Snake Charmer - 3D Printed Wood Filament Puzzle
Snake Charmer is a Turning Interlocking Cube designed by Girish Sharma and is sold here with his permission. I added one off color piece to the puzzle to complete the cube from the original design. This off color piece is not part of the original Snake Charmer but adds a nice edge connected piece to fit in with my other Edge Connected Turning Interlocking Cube (ECTIC) puzzles.
Snake Charmer is 3D printed puzzle using a premium wood 'Redwood' infused filament. The added edge connected piece is printed using a 'Pear Wood' premium wood infused filament. The resulting colors are an earth tone red and yellow, though not exactly 'wood' looking. The puzzle is quite a bit larger and much stiffer than my normal prints. The hope was to bridge a little of the gap between my normal 3D printed puzzles and the very expensive true exotic wood puzzles. Though these filaments are much more expensive and very difficult to work with, I believe the result is quite good.
Rotations are required to solve the puzzle! However do not force any rotations! The intended solution will rotate easily with no more force than what is required to overcome friction or through bending the pieces. It will ship disassembled. This puzzles was created with my new re-enforced joints (printed in a different orientation to ensure strength at the joint). The puzzle should still be treated with care and not by forcing any movements. These puzzles are not intended for children.