Pentastick by OSKAR

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Oskar_van_Deventer, Jul 3, 2011.

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

    Pentastick is based on an idea by David Pitcher, posted at the Twisty Puzzles Forum, and enhanced by Eitan Cher, Anthony Villaveiran and Carl Hoff. Conventional twisty puzzles have all turning axes going through a single origin. Not for this puzzle, which has two origins. Each half of the puzzle alone plays like a simplified version of the Pentagonal Prism. However, as the two halves exchange pieces, the puzzle as a whole is much harder.

    Watch the YouTube video.
    Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
    Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
    Check out the photos below.



    Pentastick - prototype - view 1.jpg

    Pentastick - prototype - view 2.jpg

    Pentastick - prototype - view 3.jpg

    Pentastick - prototype - view 4.jpg
  2. Nane
    Nane New Member
    Very clever, love the hard puzzle part in the last picture. Came out so nice it looks like a retail piece!
  3. dizingof
    dizingof New Member
    That's it ! Someone shoot me now !!

    I can never figure out how you make your crazy models !!!! :)

  4. ana_xyz
    ana_xyz New Member

    I'd love to see how those gears actually work!

  5. MuseumofSmallThings
    MuseumofSmallThings New Member
    Just when you all thought there were no more ways to build a puzzle. Love seeing your posts. Well done!

  6. bitstoatoms
    bitstoatoms Member
    When I read Pentastick I think Fantastic !!!!