Algorithm driven puzzles!

@jamely this had you written all over it!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/09/science/puzzles-jigsaw-math.html

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You know, this is kind of funny :sweat_smile::heart_eyes_cat::joy_cat:
I personally know the owners of Nervous System, as well as Chris Yates mentioned in the article. Since I’m on a puzzle convention planning committee with Chris, we have been waiting the last two weeks for this article to be published so we could use it in our social medias :joy_cat::joy_cat::joy_cat: (Puzzle Parley on Instagram and Facebook)

What a lovely coincidence to see it mentioned here! If anyone wants to play with fractal growth puzzle engine, I bookmarked this one a while ago: http://cuttingtemplates.com/templates/differential-growth-puzzle (be aware that it may say it is a “not secure” but it is just an old one with no https).

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Thanks @jamely for the link to cuttingtemplates, it was just what I was looking for to make a custom puzzle. It´s surprising how sometimes coincidences pile one on top of the other.

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I have their first space themed puzzle from 2018(?) - it’s the only puzzle that I just. Can. Not. Solve. :confounded:

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Is it the one that is “infinity”? There is no solve for that :sweat_smile:

In fact, the two I’ve done are both full infinity top to bottom, left to right, and the last one I think was where you take one piece and flip it over then rotate it to fit on the other side :dizzy_face:

Yup, that’s the one. In this case, “can’t solve” means not being able to find a home for all the pieces. :person_shrugging:

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archived article…

https://archive.vn/qm7TU

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