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 Post subject: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:26 pm 
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Today I attended a puzzle party and obtained this beauty of a puzzle:

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https://www.cubicdissection.com/html/pu ... rykey.html

I didn't even know it was this puzzle until I posted on the photography group where I was kindly pointed in the direction of among others this page.

I didn't know it was that rare, only 40 made! :shock:

Neat! :mrgreen:


Solving it.. uhm.. 85 moves.. I think I already made triple that :lol: But that is ok, the fun is in the solve.

I played with this puzzle on DPP1 and it stuck in my head ever since. Now I have one of my own :D


Anyone else have this?

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:13 pm 
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Kattenvriendin wrote:
Anyone else have this?

:shock: :lol:
Well you knew I would!i have a bit of an addiction to N-ary puzzles and have quite a large collection. You can see some of my blog posts here:

http://www.puzzlemad.co.uk/search/label/N-ary

And my flickr gallery of them is here:

https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/puzzlemad/sets/72157633873063748/

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:18 pm 
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Hahah yeah I kinda sorta somehow figured ;)

I am taking this puzzle with me tomorrow to the one client who loves seeing the different kinds of puzzles and mostly those I make, and see what he says on this one.

Most likely this: :shock: :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:11 pm 
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I didn't realize these were so rare. I got one (or a very similar one, same idea) from cubicdissection.com maybe 5-10 years ago or so, or perhaps I got it at an IPP.

It's a neat puzzle though, from what I remember, solving it is similar to a binary type puzzle except it's tertiary.

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:18 pm 
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It is such a lovely puzzle. I was smitten with it from the moment I saw it :)

Took it to work today to show that client, and he was similarly smitten with it as I was. The mechanism, the looks, the feel.. the everything about it :D

Oh who needs a man when she's got puzzles... ahhhh


(still looking though hehehe, don't let my words fool you ;))

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:23 pm 
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It's a nice puzzle, I also have one. If you are interested in reading about more of that kind (after reading Kevin's post maybe), please have a look at my compendium:

http://puzzles.schwandtner.info/compendium/puzzles.html

As a side note: I do not own all these puzzles, just a few of them. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:28 pm 
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Vielen dank Goetz :)

These puzzles are all just.. they intrigue me you know. Wil had many laying in his home that just mesmerized me. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 10:18 am 
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That Binary Key II looks really cool! I wish I had one.

Hello n-ary puzzle fans. I was wondering what you think of my binary puzzle, grydlock:
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Please see my earlier post: http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26994

You can play with grydlock online at: http://grydlock.com

The web site has puzzles with increasing difficulty. Puzzle #1 can be solved in 14 moves. Puzzle #10 requires at least 170 moves. Some grydlock puzzles can be made with solutions that follow regular patterns. The ones on the web site do not stick to a regular pattern. The maximum solution length for grydlock puzzles is exponential in the number of sliders.

What do you think? Too easy? Too hard? Any feedback will be appreciated. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 12:11 pm 
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I can't comment on the difficulty, but that has to be the best use of popsicle sticks I have seen in a long time!

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 12:19 pm 
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That is what I was thinking too! Makes me want to buy icecream (NOT good for the hiney! :lol: )

It looks beautiful! I really wish I was more skilled in woodworking :)

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 Post subject: Re: Binary Key II
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 8:49 am 
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I'm glad you liked it, Darryl and Katten. Now give the web site a try. It's guaranteed to have fewer calories than 5 popsicles! :P

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