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Rocket_Twist

by Oskar van Deventer

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Description

Rocket Twist is an unusual twisty puzzle. It has four corners, three edges and three centers. It looks like a rocket in its solved state. The puzzle is a jumbling puzzle that seems to operate like a quasi-doctrinaire twisty puzzle. What makes the puzzle unusual is that the rotation axes are not fixed. Depending on the state of the puzzle, the rotation axis of a rotating center can be at different places. The puzzle has three canonical states: "rocket", "left" and "right". There are three possible turns from rocket to left or to right, two possible turns from left to rocket or right, and two possible turns from right to rocket or left. When starting and ending as rocket, one can make the following sequences.

rocket - left - rocket

rocket - right - rocket

rocket - left - right - rocket

rocket - right - left - rocket

rocket - left - right - left - rocket

rocket - right - left - right - rocket

etcetera.

Of course, if one repeats left-right-left-right enough times, one returns to the start state. Quiz question: how many moves would that be?

Watch the YouTube video.

Read at the iMaterialise Forum.

Read more at the Twisty Puzzles Forum.

Please order a 3D-printed do-it-yourself puzzle kit from iMaterialise at this page (check with Oskar about screws and stickers), or contact Oskar directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored, stickered and assembled sample of this puzzle.

Oskar van Deventer

Oskar van Deventer

Oskar Puzzles offers mechanical puzzles and objects that can only exist thanks to 3D printing technologies. All designed by M.Oskar van Deventer.

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