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 Post subject: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 12:35 pm 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Floppy 3x3x3 is a twisty puzzle that just looks like a Rubik's Cube. At least from one side. Actually, it is a quite different puzzle. All its faces turn eccentrically and the puzzle as a whole is quite eccentric.

The basic mechanism is a 4x4x4 confined to a 40x40x40 mm space, and extended at three faces to the (about) Rubik's size 60x60x60 mm. Because of the small mechanism size, the puzzle is rather unstable. The small center pieces pop out easily and the turning can be a bit awkward. Still, the mechanism does work, so I guess this counts as a successful proof of concept.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the puzzle from my Shapeways Shop.
Read some speculations about this puzzle.
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Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 12:41 pm 
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I DON'T UNDERSTAND :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:10 pm 
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i feel sick.

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 Post subject: Re: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:19 pm 
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So if I understand correctly this is a 4x4x4 with an exposed core on 3 sides


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 Post subject: Re: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Read some speculations about this puzzle.


Lol I even get credit? :P Just Joking!

I was hoping you would publish the puzzle and you did !!! :p

Great job, as always!

:D Greg :D

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 Post subject: Re: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 1:38 pm 
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That puzzle just scares me...

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 Post subject: Re: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 6:39 am 
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rubiksgreg you were right
that puzzle is history it is making me go nuts! i am going to go and swim on my boiled bike shoe pasta ( then faints )

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 Post subject: Re: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 10:22 am 
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...wow... :shock: :shock:

The third photo reminds me of a transformer :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Floppy 3x3x3 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 10:41 am 
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Wonderful cube,
Wonderful idea,
:lol: :lol:

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