Message #3085

From: Melinda Green <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Scramble the stickers of a normal 3x3 Rubiks cube
Date: Sat, 21 Mar 2015 15:23:32 -0700

Neat, but I guess you can’t completely solve it on the screen. I’d not
seen it before but I’m more of a puzzle maker than a puzzle solver.

On 3/21/2015 3:09 AM, ‘Eduard Baumann’ [4D_Cubing]
> Do you know BrainBreaker?
> Here is a picture of a recursive jigsaw.
> Best regards
> Ed
> —– Original Message —–
> *From:* Melinda Green [4D_Cubing]
> <[4D_Cubing]>
> *To:* <>
> *Sent:* Friday, March 20, 2015 11:08 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [MC4D] Scramble the stickers of a normal 3x3 Rubiks
> cube
> I see. It’s sort of a combination of a jigsaw puzzle and a twisty
> puzzle. I guess you could test it on people by peeling and
> rearranging the stickers into nice patterns.
> It reminds me of a puzzle in a newspaper I once solved. It looked
> like a normal jigsaw puzzle that I had to cut out to solve, but
> once solved, it turned out to be a picture of a jigsaw puzzle. So
> I taped all the pieces together and then cut out the pieces of the
> new puzzle and solved *that* one which turned out to be a picture
> of an electric jigsaw.
> -Melinda
> P.S. David Vanderschel helped me figure out the problem of display
> of return addresses which turned out to be a settings change in my
> email client (Thunderbird) that I think came with an update.
> (Thanks David!) I found a view setting so I can now at least see
> the sender’s name. So the problem was on my end, not Yahoo’s, and
> you don’t need to sign your messages if you don’t want to. That
> seems like the new standard for informal email, and I’m starting
> to use it.
> On 3/20/2015 4:41 AM, ‘Eduard Baumann’
> [4D_Cubing] wrote:
>> Idea for a special puzzle.
>> "Scramble the stickers of a normal 3x3 Rubiks cube".
>> Then scramble the sticker-scrambled Rubiks and ask for solving
>> a) without seeing the solved state
>> b) with seeing the solved state
>> There can be pretty sticker-scramblings like the one in the picture.
>> This on has 6 uni-color vertices, 2 tri-color vertices, 6
>> uni-color edges and 6 bicolored edges.
>> When you scramble the stickers at random you can ask for pretty
>> patterns.
>> Kind regards
>> Ed