Bamboozle Hexsticks is a puzzle based on the "diamond twin
" geometry, first discovered by Fritz Laves
in 1932. The puzzle is a tribute to the Hectix puzzle
that was invented by Steward Coffin and Bill Cutler. Wheras both puzzles are build from hexagonal rods, Hectix is based on the regular diamond geometry. The puzzle is named after the Bamboozle math-art sculpture
by father+son Koos & Tom Verhoeff from 2012, which includes the explanation "The group has no reflections; the structure is not mirror symmetric. However, the empty space surrounding the triangles has the mirror image as structure; that is, a mirror image of the structure can be nicely woven through the structure itself". This is nicely illustrated assembling the green and red puzzles separately, and then put the two together into a single puzzle.
Watch the YouTube video
Read at the Shapeways Forum
Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum
Please order a 3D-printed do-it-yourself puzzle kit from Shapeways at this page (check with Oskar about screws and stickers), or contact Oskar
directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored, stickered and assembled sample of this puzzle.