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10 Brainteasing Puzzles to 3D Print
The Labyrinth Box is basically a two-part print. One of the parts is a maze which is also known as a labyrinth carved on its surface. The other part is the cap which comes with a pin. The cap goes on top of the labyrinth. The moment you start removing the cap, the pin starts getting directed by the carvings. To separate both the pieces, you have to make the pin follow the maze in the correct direction. If you can’t solve the maze, you can’t open the box!
Puzzle Business card
Business cards are an essential part of networking, so why not stand out from the crowd and make an instant impression with a unique 3D printed business card? On Thingiverse, you will find various business card designs to 3D print. My favorite is a card at first but when you assemble becomes a Velociraptor skeleton.
Just like Rubik cubes, multicolor cubes are also very popular. You basically need to 3D print three identical looking pieces. Once you have printed these pieces, you slide them into one another to form a perfect cube. This can be a very good toy for your kid.
If you are looking for a puzzle challenge for yourself or for your kid, this one is perfect for you. It follows the Rubik’s cube mechanism and you need to align colors and shapes in a single line. However, there is a catch and it is that you have only one empty space which also means that you need to plan ahead.
By now you must have understood that puzzles are perfect as a gift for your kid. Here is another option for your kid – a puzzle bear. The goal here is to assemble all pieces to build a bear.
Here is a puzzle but will surely leave people puzzled. You need to slide in a pencil into the three-piece model and remove the middle part which will break the pencil into three parts. Next, you need to push the middle portion of the model back into its place and the pencil becomes whole again! A classic magic trick.
The Gear Box
This particular puzzle consists of many gears which when shaped forms a cube. The puzzle comes with 4 large and small gears and 8 pins. You can easily assemble every piece very easily and can be printed very easily while it looks very impressive.
3D Frog Dissection Tool
This particular 3D printed model can be very useful for teens in school, it will help children understand the anatomy of a frog. The model comes with an individual organ piece that fits perfectly inside the frog-like puzzle. It can be perfect for teens aged 12-15 years. It also comes with a template that helps a student understand the anatomy better.
Japanese Box Puzzle
You will find many boxes that require a special procedure to open them. A Japanese box is one such kind of box. Opening the box involves ten steps. However, make sure that you check the settings on your 3D printer to ensure that the bridging is done smoothly.
According to the creator of this particular 3D model, it is a modular kit for constructing buildings in the style of jigsaw puzzles. The entire kit comes with various pieces that slide into each other easily. With this model, you can create any kind of building or tower with no limit to its size or shape.