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 Post subject: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:00 pm 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Hexagonish Block was inspired by ideas from Anthony Villaveiran and Carl Hoff, posted at the Twisty Puzzles Forum. The top of this puzzle can always turn. The sides can only turn when one half-center matches up with another one. The puzzle can be considered a bandaged puzzle. It does not jumbles as it can be fully unbandaged, in theory, into a puzzle with 15-fold symmetry.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:05 pm 
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WOW another gerat puzzle from oskar.

Thank you for the pics.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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So would building an unbandaged version even be possible?

Also, wow. It looks like at the top is a heart surrounded by blood vessels...

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Such an amazing and creative puzzle! The pattern of the cuts completely and utterly confuses me beyond comprehension. Another fantastic, law-breaking, puzzle Oskar. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Nightmares forever. This puzzle really, really confuses me.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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GoombaGeek wrote:
So would building an unbandaged version even be possible?

Also, wow. It looks like at the top is a heart surrounded by blood vessels...


My first thought was that it looks like a tree :)

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Timur wrote:
GoombaGeek wrote:
So would building an unbandaged version even be possible?

Also, wow. It looks like at the top is a heart surrounded by blood vessels...


My first thought was that it looks like a tree :)


And I thought of a cracked pavement tile...

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Aleksey wrote:
Timur wrote:
GoombaGeek wrote:
It looks like at the top is a heart surrounded by blood vessels...
My first thought was that it looks like a tree :)
And I thought of a cracked pavement tile...
And I thought it was nuts!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Kelvin Stott wrote:
Aleksey wrote:
Timur wrote:
My first thought was that it looks like a tree :)
And I thought of a cracked pavement tile...
And I thought it was nuts!




it looks like a Hexagonish Block to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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It's a Sq1 from Wonderland.
Another beautiful puzzle Oskar.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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So, what would the fully unbandaged version look like?

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Yet another amazing puzzle from Oskar! Every time I see a topic ending in "by OSKAR" I go "Oh -insert deity of your choice-, what incredible puzzle has he come up with now?

Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
So, what would the fully unbandaged version look like?

I was wondering the same thing myself!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Oskar in his video wrote:
I wont explain the geometry
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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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I would have called it `The Coronary Bypass`!
Can you solve it? :shock:
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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Would adding a middle layer be possible??

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Before I say anything else, let me say this:

It's a brilliant puzzle.

portal1920 wrote:
Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
So, what would the fully unbandaged version look like?

I was wondering the same thing myself!

You can pretty much see it already. Just extend the visible cuts so they go all the way through the puzzle and you're most of the way there. Unless I'm missing something there is only one cut that isn't represented at all on a solved face.

GoombaGeek wrote:
So would building an unbandaged version even be possible?

It seems to be like the major problem would be size. An unbandaged version would have four types of pieces not on this puzzle, all of them smaller than the smallest piece on this puzzle, each of them progressively smaller than the last.

Making those pieces large enough to fulfill their roles in an unbandaged puzzle would mean scaling up the whole thing, and that would make the resulting puzzle absurdly huge. I think. Absurdly might be overstating it.

Anyway, the puzzle's diameter would need to be more than 15 times as long as the longest side of the smallest piece. If I'm looking at things right.

Of course in terms of being within the realm of physical possibility, absolutely.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Yes... this was number 3.

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I'm now once again in the dark as to what Oskar's next puzzle will be. I'm glad to see these all sticker and working great.

Keep up the great work,
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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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oBNoo wrote:
It's a Sq1 from Wonderland.

More like a Square 1 from hell! It's terrifying, yet fantastic.

Oskar, you rock!

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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pirsquared wrote:
oBNoo wrote:
It's a Sq1 from Wonderland.

More like a Square 1 from hell! It's terrifying, yet fantastic.

Oskar, you rock!

No, it's a Square One so frustrating, somebody punched it in the top and it cracked into pieces :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Oskar,

In the video you state the puzzle has 3 turning axes. Doesn't it have 4? 3 which line in the same plane and the 4th one perpendicular to the others.

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
So, what would the fully unbandaged version look like?
Assuming we keep the same shape and sticker pattern. Like this:

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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wwwmwww wrote:
In the video you state the puzzle has 3 turning axes. Doesn't it have 4? 3 which line in the same plane and the 4th one perpendicular to the others.
There are three types of people: those are good at counting and those who aren't ... :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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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?

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Jhahoua wrote:
But that is only 2 kinds of people what is the 3rd?
A variation to that would be "there are three kinds of people: those who get the this counting-error joke and those who don't" :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Oskar wrote:
wwwmwww wrote:
In the video you state the puzzle has 3 turning axes. Doesn't it have 4? 3 which line in the same plane and the 4th one perpendicular to the others.
There are three types of people: those are good at counting and those who aren't ... :-)


Oskar wrote:
Jhahoua wrote:
But that is only 2 kinds of people what is the 3rd?
There are also three kinds of people: those who get the joke and ... :-)


:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Oskar wrote:
Jhahoua wrote:
But that is only 2 kinds of people what is the 3rd?
A variation to that would be "there are three kinds of people: those who get the this counting-error joke and those who don't" :-)



ha ha I am glad to be one of the ones who got it.

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pirsquared wrote:
oBNoo wrote:
It's a Sq1 from Wonderland.

More like a Square 1 from hell! It's terrifying, yet fantastic.

Oskar, you rock!

-Eitan

So you're saying that hell is terrifying, yet fantastic? :lol:

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wwwmwww wrote:
Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
So, what would the fully unbandaged version look like?
Assuming we keep the same shape and sticker pattern. Like this:

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Carl



cool but i'm not sure that fully unbandaged version will be fully functional,because it's not symmetrical cutted and probably will jumble or worst

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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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andumy wrote:
cool but i'm not sure that fully unbandaged version will be fully functional,because it's not symmetrical cutted and probably will jumble or worst
It will change shape but I don't believe there are any moves which would ever be blocked. You could also easily cut this down to a symmetrical shape (a cylinder for example) and then it would never change shape.

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andumy wrote:
cool but i'm not sure that fully unbandaged version will be fully functional,because it's not symmetrical cutted and probably will jumble or worst

Um, an unbandaged version is actually a very straightforward puzzle. I might think that it would be problematic to build due to the relative size of some of the pieces, but there's nothing wrong with it in theory.

Its cuts are as symmetric (or non-symmetric if you prefer) as a UFO.

It would not jumble.


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 Post subject: Re: Hexagonish Block by OSKAR
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Looks like the unbandaged version is a Pentdecagonal prism that has the cuts moved inward to produce pyraminx crystal-style edges and shape modified into a hexagonal prism.

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Hiya Oskar what's n- :shock: AAAAAAAAH! *runs away and hides*

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i'll try to figurate out how the pieces should look ,to be an Mixup Hexagonish Block :?

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Hiya Oskar what's n- :shock: AAAAAAAAH! *runs away and hides*

Thanks for the new quote in my signature! :lol:

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