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 Post subject: Multi-Circle puzzlesPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:29 pm

Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:52 pm
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
EDIT : sorry for sloppy images, I have paint to work with

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Wow... a jumbable puzzle which doesn't jumble?
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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzlesPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:55 pm

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:20 am
Location: Germany
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 puzzlesPosted: 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 puzzlesPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:59 pm

Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:52 pm
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Each face has the circles. It functions on all 6 axes Just showed one axis to (try to) avoid confusion... It's stickered like a normal 4x4x4.

EDIT pirsquared beat me to it

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kastellorizo wrote:
Wow... a jumbable puzzle which doesn't jumble?
Is that even possible???

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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzlesPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:54 am

Joined: Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:20 am
Location: Germany
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 puzzlesPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:58 am

Joined: Sun Oct 08, 2006 1:47 pm
Location: Houston/San Antonio, Texas
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

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 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

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Matt Galla

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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzlesPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:03 pm

Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:52 pm
Oskar's Crazy 6 only goes down 3 layers. My concept goes all the way through the cube.

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kastellorizo wrote:
Wow... a jumbable puzzle which doesn't jumble?
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 Post subject: Re: Multi-Circle puzzlesPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:08 am

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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 puzzlesPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:46 am

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm
Location: Chichester, England
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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