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 Post subject: Working Puzzle with Neocubes (Magnetic Spheres)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:19 pm 
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I have come up with a new use for Neoballs, (5mm diameter magnetic spheres, kind of like the neocube).
It is a shifting puzzle with four colours I call the NeoShift:

Click Here to See the Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gm5-W8w1RA

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If you want you can see a stop motion I made with Magnet Spheres:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlWzks2lheA

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Lego Men Compete to Solve Rubik's Cube First (Stop Motion)
Epic Zen Magnets Stop Motion Animation - Open Up a Box of Fun
The NeoShift - Working Puzzle With Magnetic Spheres


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 Post subject: Re: Working Puzzle with Neocubes (Magnetic Spheres)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:27 pm 
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Such a cool, novel and yet simple idea - I love this!

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 Post subject: Re: Working Puzzle with Neocubes (Magnetic Spheres)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:34 pm 
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Would those "additional" turns actually make it easier to solve? I know having the same pieces but more turning axes makes puzzles easier on OTHER twisty puzzles, but I'm not sure if that is universal, or if this could even be considered a twisty puzzle.

I think it's a fantastic idea, and I actually have a reason to pick up some of these magnets at some point now! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Working Puzzle with Neocubes (Magnetic Spheres)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:31 pm 
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Kapusta wrote:
Would those "additional" turns actually make it easier to solve?


Actually, using the additional moves to Scramble the puzzle increases the number of combinations of the puzzle greatly. Once you have used the twisting moves, it is usually impossible to solve without them. Thanks for your feedback guys :)

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Lego Men Compete to Solve Rubik's Cube First (Stop Motion)
Epic Zen Magnets Stop Motion Animation - Open Up a Box of Fun
The NeoShift - Working Puzzle With Magnetic Spheres


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 Post subject: Re: Working Puzzle with Neocubes (Magnetic Spheres)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 6:31 pm 
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Those fold and twist operations reminds me of the Rubik's Magic. I think you created a 3D analog for that puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Working Puzzle with Neocubes (Magnetic Spheres)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Very cool! I might have to get some magnets just to try this.


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