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 Post subject: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:31 am 
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Hi Twisty Puzzles fans,

Hingest Treasure Chestis an adaptation of Oskar's Treasure Chest, produced by Mefferts. Four hinge pieces are added, so that the lid stays attached when the cube is solved and opened. When scrambling, the hinge pieces separate and form a type of overhang bandaging.

The original design was the Hinged Gift Cube, where the hinges stay attached. Looking at that video, Jim T. Murray suggested that the hinges could be separated "like a male/female connection".

Watch the YouTube video.
Buy the hinges at my Shapeways Shop.
Check out the photos below.

Enjoy!

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:46 am 
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Hi Oskar,

At first I thought it was clever bandaging, but now I see it's possibly more like this:

http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=1122

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Burgo.

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:25 am 
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I think it is pretty clever though. Because at first when I read that the hinges could be seperated thought "Uhm, so there must be magnets?"
But having the hinges only mechanically working because they go inside each other is pretty smart. And during solving: Sometimes you'll just have to go 270° opposite direction instead of 90° the way you want to go because hinges touch.
Although ther is effective bandaging right? If both edge hinges are in the way of a hinged corner that needs to be turned?
Still I think the concept is really clever from a mechanical point of view.

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:44 am 
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alaskajoe wrote:
Although there is effective bandaging right? If both edge hinges are in the way of a hinged corner that needs to be turned?
Yes. As Burgo has correctly identified, the bandaging of this puzzle is similar to Yee Dian Lee's Hooked on the Cube. Jim T. Murray's suggestion to have separating hinges immediately reminded me of that puzzle, which I have in my collection.

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:54 am 
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I'm curious to know how did you manage to take off the tiles of the original treasure chest? Rox said it was extremely super glued?

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:02 pm 
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pianocubing wrote:
I'm curious to know how did you manage to take off the tiles of the original treasure chest? Rox said it was extremely super glued?
A Stanley Knife, a lot of force and dexterity. Be careful not to cut yourself!

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Did you consider only making the hinges without the printed cubies? It would be a little more work to attach them to the ABS cubies and I'm not sure how stable they would be, but it would certainly be cheaper and comforting for the obsessive-compulsive. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
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Oskar wrote:
Stanley Knife, a lot of force and dexterity. Be careful not to cut yourself!

Do they come off cleanly Oskar? Would they be reusable?

Nice variation BTW. I still think that hinges are much underused when it comes to puzzles. Sometime soon I predict we will see something pretty special involving them. Not sure yet what but hopefully this post will be a self for-filling prophecy.

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 Post subject: Re: Hinged Treasure Chest by OSKAR
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
Do they come off cleanly Oskar? Would they be reusable?
I could get them of cleanly and reusable. However, I did damage some stickers a bit.

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