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Silver Orb
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A CADed relative of the "The Orb" with five rows of marbles instead of four.

This puzzle is a higher order version of the vintage Parker Brothers puzzle "The Orb". Instead of 4 tracks of beads, it has 5 tracks. It is 3d printed in Nylon and polyJet resin, with some parts plated with copper and then with chrome by a classic car parts restoration company.

Some beads are harvested from sacrificial puzzles bought on ebay, and the white beads are 3d printed, designed to the exact same dimensions.

The rows of beads have 8, 22, 26, 22, and 8 beads. There is a tiny bit of fudging to make the bead count work.

Instead of the 3 midway positions the original orb can stop in, there are 4 midway positions, (only 3 are shown below), all of which combine all beads into a single row. This feature makes the puzzle more difficult than the original Orb because there the single-row-move was not necessary.



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