Hi all Instructables Fans!
In this instuctable , I want to tell tou how to mod a Windmill cube. The Windmill cube is one of mechanical Puzzle .What means DIY here is , You can adjust the screw , or mod it .It uses the same mechanism as the 3x3 rubik's cube .But the windmill cube is different ,it;s not like the Fisher cube it;s harder to solve ( I think) .This windmill cube , can be made from a 3x3 rubik's cube.There is one of the member who make the instructable , so ,better to check it out first ! Actually , I found another same mod from www.TwistyPuzzles.com forum.TwistyPuzzles is a great website for discussing a puzzle mod.You can talk or discuss with tony fisher ( the fisher cube creator) or Anthony Greenhill ( the creator of many Square-1 mods), who has been modding puzzles for years!.This is the Result .Simple ,huh? Trust me , its simple , but a new one,and did by yourself!.
Step 1: What Is the Tools?
All you need is a cross (+) Screwdriver . Only ONE tool .But ,if you can't open the screw caps , you can use a minus (-) screwdriver to open it..(In this picture, I already opened the center cap , so it looks loosen a bit)
Step 2: Open the Top!
First , you need to open the center cap and Loosen the screw. After the top screw is loosened ,you can easily take out the other parts around it.If you can't take the parts easily , you should loosen it again a bit.Please be careful , don't break it ..( in this second picture ,The second layer middle cap (the blue one is loosened ))
Step 3: Arranging the Second Layer
After take all the four caps , you need to put it again in their place , but in BACKWARDS position( picture1 - the blue cap( the orange cap show a position before turned).And then , you need to rearrange all the four other parts , according to their colour-(picture 2 if you done it correctly , it should look like this. the orange part shows hoe other parts should placed).Because the position is backwards , it will make the "Brick" Pattern.(if you confused , just look at the third and fourth pictures .You'll understand)
Step 4: Putting the Top Layer
Next ,put the top layer back., but in the same direction as the 3rd layer ( not the 2nd layer direction .After that , remember to TIGHTEN the top screw before put the center cap back (2nd Picture).
Step 5: How to Play?
Congratulations! Now , How to play it ? well you need to rotate the layers in a specific condition (like in the 2nd picture) for rotate it! but I haven't found a tutorial for play it yet, so it's a new challenge ,even if you can play with the usual windmill cube. Enjoy!