The Kissing Puzzle

George W. Hart

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This geometric assembly puzzle consists of twenty-four identical laser-cut wood components making a structure 8.5 inches across.  They hold together very solidly and it has a lovely symmetry, but the initial stages of the assembly are something of a dexterity puzzle as everything wants to fall apart.  This is my exchange puzzle for the IPP35 conference.  Interestingly, it can be seen as six squares, but they are not arranged edge-to-edge like the six squares in a cube. 

A solution for assembling it is available here.