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Holey Astigmatism

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Holey Astigmatism by Stewart Coffin
Photo courtesy of Bill Cutler
Name
Holey Astigmatism
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
3.0 x 3.0 x 3.0"
Year
1994
Availability
Not Available
Type
# of Pieces
6
Burr Level
7
Material
Cherry
Objective
Disassemble and reassemble the slanted 6 piece burr
IPP Exchange
Puzzle
IPP14 (August 1994 - Seattle)

"Stewart Coffin started making 6-piece burrs with pieces which did not follow the normal orthogonal rules. This restricts the number of ways that the pieces can be rotated, so limits the number of 'assemblies'. I dug up a level-7 notchable 6-piece burr design from my computer analyses which did not have a unique solution. When made with the slanted pieces, it does have a unique solution. This was my souvenir puzzle at the 14th International Puzzle Party." -Bill Cutler