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:15 am

I like this one a lot. Now, can you do one that creates a 45 degree corner (that isn't massively parts intensive)? That's what I'm after.
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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby mencot » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:52 am

jediknight219 wrote:The benefit: it's rigid. This thing doesn't budge, and it's a perfect regular hexagon. I was trying to improve on http://www.flickr.com/photos/gambort/6164376935/in/photostream

An earlier iteration was less parts intensive, but wasn't rigid enough. On paper it should have been good, but in practice it could still bend.

footsteps wrote:I like this one a lot. Now, can you do one that creates a 45 degree corner (that isn't massively parts intensive)? That's what I'm after.

Yes, and it goes straight on a baseplate without strange means that would be more "parts intensive". This is a great tecnique and something I have been looking for
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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby eilonwy77 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:00 pm

First off -- I love hexagons!

Secondly -- I love the cleverness of this technique, the way the bits wrap around into smaller sections and then get put together into a whole.

Thirdly -- I could see how it could be useful, and I'm going to try it out sometime. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:20 pm

New design that I like better.

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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:20 pm

Hexagons are easier if you have some stuff outside the hexagon, and you can make them smaller.

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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:21 pm

The design of this one is similar to the previous one.

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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:22 pm

45 degree angles. The first one's really simple, but nothing is preventing the angle from opening wider. If it works for you, I'd use that one.

The second one's more stable. On paper, it should be perfect, but in practice I wish it was more rigid.

Third and fourth are rigid. Not exactly 45 degrees, but close enough.

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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby footsteps » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:28 am

Thanks, jediknight219. Good work! I'll probably hybridize one or more of those ideas.
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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby jediknight219 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:13 pm

Another 45 degree angle. My favorite so far. Stable and simple. Though I wish the black piece was available in more colors.

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Re: Hexagon doodle

Postby footsteps » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:30 pm

jediknight219 wrote:Another 45 degree angle. My favorite so far. Stable and simple. Though I wish the black piece was available in more colors.

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DOH! I hadn't thought of those parts. Thanks for pointing that out!
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