A challenge in your pocket - an introduction to brainteasers

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presented on the 16th January 2013 …

presented on the 16th January 2013
at Ruhr-Universität Bochum's HackerPraktikum, Bochum, Germany

HackPra @ http://www.nds.rub.de/teaching/hackpra/
video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdQKg_xFGbQ

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  • 1. a challenge in your pocket an introduction to brainteasers Ange Albertini 16th January 2013http://corkami.com HackPra, Bochum
  • 2. reverse engineering &visual documentationshttp:// CORKAMI.com
  • 3. jigsaw puzzle (jigsaw puzzle) brainteaser puzzle casse-tête puzzle Geduldsspielsource: wikipedia
  • 4. agenda● enjoying a puzzle● various kinds of puzzle● puzzle designers● personal advices
  • 5. WARNING!! A HUGE BATTLESHIP MINOR SPOILERIS APPROACHING FAST © Taito
  • 6. Timonens Raketti
  • 7. 1 take apart - no force/tools!2 put back together
  • 8. horseshoe
  • 9. innocent/simple
  • 10. complex
  • 11. familiar
  • 12. mysterious
  • 13. fishy
  • 14. friendly
  • 15. childish
  • 16. steampunk
  • 17. sequential
  • 18. organic
  • 19. coin locker
  • 20. too late?
  • 21. Timonens Loop
  • 22. how does it move?
  • 23. different ways of moving
  • 24. start or end?
  • 25. Dael O Ring – easy yellow
  • 26. where do you think youre going?
  • 27. News
  • 28. van Deventers marble
  • 29. different kinds of puzzles
  • 30. simple idea but smart path
  • 31. not enough fingers
  • 32. upgrades
  • 33. packinghttp://www.toys-for-all.de/bilder/produkte/gross/Geduldspiel-Alles-fuer-die-Katz.jpghttp://www.puzzelkunst.nl/images/productimages/big/heptominoes.jpg
  • 34. Wil Strijbos Coke bottle
  • 35. http://puzzlemuseum.com/puzzles/amb/eng_botts/harry-eng.htm
  • 36. http://bottlemagic.com/
  • 37. http://hakone-zaiku.jp/en/shopping/karakuri.html
  • 38. http://www.maxton.com/c18add.shtml
  • 39. the world of puzzle designers
  • 40. the puzzle scene● self-produced ● hobbyist or full-time ● International Puzzle Party● one design, various manufacturer → many quality of manufacturing, many prices ● Hanayama is a good compromise IMHO
  • 41. http://www.johnrausch.com/DesignCompetition/2001/entries.htm#Sunflowerhttp://thejuggler.net/blog/x_marks_spot.jpg
  • 42. too many Hanayama?
  • 43. Oskar van Deventerhttp://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1086-Guinness-Acknowledges-World-Record-17x17x17-3D-Printed-Rubiks-Cube.html
  • 44. Oskars
  • 45. Constantins
  • 46. http://www.ulmer-weihnachtsmarkt.de/ger/standplan/
  • 47. http://burrtools.sourceforge.net/
  • 48. http://www.shapeways.com/model/46885/more-mazencubes.html
  • 49. advices
  • 50. traps
  • 51. identical or tricky?
  • 52. http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/september22012/index.html
  • 53. advices● to start by yourself, buy an easy and a hard one● let your hands forget● new = stiff ↔ used = ugly● thinking “its impossible” is normal● thinking “its not for me” is just wrong● dont shake - find the real solution● dont share before you master● bloggers: think! every puzzle is different ● puzzle != text
  • 54. http://puzzlerookie.blogspot.de/2012/03/cast-chain-puzzle.html
  • 55. where to buy?● dedicated shops are really rare :(● puzzle cafés?● online shops ● <search engine> – Amazon Japan ● limited advices :( ● ratings are hard to rely on.
  • 56. harder, faster, stronger
  • 57. defects
  • 58. backdoors
  • 59. Conclusion
  • 60. Conclusion● fun, social, physical ● can fit in your pocket – only a minority :(● can be expensive● unlimited ● not always good!
  • 61. Questions?
  • 62. Thank YOU! Ange Albertini @gmail.com @ange4771 http://corkami.com
  • 63. jigsaws
  • 64. http://www.pavelspuzzles.com/images/jigsaw-seraphina-2.jpgl