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 Post subject: Quintessence
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:30 am 
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"Quintessence" is a family of burr puzzles based on the geometry and combinatorics of the 120-cell, one of the 4-dimensional regular polytopes. This is joint work with Saul Schleimer.

Copies of the six "ribs" shown in the top left of the attached picture can be assembled into all of these structures, and more!

We have collected the ribs into three sets, Quintessence Meteor, Quintessence Pulsar and Quintessence Inflation. With each set you can build several puzzles, and with all three you can build anything.

Quintessence Manual (describes which ribs are needed to build which puzzles).
YouTube video.


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 Post subject: Re: Quintessence
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:32 am 
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Beware that these are at a larger (incompatible!) scale than the original 30-cell puzzle - we had to scale these up because of the smaller dodecahedra in the center.


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 Post subject: Re: Quintessence
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:48 am 
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So many dodecahedra.....

I've seen you on YouTube recently, never knew you were here too!
Great work!

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 Post subject: Re: Quintessence
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:51 am 
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rubikcollector123 wrote:
So many dodecahedra.....

By one reasonable count, 120 of them!

rubikcollector123 wrote:
I've seen you on YouTube recently, never knew you were here too!
Great work!

Thanks!


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