Message #3536

From: Eduard Baumann <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: MagicTile Solving
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:46:28 +0200

First 79 entries in the Mathologer MT Challenge Hall of Fame:

Only 2 women !? (Marie and Marie-Chantal)

Melinda please, change this weard statistics ;-)
[At least three M’s instead of two Marie’s]

Best regars

—– Original Message —–
From: Melinda Green [4D_Cubing]
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:34 AM
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Re: MagicTile Solving

Thank you so much for breaking up the MT solutions wiki page! It had gotten way out of control.

I bet Ed’s 1M+ twist solution will strain a few things. It will be a great test case. Good luck Ed!

Finally, congratulations on 100k+ video views. That happened pretty quickly. Maybe even faster than the 4D video.

Great stuff everyone!

On 10/22/2016 9:37 AM, Roice Nelson [4D_Cubing] wrote:

Super cool, both of you!  Ed, will this be the first solve you've done with &gt;1M moves?  I can't recall if there have been others. 

An update on the Mathologer video and Klein bottle challenge… Last night, the video crossed 100,000 views, which is pretty cool. We have 25 slots left in the challenge at the moment, and solutions have slowed quite a bit. They are currently coming in about one a day, so I’m guessing there will be at least a few weeks (likely longer) before it is full. I took the challenge myself (solver #49) and it was great fun - more difficult than I anticipated, with some surprising configurations. If you haven’t tried it, try it. You’ll be glad you did!

I’m doing some wiki updates right now. I’ve already split the solutions page into 3 separate pages, and am working on getting the puzzle list up to date with the current set of puzzles.


On Sat, Oct 22, 2016 at 4:02 AM, ‘Eduard Baumann’ [4D_Cubing] <> wrote:


  Hi Michael,



  Do you think that Mathologer Challenge hall of fame reaches 100 items?

  You are very economic.

  I'm solving &quot;MT ell isoca fev111 (Big Chop)&quot; actually and I will reach about a million turns.

  Best regards<br>

—– Original Message —–
From: [4D_Cubing]
Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2016 2:22 AM
Subject: [MC4D] Re: MagicTile Solving

Coming back with two huge but easy puzzles on {7,3}, and cleaning up a lot of similar {4,4} puzzles (Torus/Klein/Skew).

    &#123;4,4&#125; Torus 8-color F0.33&#58;0&#58;1 - 364 turns<br>
    &#123;4,4&#125; Torus 8-Color F0&#58;2&#58;0 - 388 turns<br>
    &#123;4,4&#125; Torus 9-Color F0&#58;2&#58;0 - 260 turns<br>
    &#123;4,4&#125; Torus 16-Color F0&#58;2&#58;0 - 446 turns

{4,4} Klein 9-Color F0.33:0:1 - 312 turns
{4,4} Klein 9-Color F0:2:0 - 286 turns

{7,3} 24-Color F1.4:0:0 F1.6:0:0 V1.4:0:0 V1.6:0:0 - 9477 turns
{7,3} 24-Color V1.3:0:0 V1.6:0:0 - 2110 turns

{4,4|3} 9-Color F0:2:0 - 270 turns
{4,4|4} 16-Color F0:2:0 - 468 turns
{4,4|5} 25-Color F0:2:0 - 1178 turns
{4,4|6} 36-Color F0:2:0 - 1402 turns
{4,4|7} 49-Color F0:2:0 - 2946 turns

– Michael Gottlieb