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 Post subject: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:50 am 
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This is a puzzle which gives all the possible 3D projections of the well known 4D polychoron
known as Hypercube or Tesseract. It has a blue cube inside a red cube, but after some manipulations,
the red cube ends up inside the blue cube! (Something like turning the guts of the puzzle inside out!).

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(click on the photo to see both Hyperion (the other puzzle on the left, is Pyramus, a Tetrahedral Prism).

A video was taken during a (very busy) International Puzzle Party in Japan, and in the background
(from left to right) there is David, Stan, Bob, Rox, Oskar, Jason and someone I missed out his name...!

Enjoy the video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAhqwFc9NNs

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:54 am 
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I think that is my favorite so far. Great job :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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I can't believe you, rox AND Oskar were all the same place(AT ONCE :o )
You were all able to be seen when time was zero :wink:
I do like this... and while this is the only 4d polychoron with 90 degree angles, which makes it the simplest of the puzzles to understand... I also think that this puzzle reveals the most that there are flaws in the design.
But, it doesn't matter, it is only a prototype, I look forward to a more smoothly rotating design in the future :D
Also, is that the tetrahedral pentachoron beside the tesseract there?

P.S. I'm off to a farm in Eastern Washington for a month, take care everyone! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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Are you going to sell puzzles like this? I would definitely buy some.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:18 am 
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elijah wrote:
I can't believe you, rox AND Oskar were all the same place(AT ONCE :o )
You were all able to be seen when time was zero :wink:


LOL! Well said.... we may always assume that the time for the solve was zero! :lol:


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I do like this... and while this is the only 4d polychoron with 90 degree angles, which makes it the simplest of the puzzles to understand... I also think that this puzzle reveals the most that there are flaws in the design.
But, it doesn't matter, it is only a prototype, I look forward to a more smoothly rotating design in the future :D


No need to worry about flaws, as this was using an old mechanism, plus I did not care much of aligning
everything properly as I wanted to make a short video and upload it fast. Always remember that the rods
are telescopic, so the puzzle needs some calbrations before it gets that perfect shape! At some point,
me, Jason and Bob were all holding different parts of the puzzle at the same time to achieve that!!!


elijah wrote:
Also, is that the tetrahedral pentachoron beside the tesseract there?


Yeap, it had that shape for a while today!


Finally, as I said, some day, we *will* make those puzzles. But when, *that* is another issue

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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I like this one a lot. It's the only one that I can clearly see why it's a puzzle, due to the inverted cube within a cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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It sure looks simpler compared to the other ones but, the Houlis Cube is still my favorite.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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elijah wrote:
I can't believe you, rox AND Oskar were all the same place(AT ONCE :o )

Don't forget, it was Pantazis, David, Rox, Oskar, Jason, and the other guy. Still, that must have been an amazing party for you all.

I like this one the most because it is the only of them that I could name BEFORE finding a puzzle about it.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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This is simply amazing, i finally understand what exactly these are, and i must make it known, that when these are for sale, i guarantee that i will buy one, wether its 20 dollars, or if its 200. This is very very cool, and i cant wait to get one! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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There you go Pantazis, put the price at £300,000,000 and then you just need GuitarSD to buy one and then you don't have to bother about selling anymore. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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Ah, the tesseract appears at last! It does look a little wobbly, but that problem seems to have been worked on already and when you (hopefully) start selling these, it should be fixed. Then we are just left with an amazing puzzle! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
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Rentlix wrote:
elijah wrote:
I can't believe you, rox AND Oskar were all the same place(AT ONCE :o )
Don't forget, it was Pantazis, David, Rox, Oskar, Jason, and the other guy.
"that other guy" was Bob Hearn, bhearn on the forum. And there were others as well but not necessarily names you would recognize from the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Hyperion: The Tesseract Titan!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:27 am 
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DLitwin wrote:
Rentlix wrote:
elijah wrote:
I can't believe you, rox AND Oskar were all the same place(AT ONCE :o )
Don't forget, it was Pantazis, David, Rox, Oskar, Jason, and the other guy.
"that other guy" was Bob Hearn, bhearn on the forum. And there were others as well but not necessarily names you would recognize from the forum.

Dave :)


Actually, I mentioned Bob in the first message. He has also done some amazing designs and we were playing
his brilliant electronic game when we boarded the train from Osaka. The "other guy" was a Japanese gentleman
who enjoyed watching me manipulate the 4D symmetry puzzles. Sadly, I did not keep his name...

And Dave, me and Rox both miss you. I hope you had a great time when we met, and I know we will meet again
many many times!

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