Parametric puzzle
Posted by
kimpimmel
Seattle 
Joined Sep 12, '17 

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.

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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!


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