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 Post subject: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:42 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Twisted Daisy is a flower-shaped twisty puzzle with 11 petals. The petals can turn together around the core. The petals that are in a green gear can be turned upside-down together, while the petals in the red pieces stay in place. The puzzle is reconfigurable. By taking the core apart, one can replace red and green and change the challenge. This puzzle was inspired by the Jugo Flower.

Watch the YouTube video.
Watch also the older failed prototype.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Shapeways Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

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P.S. Who saw the improved Polo Shift?
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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:45 am 
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:shock: Amazing. It's beautiful Oskar!

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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:10 am 
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Oskar wrote:
The puzzle is reconfigurable. By taking the core apart, one can replace red and green and change the challenge.
I assume you can create 2^11=2048 different "challenges" if you have enough red and green pieces?


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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:52 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I assume you can create 2^11=2048 different "challenges" if you have enough red and green pieces?
Minus the trivial rotated and flipped challenges, I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:19 am 
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Perfect implementation as always!


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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:19 am 
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Looks awesome!

Is it the outer ring that helped stability the most? Or are are there tighter clearances in the gears or something else?


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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:10 pm 
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Any particular reason for 11? Just wondering.

Also, to the question in the video... should be 5 twists, right? If you twist once in every position the puzzle returns to its original state, which is 11 moves, so right in the middle is 5 moves from either end of the sequence.


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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Wow, very cool. Another one I would like to see mass produced.

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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Jared wrote:
Also, to the question in the video... should be 5 twists, right? If you twist once in every position the puzzle returns to its original state, which is 11 moves, so right in the middle is 5 moves from either end of the sequence.

Great thinking, I think you are right! :D

Of course that's assuming you don't mind which side ends up all red or all yellow, otherwise the answer is (up to) 11 twists.

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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:57 am 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
I assume you can create 2^11=2048 different "challenges" if you have enough red and green pieces?
To make my own guess more precise I used Burnsides Lemma and found out there are 126 variants when symmetries are ignored. This includes the two trivial one Oskar mentioned.


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 Post subject: Re: Twisted Daisy by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:29 pm 
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Cool.

It reminds me in the Meffert's Orbix puzzle where lights go on and of. The solving experience should be very similar.

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