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 Post subject: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:24 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Rubik's Cube and the 14-15 sliding square puzzle are the most popular mechanical puzzles of the 20th and 19th century, respectively. What could be more obvious than combining those two great ideas?

Here you see the resulting combination, a 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube with sliding square faces. The object is to scramble the puzzle and then to twist & slide the tiles back to their original position and orientation.

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Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:26 am 
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WOW!!! IT IS AMAZING....AS EVERY YOUR PUZZLE!!! :)
GREAT JOB, OSKAR!!! ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:31 am 
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I love it! And such an obvious idea too!

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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:08 am 
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Very cool. I wonder how difficult it would be. It seems like it would be fairly easy.

Not to lessen this puzzle, but it's been discussed before. I don't recall if it's ever been built though.
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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:21 am 
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This has been discussed before, and I believe attempted on a 3x3, but I don't think it was ever succesful. Congrats on a fine job, Oskar!


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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:41 am 
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Very interesting, and I love the patterns your able to make on it, fantastic! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:50 am 
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The is quite an amazing feat. This opens up another realm of puzzling possibilities!

How many possible combinations does this have?


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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:59 am 
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Great Job Oskar!! Didn't see that one coming! Hope to see it being mass produce. XD

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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:14 pm 
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Indeed, cubic/twisting&sliding puzzles have been part of very interesting discussions
in the past, but no one was able to build one in the real world.

I am glad Oskar finally brought it to life! Mathematically speaking, a VERY interesting puzzle,
which is related to the Marusenko sphere, but it is much more elegant (in my opinion).

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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Great puzzle Oskar!
I know it´s probably due to the SLS material you use, but the first picture of the puzzle looks like the Cube Cake mrs. Greenhill bakes at the DCDs :) . It looks like it works great, and looks delicious!

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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
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This puzzle looks like so much fun! Amazing job sir!


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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 3:22 pm 
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Hello. My name is Grigoriy.
I have thought up a puzzle, which is symbiosis of a cube and puzzle "15" - kings of puzzles XIX and XX of centuries. On a cube 4х4х4 the central elements 2х2 of each side are mobile and represent analogue of a puzzle "15". All of these central elements on a cube 4х4х4 - 24 pieces. One of them is taken out by turn of the lock (similarly demountable element of a puzzle " Rubik's Brain Racker "). Each mobile element of a field 2х2 is connected with next to the help of a groove (also similarly to elements of a puzzle " Rubik's Brain Racker ") and can move on these grooves at hashing. Now cube can be mixed not only turn of sides, but also moving of mobile central elements among themselves. It considerably complicates the decision of a puzzle in some times. Especially if it is necessary not only to place the central elements on the places, but also to achieve correct orientation of these elements on the parties of a cube.
It will be necessary only to finish a design of grooves of mobile elements.

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P. S. In the future it is possible to consider idea of creation of symbiosis of a cube 5х5х5, 6х6х6, 7х7х7 (and other) and analogue of a puzzle "15".


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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:18 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Here is a new version of Twist & Slide. I used stickered faces instead of dyed faces. This gives the puzzle a more classic look.

Watch the original version on YouTube.
Buy the new version from my Shapeways Shop.
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Oskar
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 Post subject: Re: Twist & Slide
PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:22 am 
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What would be cool is if it acted like a circle 2x2x2, and also so when you slide it, the circles stay where they are.

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