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 Post subject: Concentric Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:08 pm 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Concentric Cube is a variation to the Nested Cube. It features a frame holding three concentric 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube. The three cubes are bandaged to each other. One bandage goes from layer A to B, one from B to C and one all the way from frame to A, B and C.

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Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Concentric Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Oh, this came out! Nice work, Oskar!

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 Post subject: Re: Concentric Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:40 am 
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Amazing concept.

Can you post an image showing the "corner" without any bandaging?


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 Post subject: Re: Concentric Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:03 am 
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This is really the BEST PUZZLE IDEA I ever saw!!! You are a geniuos!! :idea: :idea: :idea: :idea:


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 Post subject: Re: Concentric Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:09 am 
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I had to check out the mechanism on this one.
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Nice! Its much simpler then I was expecting. And I don't see any reason why the turning should be as hard as it is in the video. I'd like to see this again after it is broken in.

Also I'm curious, is it possible to make this puzzle such that the outer layer turns as a 2x2x2 also? This is a 2x2x2 inside a 2x2x2 inside a 2x2x2 inside a 1x1x1. Or at least that is what it looks like to me. I'm wondering if this can be built without the need for the 1x1x1 layer. As is, its that layer which holds everything else together.

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 Post subject: Re: Concentric Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 4:46 am 
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wwwmwww wrote:
... is it possible to make this puzzle such that the outer layer turns as a 2x2x2 also?
Please see Nested Cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Concentric Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:52 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Can you post an image showing the "corner" without any bandaging?
Here you are!

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 Post subject: Re: Concentric Cube by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:36 am 
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Oskar wrote:
wwwmwww wrote:
... is it possible to make this puzzle such that the outer layer turns as a 2x2x2 also?
Please see Nested Cube.
Nice!!! I see I'm several steps behind again. I'm curious why you didn't employ that technique here. It would have removed the need for the outer 1x1x1. Was this a test to compare the two mechanisms? If so which are you happier with?

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