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Panagiotis Verdes
Panagiotis Verdes
Panagiotis Verdes
is the Greek inventor of the 6x6x6, 7x7x7, 8x8x8 and 9x9x9 Twisty Puzzles. He has also worked on new designs of every Twisty Puzzle from 2x2x2 to 11x11x11.[1] Inventions[edit]The V-Cube 6
V-Cube 6
in solved stateThe V-Cube 7
V-Cube 7
in solved statePrior to Verdes's invention, the 6x6x6 cube was thought to be impossible due to geometry constraints. Verdes's invention uses a completely different mechanism than the smaller Rubik's cubes; his mechanism is based on concentric, right-angle conical surfaces whose axes of rotation coincide with the semi-axes of the cube.[1] The patents for the cubes were awarded in 2004, and mass-production began in 2008. Verdes's mechanism allows cubes of up to size 11x11x11, as larger cubes have geometrical constraints.[1] References[edit]^ a b c Slocum, Jerry (2009). The Cube: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Bestselling Puzzle
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Greek People
Pontic SteppeDomestication of the horse Kurgan Kurgan
Kurgan
culture Steppe culturesBug-Dniester Sredny Stog Dnieper-Donets Samara Khvalynsk YamnaMikhaylovka cultureCaucasusMaykopEast-AsiaAfanasevoEastern EuropeUsatovo Cernavodă CucuteniNorthern EuropeCorded wareBaden Middle DnieperBronze AgePontic SteppeChariot Yamna Catacomb Multi-cordoned ware Poltavka SrubnaNorthern/Eastern SteppeAbashevo culture Andronovo SintashtaEuropeGlobular Amphora Corded ware Beaker Unetice Trzciniec Nordic Bronze Age Terramare Tumulus
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
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Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Pocket Cube
The Pocket Cube
Pocket Cube
(also known as the Mini Cube) is the 2×2×2 equivalent of a Rubik's Cube. The cube consists of 8 pieces, all corners.Contents1 History 2 Permutations 3 Methods 4 World records4.1 Top 5 solvers by single solve 4.2 Top 5 solvers by average of 5 solves5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit]Solved versions of, from left to right: original Pocket Cube, Eastsheen cube, V-Cube 2, V-Cube 2b.In March 1970, Larry D. Nichols
Larry D. Nichols
invented a 2×2×2 "Puzzle with Pieces Rotatable in Groups" and filed a Canadian patent application for it. Nichols's cube was held together with magnets. Nichols was granted U.S. Patent
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3,655,201 on April 11, 1972, two years before Rubik invented his Cube. Nichols assigned his patent to his employer Moleculon Research Corp., which sued Ideal in 1982. In 1984, Ideal lost the patent infringement suit and appealed
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V-Cube 6
The V-Cube 6
V-Cube 6
is a 6×6×6 version of Rubik's Cube. The first mass-produced 6×6×6 was invented by Panagiotis Verdes
Panagiotis Verdes
and is produced by the Greek company Verdes Innovations SA. Other such puzzles have since been introduced by a number of Chinese companies,[1] some of which have mechanisms which improve on the original
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V-Cube 7
The V-Cube 7
V-Cube 7
is a combination puzzle in the form of a 7×7×7 cube. The first mass-produced 7×7×7 was invented by Panagiotis Verdes
Panagiotis Verdes
and is produced by the Greek company Verdes Innovations SA. Other such puzzles have since been introduced by a number of Chinese companies,[1] some of which have mechanisms which improve on the original. Like the 5×5×5, the V-Cube 7
V-Cube 7
has both fixed and movable center facets.Contents1 Mechanics1.1 Permutations2 Solution 3 Records 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksMechanics[edit]The V-Cube 7
V-Cube 7
in a scrambled stateIssue with corners in a large cubeThe V-Cube 7
V-Cube 7
in solved stateThe puzzle consists of 218 unique miniature cubes ("cubies") on the surface
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Twisty Puzzles
A combination puzzle, also known as a sequential move puzzle, is a puzzle which consists of a set of pieces which can be manipulated into different combinations by a group of operations. The puzzle is solved by achieving a particular combination starting from a random (scrambled) combination. Often, the solution is required to be some recognisable pattern such as 'all like colours together' or 'all numbers in order'. The most famous of these puzzles is the original Rubik's Cube, a cubic puzzle in which each of the six faces can be independently rotated. Each of the six faces is a different colour, but each of the nine pieces on a face is identical in colour, in the solved condition. In the unsolved condition colours are distributed amongst the pieces of the cube
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Panagiotis Verdes
Panagiotis Verdes
Panagiotis Verdes
is the Greek inventor of the 6x6x6, 7x7x7, 8x8x8 and 9x9x9 Twisty Puzzles. He has also worked on new designs of every Twisty Puzzle from 2x2x2 to 11x11x11.[1] Inventions[edit]The V-Cube 6
V-Cube 6
in solved stateThe V-Cube 7
V-Cube 7
in solved statePrior to Verdes's invention, the 6x6x6 cube was thought to be impossible due to geometry constraints. Verdes's invention uses a completely different mechanism than the smaller Rubik's cubes; his mechanism is based on concentric, right-angle conical surfaces whose axes of rotation coincide with the semi-axes of the cube.[1] The patents for the cubes were awarded in 2004, and mass-production began in 2008. Verdes's mechanism allows cubes of up to size 11x11x11, as larger cubes have geometrical constraints.[1] References[edit]^ a b c Slocum, Jerry (2009). The Cube: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Bestselling Puzzle
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