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 Post subject: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:19 am 
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Oh man... Katsuhiko Okamoto just added a puzzle to his site: http://puzzle3d.hp.infoseek.co.jp/sub5-1.html

Linking Void:

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:32 am 
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Wow! thats amazing I cant really say anything else

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Very nice! That would make for a nice garland if you had a bunch of them.

Holey megaminx chain anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle
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I remember someone jokingly suggesting this in some other thread a little while ago... can't find it right now though

In any case, another great puzzle from Mr. Okamoto!

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle
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Now THAT, is [removed] awesome! Couldn´t this be done with normal void cubes?
(how do you take those apart anyway?)

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle
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Pretty cool! I've thought about this before, but I always dismissed the idea because they wouldn't be able to turn. I never thought of simply making the hole big enough to make a turn possible.

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Now THAT, is [removed] awesome! Couldn´t this be done with normal void cubes?
(how do you take those apart anyway?)


And Sjoerd posted that just as I was writing this. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle
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Yes I now see this one can turn all layers, as one with normal void cubes would only be able to turn like a fused cube(2x2x2 shared)

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pirsquared wrote:
Thanks for a great new find, Thomas!


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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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Wonder when will it be mass-produced? :D

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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Now that's cool!! Great job Mr. Okamoto!!


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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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Thomas wrote:
pirsquared wrote:
Thanks for a great new find, Thomas!


I have a script that automatically lets me know if a site has been updated.

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Ah, I see!

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:49 am 
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WOW. One of those two alone is already incredible. I think 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 Void cubes where discussed on this forum before. Now these aren't 4x4x4 cubes but still the hole is just as big and still there is no overhang or something inside. I kind of feel that linking those somehow reduces the awe I feel for the single one already but still it is a great idea although I like the look of a single one better.

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I don't even want to know what people would do with these. :lol: There would be chains of these.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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Yes, pretty amazing as always
I had considered linking two normal ones but not sure if it would have achieved much. The sunken centres would have been the only thing a little different about it. This however is far better. I'd like to know what the writing say. It almost gives the impression that they can be unlinked but obviously not without disassembly.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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I'd like to know what the writing say.

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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Wow, fantastic. I couldn't get the pictures to display on Windows Explorer at work, but it shows fine on Firefox on my laptop. I was trying to guess from the posts what it would be like, but I didn't guess this!

I guess this is pushing the rail on the void cube pretty much to its limit?


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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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One could put eight of them into one. That way the inner one that holds all the eight others could still be turned. The latter would than act like corners of a 2x2x2 cube that can be scrambled also. (Then if one put plates on the outer "cubes", making then look like acutal cubes and by that also bandaging, there would be the most expensive 2x2 cube in the world. What the heck :? :lol: One could also built the world's most expensive bandaged 4x4x4 cube by putting a 2x2 with extensions on all sides into it, for that matter)

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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Very impressive work as always!

With a look on the last picture on his site, it seems, Katsuhiko found his own version of a "Ball in a Cube" :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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I like that the edges are not cubes, but the whole puzzle is still a cube.
Great design!
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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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haha great puzzle!
Even tho Í know its not production made, it still looks like it. As always :)

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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Amazing puzzle!

I like the picture of a golf ball inside it.... More like "one in the hole", than "a hole in one" :)


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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
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How many of those would it take to make a "closed loop chain" of void cubes. Would it really be possible to make. And would it be possible to still turn/twist them ? :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: new Katsuhiko Okamoto puzzle: Linking Void
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:59 am 
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You know, I think 3 would already give a loop chain. I can't picture well enough right now to tell if turning would still be possible though.

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