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Posted by seawee65 4 years ago

Ponoko 10-Day Design Challenge -- Puzzles

Ponoko is running another 10-day design challenge with $5000 worth of prizes. The theme is puzzles.Ponoko 10-Day Design Challenge -- PuzzlesWe want to make it easy for you to do cool stuff. And with the fantastic response we got from our first Design Challenge we've decided to run another one showcasing Puzzles. So this is another chance to show off your design skills, get your creations made and delivered to your door for free. Oh, and win $1,000 in cash plus several thousand dollars in other prizes.Design briefPuzzles can educate and entertain. They can be a solitary exercise or a group activity and when you have memorized how it goes together, you can pass it on to friends or family.Your challenge is to create intriguing and entertaining puzzles on a laser cutter -- within 10 days!Laser cutting brings a new angle to puzzles. The ability to create incredibly intricate detail means puzzles can be as simple or as complex as you like. The traditional jigsaw shape can now be designed with much greater variety and intricacy.Laser surface treatments can be a graphic in nature or a texture. How these are used is essential in the design of your puzzle. Every mark or line on the material becomes a clue on how to put the puzzle together.Puzzles need not be 2D. You could make a 3D puzzle using layers or shapes connected in an interesting way. Think about how multiple pieces can be combined to create an interesting design.Attention to detail, material combinations, connections, production feasibility and quality will be key to making your design stand out.full details

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago

3d puzzles

Hey guys, I have a couple of really cool puzzle designs that are printable. And I'm thinking of opening an online shop to sell just the designs. What price would be reasonable for a game/art design? And would you ever Buy a design? And if so, what price would you pay for a relatively simple design? What would you be willing to pay for an intricate design? I know thingiverse is awesome, and open source is the way to go. Though currently I'm a poor college student who's playing around with some 3d designs Trying to see if I can earn some extra money here and there. Thanks your help guys, -Tom

Posted by tommytai3 6 years ago

First Ever Stewart Coffin Puzzle Craft Contest

Attention all precision puzzle makers! and Incra have teamed up to establish the first ever [" Stewart Coffin Puzzle Craft Contest]! The two winning amateur puzzle maker entrants win cash and tools! Check out the contest info page for more information.Perhaps puzzle maker extraordinaire and friend of Instructables Lee Krasnow will be entering something?

Posted by noahw 10 years ago

how to make a puzzle in adobe?

I just want to have experimentation on how to make puzzle photos in adobe. thanks hope you all can help me..

Asked by genv29 6 years ago

puzzle game rubix cube

How to solve 4*4 rubix cube

Posted by ashit.bhagat.3 3 years ago

Mystery board game or puzzle?

Hi everyone, Can anybody identify this mystery board game or puzzle? I was given it with no instructions, its in a nice hard wood case, it has 15 blue marbles and 15 white ones. There is 30 holes in total 9 on the top and 21 on the bottom. Thanks.

Asked by liquidhandwash 2 years ago

Is there any website where i can get math puzzles to solve? Answered

Me and my friend llove to solve math puzzles...but we r currently in dearth of problems! Any help?

Asked by Yashknowsbetter 9 years ago

Spatial Reality? Yeah, I rule at that.

But do you? Check out these puzzles to see. 3D puzzles

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago

how does 1 make a chinese puzzle box?

I would love to see as many diagrams and instructables as posible on this. one day i may create a safe room based on this idea.

Asked by twighahn 7 years ago

Plastic origami earth puzzle. Template and instructions needed.? Answered

Template and Instructions needed for The Dave Swart earth puzzle. Plastic tesselations rather like the IQ Light. Goemetery models and slide together are similar

Asked by craftyv 7 years ago

There are more.

Most puzzles on instructables that I've found have been common 3x3x3's, and maybe a magnetic 2x2x2 :):) (courtesy of burzvingion). Does anybody know that there are like... BILLIONS of other types of twisty puzzles? I'll upload some pics of examples. any questions of what they are and I'll answer them.

Posted by super_genius 9 years ago

Easy to make Wooden Puzzle **URGENT need answer by Sunday**? Answered

Hi guys I need to make an easy to make wooden puzzle for my wood class in school I'm not very good at wood work so it must be simple to make It should have at least 6 pieces If anyone has seen something could they please give me a link! Thanks :)

Asked by chrizw123 7 years ago

Challenge: K'nex Puzzle Box

Hey guys, so I've been looking around at some of these cool wooden puzzle boxes on instructables and being a member of the k'nex community I immediately thought that it would be really cool if a knex puzzle box could be made. So I present this challenge, try to make a puzzle box out of knex that requires some kind of trick to open (see this link to get an idea of what I'm talking about). Try to make the box as small as possible but size doesn't really matter. Good luck and I will be trying to make one too so I will post my progress as updates to this thread. Thanks.

Posted by jollex 7 years ago

Food for an Alice in Wonderland RPG? Answered

I'm running a tabletop RPG based on Alice in Wonderland, with a heavy dose of wordplay (puzzles, ciphers, and puns). What food should I serve?  Looking for weird, mystical, puzzle or punny food.  Thoughts?

Asked by mousewrites 8 years ago

How can I make a food puzzle for my dog?

I want to make something similar to nina ottosson's interactive dog toys.  Something that requires my pup to work a little to find the reward. 

Asked by preciousb 8 years ago

how do i invent a new game?

Please give me some ideas to invent a game or a puzzle which uses geometry....

Asked by pallavirakyan 9 years ago

What do you think about puzzle boxes

What are your thoughts about puzzle boxes? Do you like them, what do you think is important in one, the looks, the mechanism, the amount of moves, innovative tricks and moves, the type of wood, the size, etc. What are your general thoughts about them, what do know about the inside of them (how there build, etc)??? What is a puzzle box A puzzle box is a box that requires certain moves/tricks to open it, you could say it's somewhat like a safe. Normally these moves a very hard to see and even harder to know. These things are like the improved version of a secret compartment. In my opinion a puzzle box should at least have 8 moves. Some puzzle boxes have secret compartments. I think Puzzle boxes a awesome and I prefer High number moves boxes with innovative tricks. That's why I'm making a guide about making them,  click here to see my guide. But Now I wanna know what you think about, so please tell me everything

Posted by D_zeno 7 years ago

Shape shifters?

Has anybody ever solved a square-1 or other shape shifting puzzles? I am considering making a Square-1 tutorial, but was wondering how many people knew they existed or had them. - is a wikepedia description

Posted by Does Not Compute 9 years ago

puzzle 2

A lady was pushing her car when she suddenly got sent to jail. how is this possible? some extra hints: she hasnt done anything wrong in her life she wasnt causing a distraction she wasnt doing anything offensive congratulations to lithium rain for getting the correct answer first!!!

Posted by slithien plus 7 years ago

KenKen - Another great Japanese puzzle

KenKen is a new kind of logic puzzle from Japan by Tetsuya Miyamoto, who thought people were being failed by conventional methods of teaching. This is set to be the next sudoku The instructions are simple. These are for the puzzle in the second picture. All digits from 1 to 4 must be used in every row and column (no diagonals). The thick lined box has the target number for the values to reach in the thick box - one digit for a normal box. the symbol next to the value required is the only mathematical function you can use. Thick boxes that take up one normal box and have a a value - well, that value goes in that box. rules may differ slightly answers in picture 3

Posted by ti112 10 years ago

Solve this logic puzzle if u can!

Here the puzzle:[img][/img]Questions: Imagine that you have the layouts of 4 coloured cubes(ABOVE), named A, B, C and D. When the cubes are placed in (alphabetical) order in a straight line, and it is viewed from any horizontal or vertical position (front, back, top, bottom, left, right), there are always four different colours seen.Given that when I pick a corner of A, the 3 sides connected to it read "653", find the same orientation of B, C and D as 1 string of numbers. For example, "152421563".

Posted by bigmoney 10 years ago

How would one go about building a puzzle lock like the ones you have to open with the various dragon claws in Skyrim?

 I want to make a working puzzle lock with a little dragon claw key like for some of those doors in Skyrim to be placed on a box...ideally the door would either go down like in the game or simple open out like one of those little tin safe banks I had as a kid :-)  Any idea how I'd go about making one of these?  The simpler the better (even nicer if I can make the parts cheap or get them at a good cost, lol)  If you haven't yet tried Skyrim and thus have no idea what I'm talking about, if you go to youtube and type "golden claw puzzle" in their search it shows the "door lock" in action. Thanks in advance!

Asked by ChristyAngela 6 years ago

Steganography message in this gif image?

I'm working on a puzzle and there is a hidden message in this .gif.  I tried using a program called "Hide in Picture" to decode it but I haven't had any luck.  The password is Pluto.  Can anybody give me a hand? Here's the .gif:

Asked by iPodGuy 7 years ago

Has anyone succeeded ? Answered

I do not see how to join the legs to body ?

Asked by iceng 6 months ago

Jigzaw puzzle with my scrollsaw, gaps are too thick?

Hello, i am very new at this, I just got yesterday a scrollsaw, and as i knew it was comming my way, I have been looking at tutorials and the like, but now that i made my first 4 simple 5 pices jigsaz puzzles, they seem loose, once i put them together and make them stan, for example a dog, they are loose, and the pices do nto stay together nicelly, i used 3 different saws, an 18.5 very thin cuts with pin, a general purpuse 15TPI with pin and a numer 5 skip tooth without pin. Sorry about the language it is not my main. Thank you for all the help ;D

Asked by blonduckD 1 year ago

How to make cuts for a child's jigsaw Answered

Greetings from a new Instructabler: I'd like to make some wooden blocks as well as some jigsaw puzzles and perhaps a lockbox for my daughter.  (She's six months old now so I have some time to figure this out.)  I'm thinking something like this for the puzzle (simple shapes and pegs for her to grab onto), and something like this for the lockbox.   I'm trying to figure out what is the fewest number of saws I have to buy to make all these things.  Seems like I'm going to need a band saw for the wooden blocks, but I'm wondering if I might be able to get away with it on the scroll saw?  This extremely helpful site describes using a band saw with a circle cutting attachment for arches and triangles.  Do I need a band saw for cutting 2 3/4" hard maple?  I'd likely have to just not make the 5 1/2" triangles if I went this route (which wouldn't be the end of the world). I'm a bit puzzled (as it were) regarding how to make the puzzle pieces and also the doors for the lockbox.  I imagine that if I didn't need the puzzle piece itself and just needed the outline then I could drill a hole in the piece, thread the scroll saw blade through, and cut the shape.  How do I make the cut that preserves both the puzzle piece and the surrounding wood?  Do companies that make these toys make the puzzle pieces (and doors) separate from the puzzle outlines (and lockboxes), or do they use lasers or something else? Your guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by statestraveller 3 years ago

Where can I get a left handed bolt???

I want a left handed bolt for the bolt puzzle in the "puzzle" section of this site. No one in my area has them, just the nuts. Anyone have an idea where they are sold for a REASONABLE price in small quantities, like 1?

Asked by josht 7 years ago

One of my Christmas gifts

My step-son made this awesome puzzle for me.  He knows how much I like Instructables so this was one of the gifts he made for me. Everyone knows that a hand-made gift is best.  And one hand-made by a loved-one even better.  But one that also includes the Instructables robot?  He gets points for paying attention to my hobbies!

Posted by zieak 7 years ago

Can not Complete Lines? Answered

In the adjoining image. Why can't we connect point AF, CD and BE without crossing lines or moving over the Es'.

Asked by artworker 7 years ago

can you solve this 3rd puzzle? Answered

This is another puzzle. I hope it is a little harder. and since iproberry1 got the first 2 right he can't do this one.(that and he helped me with this one) so here it is. 20 8 9 19     9 19     3 15 18 18 5 3 20. DO NOT PUT THE ANSWER INTO THE COMMENTS. BUT PM THE ANSWER TO ME. ONCE SOMEONE GETS THE RIGHT ANSWER i WILL TELL THEM TO PUT THE ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS AND THEY WILL GET THE BEST ANSWER. THEN YOU MAY POST AS YOU WISH. HINTS ________________ 3 1 20 = CAT 5 7 7 = EGG 8 9 12 12 = HILL 13 15 16 = MOP 18 21 20 = RUT 26 5 2 18 1 = ZEBRA _________________ First start by writing all the letters in the alphabet then us the word hints above to figure out what the numbers stand for. good luck!

Asked by daredevil499 6 years ago

Planning a puzzle house

In another year or so we're hoping to buy an "investment opportunity" house and, as we're fixing it up, I would LOVE to add a house-wide puzzle leading to a final prize.  Ideally the mystery would start with seemingly decorative scrabble tiles in the guest bathroom and take the players all over the house and garden.  I'd love for it to have three or four tracks that all need to be solved to get to the final prize, that way we can do them in installments (get track 1 up and running, then 2, etc) so friends can start playing sooner rather than later.  I'd also love at least two of the tracks to use only stuff that'll go with the house when sold, like the cabinets, garden rocks, etc, so that the next owners can continue the game. I've started collecting ideas and would love to hear more.  The only limit is to please keep your ideas doable - while it would be fantastic to, say, have a wall slide away to reveal a secret underground cave I'm not so certain we can dig one of those out in our spare time.   Inspiration for all this comes mainly from the Myst games (ah, Riven, how I loved thee!) and this puzzle apartment in New York.

Posted by kitnrose 8 years ago

lkrasnow- Finalist

Lkrasnow is a finalist in the Laser Cutter Challenge for:Precision Puzzlemaking Primer -- Volume 1.This is a forum post created by Instructables on behalf of the finalist. Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Check out all the finalists in the [ master list] or in the Laser Cutter Finalists Group! comment by Lee Krasnow (7 July, 2007)Hey it looks like I can edit this thing... well anyhow I just wanted to say thanks to those people who picked me as a finalist. I added a few pictures to this page -- a selection of some puzzles that I made a number of years ago on a laser cutter. If I win this contest, I'll put puzzles like these back into production. I will also use it extensively for making jigs and cutting fixtures for other puzzles.

Posted by lkrasnow 10 years ago

Can you make a cryptex out of any tube? Answered

I'm trying to make a cryptex but i don't have any pvc piping. Help!

Asked by patriots8888 7 years ago

[REQ] A physical switch for a remote LED bulb with removable parts to break the circuit

I realise that this might seem like it doesn't have a lot of practical applications but I am trying to replicate a typical puzzle from video games, the 'Fuse Box Puzzle' whereby the lights are off and the hero must solve a puzzle replacing the fuses to illuminate the room. I have an LE A60 B22 LED bulb which is controlled by a remote control and I would like to create something similar to the attached image whereby the three fuses must be inserted and the switch thrown to light the room. I would rather not install an actual fuse box for this however and would like this to control only the LED bulb. Does anyone have any idea where I should start with this?

Posted by GazzHayes 1 year ago

Puzzling Travels of a Tom-Cat.

  Here's a puzzle I came across recently.  I've changed the context to stop people googling the answer :- A big ginger tom-cat leaves his home at 8:00 one morning and goes trundling around the neighbourhood, pausing here and there to 'leave his calling-card', stopping for a brief nap or two in a particularly warm spot, walking along fences, running through unfriendly gardens (woof woof) and  finding a warm car bonnet in a garage at 6:00 in the evening for a rest.  Unfortunately, the owner shuts the garage door and the cat is trapped for the night. At 8:00 the next morning the garage door opens and the cat comes scooting out.  Over the course of the day he takes the exact same path he took the day before but in reverse.  He stops in different places, makes his mark in other places and takes his naps at different places along the way, arriving back at his own house at 6:00 in the evening for a well deserved meal. The question :- What is the likelihood that there will be a time and place along the route where he is at EXACTLY the same point on the route at EXACTLY the same time of day on both days?

Posted by AndyGadget 6 years ago

Why are there so many instructables on making paper wallets? Answered

Is it a man thing? I am genuinely puzzled at the number of instructables out there devoted to paper wallets. Please explain someone!

Asked by j-bar03 9 years ago

Leather forming/embossing

Hi all, Curious how this necklace has been achieved. The description said the links are leather. The designer also does a lot of embossing with leather but this one is puzzling me...

Posted by jarris 4 years ago

a simple way to solve a rubiks cube?

I know how to slove 3x3 but i cant do 4x4 or 5x5 any  guides? NOTE: i cant follow guides that use these  '

Asked by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago

Mind Puzzler

All right everybody so I'm going tp post a little brain puzzle. The first one to get it will get followed by me. (NOTICE: PM me the answer,if you leave a comment it has a chance to be stolen.)  Puzzle: 3 men enter a steam room at a gyn. One of the men is carrying a thermos,the other a towel,and the third a water bottle. After 10 minutes later and the steam clearing away two of the men find that the other is dead. WHO KILLED THE MAN. After somebody has given me the answer I will post the correct answer in a edit of this forum. Good luck.  

Posted by didexo 6 years ago

Jameco's newest Puzzler

Ok guys n gals, I felt good enough this morning to wade through my email, and I found the latest Jameco Puzzler, just waiting for me. I puzzled over this for about 3 minutes, and then guessed and low and behold.......(see the figure below) So anyways, HERE is the puzzler, make a guess before looking at the answer :-)This is NOT a contest, have fun with it....for those that have electronics background, think about it for a bit, remember how an opamp works, and you should be able to get it right on the first guess. Above all though, have fun with it.

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

BOUNCE: original game (download here)

BOUNCEBOUNCEBOUNCE [download] BOUNCE is an original 2D platform style game built in Java. The game incorporates game elements like destructible terrain, 3rd person shooting, and puzzles, to provide an experience similar to such games as Mario and Minecraft. You, a lone circle in a world of squares, must make your way through 50 levels to save the galaxy from destruction. Along the way, you'll face laser shooting robots, parkour puzzles, and fire-breathing dragons. More information available at

Posted by supercapacitor 3 years ago

please help me with the ultimate sports fan sign

I've made the sign but still need help with the electronics, I would like to power it with old phone chargers and the flashing circuit is still a puzzle

Asked by carazy57 9 years ago

Centering of Thumbnail?

I cannot get the featured image (thumbnail) to center. The picture is standard format and already centered. If looks fine in preview and then when I save, the image shifts to the right. Any suggestions?'m using Windows & Chrome

Asked by mtairymd 2 months ago

Help! Need to make an **easy** picture frame...

Hey y'all! So I need a bit of help here. I just finished this puzzle and I want to frame it (something I've never done before). I've looked around here and there aren't any frames that would fit a 20.5 inch X 28.5 inch puzzle. I refuse to pay the outrageous costs of custom framing, so unless something magically pops up, I will be building a frame for it. Building frames, building anything for that matter, is not my fortay and I would appreciate any and all tips y'all can provide. Thanks!!

Posted by Stercus Fit 9 years ago