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A fully functional 2x4x4 Cuboid
The first 2x4x4 was designed by Ola Jansson in may 2009 and later on built by Claus Wenicker. See the fifth image for this first version.
The 2x4x4 had long been said impossible to build but with the invention of the mechanism later named Olzing, you could now create the cuboids that were denied by the laws of physics.
Since its initial creation, the 2x4x4 been updated and redesigned to be better and smaller.
The current 2x4x4 is version 3.1 and was designed by Ola Jansson in February 2010 but not built until 2011.
The 2x4x4 v3.1 is the result of many prototypes of making the original 2x4x4 smaller and better looking. This version took the olzing mechanism to a new level and pushes it so far that you don't really see it.
Even though it is close to perfection, there is a v3.2 which has a minimal adjustment for more stability.
Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Ola Jansson.
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