Instructables: exploring - puzzles - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:07:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to put together a jigsaw puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-together-a-jigsaw-puzzle-1/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 17:42:21 PDT
Jigsaw album cover puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-album-cover-puzzle/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 02:52:55 PDT
Tangram Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Tangram-Puzzle-1/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 08:46:21 PDT
Tetraeder Puzzles http://www.instructables.com/id/Tetraeder-Puzzles/
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:37:44 PDT
Kids Wooden Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Wooden-Puzzle/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:56:45 PDT
Stick and Ball Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Stick-and-Ball-Puzzle/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 01:58:45 PDT
Simple 3D Printed 3D Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-3D-Printed-3D-Puzzle/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 17:33:06 PDT
Block Stacking Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Block-Stacking-Game/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 10:09:57 PDT
Used Book Puzzles http://www.instructables.com/id/Used-Book-Puzzles/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 15:49:52 PDT
Star Wars pepakura AT-ST http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-pepakura-AT-ST/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 13:12:13 PDT
Solving Rubik's Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Solving-Rubiks-Cube/
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:59:26 PDT
Make Your Own Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Puzzle/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:58:58 PDT
Revomaze Tower of Agony - Puzzle Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Revomaze-Tower-of-Agony-Puzzle-Storage/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:08:23 PDT
Rubik's Lego cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Rubiks-Lego-cube/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 04:47:50 PST
Magnetic, wooden, puzzle photo block. http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-wooden-puzzle-photo-block/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:07:51 PST
Segmented Wooden Cryptex http://www.instructables.com/id/Segmented-Wooden-Cryptex/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:43:16 PST
3D Interlocking wooden puzzle toy http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Interlocking-wooden-puzzle-toy/
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:26:11 PST
Sugru and Straws Marble Maze http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-and-Straws-Marble-Maze/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 21:15:36 PST
How to complete a jigsaw puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-complete-a-jigsaw-puzzle/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 18:29:03 PDT
Dremel Maze http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Maze/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:12:52 PDT
How to Make a Wooden Sliding Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Sliding-Puzzle/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:39:38 PDT
Hurt Your Brain Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Hurt-Your-Brain-Puzzle/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:17:48 PDT
Fibonacci Spiral Jigsaw puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Fibonacci-Spiral-Jigsaw-puzzle/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:10:26 PDT
Brass Bolt Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Brass-Bolt-Puzzle/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 17:49:59 PST
Origami picture puzzle cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-picture-puzzle-cube/
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:11:00 PST
Fish Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Puzzle/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:03:35 PST
Wooden Puzzle: Six Blocks in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Puzzle-Six-Blocks-in-a-Box/
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:38:40 PST
Nut And Bolt Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Nut-And-Bolt-Puzzle/
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 14:33:12 PST
Cardboard Dinosaur Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Dinosaur-Puzzle/
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:05:10 PDT
Color-Based Wooden Sudoku Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Based-Wooden-Sudoku-Board/
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 20:24:16 PDT
Make a geocache log http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-geocache-log/
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 15:37:19 PDT
Bottle 1900 puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-1900-puzzle/
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Tue, 28 May 2013 08:12:04 PDT
3EP - Whale Puzzle Project http://www.instructables.com/id/3EP-Whale-Puzzle-Project-Day-1/
3EP - Whale Puzzle Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/ST0K/HF23PQ0I/FFUST0KHF23PQ0I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/ST0K/HF23PQ0I/FFUST0KHF23PQ0I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/ST0K/HF23PQ0I/FFUST0KHF23PQ0I.SMALL.jpg m2grzegorczyk I figured something like 3EP which means 3 EVENINGS PROJECTS. What is that? Work and home responsibilities takes most of my day - there weren't to much time left for other activities. I had to come up with something that will give me time for crafting all sorts off stuff :). That's why 3EP came into...
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 00:21:52 PDT
Tetris Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Tetris-Puzzle/
Tetris Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/EMJ9/HEXSG49W/FC9EMJ9HEXSG49W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/EMJ9/HEXSG49W/FC9EMJ9HEXSG49W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/EMJ9/HEXSG49W/FC9EMJ9HEXSG49W.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker A family member threw out a challenge for an education project she needed to deliver. Her idea was to create a puzzle using wooden Tetris blocks. Needing an excuse to spend more time in the garage, I set about figuring if it was possible to arrange Tetris blocks to create a completely filled rectang...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:15:41 PDT
Solving a 2x2 Rubik's Cube Blindfolded http://www.instructables.com/id/Solving-a-2x2-Rubiks-Cube-Blindfolded/
Solving a 2x2 Rubik's Cube Blindfolded - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/3HA1/HDYZ6UYQ/FLA3HA1HDYZ6UYQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/3HA1/HDYZ6UYQ/FLA3HA1HDYZ6UYQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/3HA1/HDYZ6UYQ/FLA3HA1HDYZ6UYQ.SMALL.jpg rubiksnerd Blindfold solving is an art form consisting of memory and finger dexterity.  This tutorial will server as an introduction into the realm of blindfold solving by starting with the 2x2x2 cube.  The ability to solve a 2x2 blindfolded is important if you want to learn larger layered cubes such as the 3x...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:22:45 PDT
Dovetail Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Dovetail-Puzzle/
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 09:32:02 PST
Featured Author: BrittLiv http://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-BrittLiv/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/85TL/HDOVYYBX/F4885TLHDOVYYBX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/85TL/HDOVYYBX/F4885TLHDOVYYBX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/85TL/HDOVYYBX/F4885TLHDOVYYBX.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Britt Liv Ulrike Michelsen (known as BrittLiv on Instructables) is the author of some the most original and fun projects on the site. I started following her when I realized she was cranking out amazing projects with regularity and winning contests left and right. :D She's always got a new and f...
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:37:59 PST
How to Make a Gravity Puzzle (Brain Game) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Gravity-Puzzle-Brain-Game/
How to Make a Gravity Puzzle (Brain Game) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/Q9NK/HBNXVBGL/FGEQ9NKHBNXVBGL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/Q9NK/HBNXVBGL/FGEQ9NKHBNXVBGL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/Q9NK/HBNXVBGL/FGEQ9NKHBNXVBGL.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Watch the Video! This little brain game is all about engineering a lower center of gravity. The idea has been around forever, but most people still can't do it. The challenge is simple .. just balance these 14 nails on one nail head.  The nails can't touch anything except each other, and they al...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:36:38 PST
From Cheesy to a-MAZE-ing http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Cheesy-to-a-MAZE-ing/
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 13:25:49 PST
Spider web puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Spider-web-for-Halloween/
Spider web puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/WJZ3/H8I45X5R/FGKWJZ3H8I45X5R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/WJZ3/H8I45X5R/FGKWJZ3H8I45X5R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/WJZ3/H8I45X5R/FGKWJZ3H8I45X5R.SMALL.jpg puzzlerhan This is a well known classical disentanglement puzzle. The aim of this puzzle is to free the ring. I made only a graphical arrangement for this puzzle. This is a simple puzzle and very easy to make. With a good workshop possibilities you can make more than 50 puzzle in one day and may be a good gift...
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Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:38:48 PDT
T-Rex Dinosaur Puzzle with different sizes and positions http://www.instructables.com/id/T-Rex-Dinosaur-Puzzle-with-different-sizes-and-pos/
T-Rex Dinosaur Puzzle with different sizes and positions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/XSPB/H82U7XSM/FJPXSPBH82U7XSM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/XSPB/H82U7XSM/FJPXSPBH82U7XSM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/XSPB/H82U7XSM/FJPXSPBH82U7XSM.SMALL.jpg stevemoseley This Instructable is to show you how I designed and built my own 3-D T-Rex dinosaur puzzle. There are a lot of different dinosaur patterns that you can find to cut out with a scroll saw.  I wanted to make one of these for my son, but couldn't find a pattern that I liked.  I also wanted to be able t...
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:02:27 PDT
Coffee Love Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Love-Puzzle/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:55:03 PDT
2D and 3D Tangram Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/2D-and-3D-Tangram-Puzzle/
2D and 3D Tangram Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/E6K5/H6730QFD/FAUE6K5H6730QFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/E6K5/H6730QFD/FAUE6K5H6730QFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/E6K5/H6730QFD/FAUE6K5H6730QFD.SMALL.jpg CuanStafford This is how to create your own tangram puzzle which can be used to create both 2D and 3D objects. What you need to get started Materials needed: 1 x A3 Masonite Board 3.2 mm thickness. Tools needed: 1 x Laser Cutter on 80% power. Image of Laser Cutter: http://www.engravingmachinesite.com Acce...
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Wed, 29 Aug 2012 03:19:06 PDT
Acrylic Penny Maze http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Penny-Maze/
Acrylic Penny Maze - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/3AZ5/H67388WG/FSU3AZ5H67388WG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/3AZ5/H67388WG/FSU3AZ5H67388WG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/3AZ5/H67388WG/FSU3AZ5H67388WG.SMALL.jpg Kiteman So,  I made the simple Cardboard Penny Maze. But, it wasn't quite enough. Enter the laser cutter... Planning Planning started the old-fashioned way, with pencil and paper. I worked on squared paper, planning routes up and down through five layers.  I exploited the squares' size to plan 20mm ch...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:48:28 PDT
Wooden Bandaged Rubik Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Bandaged-Rubik-Cube/
Wooden Bandaged Rubik Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/48YT/H4VQ61SN/FF348YTH4VQ61SN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/48YT/H4VQ61SN/FF348YTH4VQ61SN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/48YT/H4VQ61SN/FF348YTH4VQ61SN.SMALL.jpg puzzlerhan This is my Rubik cube modification.  According the information from Twisty Puzzles Museum this puzzle design is from Hidetoshi Takeji. You can read more about this puzzle from here. But I will describe here basic method for making a bandaged wooden Rubik cube from a standard Rubik cube. You can mak...
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Sat, 21 Jul 2012 15:45:06 PDT
3D Printed Tetris Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Tetris-Cube/
3D Printed Tetris Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/42JN/H3W4J53O/FDD42JNH3W4J53O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/42JN/H3W4J53O/FDD42JNH3W4J53O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDD/42JN/H3W4J53O/FDD42JNH3W4J53O.SMALL.jpg SHIFT! Hi Instructabrarians, This is a pretty fun project I made last week Friday afternoon: a 3D Tetris Cube! Using  our company's 3D UP printer, I got this file from Thingiverse.com (All credit for the file goes to PP3D) rescaled it to a pocket sized version and then scaled it to Pocket Sized. Afterward...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 17:49:03 PDT
Penny Maze http://www.instructables.com/id/Penny-Maze-Easy-Version/
Penny Maze - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/3740/H3QFJ5R9/F963740H3QFJ5R9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/3740/H3QFJ5R9/F963740H3QFJ5R9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/3740/H3QFJ5R9/F963740H3QFJ5R9.SMALL.jpg Kiteman I'm presenting here a pocket-sized puzzle in the first of several versions, depending on your skills, materials, tools and target audience. In every version, though, you drop a small coin in one slot, and need to get it out of the other slot. This first version is quick and easy to make (it took m...
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Sat, 23 Jun 2012 09:24:33 PDT
Da Vinci Code Cryptex MK I http://www.instructables.com/id/Da-Vinci-Code-Cryptex/
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Sat, 16 Jun 2012 14:23:43 PDT
2D and 3D puzzle sets http://www.instructables.com/id/2D-and-3D-puzzle-sets/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 19:06:32 PDT
minitile http://www.instructables.com/id/minitile/
minitile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/TIDL/H231ZAAQ/F8VTIDLH231ZAAQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/TIDL/H231ZAAQ/F8VTIDLH231ZAAQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/TIDL/H231ZAAQ/F8VTIDLH231ZAAQ.SMALL.jpg khuang3 What is a fun game? What are the differences between a game and a toy? Everyone might have a different explanation of what a fun game is, so it is hard to create a game for everyone. Yet, a toy is something that people play with and without limitations of how to play it. People love to create, and...
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Mon, 14 May 2012 22:59:29 PDT