Variomatic Cube

Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Variomatic turn
Variomatic turn
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Variomatic turn
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Variomatic turn
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Gears detail
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Gears detail
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Variomatic Cube
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Variomatic Cube
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Detail
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Detail
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Gear set
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Gear set
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Wating inside the cube
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Wating inside the cube
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Geared turning
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Geared turning
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles After first turn
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles After first turn
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Variomatic Cube
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Variomatic Cube
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Black Strong & Flexible
Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles Black Strong & Flexible
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Variomatic Cube 3d printed Art Puzzles
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About this Product

Variomatic Cube is a twisty puzzle with gears. All three pairs of opposing faces are connected by gears. And they are not just some gears, they are gears with a varying gear ratio. Some sometimes, opposing gears will turn with a 1:1 gearing ratio, some with a 1:2 ratio, and sometimes with a 2:1 ratio. The operation of the variable-ratio gears is explained and illustrated here and here. Watch a demo of the inner gearing mechanism here.

The name of this puzzle is a tribute to the variomatic transmission system by the Dutch car manufacturer DAF. Note that the variable-gear-ratio mechanism is very different from the DAF variometic system.

Watch the YouTube video.
Read at the Shapeways Forum.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.

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

Dimensions

IN: 5.213 w x 2.52 d x 2.496 h
CM: 13.24 w x 6.4 d x 6.34 h
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