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 Post subject: Twin TriTangle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Summer! With the new season, I'd like to introduce a new puzzle, the Twin TriTangle. As you might guess, Twin TriTangle is essentially two of my previous TriTangle puzzles mated together. However, this is much more than a mod of the TriTangle, as six new axes have been added. This gives each twin of the two TriTangles the ability to switch halves and intermingle with its doppelganger. These stored axes are made available after the right twists are made to move the TriTangle points out of their starting blocking positions.

Here is the Twin TriTangle video.

You can buy Twin TriTangle in my Shapeways shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Twin TriTangle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:17 pm 
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So it's a cleverly disguised bandaged impossiball/kilominx? I love the shape, the shapeshifting, and especially the stickering scheme <3

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 Post subject: Re: Twin TriTangle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:56 pm 
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Nice!!! The shape of this puzzle makes me think of the cylons.

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 Post subject: Re: Twin TriTangle
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:09 pm 
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Since this uses a Megaminx-style 12-axis system, could a version be made that uses an existing puzzle spider as a base? Perhaps this would save on costs, and/or make a slightly smaller puzzle? I can't tell how big the core in the print is.


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 Post subject: Re: Twin TriTangle
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:23 am 
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A rare breed indeed - a fully functional siamese puzzle. Another triumph. I would love to see your puzzles mass-produced, they are simple in design but complex and elegant.

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 Post subject: Re: Twin TriTangle
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:47 am 
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Please enter the description for the museum by yourself!
Otherwise I would risk the health of my mind...


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 Post subject: Re: Twin TriTangle
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:59 am 
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Thanks to all for the comments, they're always nice to read!
Jared wrote:
Since this uses a Megaminx-style 12-axis system, could a version be made that uses an existing puzzle spider as a base? Perhaps this would save on costs, and/or make a slightly smaller puzzle?
Theoretically this could be done, but I think it would take so much modification that it would end up being more costly than the Shapeways print. I think it would also result in a larger puzzle. If you took away the large "spikes", the remainder of the puzzle would be much smaller than a Megaminx.
Gus wrote:
A rare breed indeed - a fully functional siamese puzzle.
This is one aspect of the puzzle that I really like, and that makes it much more confusing to solve. Interestingly, the two halves can change positions relative to one another. For example, the light blue "underside" can be located under any one of the three "hot side" vertices.
Gus wrote:
I would love to see your puzzles mass-produced, they are simple in design but complex and elegant.
Thanks Gus, that's high praise indeed! I'd love to see some of them produced too. Anyone?

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