Okta is an octagonal four-piece puzzle. The octagon is cut into eight "pizza" slices. Opposite slides are internally connected. The puzzle-design challenge was to develop a puzzle with this property. This is my solution to the challenge. I am still not 100% sure to what extent the puzle uses some flexibility of the material. I have the suspicion that there may be a more interesting puzzle lurking in here, with all parts different such that there is only a single way of them fitting together, and material added at places to allow only one way of assembling the puzzle. More research to do.
This puzzle requires 32 cylindrical 3x3-mm magnets to hold the puzzle together in its octagonal shape.
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Please order a 3D-printed do-it-yourself puzzle kit from iMaterialise at this page (check with Oskar about magnets and dye), or contact Oskar directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored and assembled sample of this puzzle.
Oskar van Deventer
Oskar Puzzles offers mechanical puzzles and objects that can only exist thanks to 3D printing technologies. All designed by M.Oskar van Deventer.