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Petaminx: Rubik's Cube on Steroids



If the Rubik's cube is too easy for you, check out this puzzle created by Jason Smith of PuzzleForge, based on Andrew Cormier's design. Behold, the Petaminx, a dodecahedral puzzle with 4 slices per face:
It is entirely custom built and contains almost 1000 moving parts.

This project took place over two months, including:

20 hours on masters and molds.
12 hours casting parts.
30 hours cleaning up parts and sanding (!!)
7 hours assembling all 1000 parts
6 hours stickering.


Also checkout the video clip of Andrew Cormier's Teraminx - via Unique Daily

"20 hours on masters and molds.
12 hours casting parts.
30 hours cleaning up parts and sanding (!!)
7 hours assembling all 1000 parts
6 hours stickering."

And two years of your life to solve it.
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Really nice. The thing that gets me is that the Rubik Cube was beautiful because of it's difficulty compared to it's simple design. Although these cube variations are beautiful, they look (and are!) really difficult - the Rubik cube looked easy.
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yes. thats a very nice work...that guys makes a lot of nice puzzles. you can find him on www.twistypuzzles.com

if you want to check a nice collection check this one:

http://www.speedcubing.ro/18/colectia-mea-de-cuburi-rubik-8-iunie-2009
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"I wonder if the guy Will Smith played in The Pursuit of Happyness can create a formula to solve it?"

I am not a pro in mathematic. But I think if someone really would do a formula for the usual cube (which someone sure did) using it on a biger cube with more colours and more buttons/objects would be no problem for them ~him I guess. The reason behind mathematical formulas is exactly to solve such problems where you have so big numbers and so many different variables that you cant solve it succesfully with trial & error anymore ;)
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