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 Post subject: Multi-Circle puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:29 pm 
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I hope the pictures can explain. In the first one, it shows a face. In the second, it shows which circles are attached to which layers. The face from pic 1 is now R.
If you turn the gray layer, the gray pieces move. If you turn the green layer, only the green pieces move. (including the circle) If you turn the yellow layer, only yellow pieces move. (including circle) If you turn the blue layer, B, the blue pieces move (including circle)
I think it would make an awesome puzzle if built :D
EDIT : sorry for sloppy images, I have paint to work with :?


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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:55 pm 
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:) Sorry, it may be too late for me, but where´s the puzzle part?

If you turn the 2 topslices two times, will grey still be grey?? :?

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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:57 pm 
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I think the colors in Skewber's pictures are meant to differentiate between different subsets of pieces, and are not the actual colors of the pieces on the puzzle. The puzzle would be colored normally.

I'd love to see this built. I might even go and CAD this up tonight!

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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzles
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:59 pm 
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Each face has the circles. It functions on all 6 axes :oops: Just showed one axis to (try to) avoid confusion... :oops: It's stickered like a normal 4x4x4. :oops:

EDIT pirsquared beat me to it :solved:

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Wow... a jumbable puzzle which doesn't jumble?
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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:54 am 
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ok - it´s morning in Germany - so let´s start again

turning the grey layer will turn the outer ring with the corners on the front and the most inner circle in the back layer?

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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:58 am 
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If I'm understanding correctly, Oskar's made something very similair to this:

(in case you haven't seen it)
http://www.shapeways.com/model/71365/crazy_six.html
video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wgxehAo18c

Your particular layout actually won't be any harder than any super super 4x4 (including "internal" pieces, for example a crazy 4x4 type 2, 3 or 4), just fwi 8-) I also have a feeling the blue pieces would be incredibly difficult to "connect" to the opposite face in any manner.

It would make a visually confusing computer puzzle though :D

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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzles
PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:03 pm 
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Oskar's Crazy 6 only goes down 3 layers. My concept goes all the way through the cube.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzles
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I'm sure there's no way this could be done purely mechanically with that pattern on all six sides. How can you have two opposite sides each turn the inner circle of the other side without a self-intersecting mechanism?


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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzles
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:46 am 
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I know what you mean, I had this idea a while back. It would be complex to build, though. Each side would be the opposite, there would have never been a core like it before.

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