Designing and Building a Cube Puzzle

Homework Assignment


Reflect Back and Look Ahead:

  • You will learn how to make engineering drawings and use them in the design process
  • You will learn how to make a CAD model and use it in the process of design

Challenge:  How do you design and create a challenging and entertaining cube puzzle?

Multiple Perspectives:

  • John (TexPREP student)  I made all of my puzzle pieces the same color so that it was more difficult to solve.  I wanted to have the hardest puzzle to solve.  Students can practice on the easy ones and then try mine out.
  • Jennifer (freshman engineering student) I put different textures on my puzzle pieces using pictures of my cat.  I think that cat lovers will enjoy solving my puzzle.
  • Mike (Computer programmer) I really enjoyed solving the cube puzzle.  Some are easier than others.  I got familiar with the tools on an easy one and then had fun with some of the more challenging ones.  The only thing that I didn't like is that it doesn't let you know when the puzzle is solved.  It is a great way to work on 3D visualization skills.  Keep up the good work.

Research and Revise:

Test Your Mettle:

  • Games and Quizzes
  • Exam - Create a pictorial drawing from a multiview drawing of a solid object and make a computer model of the object.

Go Public:  Create a Cube Puzzle  with your own puzzle pieces using the virtual reality modeling language (VRML) format.   Download the cube puzzle and replace the demo parts (1-4) with your own puzzle pieces.

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