Message #2682

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] About me
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 23:40:22 -0700

Hello Philip and welcome! You clearly belong with us. It’s so nice to
hear about someone solving so many of our toughest puzzles. Time for the
24 Cell of MPUltimate perhaps?

I am with you regarding a physical 3^4 puzzle. A static version could be
built with colored lights for stickers but that doesn’t sound like it
would be very satisfying to use. I’m convinced that someone will figure
out a mechanism that will at the minimum support at least a restricted
version of the puzzle but as yet I’ve not seen nor thought of any
mechanisms worth experimenting with. I see this as the holy grail of
high-dimensional twisty puzzles so I hope that you will have the stroke
of insight that we need.

Happy puzzling!

On 3/18/2013 7:27 PM, Philip Strimpel wrote:
> Greetings everyone,
> First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Philip Strimpel. I am twenty seven years old and am a twisty puzzle fanatic. I began solving rubik’s cube at ten years old and I couldn’t get enough of twisty puzzling from then on. I can solve any size twisty puzzle that is shallow cut, and have solved deeper cut ones like Eric Vergo’s pentagram and even master pentultimate. But over time, I grew bored of three dimensional puzzles and had to go higher. I love even thinking of what the 4th and higher dimensions of space would look and behave like! In the higher dimensional puzzles, I have solved Mc4d (2x2x2x2, 3x3x3x3, 5x5x5x5), Mc5d 3x3x3x3x3 (without macros!),Mc4d’s dodecaprism, Magic120cell 120 colored, and Magic Hyperbolic Tile 52 colored puzzles! I am #7 in the world for Magic120cell 120 colored, #35 for Mc5d 3x3x3x3x3, and now #1 in the world for Magic Hyperbolic Tile 52 colored! :D I am also working on Mc7d 3x3x3x3x3x3x3. My other interests and
> hobbies include singing bass II in church choir (I am a firm believer in the LORD Jesus Christ!), playing chess, shooting pool, bowling and watching movies and spending time with my beautiful wife of soon to be 4 years! I also have invented a few twisty puzzle designs, some that others designers have eventually mass produced and others that have not. I am trying to figure out how to make a physical 3d working model of a 3x3x3x3 4d cube, but I can’t find a mech as of now! :P I am atrociously bad at writing; so if this was too long, I apologize! Thanks for taking me aboard and I look forward to talking with you guys and answering any questions that any may have!