10 Move Piston Burr in Aluminium is a high level one-solution burr puzzle. It was designed by Peter Marineau, and produced by Wil Strijbos’s Streetwise Puzzle Company. It has been crafted from solid aluminum that has been milled by CNC, so the quality is superb and it has tight tolerances. This burr was originally made by hand in 1986, (with no help from a computer!) and was the highest level 6-piece burr with a unique solution that was known at the time!
The burr requires 10 moves in order to remove the first element. (Although Burr Tools describes it as 9.3) Since it has only one solution, each piece must be manoeuvred in the correct sequence. As is often the case with burrs, the simplest(?!) part of this puzzle is the disassembly. You will find reassembling it to be a much more arduous task.
It looks outwardly identical to the 7 Move Phillippe Dubois Aluminium Burr (also made by Streetwise Puzzles) but the interiors are different. It is possible to combine the pieces from each burr to create new combinations.
Size: Each block is 22mm x 22mm x 66mm long.
As is usual with puzzles produced by Wil Strijbos, it doesn’t include a solution. The joy is in the journey... Happy puzzling!
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