Screwballs By Oskar

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Oskar_van_Deventer, Apr 11, 2020.

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

    Screwballs is an easy assembly puzzle, first designed and prototyped in May 2009. The puzzle has six identical rods with right and left-handed threads at the end, and four different balls, each with three threaded holes. The object of the puzzle is to assemble a tetrahedron. Because of the threading, the puzzle is assembled as an implosing, i.e. turning all the rods simultaneously and puzzling the balls together. The coloring of the first prototype was suggested by George Miller. When I asked him what color the balls should be, he responded "mine are always blue". "Screwball" is also a baseball pitch, as well as the name of several other things, now inluding also a puzzle design [​IMG].

    Watch the YouTube video.
    Download the CAD file to print-it-yourself.
    Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
    Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.
    Check out the photos below.


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