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7-Piece Block Puzzle

by eweinhoffer, published

7-Piece Block Puzzle by eweinhoffer Aug 4, 2009

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Description

A 7-Piece Block Puzzle. Goal = manipulate all 7 pieces into a 3x3x3 cube!

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Way back when, when I was attending elementary school (Tamarind) in open air roofed over coral and mortar ruin buildings in the rain forest, this was the highest tech thing we had. At that time these were called soma cubes, not sure where that name comes from.

I am curious, could a version of this be made with only one solution? And if so could someone tell me which pieces it would require?

Thanks. :)

Christmas is coming :-D

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Instructions

Printing Instructions:
-Print (1): L Piece, Small L Piece, T Piece, Weird Piece 2, ZigZag
-Print (2): Weird Piece 1

Recommended Skeinforge Settings:
-Use a raft!
-Fill: Solid Surface Thickness = 2 layers, Infill Solidity (Ratio) = .4

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foofoodog on Sep 14, 2013 said:

Way back when, when I was attending elementary school (Tamarind) in open air roofed over coral and mortar ruin buildings in the rain forest, this was the highest tech thing we had. At that time these were called soma cubes, not sure where that name comes from.

lasivian on Mar 20, 2011 said:

I am curious, could a version of this be made with only one solution? And if so could someone tell me which pieces it would require?

Thanks. :)

Zaggo on Dec 23, 2009 said:

Christmas is coming :-D

Anonymous on Sep 19, 2009 said:

the ThinkFun company makes a larger version with a lot more shapes to make

Anonymous on Aug 15, 2009 said:

323 different assemblies versus Soma's 240

Batist on Aug 8, 2009 said:

I made one, but I can't click any 'I made one' button... Is this due to the license?

eweinhoffer on Aug 8, 2009 said:

Ok, I changed it to Attribution - Creative Commons. Try now!

eweinhoffer on Aug 8, 2009 said:

The license shouldn't be a problem...there isn't one!

Anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 said:

Interesting. This is *almost* a "Soma cube," which is a classic 3x3 cube dissection puzzle. Based on the photo, however, the two chiral pieces appear to have the same handedness, whereas in a true Soma cube they have opposite handedness. Is it really possible to assemble a 3x3 cube when both of these are the same piece?

Eric on Aug 6, 2009 said:

Believe it or not, it is still possible to solve it with two of the same "chiral" pieces! I was originally planning on re-creating a Soma Cube puzzle by making them mirror images of each other, but had some weird software problems, and decided to stick with what I had...two of the same piece! I was really surprised to find that it's still solvable :)

Anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 said:

Challenge me. I had that puzzle done on NJTransit train with my eyes closed. Step up! Something challenging please!

Anonymous on Aug 5, 2009 said:

Some more awesome puzzles are in the works, not to worry!

Batist on Aug 5, 2009 said:

haha, I used to have these as a kid. Now I can relive that by printing them. Thanks!

zignig on Aug 5, 2009 said:

Cool! more puzzles !

for more puzzles see :

johnrausch.com/PuzzlingWorld/d...

will on Aug 5, 2009 said:

awesome. can't wait to try to put it together sometime.

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