Smuggler's Soma is a Soma Cube in which one can hide "diamonds", which are actually 3D-printed transparent pins. The object is to hide as many diamonds as possible. Even though there are 34 cavities between the pieces, not all can be filled, because then the cube cannot come apart. So the question is: how many diamonds can you maximally smuggle in this cube? George Miller found a solution with an incredible 25 diamonds. Is this the maximum, or does there exist a solution with 26 or even more diamonds? George was also the person who came up with the "smuggler's" theme.
The puzzle took 16 hours to 3D print on a Dutchy 3D printer. 44 meter of 1.75-mm PLA filament was used to print it. The puzzle weighs 132 grams.
Oskar van Deventer, 7 November 2021
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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