Parametric puzzle

I got my Glowforge a few weeks back and have been having tons of fun making stuff.

One of the first things I’ve been playing around with is algorithmically generated design. I used the Travelling Salesman Problem algorithm generated by the wonderful app StippleGen2 to create a base puzzle design.



After some manual tweaking to the cuts to improve the puzzle, I designed a simple case to hold the puzzle as you build it, and when storing it. I also added a hole for hanging - it looks really good with sunlight coming through it.

Playing around with different material combinations has been exciting - I’m really happy with the clear acrylic case that lets the flouro colors through the side :sparkles:

I’m super impressed with the Glowforge - it’s a game changing tools for makers to have at home!


Sweet! :sunglasses:

Oh heck yes.

That is amazeballs.

That is really cool, really like how it packages itself.

This is phenomenal. Great idea and execution! I’m digging your choice of materials.

Looks like a game of life screenshot. Parametric Petri Puzzles!