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Superstrings by Richard Gain
Name
Superstrings
Designer
Manufacturer
Year
2011
Cost
$42
Availability
Available
# of Pieces
2
Material
3D Printed Polyamide
Objective
Take the two pieces apart and reassemble them into a cube to fit back inside the box
IPP Design
Competition
IPP31 (August 2011 - Berlin)
IPP Silver.jpg


"Two open-ended Superstrings with the correct spin can be merged into a super-symmetrical cube.

The idea for this puzzle emerged when I was designing shapes based on two interlocked tetrahedra. Inspired by ideas from 'string theory' and 'super-symmetry', I began to search for shapes that were both symmetrical and as similar as possible. Taking the two pieces apart is not too difficult; reassembling them back into a cube can be more challenging . Hold one of the pieces still; move the other piece through the correct sequence of lateral and rotational moves. This size will exactly fit inside a perspex golf ball trophy case." -Richard Gain