3D puzzle is designed to be realised using a FDM/FFF 3D printing process and therefore provided as an OBJ with other applicable formats to enable the file to be loaded into a slicing application (i.e. Cura), to enable printing options to be set to suit the users requirements.
The OBJ file contains all the required pieces which can be printed in one operation. The orientation of the pieces is laid out so no support is required to simplifying separation and any cosmetic post processing.
Each piece is made up from a number of uniform squares creating unique shapes. Sizes for the shapes consist of a minimum of 5 squares to a maximum of 15 squares.
The orientation and layout of the pieces ensure that they interlock together. No clips or pegs are required to hold the pieces in places which means that the puzzle can be assembled and disassembled as many times as required.
The puzzle consists of 24 pieces that make up a 6 x 6 x 6 cube with only one solution, the purpose being to connect the interlocking pieces in the correct configuration to complete the cube.
It is difficult (but possible), to find the solution using only logic or trial and error.
The puzzle was designed using BlocksCAD and all supplied file formats were created by this application.
The puzzle has been printed creating a physical model to validate function and form.