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 Post subject: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:32 pm 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Mixup 3x3x4 is a 3x3x4 twisty puzzle of which all centers and edges can be interchanged. This results in some unexpected shape shifting. Sixteen small wedge pieces are visible at the outside. These guide the turning of the middle slices.

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:34 pm 
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This is awesome! Well done Oskar! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:45 pm 
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Your Mixup puzzles are always really interesting Oskar. Even if I could afford to buy one, I'd be scared to scramble it as I'd almost undoubtedly forget which pieces go where. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:49 pm 
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Wonderful! I've been waiting for this, since it was posted. I have a few questions though,
1. do the pieces shift around as you turn, like on the Illegal cube?
2. what polyhedral symmetry is it based on? (you said it had ten-fold symmetry on the tall sides, but I'm having trouble picturing the shape.)
3. it looks a bit loose, do you plan on adding springs?

great puzzle, anyhow.

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:51 pm 
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Very nice! I think it looks great, and I'm glad you didn't sticker the little "wedge pieces." I think it has an aesthetic all of its own, like a turtle shell. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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Your mixup puzzles never cease to amaze me and this is no exception. Can the wedge pieces be interchanged, or are they attached to other pieces?

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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Great puzzle Oskar! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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This puzzle is... IMPOSSIBLE!!!
Really fantastic!!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations, Oskar!

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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Very-Very good Puzzle!

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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Monopoly wrote:
what polyhedral symmetry is it based on?
I have no idea what name this geometry has, nor whether it even has a name. Do you know the names of the geometries of Fairly Twisted or Arrow Planet?
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Can the wedge pieces be interchanged, or are they attached to other pieces?
All wedge pieces can be interchanged. Note that you can see only the sixteen wedge pieces at the outside, supporting the two rows of eight edges/centers. In the vertical direction, there are another ten hidden support pieces to support the two vertical rings of ten edge/center pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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Oskar wrote:
Monopoly wrote:
what polyhedral symmetry is it based on?
I have no idea what name this geometry has, nor whether it even has a name.
OK, breaking the laws of physics I can just about handle, but screwing up basic geometric principles is the last straw! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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It looks like all m x n x k cubes will be mixuped by you :)
What next, TomZ's 3x4x5 ?


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Oskar van Deventer, you are hereby summoned to appear before the Galactic High Courts on the planet Xarnea in the 4th quadrant of the Andromeda Galaxy.

Charges against you are as follows:
* Bending the rules of Geometry and Physics, multiple counts

Your sequential logic puzzles have created mass hysteria among inhabitants of the Universe. Your repeated use of "Jumbling" has created rifts in the space-time continuum, and your use of so-called "fudging" has contaminated the interstellar byways. Wormholes are opening up everywhere, disrupting commerce and providing safe-havens for transients and drifters.


Your latest violation, the "Mixup 3x3x4" has caused irreparable damaged the delicate Ether and fabric of the Universe. Please stop all activity immediately, or a warrant will be issued.
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LOL, this is truly epic. Will definitely get this whenever I have more money :P

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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Looking at that is coffee to my mind! I was tired before I looked at that, and I "woke up" to that, it is so EPIC!!!!!!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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Fantastic puzzle Oskar.
And nice post stardust :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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Monopoly wrote:
2. what polyhedral symmetry is it based on? (you said it had ten-fold symmetry on the tall sides, but I'm having trouble picturing the shape.)
Here is a picture of the geometry of the puzzle. It is quite simple. I hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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It is becoming difficult to think of new ways to describe how amazing all of your puzzles are.

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:00 am 
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Kapusta wrote:
Very nice! I think it looks great, and I'm glad you didn't sticker the little "wedge pieces."
This is what the puzzle would look like with stickered wedge pieces. They can be easily removed again :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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I like the look of the stickered wedge pieces, I believe it also adds and even higher degree of dificulty

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 Post subject: Re: Mixup 3x3x4 by OSKAR
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I agree with Sky. The puzzle looks a lot cooler with the wedge pieces stickered. This would be a fun puzzle to try out. :)

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