The Pentultimate is the last puzzle creation of Jason Smith. It’s a Rubik puzzle type with a dodecahedron shape, and like the original Rubik’s Cube with the same object to have all sides in one color.
The Pentultimate mechanism is made of of 20 triangular and 12 pentagonal shard-like pieces. Every piece has 12 built in female grooves at 12 different vertical levels. The pentultimate contains 820 total individual pieces: 416 of the custom pieces are cast from 26 masters, 152 of the custom pieces are machined in copies of 15 shapes, 568 parts are custom made, counting [Read More...]
HowToDoThings.com recently published an article targeted at helping novices learn how to solve Rubik’s Cube.
The article called ‘Beginner’s guide to solving Rubik’s Cube – an introduction to strategies for solving Rubik’s Cube’ includes some ‘how to’ information for beginners, but is really geared at teaching new cubers some strategies for getting started with solving Rubik’s Cube.
Rather than focus entirely on techniques, it’s a way for beginners to think about how to approach the challenge. They got permission from Lars Petrus to use his java-based cube animation widget to provide [Read More...]
Object of Cube’o’ is to slide the pieces into position so that each side of the cube has its own distinctive color (green, yellow, red, blue, orange and purple). Dark grey is no good. You can do this by clicking on a cube next to the open space to make it slide into the open space. You can use the [Read More...]
We all know the problem when Rubik’s Cube has more than three layers. They are very vulnerable and break down very easily.
With V-Cube this problem is now solved. V-CUBE products are manufactured under the V-Cube technology, invented and patented worldwide by the Greek engineer Panagiotis Verdes. V-Cube technology made the construction of cubes, of an unlimited number of layers providing safe and smooth rotation possible.
The use of V-Cube technology made feasible the construction of cubes of more than 5 layers, something that believed to be unattainable for over 20 years. In order to prove this, [Read More...]
Qink is a nice Flash puzzle game mixture of Tangram and Rubik’s Cube by MyGame.com.
Object is to match the colored shapes as shown on the bottom of the screen to the cube. Select a part or more parts of the cube by clicking or clicking and dragging over them (the parts become grey). Shapes can be selected and matched no matter the angle of the cube. Once you have a shape selected, match it with a colored shape from your stack. Use you mouse, the WASD keys or arrow keys to rotate the cube.
There are two different game [Read More...]
Tetris, the world’s most popular video game, is now available as a 3D Tetris Cube.
Object is to take the Tetris cube apart and put it back together again. Sound simple? This addictive new puzzle craze is sure to drive you wild! There are over 14,000 solutions.
There is also Mini Tetris Cube with size (2.8 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches / approx. 7x7x7 cm) and lets you bring you a new obsession with you wherever you go. For one or more brave players, ages 8+. Happy Puzzling!
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The most famous and ‘best looking’ Rubik’s Cube solver is still Rubot II, but there is a now a new very good looking Rubik’s Cube robot called Tilted Twister. It’s completely made of Lego (of course using LEGO Mindstorms NXT) and is great to look at due to its simplicity. I think almost a minimum of Lego bricks are used.