My previous kickstarter launched four original designs and ever since then I've been receiving requests to produce additional puzzles in the same style. It took a while to find appropriate curves but I have now designed four new puzzles to add to the series.
These fractal tray puzzles are high quality wooden puzzles based upon space filling fractal curves. The pattern is a single line that crosses all of the two dimensional space without ever repeating. The puzzles follow these simple rules to break the line into multiple pieces that are almost identical but are actually unique. The pieces are so similar in style that once they are placed into the puzzle it is hard to see where the pieces are. The puzzles can be tricky to solve even if you have the solution on hand.
The puzzles are made from a high quality 3mm, 6 Ply, BR Grade, Birch Laser Plywood sheet. It shows the natural look of the wood and will have natural colour variations. Each puzzle is 200x200mm in size, the pieces are 3mm thick and the whole puzzle inside the tray is 6mm thick.
There are four different patterns in this series. The first is based on the Peano Curve, the very first space filling fractal curve discovered by Giuseppe Peano in 1890. The other three are based upon the Wunderlich Curves, modifications of the Peano curve discovered by Walter Wunderlich.
In the previous campaign coloured wood dyes were unlocked as a stretch goal but this time around they're going to be available from the start. There is also an extra colour for the extra puzzle.
- Plain Birch
- Brown Oak
- Red Mahogany
- Indian Rosewood
Original Puzzles Series
In case you missed out on the original puzzle series I've included the 'Full Monty' Tier where you can receive a complete set of all eight puzzles, all shipped in one package.
Simple Straightforward Campaign
The last campaign had a surprise fourth puzzle which was designed halfway through the campaign (when someone pointed out that there were more than three fractal curves). This campaign is simple and straight forward, the 'stretch' goal from last time is already 'unlocked' and even though there are more fractal curves that could be used in the future they won't be making an appearance this time around
Risks and challenges
This project has minimal risks and challenges. The puzzles have been designed, I already have the materials and I know how to repair and maintain my own laser cutter. I've previously run a similar kickstarter which was successfully completed in a comparable time frame.
The only minor risk would be a machine failure which could create a minor delay in delivery, in this case it's important to keep all the backers informed and to repair the machine as promptly as possible.
- (30 days)