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 Post subject: Pink Gears by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:10 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

When watching some friends and family play with Gear Cube Extreme, I noticed that they did not look at the stickers. Instead they just try to make the puzzle cubic again, getting the geared edges flush with the cube surface. So here is the Pink Gears puzzle, a Gear Cube Extreme with only pink stickers. The object is just to get the puzzle back to a cube. Still, that would be a quite difficult challenge for most people. I chose the color pink as a reference to the Pink Rubik's Cube for Blondes, which is fairly easy to solve.

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Buy Gear Cube Extreme from Mefferts.
Buy pink stickers from Dr.Sticker.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Pink Gears by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:11 am 
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:lol: :lol: I love it Oskar!

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 Post subject: Re: Pink Gears by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 5:56 am 
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there could be another objective! get the your signature and the logo thing opposite each other like in the original state.

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 Post subject: Re: Pink Gears by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:09 am 
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Very nice Oskar! That looks really fun to mess around with, considering that you've removed the majority of the challenge, but it would just be fun to pay with. I didn't realise you've moved onto sticker mods from 3D design. :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Pink Gears by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:24 am 
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I love it. A good pink cube for breast cancer awareness too. Put a couple of pink ribbons on it opposite your signature and you're all set.

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 Post subject: Re: Pink Gears by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:20 am 
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oskar, that cube made my day! It already has my one of my January puzzle votes!

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 Post subject: Re: Pink Gears by OSKAR
PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:54 pm 
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I made a thread a while back about stumbling upon a seemingly impossible parity situation with the Anisotropic Cube in that only one edge was flipped while all other gears were correctly oriented with respect to their edges:
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It seems to be quite a formidable challenge just to line all of the gears up! Of course, solving the cube as a subset of the Rubik's cube would result in a solved cube with scrambled gears. I'm not sure if anybody has devised a working solution to this puzzle yet as a whole, but relying on shape alone should provide a nice challenge.
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Well, I finally took the plunge. I scrambled the Anisotropic Cube. One feature that I have observed about this cube, is that the eight corners always have fixed orientation with respect to the freely-turning layer, as do the Anisotropic pieces always align themselves onto the same plane. The Anisotopic Cube can probably be solved as a subset of the Rubik's Cube, were it not for those pesky little gears which seem to defy the natural logic of twisty puzzles. After a fair amount of manipulation, I came to the shocking conclusion that it is possible to only twist one gear while the remaining seven stay in perfect alignment with their corresponding 3x3x3 edges. Have a look...
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There is no monkey business going on here: Despite not photographing the backside of this cube, I can assure you that none of the other gears have been twisted with respect to their edges, nor are any of edges in a "flipped" state. All of the red or black either faces up or down. Naturally, I thought this to be a contradiction, but upon closer inspection, I learned why: Every time you do an "LR" or "FB" move, each of the four gears along the center slice parallel to the receive a twist of -5/6. This is equivalent to a +1/6 (clockwise) turn for each of the four gears compared to their mated edge, hence every quarter turn of the opposite faces yields a +4 overall gear parity. But unlike it's Gear Cube sibling, on the Anisotropic Cube, the edges are not strictly confined to groups of four and are allowed to be freely scrambled. Because the least common denominator of 4 and 6 is 2, it is only necessary that the total twist metric of all gears merely be even. And since "even" can include a twist of +2/6 or -2/6 (+ or - 1/3), it is fully possible to twist only one gear out of alignment :scrambled:

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