The Orange Soma is designed by Oskar van Deventer, 11 July 2021. It is a variation to the classic Soma Cube puzzle by Piet Hein from 1933. It was commissioned by Patrick Luteijn, who is a big Soma fan. This variation is spherical and it is held together by 34 yellow pyramid-shaped "pits". The puzzle holds together well, and it is taken apart piece-by-piece with diagonal sliding moves.
The set of seven orange Soma pieces and 34 yellow pyramids took 11 hours to 3D print on a Dutchy 3D printer, plus some gluing. 120 meter of 1.75-mm PLA filament was used to print it. The puzzle weighs 106 grams.
Oskar van Deventer has created many different puzzles including his brand of Oskar Puzzles which are mechanical puzzles and objects that can only exist thanks to 3D printing technology. Since 1978, he has been creating hundreds of mechanical puzzles, making him one of the world's most prolific designers. Several of his innovative designs are commercially available.
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