Laser Fractal Puzzle

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#21

I cut a set of all 3. It certainly demonstrated the need for me to sit down and make focus guides (so far I have always left my focus on the top of the honeycomb). My connections between pieces are a little too tight for comfort on the sawtooth and bone puzzles.

For the bone puzzle, I broke it real early on in the process of learning this. But noticed that I may have had a shift between passes (there were slivers along the edges of every piece.

While working on cleaning up the sawtooth pieces, I stacked a few of them and noticed duplicate and near duplicate pieces.

Is it intentional to have a few parts so closely matched?

I color coded the ones that are near matches so I could get the thing back together (I suck at puzzles)


#22

This site has the free pattern for -while not really a jigsaw puzzle toy - but more of a “legoish” style toy. Interlocking pieces for creativity. Using corrugated cardboard looks like a simple but fun project.
http://danchen.work/simple-laser-cut-puzzles/


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#23

That is pretty cool! Seems like you could invent a 3D type of dominoes style game where the play extends in 3 dimensions. Maybe there is already something like that out there–I’m not a game player.


#24

Fantastic find, thank you!


#25

Oh yeah. Definitely bookmarked this. Thanks!


#26

This is pretty good, I’ve downloaded it and scaled it for 3mm B.B. ply in Corel. I’m going to fill an entire 24" x 18" sheet and try cutting it on the Epilogs we have here at our local TechShop.


#27

how did you create the base? did you laser cut out the pattern and then glue it on a flat piece of wood?


#28

yep, that’s right, the file also includes a base piece.


#29

is this your kick starter project?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/975334248/complexity-puzzle


#30

No it isn’t. It’s not the first time I’ve had people selling my files online :frowning:
I’m not sure what I can do about it though, never seems to get anywhere.


#31

I notified Kickstarter it was a theft of IP and backed it for a $1 so I could comment. Then I added a comment about this being a rip-off of your stuff and put your website link in the comment :slightly_smiling_face:


#32

The copyright holder, in this case @m_raynsford, needs to file an infringement notice. Only the copyright holder or someone authorized by the copyright holder can file infringement notices.

https://www.kickstarter.com/help/copyright#report


#33

Yep I figured that to be the case but they can’t say they weren’t informed - they have a duty under the ECMA to investigate (an email to Martin would probably satisfy) but they don’t have to halt it until he complains. In the meantime I get to comment as a backer (my $1 will get refunded if they kill the project or I’ll rescind it before it wraps up - besides it’s worth a dollar to be able to poke them). I’ll just keep pointing people to his site. The other commenter wanted 10 of them but couldn’t afford the total. I hate this kind of scamming leach so I’ll play spoiler for the Kickstarter :slightly_smiling_face:

(Can you tell I’m doing my income taxes so am in a nicer than normal mood? :grinning:)


#34

I chased a similar project for someone who copied my marble machine on kickstarter. I said it was a copy of my design, they said it wasn’t. They kept the kickstarter, that was the end of it :frowning:


#35

Thanks to jamesdhatch for doing that! How can we as a community ban together and take that Kickstarter down? That’s complete BS and the postings are here on the GF site to prove it!


#36

Don’t worry, I’ve filed a complaint against it. I’ll see what comes of it. No point everyone rushing towards it.
In reality I should have put them under a kickstarter too, and it’s not as though it’s my idea. It’s just annoying that they haven’t put any effort into designing their own version of the puzzle.


#37

That’s what’s really annoying - get your own fractals if you’re going to do a puzzle. No need to steal someone else’s puzzles and then pretend that you did all this awesome work. Twits! :grimacing:


#38

I have realised what else I can do about it though, I really should have listed them a long time ago

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/607696619/fractal-curve-puzzles?ref=listings_manager_grid


#39

I posted the link to your Esty store in the comments :rofl:

Can’t wait until the “creators” read the page or start getting direct comments/questions. :sunglasses:


#40

The other commentator has actually done me a favour by pointing out another copyright infringement on Etsy :slight_smile: