posted June 20, 2009 09:18 AM
Did anyone build this puzzle: Twisty Hollow
I built this using Livecube by grouping piece A and D into group 1 (2 linear moves), B and C into group 2 (1 rotation move, 2 linear moves). After that, position group 1 and 2 about 45 degree of each other and twist them in place in 1 rotation move. When I built it from wood, this twisting move is impossible since the puzzle is not flexible like Livecube. I tried to round the edges as much as I can. The website says 5 moves to take out the 1st piece, did anyone confirm this solution? Are there any rotation in those 5 moves?
posted June 20, 2009 10:14 AM
I have a Livecube model right here and I don't think any flexibility of the pieces or rounded edges are needed. Is your twist the same as a rotation? I put the pieces together in the same order, and it seems to me the final mating of A/D, B/C is done using a rotation.
To disassemble, I do: B - 2 unit linear move C - 1 unit linear move B&C - 1 unit linear move B&C - rotation and move to separate
posted June 20, 2009 03:27 PM
Hi Bernhard and George, Thank you, I was able to see the solution now. I think when I did the Livecube, it was a bit loose, so I was able to rotate the A/D and B/C with only 1 move.
You guys on this forum are great help for newbies like myself. Yes, I did try the Twist the Night Away with Livecube. I think this one has the most rotation moves of all his cubes (I counted 7 rotation moves).
Thank you Tom, please keep them coming. Tell us what kind of coffee you drink to come up with designs like this.
posted July 31, 2009 06:34 PM
Nice to see everyone is enjoying these two designs so much! Twist the Night Away was more of a happy accident than a "design", but Livecubes certainly helped the creative process.