For those who like brain teasers, I’ve modified the “Puzzle of Evil” from Thingiverse to be easily made on the Glowforge. (The original was a folding clamshell, my version is flat.)
See the original here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4039896
The goal of the puzzle is to fit all four puzzle pieces flat within the boundary provided. There is an “easy” side and a “hard” side. And YES, there IS a solution for the hard side… but it’s definitely a challenge!
The SVG I modified has three components: The base, the boundary with “easy/hard” scored in it, and the puzzle pieces. The base and the boundary gets glued together… though the puzzle is still usable without the base if you want to go that route.
All three components can be cut from the same material, or you can decide to use different material for each. In my case, I opted to cut the base and boundary from plywood, and I cut the puzzle pieces out of colored acrylic to give it a little more pizazz. Also, each component is a different color in the SVG so handling them separately in the Glowforge interface is simple.
I hope you enjoy!!
The design is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alikelicense, so you’re free to modify/remix/share, so long as any derivatives are shared with the same Creative Commons licence, and is not being sold for commercial/financial gain.
I did not post the solutions here, but I can if there’s enough interest.
Here’s a photo of one version I made, but I made multiple copies out of multiple different materials to give to my family as gifts.