2012 Event Archive: The Diner Near the Edge of the Galaxy
Nearly 150 teams participated in the 2012 College Puzzle Challenge, held simultaneously at 7 campuses across North America.
The top ten teams. Full results are available here. Teams are ranked by how quickly they solved the event's meta-puzzle (highlighted rows), followed by teams with the most non-meta solves. Find out more about how the event works.
|1||Good Fibrations||200||University of Michigan|
|3||Ozok is still in grad school||200||Stanford|
|6||Eigensolvers||180||University of Washington|
|7||Holy crap a talking muffin ||230||Carnegie Mellon University|
|8||Team Umizoomi||220||University of Michigan|
|10||Je ne sais pas!||210||Carnegie Mellon University|
Each year, some teams go the extra mile and create videos during the event. Here's one of our favorites from 2012. It's the epic conclusion to a four-year arc by the Dolphins Attack crew from Carnegie Mellon University.
Puzzles and Solutions
The puzzles and their answers are available as PDFs below. Per-wave puzzle collections may also available.