Online since 2002. Over 3300 puzzles, 2600 worldwide members, and 270,000 messages.

TwistyPuzzles.com Forum

It is currently Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:48 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:01 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:03 pm
Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Mosaic Block is a twisty puzzle with a novel geometry, discovered by Anthony Villaveiran. Unlike classical twisty puzzles, here the axes do not go through the same point. As a consequence, some pieces can shift position after some turns. Several people have contributed to the design of this puzzle in a discussion on the Twisty Puzzles Forum.

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy at my Shapeways Shop.
Read more at the Shapeways Forum.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

Oskar
Attachment:
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 1.jpg
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 1.jpg [ 47.89 KiB | Viewed 4253 times ]

Attachment:
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 2.jpg
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 2.jpg [ 47.61 KiB | Viewed 4253 times ]

Attachment:
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 3.jpg
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 3.jpg [ 47.57 KiB | Viewed 4253 times ]

Attachment:
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 4.jpg
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 4.jpg [ 49.14 KiB | Viewed 4253 times ]

Attachment:
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 5.jpg
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 5.jpg [ 49.24 KiB | Viewed 4253 times ]

Attachment:
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 6.jpg
Mosaic Block - prototype - view 6.jpg [ 48.66 KiB | Viewed 4253 times ]

_________________
Oskar's home page, YouTube, Shapeways Shop, Puzzlemaster, and fan club
Image.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:21 pm
Location: Chichester, England
My new favourite puzzle from you :lol:.

This is the puzzle embodiment of epicness at its finest.

_________________
3x3x3 single: 5.73 seconds.
3x3x3 average of five: 8.92 seconds.
3x3x3 average of twelve: 9.77 seconds.

Buy the Curvy Copter Skewb, NovaMinx, and more here!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:48 pm
Location: Canada
Massive :P , very cool, I like it :wink: .

_________________
katsmom wrote:
My grapes are making noises right now. They keep saying drink me, drink me.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:37 pm
Drake wrote:
Massive :P , very cool, I like it :wink: .

actually I thought it would be bigger :wink: awesome job.

_________________
PBs:single/Ao5/Ao12
3x3: 4.76/8.13/8.80
pyraminx: 0.89/1.87/2.19
4x4:36.50/45.59
5x5: 1:21.50/1:41.50
7x7: 4:10.50


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:35 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:59 pm
Location: NJ
This puzzle looks fantastic and its great to see it finally take physical form.

_________________
Jhahoua wrote:
Oskar wrote:
There are three types of people: those are good at counting and those who aren't ... :-)

But that is only 2 kinds of people what is the 3rd?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:58 pm
Location: Louisiana, US
Sweet! You finally made one. I remember avidly reading the old topics discussing the corner-turning cuboids...
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=20686

Does it rotate at different depths, or three layers deep only?

_________________
My Creepy 3D Rubik's Cube Video
cisco wrote:
Yeah, Uwe is Dalai Lama and Paganotis is mother Teresa of Calcutta.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 4:58 pm
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Awesome! It's been made. That was such a fun thread. This puzzle is incredibly complicated. It's not the most complicated one in the thread (for it's size) but it's a great example to show the concept. Here's a couple pics showing the oribits of the pieces.
Image
Image

One thing most people won't realize is that Oskar can easily create similar variations and only need to redesign the core. I call this puzzle the 1x2x3 version because of the overlaps. Just by redesigning the core and reusing the other pieces, he can make 2x2x3 and 2x3x3 which both have some monster orbits too.
stardust4ever wrote:
Does it rotate at different depths, or three layers deep only?
Only 3 layers.

_________________
Real name: Landon Kryger


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:03 pm
GuiltyBystander wrote:
One thing most people won't realize is that Oskar can easily create similar variations and only need to redesign the core.
Landon,

I did not realize that! But yes, you are right, only the core needs to be swapped. So, how many non-trivial variations are there?

Oskar

_________________
Oskar's home page, YouTube, Shapeways Shop, Puzzlemaster, and fan club
Image.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:40 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:06 am
I have no words but a myriad of feelings.
It's Fantastic!

_________________
Ivano Bellio

http://www.youtube.com/user/IvanoBellio?feature=mhum


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:58 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 4:58 pm
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Oskar wrote:
GuiltyBystander wrote:
One thing most people won't realize is that Oskar can easily create similar variations and only need to redesign the core.
I did not realize that! But yes, you are right, only the core needs to be swapped. So, how many non-trivial variations are there?
Credit goes to Carl for figuring this out. Here's the list of puzzles you can make.
1x1x1 = 2x2x2 = 3x3x3, These are all the same, just different amounts of virtual bandaging.
1x1x2 = 1x1x3
1x2x2 = 1x3x3
1x2x3
2x2x3
2x3x3
Here's some a pic I did of the piece orbits on the last 2.
Image

_________________
Real name: Landon Kryger


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:09 pm
Location: Missouri
GuiltyBystander wrote:
Credit goes to Carl for figuring this out.
Thanks.
GuiltyBystander wrote:
Here's the list of puzzles you can make.
1x1x1 = 2x2x2 = 3x3x3, These are all the same, just different amounts of virtual bandaging.
He's already made this one.
It is the Redi Cube.
GuiltyBystander wrote:
1x1x2 = 1x1x3
1x2x2 = 1x3x3
These 2 would be best made with just 2 edge pieces moving with the corners but yes you can make an equivalent puzzle with these pieces which has 3 edges moving.
GuiltyBystander wrote:
1x2x3
2x2x3
2x3x3
These are the 3 which would be best suited to be made with these pieces. You've made the 1x2x3 so that leaves the 2x2x3 and the 2x3x3 both of which would have fewer pieces then your 1x2x3 so you could just offer 2 new cores to those that purchase the 1x2x3 and they'd be able to build all 3.

And some time ago Oskar sent be a sneak peak of 3 puzzles he was working on. This was 1 of them. I'm very eager to see the other two in action as well.

Image

Carl

_________________
-
Image

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 06, 2009 9:00 am
I'm very happy to see this thing in motion. Thank you for giving me credit for the idea. It looks quite smooth to turn considering how many pieces move at once. Is it squishy? I'm assuming it's not to judging by the turning quality.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:04 am
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
wwwmwww wrote:
And some time ago Oskar sent be a sneak peak of 3 puzzles he was working on. This was 1 of them. I'm very eager to see the other two in action as well.
Carl
I bet the middle one is Oskar's Bubble block!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 10:13 am
Location: Norway
I'd love to experiment with short commutators on this one. Hoping to achieve easy edge and centers algorithms 8-)

Per

_________________
"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans" -John Lennon, Beautiful Boy


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:06 pm
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Nice! I remember the discussion about these cuboids, and Oskar you made it real!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:25 pm
Location: Farmington, NM
Keegan wrote:
wwwmwww wrote:
And some time ago Oskar sent be a sneak peak of 3 puzzles he was working on. This was 1 of them. I'm very eager to see the other two in action as well.
Carl
I bet the middle one is Oskar's Bubble block!


I bet the last one is the Hexagonish Block!

_________________
Autism Speaks can go away. I have Autism. I can speak for myself.

"You say tomater, I zader matermorts." - Coach Z


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:58 pm
Location: Earth,
Jorbs3210 wrote:
I bet the last one is the Hexagonish Block!


Hmm I wonder how you know that?


viewtopic.php?f=15&p=261447#p261447

_________________
My personal best times

2x2 2.81 sec
3x3 7.14 sec
4x4 1.20.37
5x5 2.26.47
pyraminx 2.12 sec
magic 1.01 sec
master magic 3.13 sec
Gear cube 4.47 sec


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Mosaic Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:25 pm
Location: Farmington, NM
Jhahoua wrote:
Jorbs3210 wrote:
I bet the last one is the Hexagonish Block!


Hmm I wonder how you know that?


viewtopic.php?f=15&p=261447#p261447


I posted before I knew that that was posted. I WAS STILL RIGHT!

_________________
Autism Speaks can go away. I have Autism. I can speak for myself.

"You say tomater, I zader matermorts." - Coach Z


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Juozas Granskas and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Forum powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group