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 Post subject: Professor Dürer's Solid
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:52 pm 
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Hi everyone,

This is my latest puzzle, I chose the Dürer's Solid because it is an uncommon shape and I think it is the first puzzle using that polyhedron.
This is a jumble only puzzle. Because of the geometry there are not many possible movements, and because it have two layers it is difficult to unbandage.
Because of that, it is hard to scramble-it and therefore easy to solve. As I'm going to show in the video, there is a little unbandaging that is possible and I might print those pieces someday.

It will be in my Shapeways shop, I just need to make few corrections.

Here are some pictures, I'll take others on a white background for the museum and I'm editing the video.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:53 pm 
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That looks REALLY cool. :o I wonder what angle this puzzle jumbles at? :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
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benpuzzles wrote:
I wonder what angle this puzzle jumbles at? :?:


Just wait for Allagem to see this :lol:

Is there a reason for going for the professor version rather than 'standard'?

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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
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rubikcollector123 wrote:
Is there a reason for going for the professor version rather than 'standard'?

The first reason is because all of my previous puzzles were order 1 (one layer), so I wanted a higher order puzzle.
A second reason, that is not very a reason because I discovered it while playing with it, is that the inner layers are less bandaged and allow more scrambling.
If I had done a 'standard' version I would have to unbandage it because it would not be very fun. (I hope that sentence makes sense :mrgreen: )

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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:21 pm 
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I searched the museum, and it looks like this is the first puzzle in this shape.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
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Could the proportions of the solid be adjusted so that all or some vertexes are 3 fold symmetric?

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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
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Could you add in the pieces for the two cut off corners and have the whole thing be a melted ordinary cube?


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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:24 am 
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My thoughts:
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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
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Bram wrote:
Could you add in the pieces for the two cut off corners and have the whole thing be a melted ordinary cube?


Not without adding more mechanism. The tiny triangle on the triangle face does not move with a shallow face turn as the tip on a 'squashed 5x5x5' would.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:19 am 
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Awesome puzzle.
Some useless statistics:
This is the 33rd jumbling only puzzle and you are the 5th designer of such.
Please do not forget to tell us the measurements and weight of your creation.

Thank you Ben.
I am happy every time somebody prooves to have used my work.


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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
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benpuzzles wrote:
I wonder what angle this puzzle jumbles at? :?:

The move shown in the third picture is at an angle of 108°.

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 Post subject: Re: Professor Dürer's Solid
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:09 pm 
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I posted about this polyhedronhere.

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