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 Post subject: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:02 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles Friends,

Please check the Twisty Puzzles Forum Articles for my article on Designing Twisty Puzzles.

I gave this presentation at the International Puzzle Party in Berlin, August 2011.

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Thanks for your sharing. ^^

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:49 am 
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wow Oskar! That was very good!
I really liked reading through it! As I am getting into designing myself I found it really usefull!
:shock: I havent seen assembling pictures of the Chopasaurus before! That alone made the PDF priceless

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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I thought the same thing! I was just staring at the chopasaurus mech for several minutes! I really enjoyed the whole thing though. Thanks for sharing!

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Brilliant presentation! It must have been extremely fascinating, I wish I'd been there to see you present.

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Brilliant! Answers so many little questions I had! Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Kelvin Stott wrote:
... I wish I'd been there to see you present.
Makes me wonder... any chance it was recorded? I'd LOVE to see the presentation as well.

Very very nice...
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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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After rereading slide 6 I had to look it up.
"The golden year" was 2010?
I am afraid I am responsible for that peak in May.

Very sad about Oskars presentation was that there was only one question after it and a non-serious one too. Seemed like the audience was stunned and unable to think anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Oskar, Thanks for sharing these slides with us! :)

I enjoyed your talk very much and it gave me an excellent overview of the recent developments, including their names, inventors, main ideas and implementations. This talk and slides are very well suited as an introduction for people saying something like: "Twisty Puzzles, like Rubik's cube? That was that one puzzle in the early eighties where you could turn some slices but never solve it again. What's so interesting about twisty puzzles then?" ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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OMG I have been looking all over these forums for something like this. Thanks Oskar!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Wow, that's nice, thank's for doing that :D .

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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To add to the discussion (and hopefully not hijack) I'm curious where the square-1 mechanism fits into this picture? Would it be considered a deep cut puzzle, or something else entirely? Can you make a square-1 using the "rotate surface and cut" method? I've never tried designing one before, and not sure how I would do it...

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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jabeck wrote:
I'm curious where the square-1 mechanism fits into this picture?
My last slide contains an apology for all the interesting twisty puzzle concepts that my presentation could not handle within one hour. Square-1 mechanisms are just one of the many subjects that I had to skip ...

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Oskar wrote:
jabeck wrote:
I'm curious where the square-1 mechanism fits into this picture?
My last slide contains an apology for all the interesting twisty puzzle concepts that my presentation could not handle within one hour. Square-1 mechanisms are just one of the many subjects that I had to skip ...

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Ah - No apology needed! :) The square-1 definitely stands out as a unique puzzle in many ways...

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Very nice. And thanks for the mention!


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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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wwwmwww wrote:
Kelvin Stott wrote:
... I wish I'd been there to see you present.
Makes me wonder... any chance it was recorded? I'd LOVE to see the presentation as well.

Very very nice...
Carl

I recorded it with my smartphone, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m48Eb2qnwoo
Unfortunately about 1 minute is missing after 16:38


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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Very nice! I really want to learn how to use solidworks now.. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Wow! I am totally stoked that I got my own bulletpoint! :mrgreen:

Awesome presentation Oskar!

To anyone who has been wondering: I'm still very interested in twisty puzzles and haven't fallen off the face of the Earth. I am just drowning in the chaos that is senior year for a double degree-seeking college student and have had virtually no time in over a year to keep up with the community :roll:

I still drop in every week or so to see what's been happening! :)

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Matt Galla

PS: Oskar, you asked me about the geometry of the Bubble Block awhile back.While I'm sure you as the inventor know the most about it, I can tell that it has 180-degree rotational symmetry around a line through the center of the two long, sliver pieces on the red face, through to the exact center of the middle of the three slivers on the orange side. I also see how you made the patterns: Certain faces are misaligned to shift exactly one layer relative to eachother. There are three instances of double slivers in an Z shape while the other sets of three slivers complete the tetrahedral topology by forming the S shape on the back. Very bizarre, but I'm not sure if I can add anything super insightful...


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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Good Manual :) Thank You Oskar

very sorry that you forgot a few other puzzle classes
1) Micro puzzle (all my micro set),
2) Wavy style (Fluffy cube and other),
3) Floppy/Slim Puzzle (Floppy Cube, Slim pyraminx and other),
4) Hybrid: Circle + Void (Zeroid cube),
5) inner blocking puzzle (Constrained Cube, Latch Cube and other)
6) Magnet puzzle (Little Chop, 48 cube and other)
7) Sticker MOD (Esher cube, Watermelon cube and other)

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Extremely interesting presentation!


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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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very interesting. you covered most of the types of puzzles that there are.

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Luc wrote:
wwwmwww wrote:
Kelvin Stott wrote:
... I wish I'd been there to see you present.
Makes me wonder... any chance it was recorded? I'd LOVE to see the presentation as well.

Very very nice...
Carl

I recorded it with my smartphone, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m48Eb2qnwoo
Unfortunately about 1 minute is missing after 16:38

Thanks for the video! I watched through the short 40 minutes it was :)

It's funny how Oskar has some nice ways of pronouncing some words :)
"Idea" [ID]
"Puzzle" [Purzle]
"Blocked" [blurked]

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 Post subject: Re: Designing Twisty Puzzles, article by Oskar
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Oskar - My wife and I both enjoy your accent as well! :)

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