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 Post subject: Spider Gear by BRAM & OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:52 pm 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Spider Gear was suggested by Bram Cohen and named by José. A ball with holes is contained by a cage and six pointy gears. When the ball is turned then the gears follow. Both the ball and the gears are bi-colored. The object of the puzzle is to turn the ball such that it ends up upside down, while the gears are returned to their original position.

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 Post subject: Re: Spider Gear by BRAM & OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:31 pm 
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The follow-on question to why there are multiple numbers of teeth in the gears is 'Why are there three numbers of teeth in the gears instead of two?' which has a very subtle and interesting answer.


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 Post subject: Re: Spider Gear by BRAM & OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 5:26 am 
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@Bram: I am sorry but I have no idea.
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the puzzle gets scrambled very very quickly
How often have you said that in the past?

9+9+10+10+11+11 teeth ?
Must be a secret code ...


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 Post subject: Re: Spider Gear by BRAM & OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Bram wrote:
The follow-on question to why there are multiple numbers of teeth in the gears is 'Why are there three numbers of teeth in the gears instead of two?' which has a very subtle and interesting answer.


Well, I was wondering why three instead of six, but I'm interested to know the answer to this too. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Spider Gear by BRAM & OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:40 pm 
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I was wonderning why six legs instead of eight, as a spider. :D

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