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Tri-colour Triaxial puzzle cube [message #7926] Fri, 27 November 2009 14:46 UTC
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Hi Shapeways puzzle friends

This is my first test print of my new Triaxial puzzle cube. As Bram Cohen pointed out, this one is more of a Put Together puzzle since it's fairly easy to take apart.

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_vFF-CpciYaQ/Sw_jyGiSZQI/AAAAAAAABAg/PdfEuF08tOM/s912/IMG_0141.JPG

The puzzle consists of three identical pieces which interlock to fit inside a 4 x 4 x 4 cubic space. It's not trivial and should provide a great challenge for most puzzle collectors.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_vFF-CpciYaQ/Sw_j0qBjyTI/AAAAAAAABAo/L2nETwPEYUc/s912/IMG_0143.JPG

I thought that this design would work well in 3 colours so as well as the standard puzzle I have made a number of options available in the shop. If you want to get one exactly like mine, order the single 2cm Triaxial piece 3 times and choose a different material for each one. This one is designed for the Black, White and Transparent Detail materials whilst this one is better with the dyed WSF material (slightly different tolerances are needed for each printer).
I have also made a slightly smaller version which is ideal for metal printing. My first copy is on order now - I'll let you know if it works!

Rich Gain @ microcubology

 
   
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