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Alternating Cube by BRAM & OSKAR [message #71108] Sat, 06 July 2013 20:24 UTC Go to next message
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Alternating Cube was suggested by Bram Cohen at the Twisty Puzzles Forum as follows: "Hey Oskar, can you design a 2x2x2 which must alternate clockwise and counterclockwise quarter turns?". Bram suggested to use the core of Alex Black Hole as a basis. To this, Oskar added the concept of the Enabler Cube. One corner, the "enabler", moves through the core in a CW-CCW fashion. The mechanism inside the core pins one of the corners to the core opposite of the "enabler".

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below. Photos of the mechanism here.



[Updated on: Sat, 06 July 2013 20:36 UTC]

Re: Alternating Cube by BRAM & OSKAR [message #71126 is a reply to message #71108 ] Sun, 07 July 2013 07:04 UTC Go to previous message
avatar caretdashcaret  is currently offline caretdashcaret
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Oh man, that's super cool. I just watched the YouTube video.

I love the puzzles you design.

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