Cast Helix - 3D Hanayama Puzzle (Level 9/10)
The grooves engraved in the two rotating boards are called "logarithmic spirals." These two grooves always cross at right angles, and a square hole is formed at their intersection. The goal of this puzzle is to remove the helix ring that goes through that hole. The inspiration of this puzzle is the morning glory. The puzzle was designed to look like a bud that comes into bloom with twining tendrils. The original concept dates back to 1990, but it has been enhanced with the addition of several tricky features. The theme of this puzzle is "Flower."
Designed by: Akio Yamamoto 2009
Huzzle Puzzles are ranked according to difficulty, from 1 = easy to 6 = Grand Master (which is seriously challenging!)
2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 2/3 in / 4.3 cm x 6.2 cm x 6.2
Note: Our level rating system is different than Hanayama's. Hanayama's level 1 is equivalent to our level 5.... level 6 is equivalent to our level 10.