Category Archives: Dexterity puzzles

Ball and cube puzzle

Ball and cube puzzle

 

This is my second dexterity puzzle project with a little trick. They sell spice shakers as a couple for salt and pepper and I decided to make this puzzle for the second jar. This time in the jar, there are only a cube and a ball. On the cube there is a hole that the ball can enter inside it. This puzzle has a shorter acrylic pipe. But on the pipe of this puzzle there is a hole shaped like a key hole.

You can guess the solution easily. But require a little dexterity. If you want make your own puzzle you can preview or download this free PDF file from here (0.7 MB on secure server box.com) including dimensions, craft tips and solution.

 

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Ball truck

Ball truck puzzle

A small truck, a big car and a stainless steel ball. The aim of this puzzle is taking out the steel ball. As you can guess this is a small dexterity puzzle. For me dexterity puzzles are toys. But I like toys and I make also some toys. For this reason making a small dexterity puzzle is a funny project for me.

For this project I used salt shaker. I removed its cap and I obtained a very small jar. The acrylic pipe used for this puzzle is an old empty pen. The pipe is fixed to the cap. Ball truck and car are only moving pieces of this puzzle.
If you look closely to the photo you can see a small hole on the truck. For taking out the ball you must use this truck and the car. The trick of the puzzle is very simple but require a lot of patience. I am sure you find how to take out the ball.

If you want make your own puzzle you can preview or download this free PDF file from here (0.7 MB on secure server box.com) including dimensions, craft tips and solution.