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 Post subject: Spherigears, new version, by OSKAR and BRAM
PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:50 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Spherigears combines the ideas of the Sphere Gear puzzle (a mechanical maze puzzle by Oskar) and Bramboules. The combination was suggested by Bram Cohen. Spherigears has four spherical gears that each rotate with three degrees of freedom. The cage can be folded open in two ways, such that the spherical gears mesh in pairs, either AB-CD or AD-BC. After scrambling, the object of the puzzle is to get all spheres back to their original orientation.

Watch the YouTube video of the current, much improved version.
Buy the puzzle at my Shapeways Shop.
Watch the YouTube video of the old version.
Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum about the old version.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar
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 Post subject: Re: Spherigears, new version, by OSKAR and BRAM
PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:18 pm 
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Very nice, and reminds me of half of a Gear Shift.

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 Post subject: Re: Spherigears, new version, by OSKAR and BRAM
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Very cool. I would think something like this could easily be used in something that accomplishes something other than a mechanical puzzle. There's got to be some other application.

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 Post subject: Re: Spherigears, new version, by OSKAR and BRAM
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Not sure why, but DLitwin's comment reminded me of this thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79zWwLGqsFE

Could you make a version of that with Spherigears inside?

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 Post subject: Re: Spherigears, new version, by OSKAR and BRAM
PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:11 pm 
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GuiltyBystander wrote:
Not sure why, but DLitwin's comment reminded me of this thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79zWwLGqsFE. Could you make a version of that with Spherigears inside?
Yes, but I won't. Not only does the flexibility of the nylon allow cheating in the current design. Also the alignment of the sphere gears is rather cumbersome.

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