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Sphere Box by Robert Yarger
Photo courtesy of Cubic Dissection
Name
Sphere Box
Alternative Names
Stickman No.18
Reference
No.18
Limited to
31
Designer
Manufacturer
Dimensions
~3.0"
Year
2008
Cost
$420
Availability
Not Available
Material
Monticello, Padauk, Holly, Bloodwood, Cocobolo
Difficulty
~10 Moves
Objective
Open and close the Sphere Box
IPP Design
Competition
IPP29 (August 2009 - San Francisco)
Entrant

"The Stickman Sphere Puzzlebox ( No. 18 ) is quality hand-crafted by artist Robert Yarger out of Monticello, Padauk, Holly, Bloodwood and Cocobolo. The core of this extremely unique puzzlebox contains a single secret compartment. Its internal sphere can rotate like a gyro within its orbital cage, but it also consists of two half-spheres that can be turned independently of each other. A combination of both movement types are required to maneuver the spikes of the sphere through various quadrants of its restrictive orb cage until an opening position is achieved. Discovering exactly what that opening position is also half the fun.

This puzzle is of moderate difficultly to solve, and requires approximately 10 moves from its starting position to open. Stickman Sphere Puzzleboxes are limited in edition and only 31 of these will ever be made. Box measures approx. 3" sphere." -Eric Fuller