Puzzle Design Challenge Brief
Client: Fine Office Furniture, Inc.
Target Consumer: Ages 3+
Problem Statement: A local office furniture manufacturing company throws away tens of thousands of scrap ¾” hardwood
cubes that result from its furniture construction processes. The material is expensive, and the scrap represents a sizable loss of profit.
Design Statement: Fine Office Furniture, Inc. would like to return value to its waste product by using it as the raw material
for desktop novelty items that will be sold on the showroom floor. Design, build, test, document, and present a three-dimensional puzzle system that is
made from the scrap hardwood cubes. The puzzle system must provide an appropriate degree of challenge to a person who is three years of age or older.
1. The puzzle must be fabricated from 27 – ¾”hardwood cubes.
2. The puzzle system must contain exactly five puzzle pieces.
3. Each individual puzzle piece must consist of at least four, but no more than six hardwood cubes that are permanently attached to each other.
4. No two puzzle pieces can be the same.
5. The five puzzle pieces must assemble to form a 2 ¼” cube.
6. Some puzzle parts should interlock.
Brainstorm Ideas for 3, 4, 5, & 6 Puzzle Cube Combinations
Puzzle Cube Solutions: Easy
Puzzle Cube Solutions: Medium
Iso Cube Sketches & Puzzle cube sketches: Complicated
Sketches of each piece individually and the outcome of the cube when constructed properly of the complicated cube.
Steps Towards Solving the Cube
The steps towards solving the puzzle cube project are being shown above.
IPT for Each Puzzle Cube
These are the IPT pieces for the complicated cube i have chosen to construct and assemble.
Puzzle Cube Parts IDW
Above are the isometric drawings for each piece of the cube.