a challenge in your pocket                an introduction to brainteasers   Ange Albertini         16th January 2013http:/...
reverse engineering          &visual documentationshttp://   CORKAMI.com
jigsaw         puzzle                    (jigsaw puzzle)   brainteaser                        puzzle         casse-tête   ...
agenda● enjoying a puzzle● various kinds of puzzle● puzzle designers● personal advices
WARNING!! A HUGE BATTLESHIP    MINOR SPOILERIS APPROACHING FAST                      © Taito
Timonens Raketti
1 take apart - no force/tools!2 put back together
horseshoe
innocent/simple
complex
familiar
mysterious
fishy
friendly
childish
steampunk
sequential
organic
coin locker
too late?
Timonens Loop
how does it  move?
different ways of moving
start or end?
Dael O Ring – easy yellow
where do you think youre going?
News
van Deventers    marble
different kinds of puzzles
simple idea but smart path
not enough fingers
upgrades
packinghttp://www.toys-for-all.de/bilder/produkte/gross/Geduldspiel-Alles-fuer-die-Katz.jpghttp://www.puzzelkunst.nl/image...
Wil Strijbos Coke bottle
http://puzzlemuseum.com/puzzles/amb/eng_botts/harry-eng.htm
http://bottlemagic.com/
http://hakone-zaiku.jp/en/shopping/karakuri.html
http://www.maxton.com/c18add.shtml
the world of puzzle designers
the puzzle scene●   self-produced    ●   hobbyist or full-time    ●   International Puzzle Party●   one design, various ma...
http://www.johnrausch.com/DesignCompetition/2001/entries.htm#Sunflowerhttp://thejuggler.net/blog/x_marks_spot.jpg
too many Hanayama?
Oskar van Deventerhttp://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1086-Guinness-Acknowledges-World-Record-17x17x17-3D-Printed-Rubik...
Oskars
Constantins
http://www.ulmer-weihnachtsmarkt.de/ger/standplan/
http://burrtools.sourceforge.net/
http://www.shapeways.com/model/46885/more-mazencubes.html
advices
traps
identical    or tricky?
http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/september22012/index.html
advices●   to start by yourself, buy an easy and a hard one●   let your hands forget●   new = stiff ↔ used = ugly●   think...
http://puzzlerookie.blogspot.de/2012/03/cast-chain-puzzle.html
where to buy?●   dedicated shops are really rare :(●   puzzle cafés?●   online shops    ●   <search engine>        –   Ama...
harder, faster, stronger
defects
backdoors
Conclusion
Conclusion●   fun, social, physical    ●   can fit in your pocket        –   only a minority :(●   can be expensive●   unl...
Questions?
Thank YOU!  Ange Albertini @gmail.com   @ange4771      http://corkami.com
jigsaws
http://www.pavelspuzzles.com/images/jigsaw-seraphina-2.jpgl
A challenge in your pocket - an introduction to brainteasers
A challenge in your pocket - an introduction to brainteasers
A challenge in your pocket - an introduction to brainteasers
A challenge in your pocket - an introduction to brainteasers
A challenge in your pocket - an introduction to brainteasers
A challenge in your pocket - an introduction to brainteasers
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presented on the 16th January 2013
at Ruhr-Universität Bochum's HackerPraktikum, Bochum, Germany

HackPra @ http://www.nds.rub.de/teaching/hackpra/
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A challenge in your pocket - an introduction to brainteasers

  1. 1. a challenge in your pocket an introduction to brainteasers Ange Albertini 16th January 2013http://corkami.com HackPra, Bochum
  2. 2. reverse engineering &visual documentationshttp:// CORKAMI.com
  3. 3. jigsaw puzzle (jigsaw puzzle) brainteaser puzzle casse-tête puzzle Geduldsspielsource: wikipedia
  4. 4. agenda● enjoying a puzzle● various kinds of puzzle● puzzle designers● personal advices
  5. 5. WARNING!! A HUGE BATTLESHIP MINOR SPOILERIS APPROACHING FAST © Taito
  6. 6. Timonens Raketti
  7. 7. 1 take apart - no force/tools!2 put back together
  8. 8. horseshoe
  9. 9. innocent/simple
  10. 10. complex
  11. 11. familiar
  12. 12. mysterious
  13. 13. fishy
  14. 14. friendly
  15. 15. childish
  16. 16. steampunk
  17. 17. sequential
  18. 18. organic
  19. 19. coin locker
  20. 20. too late?
  21. 21. Timonens Loop
  22. 22. how does it move?
  23. 23. different ways of moving
  24. 24. start or end?
  25. 25. Dael O Ring – easy yellow
  26. 26. where do you think youre going?
  27. 27. News
  28. 28. van Deventers marble
  29. 29. different kinds of puzzles
  30. 30. simple idea but smart path
  31. 31. not enough fingers
  32. 32. upgrades
  33. 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. 34. Wil Strijbos Coke bottle
  35. 35. http://puzzlemuseum.com/puzzles/amb/eng_botts/harry-eng.htm
  36. 36. http://bottlemagic.com/
  37. 37. http://hakone-zaiku.jp/en/shopping/karakuri.html
  38. 38. http://www.maxton.com/c18add.shtml
  39. 39. the world of puzzle designers
  40. 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. 41. http://www.johnrausch.com/DesignCompetition/2001/entries.htm#Sunflowerhttp://thejuggler.net/blog/x_marks_spot.jpg
  42. 42. too many Hanayama?
  43. 43. Oskar van Deventerhttp://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/1086-Guinness-Acknowledges-World-Record-17x17x17-3D-Printed-Rubiks-Cube.html
  44. 44. Oskars
  45. 45. Constantins
  46. 46. http://www.ulmer-weihnachtsmarkt.de/ger/standplan/
  47. 47. http://burrtools.sourceforge.net/
  48. 48. http://www.shapeways.com/model/46885/more-mazencubes.html
  49. 49. advices
  50. 50. traps
  51. 51. identical or tricky?
  52. 52. http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/september22012/index.html
  53. 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. 54. http://puzzlerookie.blogspot.de/2012/03/cast-chain-puzzle.html
  55. 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. 56. harder, faster, stronger
  57. 57. defects
  58. 58. backdoors
  59. 59. Conclusion
  60. 60. Conclusion● fun, social, physical ● can fit in your pocket – only a minority :(● can be expensive● unlimited ● not always good!
  61. 61. Questions?
  62. 62. Thank YOU! Ange Albertini @gmail.com @ange4771 http://corkami.com
  63. 63. jigsaws
  64. 64. http://www.pavelspuzzles.com/images/jigsaw-seraphina-2.jpgl

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