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 Post subject: Fractured Prism
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:45 am 
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Hi Everyone,

Fractured Prism is my latest puzzle. The idea was suggested to me by Oskar some time ago, and I've finally gotten around to making it a reality. Fractured Prism is essentially a shape-mod of my Fracture-10 puzzle. It is not a true shape mod, since I've shifted the slice planes to eliminate the center pieces on the square sides, which along with making the pentagonal faces flat, allows the triangular pieces on those sides to be located in multiple correct positions.

Here is the video of Fractured Prism.

You can buy Fractured Prism from my Shapeways shop.

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 Post subject: Re: Fractured Prism
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 10:47 am 
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Looks great! Do they pentagonal faces turn?

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 Post subject: Re: Fractured Prism
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:01 am 
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can this be done?

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 Post subject: Re: Fractured Prism
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:24 pm 
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Fascinating! And well in time for the puzzle design competition of 2013 :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Fractured Prism
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:49 pm 
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rubixwiz031 wrote:
Looks great! Do the pentagonal faces turn?
I second the first statement and would have asked the same question.


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 Post subject: Re: Fractured Prism
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:26 pm 
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Thanks to all for the nice feedback!

rubixwiz031 wrote:
Do they pentagonal faces turn?
No, the only turning axes are located at the five square faces. These are the equivalents of the five axes on Fracture-10.
Sigurd wrote:
can this be done?
You can get two triangles to show up on one square face (as you've drawn on the yellow face or purple face), but not on two adjacent square faces. The triangular piece you've drawn on the yellow face could not share an edge with the triangular piece on the purple face since the two pieces would need to occupy the same space.

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 Post subject: Re: Fractured Prism
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:19 am 
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Wow.

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 Post subject: Re: Fractured Prism
PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:23 am 
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Dave you continue to demonstrate really fantastic creativity with your designs. This puzzle looks great.

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