2x2x2 SuperX

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Puzzle Details

The original puzzle concept was published and patented by Jonathan J. Ashley in 1982. At Twisty Puzzles this idea with a CAD design was initially published by Wayne Johnson in 2005. One year later Adam G. Cowan presented the SuperX 1.0, one of the first 3D printed puzzles. It took nearly one more year for the improved version 2.0. This SuperX 2.0 was shown at the DCD 2007. I owned that puzzle for a couple of years. It was well printed and stickered, but the mechanism was very weak and so it was not easy to complete a move without misaligning some more pieces. In 2011 I gave it to Geert Hellings in exchange for a different puzzle, hoping that sooner or later someone else would come up with an improved version. What I didn't know at that time, was, that Tom van der Zanden was already working on that. He presented his V6 mechanism only one month later. This is the first mechanism without magnets which is working properly.

04/1982: patent - Jonathan J. Ashley
12/2006: version 1 - Adam G. Cowan
08/2007: version 2 - Adam G. Cowan
xx/2009: version 3 - Adam G. Cowan (155g) with bearings
06/2009: version 4 - Andrew Cormier (237g)
07/2009: version 5 - Andrew Cormier/Scott Perry (270g) with magnets
07/2011: version 6 - Tom van der Zanden (86g) with new mechanism without mechanism

Weights:
V3: 155g
V4: 237g
V5: 270g
V6: 86g

Sizes:
V6: 5.8cm


External Links

Twisty Puzzles: TomZ's magnetless SuperX
http://http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21584

Twisty Puzzles: My SuperX Prototype
http://http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5948

Twisty Puzzles: Drewseph's Super X
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=13843

Twisty Puzzles: Drewseph's Super X Improved!
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14220

Twisty Puzzles: SuperX Mechanism
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4066

Twisty Puzzles: SuperX 2.0
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7378

Google patents: Eleven-plane cubical puzzle
http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=k4IzAAAAEBAJ



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2x2x2 SuperX V6 (3)
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