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 Post subject: MazeBall, MazeCone and MazeRoll
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:15 am 
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May I proudly present, the (prototypes of):

MazeBall, MazeCone and MazeRoll

Those are fake-twisty maze puzzles, as they do not scramble.
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Jacob wrote:
Is it a 2x2xN puzzle with its surface made so it can contain a rolling ball in it, and where the surface would be ever changing as you roll the ball around?

It's a 1x1xN? I've had the idea also for some kind of 3x3x3 maze puzzle (in ball shape), but it is very difficult to get a good twisty and a good maze puzzle. And it's certainly not my next project.

The designs of the MazeRoll, MazeCone and MazeBall (this is the order I designed those) already took me about a year.

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(the internal holes are only to make printing less expensive. Those are no internal maze paths)


The designs of the MazeRoll, MazeCone and MazeBall (this is the order I've created those) are currently being registered. After this, I'll release the final versions at Shapeways. I expect this to be by the end of January 2013.

Update: designs are registered and published.
The designs are registered under no. 002144584-0001 / -0002 / -0003

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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:07 am 
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Beautiful work!! I love how you can move the parts in the mazeroll puzzle. Very nicely done!


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 Post subject: Re: The "hints of secret ideas" thread!!! :-)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Splinter, this is great, but please make a thread for it in "New Puzzles." This is a place for hints and teasers, not completed puzzles. [Admin: Done!]

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 Post subject: Re: MazeBall, MazeCone and MazeRoll
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The designs are registered under no. 002144584-0001 / -0002 / -0003

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 Post subject: Re: MazeBall, MazeCone and MazeRoll
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:10 am 
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I really do like the look of these!

As an idea, you could design maze panels that can be stuck onto standard sized twisty puzzles. Using this method it could be quite easy to design a twisty maze based on the outside of a spherical 3x3x3, plus it should be pretty affordable to print that way too.

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 Post subject: Re: MazeBall, MazeCone and MazeRoll
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Hybrid424 wrote:
I really do like the look of these!

As an idea, you could design maze panels that can be stuck onto standard sized twisty puzzles. Using this method it could be quite easy to design a twisty maze based on the outside of a spherical 3x3x3, plus it should be pretty affordable to print that way too.



Thanks!
Keep the thought and remind me mid-2013 if I forgot about it :-)

One of the main problems will be, that I'm no good in solving twisties.... I'll see how to cope with that aspect (yes, I know there's enough to find about solving in this forum).

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