My friend got me this really interesting puzzle
Each node can be slided or docked around the Truncated Octahedron, creating knots and tangles in the middle of the puzzle. The idea is to move the nodes around until there's a bunch of knots and then unravel the knots.
To solve this puzzle, you need to following conditions
- No cords can be touching, interlacing or tangled.
- Each face must contain nodes of the same color.
- The opposite of a face must contain nodes of the same color.
This got me wondering, how would a problem like this be modelled in order have it solved by a computer?