Caution Cube by OSKAR

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Oskar_van_Deventer, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Oskar_van_Deventer
    Oskar_van_Deventer Well-Known Member
    Hi Shapeways fans,

    Caution Cube is a twisty puzzle like Rubik's Cube. Its edges have gears that connect opposite faces. Apply extreme caution when solving this novel twisty puzzle. The razor-sharp gears turn, so you can easily hurt yourself. Wear protective gloves and keep this puzzle away from children. This is not a toy!

    Watch the YouTube clip.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDVb9NExsA8

    Buy the puzzle.
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/38791/caution_cube.html

    Look at the photos below.

    Enjoy!

    Oskar

    P.S. Shapeways connaisseurs may recognize some similarities between this puzzle and David Bush' Gear Heart
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/29355/gear_heart___140_.html
    which is an original concept by Girigiriou from Japan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70dKZjP4NOo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfspDCpVDTw

    Caution Cube - prototype.jpg

    Caution Cube - prototype - 1 turn.jpg

    Caution Cube - prototype - detail.jpg

    Caution Cube - prototype - scrambled.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2010
  2. Whystler
    Whystler New Member
    This one is a nice departure. I like it.

    Geez man, how do you afford all these prototypes! :)

    -Whystler
     
  3. Oskar_van_Deventer
    Oskar_van_Deventer Well-Known Member
    Hi Shawn,

    > Geez man, how do you afford all these prototypes!

    Puzzles are not my day-time job. These prototypes are an investment. I hope to sell the prototypes with some mark-up. For connaisseurs only, I am afraid.

    Oskar
     
  4. gibell
    gibell Well-Known Member
    Oskar,

    That video is great! Is it really advisable to wear safety googles?

    Despite unfriendliness, I would think this puzzle is easier to solve than a standard Rubiks cube. It seems similar to taking a standard Rubiks cube and only doing slice moves.

    -George
     
  5. MaxSMoke777
    MaxSMoke777 New Member
    Ooo, I do love gears!

    Someday I hope a major toy manufacturer picks up your whole line so that puzzle lovers around the world get to enjoy the fruits of your labors.

    You know, I bet some smaller company could do the conversion to injection molded plastic. You could release them as collector items for a substantial, yet still more reasonable $50 or so each. I imagine that many educational stores, high-end toy stores, and executive shopping catalogs would love to carry such inventive puzzles.
     
  6. RalphVdB
    RalphVdB Well-Known Member CS Team
    Absolutely stunning Oskar! :eek: