Spherigears – new version combines the ideas of the Sphere Gear puzzle which is a mechanical maze puzzle by Oskar and Bramboules. The combination was suggested by Bram Cohen. Spherigears has four spherical gears that each rotate with three degrees of freedom. The cage can be folded open in two ways, such that the spherical gears mesh in pairs, either AB-CD or AD-BC. After scrambling, the object of the puzzle is to get all spheres back to their original orientation.
This is actually a second prototype of spherigears, it features sets of spheres split in two and they are enclosed in four different cubes. What’s interesting about this puzzle toy is that you can even split it in the middle. When you move one sphere, you can see all spheres move in a gearing motion. You can turn a set of spheres in any direction you like. It may sometimes take a little bit of alignment in order to close the cage after splitting it. You can completely scramble the spheres after two to three moves. This puzzle toy is quite difficult to solve so if you are passionate about solving hard puzzles then you will surely enjoy this toy. You can purchase this terrific puzzle toy at Puzzle Master.
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