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Puzzling Mechanisms Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer. © M. Oskar van Deventer It all starts with a puzzling concept Misleading Mazes Misleading Mazes Grabbing.

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1 Puzzling Mechanisms Dr. M. Oskar van Deventer

2 © M. Oskar van Deventer It all starts with a puzzling concept Misleading Mazes Misleading Mazes Grabbing Gears Grabbing Gears Loony Links Loony Links Tricky Triplet Tricky Triplet

3 © M. Oskar van Deventer Misleading Mazes A mechanical maze where the maze that you are seeing is different from the maze that you are actually solving A mechanical maze where the maze that you are seeing is different from the maze that you are actually solving E.g. Pentangle’s Frying Pan Puzzle E.g. Pentangle’s Frying Pan Puzzle

4 © M. Oskar van Deventer Oskar’s Cube Misleading Mazes

5 © M. Oskar van Deventer Coin Maze Misleading Mazes

6 © M. Oskar van Deventer Gear Mazes Misleading Mazes

7 © M. Oskar van Deventer Grabbing Gears A gearing mechanism where the gears don’t come apart despite their large degree of freedom A gearing mechanism where the gears don’t come apart despite their large degree of freedom Inspired by Gear Toy Inspired by Gear Toy

8 © M. Oskar van Deventer Linked Gears Grabbing Gears

9 © M. Oskar van Deventer Disk Grabbing Gears

10 © M. Oskar van Deventer Tripod set Grabbing Gears

11 © M. Oskar van Deventer O’Gear Grabbing Gears

12 © M. Oskar van Deventer Crawler Grabbing Gears

13 © M. Oskar van Deventer Velco Maze & Magno Maze Grabbing Gears

14 © M. Oskar van Deventer Sphere Gears & Delta Roll Grabbing Gears

15 © M. Oskar van Deventer Loony Links A chain where the links can switch places without the chain coming apart as a whole A chain where the links can switch places without the chain coming apart as a whole Inspired by the Connector Puzzle Inspired by the Connector Puzzle

16 © M. Oskar van Deventer Looney Links: cardboard prototypes Looney Links

17 © M. Oskar van Deventer Linked Hearts: plastic prototypes Looney Links

18 © M. Oskar van Deventer Gold-Silver-Bronze: tin prototypes Looney Links

19 © M. Oskar van Deventer Many, many prototypes Looney Links

20 © M. Oskar van Deventer Chain: zinc alloy Looney Links

21 © M. Oskar van Deventer GGG or 1.5 Horses: brass Looney Links

22 © M. Oskar van Deventer Lucky Clover Looney Links

23 © M. Oskar van Deventer Tricky Triplet A set of three parts, where any of the three parts can be removed, but then the other two remaining parts are inseparably linked together A set of three parts, where any of the three parts can be removed, but then the other two remaining parts are inseparably linked together

24 © M. Oskar van Deventer Hurricane Tricky Triplet

25 © M. Oskar van Deventer Public Key Tricky Triplet

26 © M. Oskar van Deventer The world’s largest baseline puzzle Tricky Triplet

27 © M. Oskar van Deventer It all starts with a puzzling concept Misleading Mazes Misleading Mazes Grabbing Gears Grabbing Gears Loony Links Loony Links Tricky Triplet Tricky Triplet Thank you!


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