Pocket Pentominoes
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Boulder, CO 
Joined Oct 3, '15 

Ever since reading Clarke’s Imperial Earth when in school, I’ve been fascinated with Pentominoes. After printing the Tangram earlier this week, I wanted to see if I could make a small “travel-sized” Pentominoes set.

I created the pattern from scratch in Illustrator, but it would have been just as easy in AD or even Inkscape. I have a few tweaks and instructions I want to add to the file, but intent to posting it to the “Free Laser Patterns” area soon.

In the meantime, here it is rendered out of :proofgrade: Maple ply. Print time 1m50s…

Ok, who can make a 3x20 rectangle without checking solutions on their phone/google/WolframAlpha?

Note the “storage solution” is engraved in the box. Scored at 1/197, I’m looking forward to the return of the kindler, gentler, GF settings from last week.

BTW, this was the 2nd prototype. The first attempt, using non :proofgrade: ply with 3rd party masking, caught on fire :fire:. Hey, happens to the best of them… One damp towel application and a quick material swap, and I was back in business. :blush:

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