Number Planet by OSKAR

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Oskar_van_Deventer, Jul 19, 2009.

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

    Number Planet is a twisty puzzle, like the Rubik's Cube, based on the Mathieu 12 (M12) group from group theory. Prof. Igor Kriz published the concept of this puzzle in Scientific American July 2008.

    Buy the puzzle:
    http://www.shapeways.com/model/39383/number_planet.html

    Watch the YouTube clip:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvjXQ5QZA-s

    Read the Scientific American article:
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=puzzles-sim ple-groups-at-play

    Read the story about the development of this puzzle:
    http://oskarvandeventer.nl/M12/#NumberPlanet

    Check out the 3D PDF:
    http://oskarvandeventer.nl/M12/Number_Planet_v6.pdf

    Watch the photos below.

    Enjoy!

    Oskar

    Number Planet v6 - prototype.jpg

    Number Planet v6 - prototype - turning.jpg

    Number Planet v6 - prototype - flipping.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2010
  2. MaxSMoke777
    MaxSMoke777 New Member
    Wow, another amazing mechanical device!

    Also another amazingly expensive item! :laughing:

    I look forward to the day when objects cost 10 cents a CC, and I can afford to pick up a few copies of your work. ;)