Pentadodakagon Puzzle with calculator
This is my contribution to the Make anything design challenge
This puzzle is based on the well known pentomino puzzle - transported to the 3rd dimension.
It's modular - you can start by printing a few parts (without support) to get a solvable puzzle.
- need to test new filament,
- have to deplete the rest from a spool,
- spent a rainy day inside,
- want to drive a friend crazy,
you can print additional parts to make the puzzle more complex -or- easier to solve.
Check out the calculator, just click the "run" button to find solutions.
To get a simple puzzle with a height of two rings you need only 6 parts. 4 'pentos' and 2 'rings'.
E.g. print pentos: I, L, U, Y, rings: 1, 3, (and optional: base, pin2).
While trying to solve this puzzle, you can print the base plate (base) and the center pin for 2 rings (pin2)
- 'pentos' and 'rings' : 2 outlines, 3 bottom/top layers, 20% infill
- 'base' and 'pins' : 3 outlines, 4 bottom/top layers, 33% infill
- chamfers are designed for 0.2 layer height
(Hint: if the pin is to loose or does not fit in the base just scale up/down X and Y of the pin)
Add complexity to your puzzle:
Just print a new center pin, two additional pentos and another ring.
(Hint: To make sure the puzzle is solvable with the new parts use the calculator)
Reduce complexity from you puzzle:
Just print other 'pentos' or 'rings'.
(Hint: use the calculator to make sure that the number of solutions increase)
I wrote a calculator to solve a puzzle with given parts or generate a solvable puzzle within given parameters.
(Hint: The code is far from perfect.)
I designed all parts in Fusion360, learned a lot!