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 Post subject: Six to Three puzzle ring by BRAM and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:00 am 
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Hi Non-Twisty Puzzles fans,

Six-to-Three is a six-banded puzzle ring designed by Bram Cohen.

On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 2:39 PM, Bram wrote to Oskar:
"Hey Oskar, I came up with the attached puzzle ring design the other day. This one is also taking things in a different direction, in that it's six bands where each one is linked to the three which it isn't next to, and everything comes apart easily, sort of the opposite of the other new one I sent you where each band is connected specifically to the ones next to it and it only comes apart via a holistic move. I'm not sure how this one discombobulates, and have no idea how hard it might be."

As learned from the prototype, the answer is "very hard".

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Enjoy!

Oskar
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 Post subject: Re: Six to Three puzzle ring by BRAM and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:07 am 
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wow I cant wait to try this! Are you planning more ring designs?

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 Post subject: Re: Six to Three puzzle ring by BRAM and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:08 am 
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Some comments/questions:

1. Indeed, this looks very difficult to solve. How long did it take you to put the printed parts together, or did you print it assembled?
2. I actually like the rainbow colour scheme in your picture more than the all-blue printed ring in your video.
3. "I'm not sure how this one discombobulates" - I love that word, it's going in my sig. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Six to Three puzzle ring by BRAM and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:19 am 
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Kelvin Stott wrote:
How long did it take you to put the printed parts together
15 minutes.
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or did you print it assembled?
Correct.
Kelvin Stott wrote:
I actually like the rainbow colour scheme in your picture more than the all-blue printed ring in your video.
Me too. Purple was a bad color choice. I wish nylon could be multi-color 3D-printed.
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"discombobulate"
"To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex".

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 Post subject: Re: Six to Three puzzle ring by BRAM and OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:54 am 
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I actually had an oversight in the design of this puzzle and consider it not completely successful. There's a follow-on which doesn't have a certain problem and has a much more patterned structure which Oskar has done and which I'm waiting for my copy of from Shapeways.

Puzzle ring designs are fairly forgiving, so all kinds of ones are successful in the sense of being a puzzle, but very few of them are really the epitome of some particular concept. I only have two of mine so far which I consider really successful, but have high hopes for the two which are in the mail right now.


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