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 Post subject: ball/bead puzzle design advice sought
PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:57 pm 
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I am designing a puzzle with moving balls or beads, with the intention of prototyping it via Shapeways (full print, no casting), and would appreciate advice from enthusiasts or designers of ball/bead puzzles like Hungarian Rings, Astrolabacus, or Orb-it. To achieve smooth movement of the balls/beads, what shapes and clearances do you recommend for them and their retaining structures? Are there advantages to using non-spherical beads, as in Orb-it?

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-Logan


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