Monday, March 12, 2018

T-Slot Burr on sale

We have started selling our new puzzle "T-Slot Burr."

We haven't released rectilinear interlocking burr puzzles for a while maybe because our brand name, Pluredro (Esperanto), means polyhedron in English and Juno is eager to produce polyhedral shape puzzles. We also released a couple of puzzle boxes after the production of Visible Framed Burr, so maybe it is time to release another traditional burr puzzle.

T-Slot Burr is based on a cubicle grid, and by the restriction of the combination of t-slots and t-rails, each piece moves in a linear motion following X, Y and Z axis. I mentioned it as being "traditional", but the T-Slot Burr has a very characteristic assembled shape because of the external grooves on the pieces. Unlike some very talented puzzle solvers, for example, someone like Derek Bosch, most people cannot memorize the complicated three-dimensional shapes in their mind and move puzzle pieces around in the brain. So, Juno decided to make grooves not only on the inside of the puzzle pieces but also on the outside of the puzzle pieces to help visualize the structure of the puzzle. Now the assembled shape of the puzzles resembles an electric circuit, a neural network and so on.

T-Slot Burr has a unique level 18-8-1-1-3 solution. Juno designed a lower-level puzzle in his mind and arranged it and made it have more complex solutions using computer aid, especially by Burr Tools. It may not be difficult to disassemble the puzzle, but assembling the puzzle is very challenging.

Happy puzzling everyone! 

T-Slot Burr at Pluredro Shop