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 Post subject: Mosaic cube-Gear Shift Hybrid
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:50 pm 
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I hope this is the right forum; it didn't seem to fit in anywhere else.
Is it possible to make a mosaic cube where a face can "pull out", like as in a gear shift?
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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic cube-Gear Shift Hybrid
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I'm sure it's probably possible.

They're both Oskar designs (I believe?), so I wouldn't be too surprised if he's already conceptualised it.

The way I'm picturing it, I think it would be like a higher order Gear cube extreme.

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic cube-Gear Shift Hybrid
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:42 pm 
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Letti wrote:
Is it possible to make a mosaic cube where a face can "pull out", like as in a gear shift?
Hi Letti,

I like your idea from the mechanical point of view. This is why I suggested to post it on the Twisty Puzzles Forum. However, wouldn't this puzzle be functionally equivalent to a regular Rubik's Cube? After all, there are exactly 6 faces that turn. Or did I misunderstand your idea?

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic cube-Gear Shift Hybrid
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The idea is that the cube would turn like a mosaic cube, as well as a 3x3.
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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic cube-Gear Shift Hybrid
PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:09 pm 
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Letti wrote:
The idea is that the cube would turn like a mosaic cube, as well as a 3x3.
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This has been done with the Mosaic Cube's younger brother Redi Cube and 3x3x3, but that version adds new cuts and it's certainly not a Mosaic Cube + 3x3x3. (Link)

Still, that's a neat idea, since the Mosaic Cube already has cuts that look like they shouldn't work :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic cube-Gear Shift Hybrid
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:01 pm 
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OOOO. Originally, I thought you meant a Mosaic cube that the faces can pull out, like on the gear shift. This would be very interesting... I wonder how that would be possible without the pieces falling out?

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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic cube-Gear Shift Hybrid
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That is what I mean.
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 Post subject: Re: Mosaic cube-Gear Shift Hybrid
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Hello Letti,
I like your puzzle idea. Visualizing your design, I see that the 3x3 version will not be functional. Although I can see a 2x2 version to be functional. I believe the way to hand make it is to first fully dissassemble the mosaic cube and put the corners on a small sphered 2x2. Cut the 4 diamond pieces per face to have it look like a 2x2. After the diamond pieces are cut they may need a modification to lock into the puzzle. I hope you can visualize what I am visualizing for this awesome puzzle.


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