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 Post subject: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars"
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:21 am 
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Hello everyone,

My name is Vladimir Yaroslavskiy, and I would like to present my hand-made puzzle - Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars". The implementation of this puzzle I found many years ago in one Russian magazine, more probably it was "Nauka i Zhizn" ("Science and Life"), but now I can't find any reference to it.

The implementation is very simple and can be done by everybody, not only professional puzzle makers. The materials are: 20 triangle pieces (I took them from triangle domino), two discs (it may be metal, plastic, wooden or something else), 10 small cylinders (I cut it from old unused markers), elastic band, and your favorite pictures / stickers. Then I glued triangles with cylinders, put pictures, and joined all together by band. That's all. When you rotate left or right parts of the puzzle, pieces are mixed up.

VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SqC9dEdbwA

Related topic: Vertushka-3


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File comment: One side of puzzle: San Francisco fire-engine.
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 Post subject: Re: Vertusha-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 6:44 am 
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That's very creative! I think this is one of the first 2D twistypuzzles without circular cuts. And it can be made 'easily'!

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 Post subject: Re: Vertusha-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 7:06 am 
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Another proof that simplicity leads to some magnificent concepts!
Awesome design Vladimir, I love to see new concepts like this!

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:54 am 
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I made the same puzzle about 20-25 years ago when I found the description from the same source. I used large buttons for central disks, and the pieces cut from old pens for the triangles. But I had to cut the triangles by hand out of plywood, and it wasn't easy to make them all precisely identical.

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:10 am 
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Interesting!

Any chance of a video?

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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pirsquared wrote:
Interesting!

Any chance of a video?

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I'll try...


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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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Aleksey wrote:
I made the same puzzle about 20-25 years ago when I found the description from the same source. I used large buttons for central disks, and the pieces cut from old pens for the triangles. But I had to cut the triangles by hand out of plywood, and it wasn't easy to make them all precisely identical.

Nice work! 8-)


Thank you very much!

At the same time I also made this puzzle from the same plywood and used buttons :) It was too hard to make equal triangles, therefore now I decided to take ready triangles.


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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 12:29 pm 
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What a simple clever concept. I'll have to make one of these. I was gonna ask if you could post instructions for making it, but now I see just how simple it is and I don't think I need them.

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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This is pretty clever! I like it!

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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darryl wrote:
What a simple clever concept. I'll have to make one of these. I was gonna ask if you could post instructions for making it, but now I see just how simple it is and I don't think I need them.

-d


It is really simple to make the puzzle, it was more difficult to find and buy triangle domino :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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Interesting.

Could one expand it to a larger arrangement? Such as adding an additional three pieces to either the top or bottom to form a trancated triangle with three rotating hexagons?

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
Interesting.

Could one expand it to a larger arrangement? Such as adding an additional three pieces to either the top or bottom to form a trancated triangle with three rotating hexagons?


It will be Vertushka-3 and it is under development, coming soon ...


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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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I love it. Very nice and unique. I can't wait until the next one is complete.

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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That's a very clever way of making 2d twisty puzzles and I hope to see more of these in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle
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pirsquared wrote:
Interesting!

Any chance of a video?

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I added video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SqC9dEdbwA


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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle (Video added)
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Nice :)

Rounding the sharp corners will make it move smoother and distort less. You will lose only a small part of the image.

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle (Video added)
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 3:14 pm 
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I have the description of this puzzle from a book that came out much later than the mentioned magazine article. Enjoy! 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle (Video added)
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Wonderful stuff Aleksey!
Огро́мное вам спаси́бо!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle (Video added)
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The shape in the center on the third spread looks especially appealing! I might try to do something like that one!

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle (Video added)
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I want to make the last one on the third page, interior row becoming exterior row. I like the idea of that.


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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars" puzzle (Video added)
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Aleksey wrote:
I have the description of this puzzle from a book that came out much later than the mentioned magazine article. Enjoy! 8-)


Thank you very much for the scan of the book!

On the second picture I noticed puzzle "Takenoscope" which is also called "Rotascope". This puzzle was sold here http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16522


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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars"
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Now I'm confused. My puzzle has "pentangle copyright 1980" written on it. Was this originally made in Russia? Or just put in the book later? Interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars"
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Rox, I belive that the book just offered a way (a very simple and clever one) to make the Rotascope puzzle at home. I don't think it was originally made in Soviet Union.

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 Post subject: Re: Vertushka-2 "San Francisco Cars"
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Hey, really nice puzzle !


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