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Gear Minx

by Oskar Puzzles

Gear Minx 3d printed Gear Minx
Gear Minx
Gear Minx 3d printed Gear Minx
Gear Minx 3d printed Gear Minx
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  • White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
$430.75
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About this Product

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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Gear Minx
Gear Minx in White Strong & Flexible
Width Height Depth
26.924 cm 9.364 cm 2.674 cm
This model is 3D Printed in White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
Model version 1 | Last updated on 01/10/2015

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  • White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
$430.75
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