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 Post subject: Squashed Cube (revised) by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:08 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Squashed Cube looks like a Rubik's Cube after being squeezed together in a vice. The six faces turn sort-of-like a Rubik's Cube, but in a very bandaged - jumbling - way. The middle slices are at an angle of 60 degrees from each other. This way, the hexagons in the center of each face can change position and orientation. This makes this puzzle very hard to solve.

You may have seen this puzzle before. The original version has a Void Cube style core. Unfortunately, it was not too stable. I redesigned the core into a bandaged 2x2x2, which is much more stable. The corners that you see of the prototype are actually one core, one corner, three centers and three edges of that bandaged 2x2x2 core. Funny, isn't it?

Watch the new YouTube video.
Watch the original YouTube video.
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Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Squashed Cube (revised) by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:16 am 
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I cannot understand it. :roll: :roll: :roll: :| :? :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Squashed Cube (revised) by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:31 am 
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Nice job on the new version.

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 Post subject: Re: Squashed Cube (revised) by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:34 pm 
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We must see the core and the pieces attached to it!

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 Post subject: Re: Squashed Cube (revised) by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:31 am 
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Oskar, could you show us what this would look like if it were spherical? Without holding one I'm utterly confused (though I imagine I still would be even if I was).


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 Post subject: Re: Squashed Cube (revised) by OSKAR
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:42 pm 
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Very pretty work! Pengyue(Philip Wang)

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 Post subject: Re: Squashed Cube (revised) by OSKAR
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:06 am 
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I believe we are so used to viewing perspective projections of cubes, and this cube looks normal through perspective projection, but when rotated, it clearly takes on a new, totally bizarre dimension.

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 Post subject: Re: Squashed Cube (revised) by OSKAR
PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:06 am 
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And what about a Squashed Dodecahedron? Is it possible ? :-)


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