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Caution Cube by OSKAR [message #5616] Sat, 01 August 2009 10:56 UTC Go to next message
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Caution Cube is a twisty puzzle like Rubik's Cube. Its edges have gears that connect opposite faces. Apply extreme caution when solving this novel twisty puzzle. The razor-sharp gears turn, so you can easily hurt yourself. Wear protective gloves and keep this puzzle away from children. This is not a toy!

Watch the YouTube clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDVb9NExsA8

Buy the puzzle.
http://www.shapeways.com/model/38791/caution_cube.html

Look at the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar

P.S. Shapeways connaisseurs may recognize some similarities between this puzzle and David Bush' Gear Heart
http://www.shapeways.com/model/29355/gear_heart___140_.html
which is an original concept by Girigiriou from Japan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70dKZjP4NOo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfspDCpVDTw

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[Updated on: Sun, 03 October 2010 15:24 UTC]

Re: Caution Cube [message #5617 is a reply to message #5616 ] Sat, 01 August 2009 14:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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This one is a nice departure. I like it.

Geez man, how do you afford all these prototypes! Smile

-Whystler


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Re: Caution Cube [message #5618 is a reply to message #5616 ] Sat, 01 August 2009 15:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shawn,

> Geez man, how do you afford all these prototypes!

Puzzles are not my day-time job. These prototypes are an investment. I hope to sell the prototypes with some mark-up. For connaisseurs only, I am afraid.

Oskar
Re: Caution Cube [message #5619 is a reply to message #5618 ] Sat, 01 August 2009 19:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar gibell  is currently offline gibell
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Oskar,

That video is great! Is it really advisable to wear safety googles?

Despite unfriendliness, I would think this puzzle is easier to solve than a standard Rubiks cube. It seems similar to taking a standard Rubiks cube and only doing slice moves.

-George
Re: Caution Cube [message #5627 is a reply to message #5616 ] Sun, 02 August 2009 04:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar MaxSMoke777  is currently offline MaxSMoke777
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Ooo, I do love gears!

Someday I hope a major toy manufacturer picks up your whole line so that puzzle lovers around the world get to enjoy the fruits of your labors.

You know, I bet some smaller company could do the conversion to injection molded plastic. You could release them as collector items for a substantial, yet still more reasonable $50 or so each. I imagine that many educational stores, high-end toy stores, and executive shopping catalogs would love to carry such inventive puzzles.
Re: Caution Cube [message #5682 is a reply to message #5627 ] Wed, 05 August 2009 14:15 UTC Go to previous message
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Absolutely stunning Oskar! Shocked


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