While puzzling over how best to create a product I have in mind, I ran across an interesting tutorial on the Instructables site:
What caught my attention was the method for generating the puzzle pieces themselves. I kept thinking they would be complex to create, but it turned out to be one of those cases of overthinking a problem.
Here’s the “Reader’s Digest” version (boy, did I ever date myself with that reference!):
- Display a grid
- Draw a horizontal line with curves “above” and “below”
- Copy and paste for all the horizontals
- Rotate 90º to create a vertical
- Copy and paste again
My value added suggestion — try reversing/reflecting/flipping every other line to add a bit of complexity to the pattern. Here’s a very quick & dirty example…
NB: There are a couple of intersections that are flawed (non-printable), but it’s just an example!