Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:34 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Tornado!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:19 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
Based on the concept behind the "One Four All & All Four One" Puzzle, but this time using
four tetrahedrons and a square frame, there is the Tornado (interlocking) puzzle
(and yes, it uses the same patent).

The goal is the same, that is, to fit them inside the frame, such that no piece is loose.
As it can be clearly seen, it looks a lot better than its cousin with the cubes!
(the prototype was made by using some dice and a custom magic LOL).

And because I am not spoil-sport, I am only showing one of its two solutions!

Attachment:
Tornado_Interlocking.jpg
Tornado_Interlocking.jpg [ 211.57 KiB | Viewed 1278 times ]


:)


Pantazis


PS. Just to ensure there is no misunderstanding, this puzzle has nothing to do
with the Alien Tech (which has been delayed for a few months, because of other
urgent puzzle-related projects!).

_________________

Educational R&D, Gravity, 4D Symmetry, Puzzle Ninja, Matrix Mech, Alien Technology.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tornado!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:43 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:45 am
Location: New Zealand
Nice! I really Like this concept!

Is there possibly some way to sticker/paint the dice so that the orientation of them does matter?

-Mark- :)

_________________
My Shapeways Shop!
Tony Fisher wrote:
A rare puzzle is one that is only lightly cooked.

Kelvin Stott wrote:
Squiggle is such a funny word to say out loud. Squiggle! :lol:

I am with Frank's Family


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tornado!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
Door wrote:
Nice! I really Like this concept!

Is there possibly some way to sticker/paint the dice so that the orientation of them does matter?

-Mark- :)


Thanks! :-)

Yeap, there are many possibilities to color them, and your suggestion is one of the best ways!

:)


Pantazis

_________________

Educational R&D, Gravity, 4D Symmetry, Puzzle Ninja, Matrix Mech, Alien Technology.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tornado!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
The finished product is done! :)

Some BIG thanks to Roxanne and Bernhard Schweitzer.
If Roxanne agrees, I could post a couple of photos of this puzzle.

:)


Pantazis

_________________

Educational R&D, Gravity, 4D Symmetry, Puzzle Ninja, Matrix Mech, Alien Technology.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tornado!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:04 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2000 3:17 pm
Location: Hong Kong
Ouch, I have a full name now? Must be the influence of a bunny :lol: :lol: er, was that a smurf?

Come darlin', don't ruin my surprise. I have so few of them. (Ok, so it's not really my surprise, but it's my surprise-if that is understandable) Wait a bit longer-it's only 8 more weeks! 8 more weeks!! :shock: How will we survive? Oh wait, that gives me time to buy more jumping shoes! I have a lot of pent up excitement going on, I'll need new shoes!

Suffocate the cat why don't you? :lol:

OH bugga! I just scrolled up and you have done it already. Hades and all, go ahead. Post your photos. But when I get the moans and groans because we've seen this before, I'm pointing to you!

_________________
Rox's Rambling Blog
Katsmom's Puzzling Videos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tornado!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
katsmom wrote:
Ouch, I have a full name now? Must be the influence of a bunny :lol: :lol: er, was that a smurf?

Come darlin', don't ruin my surprise. I have so few of them. (Ok, so it's not really my surprise, but it's my surprise-if that is understandable) Wait a bit longer-it's only 8 more weeks! 8 more weeks!! :shock: How will we survive? Oh wait, that gives me time to buy more jumping shoes! I have a lot of pent up excitement going on, I'll need new shoes!

Suffocate the cat why don't you? :lol:

OH bugga! I just scrolled up and you have done it already. Hades and all, go ahead. Post your photos. But when I get the moans and groans because we've seen this before, I'm pointing to you!


Well... there are surely more things to show, but I really should stop here! LOL :wink:

And I called you with your full name to denote how beautiful it sounds!
But Rox it is!

:D


Pantazis


PS. Smurfs, Bunnies, lately it is becoming very tender! My mind is also influenced by the
making of too many puzzles at the same time! :lol:

_________________

Educational R&D, Gravity, 4D Symmetry, Puzzle Ninja, Matrix Mech, Alien Technology.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tornado!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:22 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 16, 2000 3:17 pm
Location: Hong Kong
Sweet talker as always! Congrats on the smurf/bunny thing. I haven't had the decency to reply. :oops: Too busy with all these projects I'e taken on.

I want a bunny!!!

And I'll leave the posting of puzzles to you :wink:

_________________
Rox's Rambling Blog
Katsmom's Puzzling Videos


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Tornado!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:31 am
Location: Greece, Australia, Thailand, India, Singapore.
katsmom wrote:
Sweet talker as always! Congrats on the smurf/bunny thing.


LOL thanks! :)


katsmom wrote:
I want a bunny!!!


Well... those were some of my last tiles too! But I will bring it with me to Europe! :wink:


katsmom wrote:
And I'll leave the posting of puzzles to you :wink:


We both know now when the time is right!

8-)


Pantazis

_________________

Educational R&D, Gravity, 4D Symmetry, Puzzle Ninja, Matrix Mech, Alien Technology.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group