Welcome to the Shapeways shop of Tom van der Zanden. I started desinging twisty puzzles in 2008. After a year of teaching myself of how to use design software and making a few puzzles using other services, I discovered Shapeways and started offering my puzzles there.
Since I am a student (at the time of opening my shop I was in high school still) I do not have much money to afford prototyping my own puzzles. However, the markup from the sales of my puzzles has allowed me to sustain making my own designs. I am very grateful to Shapeways and to the many collectors who purchased my puzzles for enabling me to make so many designs.
The items offered on this shop are "DIY kits". The include all the 3D printed plastic parts to build your own puzzle, but do not include the necessary screws or stickers. Shapeways can not currently provide these.
By default the 'white' material is seleted. If you want a puzzle with a black body you can either order the black material which is slightly more expensive, or order the white version and dye it yourself using Dylon #8 Ebony Black or one of RIT's fabric dyes.
If you do not want to build your own puzzle you can also contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to purchase an assembled puzzle which will be slightly more expensive than the ones from Shapeways.
Please visit my website www.tomvanderzanden.nl for more information on my puzzles!