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 Post subject: Help With Making an Assembly Puzzle
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:16 pm 
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I have just recently designed an assembly puzzle, and I don't know how to go about rendering a 3D version of it or even prototyping it. I was wondering if anyone here was willing to help me with this.

Here are pictures of the five pieces (they are just regular polyominoes):

The board is a square with a side length of about 4.95.

I tried to implement the same idea with LEGOs, but nothing I tried worked. Seems like the irregular-shaped square is the only way to do it.


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 Post subject: Re: Help With Making an Assembly Puzzle
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:46 am 
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This sort of simple design is ideally suited to Google SketchUp. It's free and simple to use. Go here to download a copy.

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 Post subject: Re: Help With Making an Assembly Puzzle
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:08 am 
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Livecubes are a great thing to use when prototyping basic cube-based puzzle designs. You could make the polyominoes no problem, then you'd just need to cut and glue a square for your base in relation to the size of the Livecube pieces.

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 Post subject: Re: Help With Making an Assembly Puzzle
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:07 am 
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Gus wrote:
This sort of simple design is ideally suited to Google SketchUp. It's free and simple to use. Go here to download a copy.


Thanks, a friend of mine actually did just that. Now I need to show him how to measure the side length for the base, because the edges were slightly rounded on the pieces.

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