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 Post subject: Star of David
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:13 pm 
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Hello Fellow Puzzlers,

I'm pleased to introduce my latest puzzle, the Star of David. I think of all the puzzles I've designed, this one was by far the easiest to name :wink:

The Star of David puzzle is a 24 sided solid with six axes of rotation, and each axis having two rotational layers. The six tips of the puzzle can turn in 90 degree increments, while the next layer below the tips can turn in 180 degree increments. The Star of David is essentially a higher order version of my Ice-9 and Rhombic18 puzzles.

Here is the video.

You can purchase the Star of David at my Shapeways shop.

Here are some photos:
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Enjoy!
Dave

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 Post subject: Re: Star of David
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:23 pm 
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That is a beautiful puzzle! I would love to see how it looks when scrambled.

Hooray for being Jewish!

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 Post subject: Re: Star of David
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:20 pm 
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awesome! very cool concept. the name is great.

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 Post subject: Re: Star of David
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:03 pm 
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That looks fantastic! Congratulations on another wonderful job :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Star of David
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:04 pm 
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Very very cool. Another fantastic puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Star of David
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:48 pm 
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He's Jewish! Oh, look, I've found another on this forum! :D

Fantastic puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Star of David
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:02 am 
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I like it. My intuition sais it has a potential to become a mass produced puzzle.
And one more thing: I like when inventor's name is used to name a puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Star of David
PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:38 pm 
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Wow! I really like how the orbits intersect to make it scramble. It's cool that the 180 degree turns of one tip share orbits with the pieces in the 90 degree turns of the two neighboring tips!

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