Seriously tough puzzles
Wooden puzzles are beautiful to look at but can be large and heavy. Puzzles are meant to be played with and shared. These 3D printed puzzles in tough nylon or solid stainless steel are great to play with and easy to carry around in a pocket. The puzzles range in difficulty from quite easy to fiendishly difficult and, unless stated, are all my own design. Puzzles work best in White, Strong and Flexible material.
If you would prefer coloured puzzles then you have three choices:
- Order in one of Shapeways standard seasonal colours
- Order white ones and dye them yourself
- Order directly from me through my Etsy shop.
Please note that Shapeways only print the pieces. You will need to work out how to fit the puzzle together. YouTube videos are available for many puzzles to help you with this.
Superegg first described by Piet Hein. Golden Superegg has specially selected dimensions and ratios suggested by Anthony Rizzo (just Google it). Basic shape created in Imagine for Windows and cleaned up in Blender. Superegg mesh reduced from 1766 to 500 faces in Imagine. Mesh imported into TopMod2 and remeshed with Doo Sabin, then Wireframe remeshed.
I think it looks beautiful, but it is too fragile to print a real gold-plated one in metal. Now increased to 10 cm tall and printed in WSF.
Taking my inspiration from a holiday by the beautiful Loch Ness and the impressive flight of locks on the Caledonian Canal at Fort Augustus, I decided to create an interlocking puzzle cube based around the shape of Nessie, the Loch Ness monster (which undoubtedly exists, of course).
This is a 6 piece 4 x 4 x 4 cube which includes a rotation but should not be too difficult for an average puzzler to assemble and disassemble.