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Oskar's Magic by OSKAR [message #47303] Sat, 21 April 2012 09:31 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Oskar_van_Deventer  is currently offline Oskar_van_Deventer
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Hi Shapeways fans,

Oskar's Magic: a solid 3mm metal rod can slide (almost) effortlessly through the block. How can that be?

The mechanism for this puzzle is related to the ancient Heron's Horse, where the magician slices a sword through the neck of a horse state without the head falling off. However, whereas Heron's mechanism (see page 109) uses rotors, Oskar's mechanism features meshing gears. The result is less friction and a smoother cut.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the magic at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Check out the photos below.








[Updated on: Sat, 21 April 2012 09:35 UTC]

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