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Instant Insanity Puzzle

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Project by mtairymd posted 04-25-2017 12:49 AM 1765 views 25 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pretty challenging little puzzle that is relatively easy to make.

There are three puzzles to be solved.

  • Puzzle 1 – Arrange the cubes inside the enclosure so there are 4 different colors in each side.
  • Puzzle 2 – Pull the cubes out the enclosure and form a 2×2 square out of the cubes. For this puzzle, you must have 4 different colors on the top and bottom, and 2 different colors in each side.
  • Puzzle 3 – Again, this one is outside of the enclosure and makes a 2×2 grid. For this puzzle, you must have 4 different colors on the top and bottom, and same color on each side.
    Per Wikipedia, the puzzle was created by Frank Armbruster and published by Parker Brothers in 1967. Note that you will also find this puzzle under the names, Four Cube Puzzle and Stop or Traffic Light Puzzle.

Build Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Insanity-Puzzle/
Video Solution 1: https://youtu.be/Xtqdf0qsjrk
Video Solution 2: https://youtu.be/VBhH3MjPiM8





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Ivan

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#1 posted 04-25-2017 04:55 AM

Very intersting and funny game. Lovely colours.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mtairymd

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#2 posted 04-25-2017 09:16 AM



Very intersting and funny game. Lovely colours.

- majuvla

Thank you

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 04-25-2017 10:28 AM

Pretty cool idea

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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americancanuck

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 10:33 AM

You did a really nice job on this puzzle. I have most definitely put a copy of this on my todo list.

-- Retired and lovin it

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 12:08 PM

I love the way this puzzle is made. It’s very attractive and creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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mtairymd

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#6 posted 04-25-2017 09:56 PM

Thanks.


Pretty cool idea

- Monte Pittman


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mtairymd

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#7 posted 04-25-2017 09:56 PM

Thanks. It’s pretty easy to make.


You did a really nice job on this puzzle. I have most definitely put a copy of this on my todo list.

- americancanuck


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mtairymd

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#8 posted 04-25-2017 09:57 PM

Thanks.


I love the way this puzzle is made. It s very attractive and creative and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


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Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 04-25-2017 11:11 PM

I like your project

-- Desert_Woodworker

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