Who helped me
13 Dec 1998
Many people have contributed to my SOMA page,
directly or indirectly.
See them HERE
The background tune 'FreeFall'(c) was
donated to this SOMA page by its composer and player
C. Kay Marshall.
I would especially like to thank my good friend
Courtney McFarren (of Ohio. U.S.A.)
Courtney was the original author of a brilliant
solution finder program.
He has also made some 798 figures and checked them
using his software.
Courtney and I have made a complete new figure editing and
solution finder program, with an improved algorithm.
This SOLVE program has now available on this site
|NOW IT's HERE|
||From Thorleif Bundgård & Courtney McFarren
The fantastic SOMA figure program:
This program will read SOMA text files, accept manual figure
entry, compute solution to figures, show figures both as text
and as graphic, that you may view from 4 sides.
GET IT NOW - GET IT HERE
I would also give special thanks to C. Kay Marshall (From Georgia. U.S.A.)
www.mindspring.com/~ckayw (It's down at the moment !)
Kay has produced a large number (Over 100) of facinating and
intriguing figures. See them at the figure pages.
My good friend Lluis Rubio Suárez Pazos
from North Spain (Asturias) has contributed two whole sets
of alfabet figures, as well as 74 other figures.
Lluis is also the creator of the Dice Somas, shown in
Now 12.1.2000 Lluis newest contributions bring his
collection up to over 390 different figures.!
(Cupertino, California, USA)
Got interested in SOMA again.
By digging out his Cube from the 1960's, and adding graphics
to his old 1980 Apple II program. Bob has written a new
Visual Basic 6 Solver program.
This program is available as download from the Newsletter 1999.11.16.
It is rather large ( 1.7 MB ), AND requires installation to run:
I would also give large thanks to
Jay Jenicek for leaving me his whole homepage, to pick and choose
the things I would include here.
Jay gives his thanks to Clyde Ankenbauer for providing him Soma
rarities and major support for his page. and also for information
and figures from David Ward, Jan Jacobsen,
Robert A. Moeser, Paul Krause, Frank Ruskey, Richard Sullivan,
and Stefan Gustavson.
This is Jay's homemade SOMA
(from San Antonio, Texas - U.S.A.) has rearranged some stuff in Nov. 1998.
Jay has an excellent PENTOMINO page. You should absolutely make
A beautiful two colored set
On Helix homepage, I found this beautiful photo
Jürg von Känel's Wooden SOMA
John Rausch presents a photo of a figured SOMA
made by Trevor Wood in his collection at
John also present S.T.Coffin's
"Puzling world of Polyhedral Dissections", at
has had contact with SOMA for a really long time.
He has helped me, by supplying a large number of scanned manual
and poster pages.
Trevor Wood helped me, getting me aquainted with the
Soma book from Sivy Farhi.
Soma in the shape of animals
This particular figured SOMA belong to John Rausch.
The puzzle was made by Trevor Wood in 1989. and the figures show
(Swan, Bird, Cat, Octopus, Seal, Squirrel and Goffer)
The author of the marvellous book.
"SOMA WORLD the complete soma cube"
The VERY small booklet with a LOT of pages
used to cost $4.99 (But I dont know where to get it)
It contains over 2000 problem figures, with solutions.
Published 1982 by Canberra Publishing & Printing Co.
Sivy has also made a solution finder program.
It is extremely fast, finds all solutions, and you can get it
in the NEWS section.
From North Mexico made SOMA131 The Monolith. 20.1.1999
Other interest: Kites.
from Germany made 3 new figures. 22.1.1999
SOMA109, SOMA110, SOMA124R, Pair007.
A figure 029 impossibility proof, and a long list
of alternate solutions.
from Missouri, USA made 5 new figures. 17.8.1999
SOMA170, SOMA171, SOMA172, SOMA173, SOMA174.
Bob's 171 inspired me to do the Double028
16 years old, from Barcelona, Spain. made the
figures SOMA182 and SOMA183.
Also thank you to:
YOUR name will go here, if you contribute with ideas