The Info List - Oskar Van Deventer

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Oskar van Deventer is a Dutch puzzle maker.[1] He prototypes puzzles using 3D Printing.[2][3] Many of his combination puzzles are in mass production by Uwe Mèffert and Witeden. His 17x17x17 "Over the Top Cube" Rubik's cube-style puzzle is the largest of its kind[4] Oskar van Deventer has also designed puzzles for Hanayama. He was a Guinness World Record holder for his 17x17x17 cube from 2012 to 2016[5] (In 2016 this was beaten by a 22x22x22 cube[6]). His work combines mathematics, physics, and design, and he collaborates at academic institutions.[7] In addition to being a puzzle maker, Oskar is a research scientist in the area of media networking and holds a Ph.D. in optics. He has over 100 publications, over 50 patents applications, and hundreds of standardization contributions.[8]


1 Mass produced puzzles 2 References 3 External links 4 See also

Mass produced puzzles[edit]

Gear cube: previously named "Caution Cube" because there was a big chance to pinch your fingers with the gears. It was mass-produced by Meffert's, but overtime it appeared as several copies and shape mods of the same design. Gear cube extreme: a bandaged version of the Gear cube, where 4 gears are replaced for 4 standard edges, making the puzzle harder. It was mass-produced by Meffert's, also was copied by other companies. Gear Shift: It was mass-produced by Meffert's, also appeared a Knock off version David Gear cube: previously called "Polo cube" in reference to Alex Polonsky, who had the idea. It was mass-produced By Meffert's. Gear Mixup: a variant of the gear cube where all faces can perform 90º rotations making possible interchange centers with edges, being called for that "mix up" It was mass-produced by Meffert's. Gear 5x5: An unknown Chinese company mass-produced this puzzle using a 3d printed sample, without the permission of Oskar, an agreement was met to please both sides. Gear Ball: A mass-produced spherical Gear cube made by Meffert's. Mossaic cube: previously called "Fadi cube", It is a corner turning puzzle with two cut depths similar to Okamoto and Greg "lattice cube". It was mass-produced by Meffert's. Planets puzzle Four balls in a frame. Craters on the balls block and unblock movement on the adjacent balls Rob's Pyraminx: It was mass-produced by Meffert's. Rob's Octahedron: It was mass-produced by Meffert's. Mixup cube: a 3x3 Rubik's cube
Rubik's cube
that can perform 45º rotations on the middle layers, allowing centers interchange with edges. It was mass-produced by WitEden. Treasure chest: A 3x3 puzzle that when solved, can be opened, revealing a small chamber inside. It was mass-produced by Meffert's. 1x2x9: A special puzzle for the Jade club. It was massproduced by Meffert's. Icosaix: a face turning icosahedron. It has jumbling movements. It was massproduced by MF8 crazy comet: Was mass-produced by LanLan without Oskar's permission. A deal was archived later (At this time Dayan had showed already a prototype). Redi Cube: A corner turning puzzle mass produced by Moyu.


^ http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/05/3-d-printer-oskar-van-deventer.html ^ https://www.wired.com/2011/02/oskar-van-deventers-twisty-puzzle-will-take-you-over-the-top/ ^ https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2377545,00.asp ^ http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2011-01/3-d-printed-17-17-17-rubiks-cube-worlds-largest ^ Karlin, Susan (16 Apr 2014). "Thinking Outside The Cube". theinstitute.ieee.org. Retrieved 12 Jan 2015.  ^ corenpuzzle (2016-01-14), 22x22 rubik's cube World Record, retrieved 2016-07-16  ^ "Putting the Pieces Together". http://www.dartmouth.edu/. Mar 2008. Retrieved 12 Jan 2015.  External link in website= (help) ^ "Oskar van Deventer". oskarvandeventer.nl. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 

External links[edit]

http://oskarvandeventer.nl/meffert.html Oskar van Deventer's list of his own puzzles https://www.youtube.com/user/OskarPuzzle His YouTube channel

See also[edit]

Bram Cohen

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Rubik's Cube

Puzzle inventors

Ernő Rubik Uwe Mèffert Tony Fisher Panagiotis Verdes Oskar van Deventer

Rubik's Cubes

Overview 2×2×2 (Pocket Cube) 3×3×3 (Rubik's Cube) 4×4×4 (Rubik's Revenge) 5×5×5 (Professor's Cube) 6×6×6 (V-Cube 6) 7×7×7 (V-Cube 7) 8×8×8 (V-Cube 8)

Cubic variations

Helicopter Cube Skewb Square 1 Sudoku Cube Nine-Colour Cube Void Cube

Non-cubic variations


Pyraminx Pyraminx
Duo Pyramorphix BrainTwist




(Variations) Pyraminx
Crystal Skewb


Impossiball Dogic

Great dodecahedron

Alexander's Star

Truncated icosahedron



Floppy Cube
Floppy Cube
(1x3x3) Rubik's Domino
Rubik's Domino

Virtual variations (>3D)

MagicCube4D MagicCube5D MagicCube7D Magic 120-cell


Missing Link Rubik's 360 Rubik's Clock Rubik's Magic

Master Edition

Rubik's Revolution Rubik's Snake Rubik's Triamid Rubik's Cheese

Renowned solvers

Erik Akkersdijk Yu Nakajima Bob Burton, Jr. Jessica Fridrich Chris Hardwick Rowe Hessler Leyan Lo Shotaro Makisumi Toby Mao Tyson Mao Frank Morris Lars Petrus Gilles Roux David Singmaster Ron van Bruchem Eric Limeback Anthony Michael Brooks Mats Valk Feliks Zemdegs Collin Burns Lucas Etter





Layer by Layer CFOP Method Roux Method Corners First Optimal


God's algorithm Superflip Thistlethwaite's algorithm Rubik's Cube
Rubik's Cube

Official organization

World Cube Association

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