Workout Cube is a regular 3x3x3 Rubik's Cubes that has friction plates. These friction plates dampen the rotation of the centers, using a viscous fluid, like Vaseline.
The idea for this puzzle came up in a discussion between Ulrich Meffert (the son of ...) and Oskar. Currently, speed-cubing is incomprehensible to watch, as it goes too fast to understand the solution approach used. A commentator could not keep up with the solver to provide commentary. One solution would be to provide commentary on a solving video in slow motion. Another solution would be to slow the solver down. As each turn takes a lot of force and time, the Workout Cube would force the solver to rethink solving algorithms, as now minimal-number-of-moves solution become more important than fast-to-finger-trick moves.
Watch the YouTube video
Read at the Shapeways Forum
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Please order a 3D-printed do-it-yourself puzzle kit from Shapeways at this page (check with Oskar about screws and stickers), or contact Oskar
directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored, stickered and assembled sample of this puzzle.
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