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Argo
Above:Version "Argo" with colored vertices
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A puzzle which is based on the sixth dimensional symmetry of the 6-Simplex.

Argo uses the symmetry derived from the sixth dimensional 6-Simplex (equivalent to the complete graph K7).
Its movements can be viewed as equivalent to a 6-dimensional "rotation" of the object. In this case every permutations of the 7 vertices of K7 are reachable in this puzzle. That means any two vertices can be exchanged arbitrarily.
The movement is done by elongating and contracting the telescopic rods such that corners pass through the faces.
In 2010 the inventor presented the variant "Argo" with colored vertices. One year later he presented the variant "Asterius" with colored edges.

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