Hex Shift was suggested by Bram Cohen. Whereas the gears of this puzzle were designed in 2011, the shift mechanism followed only in 2014. It is a gear-shifting puzzle in the same vein as Gear Shift
, Skewb Shift
and Shift Happens
. The puzzle can be pulled apart in four directions, three horizontal and one vertical. When shifted open, part of the gears can turn, while the others remain stationary. The object is to scramble the puzzle and then bring it back to its original shape and color pattern.
Watch the YouTube video
Read at the Shapeways Forum
Read more at the 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.