New Rubik's Cube-style puzzle made from paper

Show us your models and discuss model-making techniques. Paper? Wood? Single vs double tabs? etc.
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New Rubik's Cube-style puzzle made from paper

Post by robertw » Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:05 am

Hi folks,

I just posted pictures of a Rubik's Cube-style puzzle I made from paper with help from Stella. Unfortunately it's a bit too temperamental to really use as a puzzle, but it does work if you do the twising very carefully and help parts to go where they should.

Here's the page: http://www.software3d.com/ShallowDino.php

Rob.

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Post by oxenholme » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:14 pm

You might be interested that Martyn Cundy (co-author of Mathematical Models) showed me a "Rubik's" rhombicosidodecahedron that was made from card many years ago.

When it was first made it had worked well, but by the time I saw it it had started to come apart.

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Post by robertw » Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:08 pm

Interesting. I hadn't heard of it, although I think the same thing has been made in plastic now, as a modification to the megaminx puzzle.

I'd love to see pictures of it, especially the insides. I wonder how well it operated. No doubt its mechanics worked better than mine :?

Rob.

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