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 Post subject: Twisty Burr
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:38 pm 
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The inner 2x2x2 is only solved when the outer shell pieces fit around it. The pieces fit nicely straight out of the box- tight enough to stay in, but loose enough to get out easily! It's based on a mini Eastsheen 2x2x2.
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The puzzle is made more challenging since the shell pieces have two solutions, and both can also be done inside-out. However, the inner 2x2x2 can only be solved for one of these. The inner 2x2x2 also has some identical pieces, and those are always troublesome.
The piece with the logo is reversible, and flat on the other side, for those who don't like displaying logos.

On my shapeways shop here!
Also available assembled for $85+shipping dyed, or $75+shipping in white.

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:05 pm 
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very nice idea and not easy at all, needs some thoughts to solve.


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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:21 pm 
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I like this idea a lot - great, simple concept, very difficult to solve. 8-)

How about "Dovetail Cube", as in dovetail joint? :D

Or "Twisty Burr Cube"?

Now waiting for the 3x3x3 version. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:50 pm 
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Oh wow, very very cool. Like mentioned above I think a 3x3 version could be very cool.

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Oh nice! I love it :D. And for names hmm; "almost there cube", "(1/2+1/2)x(1/2+1/2)x(1/2+1/2) cube", "half and half cube".

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Benf207 wrote:
Oh wow, very very cool. Like mentioned above I think a 3x3 version could be very cool.

Ben

...and protrusions in one corner of the center parts could also poke through holes in the outer plates. :D

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:17 pm 
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How about the "Twisty Jigsaw" :D
I love this idea :)


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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Here's another idea, how about a 4x4 version with 3 'levels'. The first level is the 4x4. The second is assembly pieces that bandage it into a 2x2, and the third level of assembly pieces completes the cube.


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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:01 pm 
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Thanks everyone!
I'm leaning towards some names, but haven't decided yet
A 3x3x3 version may be on the way... eventually :wink:

Love this idea!
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...and protrusions in one corner of the center parts could also poke through holes in the outer plates.


First post update- the one in the pictures is on sale!

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:40 am 
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Really neat idea. Why was this moved to non twisty?

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:12 am 
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Really Good idea for twisty puzzle! I think it won't be so easy as we don't know the original state of the 2x2 cube~


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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:35 am 
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Because you have to peel this "Fruit/Nut" to get to the sweet 2x2x2 Cube I suggest:

Fruit Cube or Nuts Cube


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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
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BN wrote:
Why was this moved to non twisty?
Because a tired Admin thought it looked like a non-twisty puzzle from the initial picture (and didn't read with care). I've moved it back, sorry for any confusion.

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:30 am 
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This is a great idea! It's nice to see a puzzle of the twisty genre merged with an assembly puzzle. It vaguely reminds me of the 'Groove Cube' by Eitan, except where that was a packing puzzle this is an assembly puzzle.

Personally I think with the (presumably) high level of difficulty this puzzle offers, a 3x3x3 version would be far too difficult to grab the attention of many people. The inner plates could also be further divided in quarters, and various other modifications to up the difficulty, but in this case I think less is more and it is great as it is.

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:47 am 
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This puzzle is so great that it has got me thinkng:

How about 8 different 2x2x2s, with protrusions in different places, which all lock together like lego bricks into one big dovetailed 2x2x2x2x2x2 "supercube" with 6 surface plates only when they are all solved? 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:10 am 
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That's getting more similar to Child's Play.
I will note that my idea was not based on that- I've been trying to think of a way to combine a burr/assembly puzzle with a twisty puzzle for a while. This is one of two that I figured out. I'll make the other one when I have money :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:22 am 
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Steveo wrote:
That's getting more similar to Child's Play.
I will note that my idea was not based on that- I've been trying to think of a way to combine a burr/assembly puzzle with a twisty puzzle for a while. This is one of two that I figured out. I'll make the other one when I have money :wink:

Oh wow, I hadn't seen this before, but it's exactly what I had in mind, or at least part of it. Thanks for posting the link, and belated congratulations to Gingervergo! :D

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 Post subject: Re: 2x2x2 + Assembly puzzle
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:34 pm 
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A great idea, and implemented very well!
Steveo wrote:
This is one of two that I figured out.

I'm looking forward to seeing your second concept!

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 Post subject: Re: Twisty Burr
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pirsquared wrote:
I'm looking forward to seeing your second concept!

I don't actually know if it'll work or not, but the concept is there. We'll see!

I've decided to call it the Twisty Burr. Keeping it simple :wink:

Still have one for sale. PM me and it's yours.

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 Post subject: Re: Twisty Burr
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:17 am 
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very interrest puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Twisty Burr
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:09 pm 
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This has been featured on Shapeways' Friday Finds! Very exciting :D

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