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SOMA Figures A176200


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Figures 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181 are made by
Bob Allen ≤wb0fvk@arrl.net> 9.9.1999

This, might be called "Binary Arts # 0", or
"Fits In The Box" : it's the shape my pieces
came in as shipped by Binary Arts, and the
shape I have to solve each time I return them
to the box, as determined by a clear plastic
shipping mold that also holds the deck of
shape cards.
Here it is, upside down so it can stand by itself.

/SOMA176
;BINARY ARTS #0
/...../44222
/...../14432
/...../11733
/55766/57736
/.---./5---6


This pleasant shape, I am calling the "Evening Star".
It is a modification of the unsolvable A024 "The Memorial".

/SOMA177
;EVENINGSTAR
/--.--/--.--/--4--
/--.--/--4--/--4--
/-...-/-246-/-166-
/..7../.277./11655
/-...-/-275-/-235-
/--.--/--3--/--3--
/--.--/--.--/--3--


This one does not seem to be among the
existing spirals.
If it is indeed new, [It is]
I wish to call it the "Pin Wheel".
It has 6 distinct solutions

/SOMA178
;PINWHEEL
/-..--/-.4--/-11--
/-..../-.4../-1466
/..3../73336/77426
/....-/..5.-/7552-
/--..-/--5.-/--22-

This one looked sort of like a "Christmas Tree" in 2-D,
but not so much in 3 dimensions.
It has 135 distinct solutions.  I doubt that any
of them can actually stand up, but I'm still looking.

/SOMA179
;XMASTREE
/-66--/-11--
/-67.-/-613-
/4477./22733
/-44.-/-253-
/-55--/-25--

"The Airport Tower" is a modification of the
previous shape.
This one has 139 distinct solutions.
This solution stands up; many have "floppy arms".  (5,2,5)
[Actually it bears resemblance to the B014 by Thorleif Bundgaard]

/SOMA180
;AIRPORT TOWER
/..7../.377./33342/.564./.166.
/...../..7../55222/.564./.114.


Here is the 3-fold shape. It is actually quite nice
looking on the computer screen, and fun to stare at
when built. It has only two unique solutions.

/SOMA181 Three Planes
/6.../6611/5571/.577
/6..-/3..-/5..-/247-
/3..-/3..-/3..-/244-
/...-/...-/...-/224-


/SOMA182
;Car -Unstable-
;Ana Mendoza (amendozah@hotmail.com) 12.10.1999
;16 years, Spain, Barcelona
/.11../24477/44..7
/.15../25567/.....
/.35../23366/23..6

/SOMA183
;Bed -Unstable-
;Ana Mendoza (amendozah@hotmail.com) 12.10.1999
;16 years, Spain, Barcelona
/3...2/11566/.556.
/3...2/31576/.....
/3...2/44772/.447.

Some Sivy Farhi figures...

/SOMA184
;Satellite {LR330}{SF009}
/..6../...../.....
/..6../.662./.112.
/33355/.345./.712.
/..4../.745./.772.
/..4../...../.....

/SOMA185
;Fish {LR332}{SFA21}
/..../..../..../..1.
/.5../.5../.6../.611
/333./552./662./722.
/43../44../74../77..

/SOMA186
;Frog {LR362}{SFA04}
/..3../..3../..3..
/...../.137./.177.
/...../.144./.447.
/..2../55266/5.2.6
/..2../...../5...6

/SOMA187
;Pet dog {LR365}{SFA14}
/.../.../.../.../.1./...
/.../.../.../.4./.1./.1.
/333/222/552/544/766/776
/.3./.../.../5.4/.../7.6

/SOMA188
;Koala {LR366}{SFA16}
/.../.../.../.../.../.2.
/.../.../.../.../.../.2.
/.../.../.4./.4./.2./.2.
/333/.4./145/155/766/776
/.3./.../1.5/.../.../7.6

/SOMA189
;Frog {LR367}{SFA24}
/.../677/117
/.../667/163
/422/443/543
/.2./.5./553
/.2./.../...

/SOMA190
;Sofa {LR429}{SF020}
/22244/26443/66733/17753
/...../...../6...5/11755


SOMA191 is a new 4-fold Symmetry is the product of the 2-fold
Classes "P" and "K".  It has one Planar 180 degree
Rotation and two perpendicular Diagonal Rotations,
with no Reflections at all.  It is strange enough that I
don't feel too bad I missed it.  This shape is simple, and
kind of interesting looking.  And, it stands up by itself!!
It has four unconstrained solutions, and so I assume only
this one unique solution.  You may have to "roll the image
around" to fully see it on the screen.

/SOMA191
;PBYK
;Bob Allen 
;16. december 1999 06:54
/-1./-1./-7./-77/-..
/.1-/.4-/.4-/.7-/22-
/-6-/-6-/-4-/-4-/-2-
/66-/.5-/.5-/.3-/.2-
/-../-55/-3./-3./-3.


And here is a new 8-fold Class, with Planar Reflection and
180 Planar Rotation along all three major axes :

/SOMA192
;TWICEC
;Bob Allen 
;16. december 1999 06:54
/-447-/-...-/-225-
/44377/11675/12655
/-333-/-...-/-266-

This figure has 48 unconstrained solutions, so I assume
it has 6 unique solutions.  This solution is not stable;
perhaps another is, but somehow I doubt it.


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James(Jim) E. Adams Jr. SOMA figures Jan 1998
http://members.aol.com/jeadams1/soma.html
jeadams1@aol.com


/SOMA193
;Jim Adams
;Throne
/11./66./225/277/2.7
/1../6../655/357/...
/.../.../34./344/3.4

/SOMA194
;Jim Adams
;Gasket (Has center cube)
;See also LF003/059
/3../33./355/7.5/776
/.../4../451/.6./766
/.../.../411/4.2/222

/SOMA195
;Jim Adams
;Bobsled
/2.1/.5./553
/2.1/251/233
/.../.6./663
/.../.7./677
/.../.4./.7.
/.../.4./.4.
/.../.../.4.

/SOMA196
;Jim Adams
;Tricorner (two blocks in center are missing)
/13../23../2355/2445
/1.../13../6.5./2.44
/..../..../66../76..
/..../..../7.../77..

/SOMA197
;Jim Adams
;Tower with plaza
/62../12../22../57../553.
/66../16../17../77../4533
/..../..../..../..../443.
/..../..../..../..../.4..

/SOMA198
;Jim Adams
;High Altar
/..3../.334./11344/12224
/...../...../6.7.5/67725
/...../...../...../66755

/SOMA199
;Jim Adams
;Squat Tower (bottom center cube missing)
;See also C3B/015
/15./15./77./74./44./422
/1../55./73./33./53./5.2
/.../.../.../.../.../552

/SOMA200
;Jim Adams
;Jim's Swan (bottom cube missing)
/....../....../4...../445.../345...
/....22/....2./....2./36551./3.711.
/....../....../6...../667.../377...