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 Post subject: Tangle 2x2x2 cube (Sticker mod)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:00 am 
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Hi puzzle lover friends,

This is my mew confusing 2x2x2 sticker mod.
It has all the available 24 tangle images on the sides.
It looks extremely difficult to solve, but it isn't I have tried it. It only took me 1 minute to solve it.

The images made by myself, and the idea is from Patrick Hahn (2004).

I'm planning to make the 4x4x4 cube version as well in the near future.

Like with the Hellraiser cube I will not upload it to my shop, because I'm certain that I will never have the permission from Mr Rubik, to officially sell the stickers.

And nor the images:
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 Post subject: Re: Tangle 2x2x2 cube (Sticker mod)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:36 am 
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Very nice Olivér, but actually the concept was presented earlier than 2004.

Already in 1993, Jacques Haubrich investigated whether the 24 different Tangle cards could form a matching solution onto a cube.
This indeed appeared to be possible.
Moreover, there appears to be only one solution!!
Jacques explained his findings in an article of the NKC-magazine Cubism For Fun (CFF-issue 31, page 18, June 1993).
As Jacques also explained, the same pattern appears on all sides of the cube (of course in different colours).
Each colour appears in 4 separate strings.
Jacques called his invention "Cubik’s Tangle".

For a collector of "twisty" puzzles, the obvious next step after realising this was to put the cards onto a 2*2*2 cube.
I did so in 2002 by scanning the cards and printing them to the size to fit a regular 2*2*2 cube of 40 mm.
The result was shown at the DCD in 2002 in Leiden as well as here at twisty, see:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1141

Jaap also presented the pattern at his puzzle website, see:
http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/tangle.htm

Regarding availability of the stickers, why don’t you just ask Erno Rubik whether he will allow you to sell such stickers (he just might)?


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 Post subject: Re: Tangle 2x2x2 cube (Sticker mod)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:56 am 
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In addition to the above, here is a picture of the Cubic’s Tangle 2x2x2 cube (40 mm) of 2002 together with a wooden cube that is covered with 24 original Rubik's Tangle cards (54x54 mm).
The Tangle cards stick to the wooden cube by means of magnets. I obtained the wooden cube from Jacques.

Geert


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 Post subject: Re: Tangle 2x2x2 cube (Sticker mod)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:27 am 
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Geert wrote:
Regarding availability of the stickers, why don’t you just ask Erno Rubik whether he will allow you to sell such stickers (he just might)?

The Studio (Ernő Rubik) do not want me to make any kind of stickers, so I doubt they let me put a patented Rubik's texture to a stickers and sell it.

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 Post subject: Re: Tangle 2x2x2 cube (Sticker mod)
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:36 am 
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Nice work! I don't know if I can solve this one within one minute.....


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 Post subject: Re: Tangle 2x2x2 cube (Sticker mod)
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:57 am 
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Thank you Oliver for posting this images.
You helped me on one pending entry of the museum:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=21087&p=255199#p255199

And thank you Geert for the brief history I will write to the museum.

Andreas


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