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Twisted Torus Unit

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Twisted Torus Unit by phooky Aug 3, 2010

Description

This is George Hart's reconstruction of a 16th-c. wooden puzzle, currently in the Schloss Ambras Museum. Print out 76 units and reconstruct the original! A full description is available at georgehart.com/rp/torzle/torzle.html.

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I ended up filing the slot slightly larger on one link and filing one wedge part down just a bit from top and bottom

We closed the loop by cheating. One link is not like the others. :)

Please tell us how you closed the loop.

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License

Twisted Torus Unit by phooky is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

I've scaled the basic unit to be a reasonable size in millimeters. You may want to go somewhat smaller to reduce print times.

The other files diagram how to assemble the entire piece.

Attribution goes to George Hart, not to myself. Please credit George Hart and include a link to the source if redistributing:
georgehart.com/rp/torzle/torzle.html

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phooky on Nov 10, 2010 said:

We closed the loop by cheating. One link is not like the others. :)

nick on Nov 9, 2010 said:

Please tell us how you closed the loop.

jballard on Nov 11, 2010 said:

I ended up filing the slot slightly larger on one link and filing one wedge part down just a bit from top and bottom

jballard on Nov 8, 2010 said:

I have 25 of the 76 printed, doing them in 25 part batches, last batch will be 30. I dont see how the loop will close without modification, or without heating the last one up...

Any hints?

dcb on Aug 4, 2010 said:

I saw this on boingbong and immediately thought it should be on thingiverse. Well done.

themitch22 on Aug 4, 2010 said:

probably a good part for a conveyor belt platform. Would it print on it's side so I could squeeze a few on one platform?

Lenbok on Aug 4, 2010 said:

(Also, see http://www.thingiverse.com/thi... for another of George's constructions)

Lenbok on Aug 4, 2010 said:

Cool! Photo of one printed and assembled?

I have printed out George's twenty piece puzzle and tried to get the puzzle-heads at my work to put it together, but so far they haven't got anywhere!

Anonymous on Aug 4, 2010 said:

cool

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