These are very intriguing mechanical puzzles. I cannot justify spending the money on one of Ranier Popp's locks - but, I'd love to have one. I do have a couple of revomazes. I'm still working on the green one and won't touch the other unless/until I open the green one. I will say this, it is one very difficult puzzle.
Skans » 16 Jun 2022, 10:28 am » wrote: ↑
I have the "silver" one as well which is supposed to be more difficult, but won't even fool with that one until I get this one open.
Below is a puzzle by German puzzle maker Rainer Popp which I would some day love to buy and give a try...
Rainer Popp makes 15 different kinds of locks which require many secret steps you must discover to open.
Is anyone else into this kind of thing?
I've had this compulsion to take things apart to see how they were made and function since I was a small kid. These types of puzzles fascinate me even today. The green revomaze (photo posted) is really perplexing. It's essentially a maze you need to work through "blind". But, this thing incorporates some "evil" traps and tricks. I think I know the solution to getting from the 1st part of the puzzle to the secret 2nd part, but the level of dexterity needed to find the path can be tiresome.
Where in the world were you? When I tried to open an antique Linhoff camera. One of those that goes poof ..Skans » 03 Aug 2022, 8:11 am » wrote: ↑
Oooooo, Cameras are tricky! And, they have tiny screws....and springs.....and tiny little parts that explode everywhere if you don't know what you are doing. I have a Swiss made Bolex that needs to be cleaned and lubed to run right. This may be above my pay grade. If/when I ever have the time, I might watch a youtube on this and have a go at it. Of course, there is a 50% chance it will end up in the trash can when I'm done with it.
Skans » 03 Aug 2022, 8:11 am » wrote: ↑
Sure, let's hear it!RunningWithScissors » 05 Aug 2022, 12:45 am » wrote: ↑
I'll give you a puzzle that only requires brains. It took me a week to figure it out, about an hour or two a day... My daughter did it in 3 days using math only. I figured it out using logic only. I don't know how much time she put into it in those 3 days, but she did the whole math chart thing for me, looking like Einstein. I was so proud!!!
I just did it in my head...
You wanna hear it? No cheating!
lol i gave the puzzle already? :-) here it goes again, lol!
Well, the way I would do it is first put six on one scale and six on the other, then you take the heavier pile and split those in 3 on each scale, then there are 3 left in the heavier pile... take two and put them each on a scale, see if one of those is heavier then the other one, if they are the same weight then the heavy one must be the one left....
Hint: we don't know if the marble is heavier or lighter. So weighing 6 against 6 doesn't solve anything and wastes one of your 3 weightings.Jantje_Smit » 06 Aug 2022, 12:54 am » wrote: ↑
I don't think that makes me a genius, maybe you should adjust your standards a bit..
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