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 Post subject: Hexed Mixup -improved- by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:55 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

This is a new and improved version of Hexed Mixup, which I have previously shown at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.

Hexed Mixup was inspired by the 7-Color Magic Puzzle (aka: Massage Ball) by Otto Wu. I saw this puzzle when I visited Claus Wenicker. The completion of the design was triggered by the HexaMixUp idea by Krystian Wilisowski. The puzzle has three types of moves: rotation of a side, rotation of the top half and rotation of a central slice. Ever though this puzzle does not jumble and it is not fudged either, solving it is rather complex due to the reorientation of the (partially unbandaged) hexagons.

When Khaled Habbab bought the puzzle, he noticed that pieces fell out when he turned with slight misalignment. That is not a good think for a puzzle, so I completely redesigned the core of the puzzle, which is now based on the Rubik's Cheese and the Rubik's UFO mechanisms. Khaled is now the proud owner of a well-working version of this puzzle.

Watch the YouTube video of the new version.
Watch the YouTube video of the original version.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar
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 Post subject: Re: Hexed Mixup -improved- by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:06 am 
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Oskar wrote:
so I completely redesigned the core of the puzzle
Nice!!! The designer in me now has me wondering what was the weekness of the original design. I can see most of the new design here:

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Do you still have a similiar image for the first design? Does the Cheese/UFO design allow for larger feet on the pieces which used to fall out? Just curious why you think this new core makes for a better working version of the puzzle. Just based on the two videos its hard to see the difference.

Khaled,

Would you mind making a side-by-side comparison video?

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 Post subject: Re: Hexed Mixup -improved- by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:38 am 
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I suppose even with this redesign it's not possible to unbandage the hexagons...


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 Post subject: Re: Hexed Mixup -improved- by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:28 am 
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wwwmwww wrote:
Do you still have a similiar image for the first design?
See below.
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Does the Cheese/UFO design allow for larger feet on the pieces which used to fall out?
The old design had a single-shell core. I wanted to try something new. The result had many small pieces. The classic-UFO-based double-shell results in fewer and larger pieces.
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I suppose even with this redesign it's not possible to unbandage the hexagons...
You are correct. Nothing changed at the outside ...

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 Post subject: Re: Hexed Mixup -improved- by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:02 pm 
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Hi Oskar,

I am very interested in mixup puzzles. I couldn't understand the full extent of the mixup twists from your videos though. What is the extent of the shape shifting with the Hexed Mixup (or is there any)? The more I look the more I think there is no shape shifting?

I also have a question about your Mixup 555. The jumbling you describe in your video.. Is it the kind of blocking made by the Witeden Wormhole 2 edge pieces (temporary blocking due to the orientation of a bandaged piece)? I ask because there are varied opinions about what jumbling is specifically. Are there other possible configurations for the Mixup555?

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Burgo.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexed Mixup -improved- by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Burgo wrote:
Hi Oskar,

I am very interested in mixup puzzles. I couldn't understand the full extent of the mixup twists from your videos though. What is the extent of the shape shifting with the Hexed Mixup (or is there any)? The more I look the more I think there is no shape shifting?

Cheers,
Burgo.

Hi Burgo.
In the mixup cubes (hexahedrons), you can do a half turn of a slice, then commence normal turns.
Notice that I say "half", and not "45 degrees".
In the Hexed Mixup, you can turn a slice half a turn (a normal turn on a hexagonal prism is 180 degrees), and then commence normal moves. There is no shapeshifting in this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexed Mixup -improved- by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Hi Doug,

I thought a cut might have become available in Oskar's 3rd photograph from the top, with a partial twist of the 90* slice. Looking now, I see it's not the case. This is an awesome puzzle!

I wonder if a more unbandaged version is possible with 3 cuts in every centre?

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 Post subject: Re: Hexed Mixup -improved- by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Burgo wrote:
Hi Doug,

I thought a cut might have become available in Oskar's 3rd photograph from the top, with a partial twist of the 90* slice. Looking now, I see it's not the case. This is an awesome puzzle!

I wonder if a more unbandaged version is possible with 3 cuts in every centre?

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Jared wrote:
I suppose even with this redesign it's not possible to unbandage the hexagons...
You are correct. Nothing changed at the outside ...

Oskar

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