Although I’ve been unable to progress ‘Air’ due to work and studying commitments, I have been messing with other less taxing puzzle designs in my brief moments of free time.
This has resulted in a potential series of Puzzle Bolts that I have named ‘Nutty Bolts’ because ea..
Puzzle Hunt Number 2 Launched
A second chance to win a 'Fire' Puzzle for free, 'simply' by solving the clues and recovering a hidden Treasure Token from the location identified in the clues.
The clues can only be accessed by logged in Pyro Puzzles members (membership is free), by clicking on the membe..
Dutch Cube Day 2015
The 2015 Dutch Cube Day will be occurring in the Netherlands on 18th October at St Maartens College in Voorburg.
Pyro Puzzles will be reparasented by Stephen miller, who will be delivering a presentation on "The Design of Complex Mechanical Puzzles", which will explain th..
Dedicated Puzzle Workshop
Decided to convert my old (1950's) garage into a dedicated puzzle assembly workshop, The initial batch of 'Fire' puzzles had been assembled in my mechanical workshop, with the laser engraver being perched on a bench in my messy (clay/plaster/fiberglass/paint) workshop, even a..
Armchair Treasure Hunt Club - Winchester Event
Stephen Miller will be taking part in The Armchair Treasure Hunt Club's annual event, which is being held in Winchester on 12th September 2015.
Apart from an excellent day of solving riddles, puzzles and the odd encryption, attendees will get to see Steve getting confused..
Steve Miller will be at Nine Worlds - GeekFest (https://nineworlds.co.uk/), representing Pyro Puzzles, over the weekend of 8th/9th August 2015.
On Saturday 8th August he will be presenting a talk about the design and manufacture of complex mechanical puzzles, including d..
New Treasure Token Hidden
Just got back from a long weekend away, not saying where, as I decided to hide a new treasure token, ready for a future Puzzle Hunt.
But as of yet nobody has sent in a correct solution for the current hunt - A 'Fire' puzzle is up for grabs for free and you might even earn..
A few years back I had a brief play with a puzzle created by Simon Nightingale called 'Great Escape' where you dropped four steel ball bearings into a central hole of a small cube and then had to extract them (they wouldn't come out the way they went in).
I've taken Simon..
A week or two back I created a rather silly sequential discovery puzzle.
I called it 'Powder Keg' as that's what I made it resemble and its title is also a clue to the final moved needed to open the puzzle.
I've listed it under puzzles, where you can find a video abou..
Reduction in Shipping Rates Beyond Europe
I've managed to get the couriers to reduce their rates for the 'Rest of the World' express shipping service, from £45 down to £35 - Hurray!
I'm really pleased that I can now offer you the service at this cheaper rate, as it's now in-line with what other puzzle companies ..
It will be a big contender for my puzzle of the year !!!
I'm feeling dead chuffed that people are liking my initial offering of 'Fire'.
I've had a lot of positive feedback and Kevin Sadler of PuzzleMad - 'A mechanical puzzle blog from a grown man who should know better!!' (http://www.puzzlemad.co.uk/2015/03/blood-sweat-and-tear..
Updated Clue Number 4
Well, I am only human, so yes, I made a mistake with 'Fire' clue number 4.
The encoding was perfect, it was checked and double checked, the error was down to an incorrect assumption I made - Doh!
I've replaced the first three words from the original clue with five new..
Puzzles Boxed and Ready
143 puzzles are now boxed up and ready to go (the rest are to be delivered in person), the extra layers of bubble wrap and a cardboard box should ensure that the glossy boxes survive being shipped to their new owners.
It shouldn’t be long now, soon it will be all systems..
Elemental Puzzle Series
I now have over 150 puzzles assembled and ready (it took a lot of time and effort over the festive season - I didn't even get Christmas or Boxing Day off).
Having go everything built, I discovered that the original web designers have let me down, so I didn’t have a prope..