Patented by D. Pop 1992, made by 2MUCHFUN, Bellevue, WA.
(plastic, 3 by 3 by 1.8 inches;
was also sold with a
This puzzle was sold in a box where the
has a photo of the inventor and the
has a letter from the inventor and directions for use
was also included).
Each of the four hexagons,
formed from six triangles,
the upper and lower halves of the body can rotate
(the puzzle works in a way similar to the
but has six triangles per hexagon rather than four quadrants per peg).
When solved (as shown above),
each hexagon face is one of the colors red, white, blue, or yellow,
and when looking perpendicular to a face, you see the same color on the face, the top and bottom edges of the square, and the two diagonal edges of the two adjacent hexagons.
This puzzle was also made with a white body and in promotional versions.
presents a solution where,
by reserving one hexagon for temporary use,
one can solve the other three hexagons in six steps that consist of simple cycling triangles into the upper or lower half of a hexagon;
then specific transformations are presented for fixing the final hexagon without disturbing the already solved three.
from: www.uspto.gov - patent no. 5,116,052