I made a couple of family pictures.
The first is a family selection of Gigaminx
puzzles that was made possible by Georges Helm who brought his V1 prototype by Tyler along just prior to the DCD of this year.
It contains the following puzzles (from left to right):
- original V1 prototype made by Tyler on 5 September 2006, initially sold to AndrewO and later on resold to Georges
- V2 design made by Tyler, also called Olympic Gigaminx by him at that time; the design was completed by Tyler on 6 December 2007 and I had the 3d printed parts made on 26 January 2008.
Approximately at the same time Aleh and Adam Cowan presented their Gigaminx version
- smaller V1.5 version completed by Andrew Cormier on 10 June 2008
- one of the mass produced Gigaminx types (C4U).
Gigaminx family (Tyler Fox V1, Tyler Fox V2, Drew Cormier V1,5 and C4u).JPG [ 1.16 MiB | Viewed 775 times ]
The second picture is of a family of Tuttminx
(-related) puzzles, from left above to right above:
- the first 3d printed Tuttminx (in fact the second sample after the first hand-made sample by Lee Tutt)
- the classic version of the Tuttminx produced by Verypuzzle: straight pieces
- the first Tuttminxes produced by Verypuzzle: rounded pieces (B/W and coloured version):
- the Void Tuttminx by Verypuzzle and
- the Super Star puzzle by Verypuzzle
- the first 3d printed prototype of the Holey Megaminx, based on files by Lee Tutt, which was used to arrange its mass production by Uwe Meffert
- a 3d printed core of the Holey Megaminx made in 1 piece
- a mass produced sample of the Holey Megaminx
Tuttminx family.JPG [ 290.02 KiB | Viewed 775 times ]
All these puzzle are based on the same design principle.
Remarkably, the first 3d printed Tuttminx and the Void Tuttminx have approximately the same size.