Oskar van Deventer is a Dutch puzzle maker. He prototypes puzzles using 3D Printing. 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 Oskar van Deventer has also designed puzzles for Hanayama. He was a Guinness World Record holder for his 17x17x17 cube from 2012 to 2016 (In 2016 this was beaten by a 22x22x22 cube). His work combines mathematics, physics, and design, and he collaborates at academic institutions. 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.
1 Mass produced puzzles 2 References 3 External links 4 See also
Mass produced puzzles
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
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
^ 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.
http://oskarvandeventer.nl/meffert.html Oskar van Deventer's list of his own puzzles https://www.youtube.com/user/OskarPuzzle His YouTube channel
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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)
Helicopter Cube Skewb Square 1 Sudoku Cube Nine-Colour Cube Void Cube
Virtual variations (>3D)
MagicCube4D MagicCube5D MagicCube7D Magic 120-cell
Missing Link Rubik's 360 Rubik's Clock Rubik's Magic
Rubik's Revolution Rubik's Snake Rubik's Triamid Rubik's Cheese
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
World Cube Association