GallaTrap is a puzzle based on geometry developed by Matt Galla. The shape is similar to my previous Jumble Trap puzzle, but the trapezohedron has been shortened to an alternate sweet spot to allow the puzzle to scramble. This gives the puzzle very different properties form the Jumble Trap, despite the similarities to the two shapes.
Other Items Needed:
Dye: If you want the puzzle to be black, you can dye the pieces yourself with a nylon dye such as RIT or Dylon, or you can have i.materialise dye it for you for a small extra charge (this option is definitely worth it!).
Screws: Eight 12mm M3 pan head screws required, available in hardware stores or on the web.
Springs: Eight springs needed, available in web puzzle shops. I get mine from HK Now Store.
Degree of Difficulty:
Assembly: Takes moderate skill to assemble.
Solving: Very difficult to solve.
GallaTrap turns very nicely, and the mechanism is stable.
Welcome! My goal when designing puzzles is to create geometries that are visually striking and have a complexity belied by their apparent simplicity. Many of my puzzles use odd axis systems, and exhibit strange properties such as jumbling and shape-shifting. Enjoy!