Screwy Octahedron

Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Version 1
Version 1
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games The assembled puzzle.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games The assembled puzzle.
The assembled puzzle.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games The spinning puzzle.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games The spinning puzzle.
The spinning puzzle.
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Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games The four puzzle pieces.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games The four puzzle pieces.
The four puzzle pieces.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Assembled puzzle.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Assembled puzzle.
Assembled puzzle.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Three Screwy Octahedrons.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Three Screwy Octahedrons.
Three Screwy Octahedrons.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Version 1
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Version 1
Version 1
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Lots of screwy octas!
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Lots of screwy octas!
Lots of screwy octas!
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Screwy octa multiples.
Screwy Octahedron 3d printed Puzzles Games Screwy octa multiples.
Screwy octa multiples.
Can three screw-shaped pieces plus another with tri-lateral symmetry be assembled into an octahedron? It doesn't seem likely, yet the assembly even interlocks solidly. The assembled puzzle makes a nice top which spins smoothly without falling apart. Made from 13mm hollow spheres.

This puzzle is ideal for 3D printing. It would be very difficult to make it out of wood due to the complex 3D shape of the pieces and the slight flexibility needed. Wood pieces tend to break.

This was my exchange puzzle at the 30th International Puzzle Party in July, 2010.
Tags:
Puzzles, Games
cm: 9.92 w x 4.976 d x 2.218 h
in: 3.906 w x 1.959 d x 0.873 h

Comments

 
bkuehner (16 Oct 2009 04:16): Very nice. It took about 20 minutes for me to solve it. Most of which was getting the feel for the angles at which the pieces fit, so future similar puzzles should be easier (I think :-)
November 8, 2009, 3:05 pm
 
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