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 Post subject: Questions for Daniel TsengPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2002 7:47 am

Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2000 2:35 am
Hi Daniel,

I am looking at the pictures of your interesting puzzle and I have a few questions.

If I understand the other messages correctly, you
can make a 3x3x3 or NxNxN cube which turns like a Rubik's Cube, from these component cubes?

If so, how do the cubes hold together so that you can rotate the centre cubie and all the other cubies of that face also rotate. I mean, what holds that centre cubie in place so that it doesn't shift position, but only rotates in place? In a normal Rubik's Cube the centre cubies of a face are fixed to the spindle, but with your version there is no spindle to connect to.

The same problem also exists for slices of 4x4x4 or higher cubes. There is no spherical core to connect any of the cubies so they have tracks to rotate on.

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 Post subject: Re: QuestionsPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 7:47 am

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2002 1:47 pm
Yes, in theory the Cube Puzzle formed by n x n x n small cubes with the Magical Attractors
can be turned like a Rubik's Cube.
The small cubes of a layer which was Twisted / Shifted / Overturned are connected by the force of
Magical Attractors.

Please have a look at these pages below -
http://nytimes.abuzz.com/interaction/s.252689/discussion/e/8.70602/
Magic Attractor - Da Tseng on Feb 28, 2002 (Twisty)
Mechanism? - David on Mar 10, 2002 (Twisty)
Secret - tyler on Mar 10, 2002 (Twisty)

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 Post subject: Re: Questions for Daniel TsengPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 8:01 am

Joined: Thu Feb 28, 2002 1:47 pm
Dear Mark,

Thank you.

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