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 Post subject: Eitan's Senior Barrel
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Hello everyone!

I am proud to present my newest puzzle:

The Senior Barrel

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This puzzle is the next logical step up from a Junior Barrel like the one made by the.drizzle. (I think he was the first one to make it...) Unlike the Junior Barrel, the Senior Barrel has the ability to turn by multiples of 90 degrees, rather than being restricted to 180 degree turns. This allows for shape-changing capabilities!

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FYI: I have been hinting at this puzzle as the "Junior Barrel +" in various places.

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:03 pm 
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Rofl, the Senior Barrel. :P

Great job, Eitan! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:32 pm 
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Nice job, I am working on a similar design that I was going to call the senior barrel. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:46 pm 
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Who's gonna make the intermediate barrel? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:13 am 
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The shape shifting looks really cool - I like it

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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The shape shfting quality is a great addition to such a great puzzle. It looks great!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:18 am 
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Great work! It is a nice idea to add the extra cut.

The name Senior Barrel is actually already taken by another puzzle from Meffert's 1982 Catalogue, which is where the idea for the Junior Barrel originally came from.


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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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Thanks for all the complements!

TomZ: I can't see that picture. Could you post a link to it?

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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Weird. It is just an attachment, so I think all of you should be able to see it just fine. Anyway, here is an alternate link.

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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Indeed it's not the same as my 1x3x5 barrel, but i had already thought of that concept :evil: :lol: :lol:

I guess you were faster than me :cry: :roll: and i'm sure the results are better than they would've been with me so... GREAT JOB! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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That looks cool......and complicated. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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TomZ: I think I'm going to leave the name as the Senior Barrel. Meffert's puzzle is just a fake cardboard mock-up, and was never made. It was so long ago, and no one has actually talked about that puzzle at all on the forum. Not to mention, it seems to be named backwards. Shouldn't the senior barrel be the harder one?

Thanks for the complements!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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All your puzzles are great, I wish some of them like this could be mass produced. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:56 pm 
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pirsquared wrote:
The Senior Barrel

Uncanny how your design moves :D

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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Thanks! But it's not exactly the same. The Uncanny Cube has 2 faces that share pieces. The Senior Barrel has none!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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Urgh!
Just another classification challenge!
Well done


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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
Urgh!
Just another classification challenge!
Well done


I love when you have a new classification challenge, Andreas. It means someone is doing something new!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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Sorry to double post, but I have added a video to the first post.

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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A sophomore barrel would match me.

Great job on the puzzle, and that pirsquared logo looks pretty sweet too.

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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It doesn't say pirsquared. It says "eitAn" (with that particular capitalization...) It's my name!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
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Sorry to double post again, but I just put the Senior Barrel up on eBay! Here's the link to the auctoin:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 816wt_1057

Happy bidding!

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 Post subject: Re: Eitan's Senior Barrel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:40 am 
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SOLD! Thanks to all the bidders!

I'm definitely going to make at least 1 more, and if I make more than that, I might have 1 or 2 to sell at the Nationals at MIT in August.

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