Mind-blowing homemade dodecahedral puzzle

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Mind-blowing homemade dodecahedral puzzle

This incredible dodecahedral “Petaminx” twisty puzzle was all hand-cast, hand-assembled, and hand-colored (okay, “hand-stickered,” but still…).

The Making of the Petaminx

14 thoughts on “Mind-blowing homemade dodecahedral puzzle

  1. zof says:

    This should be titled “And you thought an 8 sided puzzle with 72 colored squares was hard to solve.”

    On a side note I have a feeling the person who designed this would be an expert at torture.

  2. Zach says:

    Zof, I want to know where you buy puzzles, I recall a fun 6 sided puzzle… with 54 colored squares… but the almighty eight sided puzzle has eluded me all these years..

  3. Zach says:

    Thank the heavens for you Disjunto! My life dream suddenly becomes a reality

  4. Briman says:

    I suggest you leave the corners and center of each side black to make it harder to solve.

  5. conor says:

    This has so many practical uses, like a butt-plug, a medium-light throwing missile, a paperweight, a dog’s toy, a fake eye for giant squid and even as an effective stroke inducing ‘stubborn nerd’ killer. Alas, it will most likely remain forever a humble impossibly difficult puzzle for one man and a talking point for the millions who stumbled upon this like myself. how boring.

  6. Faye says:

    Where can I buy this creation, I am in the uk, please email me on jamminonthemoon@yahoo.com if you know and I would be most grateful

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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