Tracker Ball by OSKAR & BRAM

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by Oskar_van_Deventer, Jul 20, 2013.

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

    Tracker Ball is based on an idea by Bram Cohen. Tracker ball is a twisty puzzle that looks nothing like a Rubik's Cube. It has one big spherical gear with 20 teeth (icosahedron) and three small spherical gears with 8 holes (octahedron). The big sphere gear rolls like a tracker ball supported by the three smaller sphere gears that act like ball bearings.

    In its solved state, the green tooth of the tracker ball is inside the green hole of one small ball, the red tooth of the tracker ball is inside the red hole of the second small ball, and the blue tooth of the tracker ball is inside the blue hole of the third small ball.

    Watch the YouTube video of the new Shapeways version.
    Watch the YouTube video of the original version, presented by Bram Cohen.
    Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
    Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.
    Check out the photos below.


    Last edited: Jul 20, 2013
  2. natalia
    natalia New Member
    Wow cool, I bet Matt (or Quality Engineer) would like this, he has about 20 puzzles on his desk!