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 Post subject: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:33 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Rototribute is a tribute to David Pitchers award-winning Rotoprism 2 puzzle. The two puzzles look the same and both puzzles jumble. However, whereas Dave's implementation has three axes and uses deeper-than-origin cuts, this version by Oskar has nine axes and regular shallow cuts. The differences become apparent when scrambling the puzzle. Each puzzle has moves that are blocked in the other puzzle.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Shapeways Forum.
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Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:53 am 
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Cool! If this was turned into a face turning solid, what would it be

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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:48 am 
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Oskar,

You suggested that you might like to have them Xrayed on the video. If you really want that then I can do it for you. I have done it with several puzzles from Wil Strijbos - they look incredible!

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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:56 am 
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Very Impressive Puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Well done Oskar, and I much appreciate the tribute to my puzzle!

Regarding viewing the insides of the puzzle, I've made a few images to help understand the internal geometry (minus any complications from an actual mechanism). Here's the puzzle with all exterior pieces transparent. The yellow pieces are all axles that are attached to the core of the puzzle. Note that the three exterior axle pieces (the curved triangle faces) are yellow too, but I've also made them transparent so you can see past them. The core is red:
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Next, I've removed one turning layer, including the outer curved triangular axle:
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Then I've removed all of the remaining orbiting pieces (the corners and flat top and bottom triangle faces):
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Next I have taken away the remaining two outer axles, leaving the core and the six inner axle pieces:
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Finally, I've removed all of the axle pieces to reveal the core of the puzzle (Does anyone recognize this shape?):
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As you can see from this series of images, Rototribute is indeed a shallow-cut puzzle with nine axes of rotation. I'll be posting a similar set of images for the original RotoPrism 2 in the Deeper-than-Origin thread in a few minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:46 am 
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Oskar found a big area of puzzle development: take a puzzle
and create new one which looks like the puzzle, but not the same!


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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:55 am 
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David Pitcher wrote:
(Does anyone recognise this shape?).


Isnt this the Ice 9 shape?

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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
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rubikcollector123 wrote:
Isnt this the Ice 9 shape?

You are correct! I was quite surprised to find this shape at the core of the puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:18 am 
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Almost one has passed, and nobody has discovered my Easter Egg yet ...

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 Post subject: Re: Rototribute by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:40 pm 
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A Twisty Puzzle Wiki !!! Nice, finally :)


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