An Incredible 3D Printed Puzzle That Turns Both Clockwise and Counter-Clockwise At the Same Time

Dutch puzzle maker Oskar van Deventer, the inventor of the 17 x 17 x 17 Over the Top cube and other wonderful 3D printed creations, demonstrated his new “Magic Gears Grid” which houses fixed gears that simultaneously turn in both clockwise and counter-clockwise directions when a handle .

Magic Gears Grid is a triangular grid of Magic Gears. As everybody knows, adjacent gears are supposed to turn in an opposite direction, and gears should be gridlocked when meshed in a triangular grid. However, it works for magic gears. Magic Gear Grid has a total of 19 magic gears in a triangular grid, one of which has a crank. When the crank is turned, then magic gears with the green side up turn clockwise, those with the red side up turn counter-clockwise (anti-clockwise). Surprising, isn’t it?

The Magic Gears kit is currently available for purchase through van Deventer’s online store.


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images via Oskar van Deventer

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