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Magnetic Dice Cube
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A 3x3x3 made out of dice and magnets.

  • Inventor: Unknown
  • Mechanism: 3x3x3
  • Patents: Unknown
  • Producer: Owen Lillywhite
  • Year: Unknown
  • Original Price: $0.00 USD
  • Current Price: No Data

Parallel to the 3x3x3s made from dice with a traditional mechanism this different variant is very popular too. It uses 27 dice. There is even one for the core. Holes are drilled into these dice and magnets are glued into them. Six holes for the core. Five holes for the faces. Four holes for the edges. Three holes for the corners. 108 magnets in total.
Several 3x3x3s with magnetic dices have been made over the time. This special sample was made by Frank Tiex. He made a variant with a slight improvement: The magnets for the core and the adjacent sides are larger than the rest. This stabilizes the rotation of a side.
Making puzzles with a magnetic mechanism is sometimes considered as cheating. One reason for this is that the puzzle can be easily diassembled and put together solved. But using magnets allows many more puzzles which go up to 9x9x9s or even higher.
Owen Lillywhite who is mentioned as producer here is not the inventor of this technique but he runs a webshop in which his custom made variants can be purchased.
Edge length: 56 mm
Weight: 239 grams



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