I just made this puzzle today.
I suggested the idea to DLitwin, except the puzzle concieved was five stairs instead of the four. He said that it wouldn't be that easy to make, and that was true. It was too hard to create. Until I learn how to use Alibre design, I can't make it.
So I went with the four-staired version instead. It is a very good quality puzzle except for the top steps.
As with my Giant Crystal Cube (now shattered because of poor quality) , this twistypuzzle is also made of dollar store 3x3x3 cubies. I used two dollar store cubes to make this.
It is hard to try to build a puzzle with DS cubes. (DS stands for dollar store.) Especially when you have to take two parts off the core of one of the cubess and glue it into two edges in the other.
Here's the URL for all seven images (I used my scanner to take the pictures):http://youhavegotfail.blogspot.com/2010/07/lots-of-images.html
Note: It's NOT okay to copy my puzzle without permission.
-This is a shapeshifting puzzle; meaning it can change it's shape. When it's solved, though, it looks like a flight of stairs.
-Notice there is a gaping hole in the puzzle so that the mechanism is functional.
-This puzzle is named after me; Derek Goodwin. Since noone has created this puzzle yet, this hences the name.
-The top steps on the puzzle rotate very smooth but are quite fragile. It's held together by Elmer's glue. I wanted to use superglue but I was out.
-I will not be selling this puzzle. This was very hard to make, and it's the first ever of it's kind.
-If anyone else has made this puzzle before, not that I'd know, or if anyone was planning to make one of these, my apologies. When I posted my Giant Crystal Cube, I found out that it was already made. So just to be sure, tell me if you did make this.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you like my design!
(Edit: Now I cleaned out the glue and put molding clay in it instead.)
Please feel free to tell me what you think.http://www.youtube.com/user/EpicAbrewFa ... Zbp_XDYDlI
(this is the video URL!)