Sunday, March 3, 2024

31st Puzzle Auction Results and New Products

We successfully concluded our 31st auction yesterday, featuring three puzzles: two Dial Cases and one Scramb L. The sales results are outlined below:

  • Scramb L (Last stock) - AUD $213.00
  • Dial Case (NYPDC version 2 of 2) - AUD $575.00
  • Dial Case (NYPDC version 1 of 2) - AUD $420.00

In total, we reached AUD $1,208.00 in sales. As promised, we have donated AUD $604.00 to The Salvation Army Australia, as evidenced by the attached receipt. We hope that this donation will help those in need. We want to thank all those who took part in our auction.

With the auction concluded, let's shift our focus to our new puzzle and science toy.

Introducing our latest puzzle, the Tetracircles, a packing puzzle comprising five exquisite pieces and a tray crafted from six different timbers: Damar Minyak, Wenge, Zebrano, Bubinga, PNG Rosewood, and American Cherry. Each piece features a connected circle shape, with the convex part of each piece fits into the concave part of another piece. Despite its apparent simplicity with only five pieces, solving Tetracircles is more challenging than it appears. While accidental solving is not impossible, the probability is relatively low.

We believe "Tetracircles" will appeal to those new to puzzles, enticing them to take on the challenge due to its simple appearance and straightforward rule of packing all pieces into the tray.

For those unfamiliar with puzzles, Moire Gears, an aesthetically pleasing decoration designed by Yukari several years ago, would be enjoyable. Yukari created the Moire Gears when the CNC routers were not being used to machine puzzles to avoid interfering with Juno's puzzle production process. Although Yukari is currently working on a marble-run machine, she has an interest in creating automata. While the timeline for this project remains uncertain, she would like to build an automata someday. Please refer to the blog to view the automata she has previously constructed.