Friday, July 30, 2010
All Four One & One Four All is the real title.
The puzzle is to stack the three Musketeers, Athos, Porthos & Aramis, joined by d'Artagnan so they are self supporting in the frame; ie: no loose parts. You must be able to pickup the frame without touching the Musketeers, so that the Musketeers do not fall out.
The puzzle was designed in 2010 by Acady Dyskin & Pantazis Houlis, both University lecturers with Engineering backgrounds from Western Australia.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Remove the center piece. Note the red piece on the left - it doesn't move. The object is to switch the animals. The tail of the green crocodile is wider than the other pieces.
This took me about 2 hours to solve. The first time. The second time: only 40 minutes.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Years ago I solved the Egg Puzzle online. At the IPP in Japan, I was fortunate to find somebody selling the real McCoy. Pay attention to the notches - some moves cannot be made with simple square pieces.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Katsuhiko Okamoto is the inventor of the Void Cube. A brilliant design. At the IPP in Osaka, Okamoto declared that his designs are being stolen by Chinese manufacturers. He has since closed his webpage. At the IPP, he brought some prototypes of a handful of fantastic designs. Fortunately, I was able to play with one of them for a solid 45 minutes. I would show a picture of it......but cannot do so.
Friday, July 2, 2010
This Mechanical Puzzle Correspondent is preparing for a long distance trip to the annual International Puzzle Party. Soon thereafter, we'll write up some knew physical puzzles! Some of our followers think we've spent too much time on the iphone puzzle apps. Perhaps.
Back in 2 weeks.
Back in 2 weeks.