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 Post subject: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:53 am

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:13 am
Location: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Hi,

I'd like to show you my new puzzle - Corner Latch Cube.
Inspired by idea of my Coin Sliding Puzzle, I tried to apply
coins to standard Rubik's cube and you can see my result -
new version of Latch cube, where direction of turns are defined
by arrows on corner cubes. The implementation of Corner Latch
cube looks funny, but the cube is not simple for solving. Enjoy!

Does anybody know how to solve it?

Video: Corner Latch Cube
Related: Latch Pyraminx

Best regards,

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:17 am

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Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Very interesting! I guess this is entirely based on overhang bandaging, because that's the reason the sides only move one way. But either way, it still looks like it could bring up a few solving difficulties.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:24 am

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:12 am
Location: Hong Kong/Beijing
I don't quite understand why a face can't turn backward as the existence of he coin, even after watch the video......But I think it's a nice idea~

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:18 pm

Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:38 pm
Location: Russia
very interest!

Similar to my puzzle

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:49 pm

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:44 pm
Interesting, and nice that such a simple mechanism makes it work.

iaroslavski wrote:
Does anybody know how to solve it?
I would guess that you solve it in a way similar to the Latch Cube, but I expect it would be simpler: for the Latch Cube, you first put it in a canonical configuration, where all the arrows match the solved state. From there, you develop transforms that preserve this property. Here, I think it would be easier to reach such a canonical configuration, as there are only four pieces that matter.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:36 pm

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:54 pm
Location: Bay Area, California
I don't think I understand how this works. Can this turn be completed?
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It looks to me like the coin is about to collide with the orange-white edge.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:19 pm

Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:57 pm
Location: Green Bay, WI
I think that if that is a DaYan cube, it will flex enough to snap into place.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:35 pm

Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:39 pm
Location: Marquette, MI, USA
Brandon Enright wrote:
I don't think I understand how this works. Can this turn be completed?
It looks to me like the coin is about to collide with the orange-white edge.

It functions as a latch cube, but with the latching in the corners rather than edges. He is using the springy ability of the puzzle to be able to snap through the turn in the one direction, but not in the other.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:54 pm

Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:16 pm
Location: Somewhere Else
What was the base cube you used for this? I don't recall seeing a pastel stickerless cube anywhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:05 pm

Joined: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:57 pm
Location: Green Bay, WI
That might be the picture quality, or it could be a DianSheng.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:46 pm

Joined: Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:46 pm
Looks to me like it is made of mono coloured dayan cubes

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:55 pm

Joined: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:21 pm
I believe it is a Moyu Weilong Plus.

Attractive colours.

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:08 am

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:13 am
Location: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Brandon Enright wrote:
I don't think I understand how this works. Can this turn be completed?

Yes, this turn can be completed anticlockwise (follow the arrows)

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 Post subject: Re: Corner Latch Cube by VladimirPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:09 am

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:13 am
Location: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
HAND wrote:
I believe it is a Moyu Weilong Plus.

Attractive colours.

You're right, this is Moyu Weilong

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