puzzle is composed of
twelve identical components, which assemble and interlock. It is harder
than it looks. Each part is a kind of a starfish shape. The above
version is made of laser-cut transparent acrylic, which is very
attractive, but brittle. So I don't disassemble it.
Above is a version
made of laser-cut plywood, which is robust enough to disassemble and
Above is a version made of yellow acrylic
plastic. Again, it is
pretty, but I don't want to take it apart.
And above is a version made of
vikureen plastic, which is less brittle, so safe to repeatedly assemble
I first prototyped this sculpture in foamcore as a workshop at Mathcamp
Thank you George Miller
, who did the
laser cutting of the two yellow versions.
Thank you to Chris
Palmer who cut parts for the red acrylic and the wood version.