Gear Minx

Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide Gear Minx
Gear Minx
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide Gear Minx
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide Gear Minx
Gear Minx
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide Turning two faces
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide Turning two faces
Turning two faces
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Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide More turning
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide More turning
More turning
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide Detail
Gear Minx 3d printed Art Gift Guide Detail
Detail
After seeing my Gear Cube, several people have suggested to me to build gears into a Megaminx. Such suggestions have been done both privately and publicly. While just saying "hey, build a geared Megaminx" may be easy, there is a fundamental question to the design: how many edges should have a gears

It is important to understand that not all edges can have gears. If more than 12 of the 30 edges have gears, then some parts of the puzzle can never move. This would make those parts non functional. Even with fewer edge gears, there will be situations that some turns are blocked. This is similar to a bandaged cube, like the Bicube. Total prevention of blocking would require zero or at maximum one gear. However that would not be much more fun, compared to a classic Megaminx. I chose to have the golden mean of six gears, as that number can be symmetrically spread over the edges of a dodecahedron.

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Please contact Oskar directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored, stickered and assembled sample of this puzzle.


cm: 26.924 w x 9.364 d x 2.674 h
in: 10.6 w x 3.687 d x 1.053 h

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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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