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What is in the Jiffy? My Rubik cube Puzzle collection

Postby royjess » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:36 pm

A Jiffy arrived today.

So time for a guessing game, can you guess what is in the Jiffy?

For security reasons, I've blanked out some of the details

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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby chill » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:20 am

Some more metalearth kits?
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby royjess » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:56 pm

chill wrote:Some more metalearth kits?


No, not metal earth kits

Today's clue....

...it's a nano kit, 1/3 of the size of the original, but not a model kit
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby number1 » Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:00 pm

One of those nano lego type models?
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby Mark » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:19 pm

A Nanobrick Hogwarts? Credit to Number1 if it is a Nanobrick set.
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby royjess » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:51 pm

number1 wrote:One of those nano lego type models?


Mark wrote:A Nanobrick Hogwarts? Credit to Number1 if it is a Nanobrick set.


No not a Lego or Nanobrick set, nothing to do with Hogwarts or Harry Potter. Not a model.
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby casper » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:25 pm

Nanoblock :think:
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby royjess » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:20 pm

casper wrote:Nanoblock :think:


No not Nanoblock

Here is a peek of what's inside

ImageIMG_2718 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

A close up shot

ImageIMG_2719 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

The parts are small
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby Mark » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:14 am

A light of some sort?
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby casper » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:19 am

Does look like a light of some sort
Nano Rubiks cube :think:
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby royjess » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:05 pm

Mark wrote:A light of some sort?


casper wrote:Does look like a light of some sort


No not a light, what I think you are referring to is the bottle of lube

casper wrote:Nano Rubiks cube :think:


Yeah! :clap: :clap: :clap:

The worlds smallest commercially available Rubik cube, I say commercially available as there have been some smaller ones printed using a 3D printer

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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby Mark » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:09 pm

I’d never have guessed that! Amazing what you can buy. However, now I’ll have to see what I can find on Thingiverse!
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby casper » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am

The centre connectors gave it away :) Its tiny :o
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Re: What is in the Jiffy?

Postby royjess » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:08 pm

I been waiting for some time to fully focus on this one, considering how tiny it is.

So a close up look at the contents complete with tweezers

ImageIMG_2726 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

The colour labels, stand which you cut out and stick together, I personally won't be bothering with this, and the lube

ImageIMG_2725 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

The instructions which are printed on the back of the packaging

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Re: What is in the Jiffy? My Rubik cube Puzzle collection

Postby royjess » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:16 pm

The first step is to fit together the two half's which makes up each individual cube block. Just have to make sure that you pair them up correctly as there are 4 different types.

ImageIMG_2730 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

The centre pieces goes on the end of each spindle, these were quiet hard to push on, and you also get a spare spindle.

ImageIMG_2732 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Putting some of the blocks into place

ImageIMG_2735 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Two layers in place

ImageIMG_2736 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

All blocks in place

ImageIMG_2737 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Photos for scale

ImageIMG_2738 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2739 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

And a photo of the cube on top of a standard size cube

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Re: What is in the Jiffy? My Rubik cube Puzzle collection

Postby royjess » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:28 pm

Now time to stick on the different colour stickers.

I'm going to use the regular cube to ensure that the colours are in the correct place by being adjacent to the correct colours in keeping with the standard cube colour scheme.

The stickers are so small, they are fiddly to fit and to ensure that they are relatively square as they do really look out of place if slightly skew whiff.

Some of them I had to remove again using a thin knife blade and took me several attempts to get them satisfactory.

ImageIMG_2743 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Now to add the lube, I didn't want to add this before adding the colour labels just in-case I got lube over the cube inhibiting the labels from sticking to the cube. So I slightly turned the cube and then added a drop of lube using a cocktail stick.

ImageIMG_2744 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Now all that is left for me to do, is to mix up the cube and then for me to solve it. This cube will rarely be mixed up and used, it will mainly remain as a display piece as it is so tiny and delicate.

The Nano Cube sitting on a standard size cube with a pound coin next to it for scale

ImageIMG_2749 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Three size cubes, with the standard cube at the bottom, a mini keyring cube in the middle and the Nano cube on top

ImageIMG_2753 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

Today's cube is the ... 3x3x3 Maru Nano Cube 15mm

ImageIMG_2743 by Jess Lee, on Flickr

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Re: What is in the Jiffy? My Rubik cube Puzzle collection

Postby casper » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:29 pm

sooooo small :shock: :o
how long will it take to figure out the small one compared to the original, what's the current record Roy
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Re: What is in the Jiffy? My Rubik cube Puzzle collection

Postby snapdragon » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:29 pm

you do need some help!
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Re: What is in the Jiffy? My Rubik cube Puzzle collection

Postby royjess » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:49 am

casper wrote:sooooo small :shock: :o
how long will it take to figure out the small one compared to the original, what's the current record Roy


Should be the same time. I've solved a cube in less than 30 seconds back in the day. I used to put washing up liquid inside to make it turn fast. The only thing that slows down doing a cube puzzle, is when they don't turn well. The small Nano cube is not the best cube for turning.

snapdragon wrote:you do need some help!


I've been solving the Rubik cube for years. I first learnt how to solve one back in the early 80's when I was at school. I can almost do it without hardly looking 8-)
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Re: What is in the Jiffy? My Rubik cube Puzzle collection

Postby Mark » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:47 am

Good grief, that’s small!
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