Polyominoes
Polyominoes
Anyone else on here have an interest in polyominoes or other polyforms (outside of a cellularautomata context, I suppose)?
I've been playing on with various sets a fair bit recently, pentominoes and hexominoes mainly, just constructing (or attempting to construct) rectangles and other shapes with them. The most interesting/challenging thing I've managed to make so far is the construction in the picture below, all 108 heptominoes into a 29x29 square with a symmetrical hole.
I've been playing on with various sets a fair bit recently, pentominoes and hexominoes mainly, just constructing (or attempting to construct) rectangles and other shapes with them. The most interesting/challenging thing I've managed to make so far is the construction in the picture below, all 108 heptominoes into a 29x29 square with a symmetrical hole.
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Re: Polyominoes
I find this really fascinating. I might try to see if something similar is possible with different size polyominoes.Lewis wrote:Anyone else on here have an interest in polyominoes or other polyforms (outside of a cellularautomata context, I suppose)?
I've been playing on with various sets a fair bit recently, pentominoes and hexominoes mainly, just constructing (or attempting to construct) rectangles and other shapes with them. The most interesting/challenging thing I've managed to make so far is the construction in the picture below, all 108 heptominoes into a 29x29 square with a symmetrical hole.
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Re: Polyominoes
What's the smallest set of polyominoes that tiles the plane aperiodically (with rotations/reflections), measured by total square count? Translating the Robinson tiles gives 142 cells: (Wikipedia image order if you're wondering)
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x = 23, y = 15, rule = B/S012345678
10b2o$2bobo5b3o7bo$b5o4b3o4b5o$2b5o3b3o3b5o$b5o3b5o3b5o$2bobo7bo7bo3$
2b2o4b4ob2o$2b3o3b7o3bobo$b5o3b5o3b5o$7ob7o3b5o$b6o2b6o3b5o$2b3o3b7o3b
obo$3bo4b2obob2o!
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x = 37, y = 37, rule = Codd
2D.D.2D.B.2D.D.2D.B.2D.D.2D.B.2D.D.2D$7D3B7D3B7D3B7D$.6D3B6D5B6D3B6D$
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3C2DB4D$.5B6C5B3C5B6C5B$5B7C5B3C5B7C5B$.5B5C5B5C5B5C5B$4DB2D3C2DB4DCB
C4DB2D3C2DB4D$7D2CB7D3B7DB2C7D$.5D5B5D5B5D5B5D$7D3B7D3B7D3B7D$.6D3B6D
5B6D3B6D$7D3B7DBCB7D3B7D$2DBDB2D2BC2DBDB2D3C2DBDB2DC2B2DBDB2D$.5B5C5B
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.2D.B.2D.D.2D2B.2D.D.2D.B.2D.D.2D!
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Re: Polyominoes
Here’s an attempt at using all hexominoes for something.
Can this be somehow completed to make something interesting?
Can this be somehow completed to make something interesting?
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x = 83, y = 63, rule = Codd
6A7.5A8.5A8.5A8.4A9.4A9.4A$17.A11.A11.A13.2A11.A11.2A$68.A$5.C11.C64.
C$2.C.C9.C.C51.C10.C.C$3.C11.C49.C.C12.C$66.C4$4A9.4A9.A13.A13.A13.A
9.4A$.A.A9.A2.A9.4A9.4A9.4A9.4A11.A$29.A12.A12.A12.A11.A$16.C$13.C.C$
14.C5$4A10.A13.A10.3A10.3A10.3A10.3A$.2A10.4A9.4A11.3A10.2A11.2A10.3A
$15.A12.A26.A11.A8$3A10.A13.A11.3A10.3A10.3A10.3A$A.2A9.3A10.3A12.A
12.A11.2A11.2A$15.2A11.2A11.2A10.2A12.A11.A$3.C$C.C13.C38.C$.C11.C.C
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10.3A11.2A$14.2A11.2A11.A11.A.A10.A.A12.2A3$16.C12.C25.C12.C$13.C.C
10.C.C23.C.C10.C.C$14.C12.C25.C12.C8$26.A$20.2A3B3A$17.B3ACBA2B2A$17.
BAB3C3A2C$17.3BCBCABA2C$17.4A4B2C$17.A4C5A$17.A2C6BA!
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Re: Polyominoes
I am. I've recently printed out a set of heptiamonds and had some fun with them. I also find polyform compatibility a fascinating subject.
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Re: Polyominoes
Here’s a rectangle which contains at least one of every hexomino
Someone can 4color mapping theorem it if they like.
Are there smaller rectangles?
Obviously it must have at least 210 cells since that’s 35*6
Challenge:
Find a box with at least one of every hexomino, with at most 5 colors, where no two copies of the same hexomino share a color.
Every hexomino must have a distinct color from every other one it touches.
EDIT:
Remember how much easier smaller polyominoes are
EDIT:
Also, a way to show that you need at least four colors to color any map
Are there any proofs like this that show the other part of the 4color mapping theorem, that on a plane or sphere you need at most 4?
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x = 24, y = 18, rule = Codd
2B5C3B3AD2C2A2C2D2C$4B2AC3B3AD2C2A2C2DCB$A4D4AC3E2DC2A2CD2CB$2A2C2D2B
2C2BEDACD3BDACB$3AC3B2C2B2ED2A2DBD3AB$3B3CBC2B3DB2A2DBDACAB$3B6A3CD2B
ADCBD3CB$3C3B4DCBDCB4CDC2AE$2CA2B2A2D2CBDCB2AC2DC2AE$C3AB2A4EBACB3AB
2ACAE$2A3C2A2EA2BAC2DA2BA2CAE$3C2A3B3ABACD3B2ABC2E$B3ACBA2B2ADACD4CAB
CDA$BAB3C3A2CDA2D2CD3BCDA$3BCBCABA2CDA2C4DCBADA$4A4B2C2DBC2AD4CADA$A
4C5AD2B2C2A3BCADA$A2C6BA3BC2A3B3ADA!
Are there smaller rectangles?
Obviously it must have at least 210 cells since that’s 35*6
Challenge:
Find a box with at least one of every hexomino, with at most 5 colors, where no two copies of the same hexomino share a color.
Every hexomino must have a distinct color from every other one it touches.
EDIT:
Remember how much easier smaller polyominoes are
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x = 3, y = 3, rule = Codd
B2C$2BC$3A!
Also, a way to show that you need at least four colors to color any map
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x = 6, y = 5, rule = Codd
6D$DA2CBD$DA2CBD$D2A2BD$6D!
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Re: Polyominoes
Well, you can do it with tetrominoes by just removing the left, right, and bottom columns of that. I'm not sure if there are any other particularly interesting ones though.
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Re: Polyominoes
I believe that this set (123 cells) is aperiodic:
Sample partial tiling:
Note that although tiles 2, 3, and 4 have asymmetric edge markings, they effectively tile as though those markings are symmetric.
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x = 30, y = 11, rule = //5
19.C$17.5C$17.5C$16.7C$17.5C$9.B7.5C$2A.2A3.5B4.5C3.3D.D$5A3.5B4.5C4.
4D$.3A3.7B2.7C2.5D$5A3.5B4.5C3.4D$2A.2A3.2B.2B4.C.3C3.D.3D!
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x = 97, y = 97, rule = //5
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Re: Polyominoes
Improved to 117:
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x = 35, y = 8, rule = //6
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Re: Polyominoes
I built another rectangle I haven't seen anywhere before, again using one of each of the heptominoes: a 20x38 with 4 holes (placed symmetrically).
This ended up taking an entire evening of playing around with my little homemade heptomino set. I had attempted this rectangle ages ago, and had completed it but with the all holes shifted off by one, only realising afterwards that it was slightly wonky.
This ended up taking an entire evening of playing around with my little homemade heptomino set. I had attempted this rectangle ages ago, and had completed it but with the all holes shifted off by one, only realising afterwards that it was slightly wonky.
I have a feeling a rectangle like this should be possible with 36 hexominoes, i.e. a full set with one extra duplicate. I'll have to have a try at this at some point, the colouring constraint is probably going to make it really tricky though.Moosey wrote:Are there smaller rectangles?
Obviously it must have at least 210 cells since that’s 35*6
Challenge:
Find a box with at least one of every hexomino, with at most 5 colors, where no two copies of the same hexomino share a color.
Every hexomino must have a distinct color from every other one it touches.
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Re: Polyominoes
The 4color mapping theorem guarantees you can use at most 4 colors to do the coloring, so that’s not a problem unless you’re doing the challenge.Lewis wrote:I built another rectangle I haven't seen anywhere before, again using one of each of the heptominoes: a 20x38 with 4 holes (placed symmetrically).
This ended up taking an entire evening of playing around with my little homemade heptomino set. I had attempted this rectangle ages ago, and had completed it but with the all holes shifted off by one, only realising afterwards that it was slightly wonky.
I have a feeling a rectangle like this should be possible with 36 hexominoes, i.e. a full set with one extra duplicate. I'll have to have a try at this at some point, the colouring constraint is probably going to make it really tricky though.Moosey wrote:Are there smaller rectangles?
Obviously it must have at least 210 cells since that’s 35*6
Challenge:
Find a box with at least one of every hexomino, with at most 5 colors, where no two copies of the same hexomino share a color.
Every hexomino must have a distinct color from every other one it touches.
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Re: Polyominoes
I'm working on it. I only have one problematic hexomino to solve.Moosey wrote:Here’s a rectangle which contains at least one of every hexominoSomeone can 4color mapping theorem it if they like.Code: Select all
x = 24, y = 18, rule = Codd 2B5C3B3AD2C2A2C2D2C$4B2AC3B3AD2C2A2C2DCB$A4D4AC3E2DC2A2CD2CB$2A2C2D2B 2C2BEDACD3BDACB$3AC3B2C2B2ED2A2DBD3AB$3B3CBC2B3DB2A2DBDACAB$3B6A3CD2B ADCBD3CB$3C3B4DCBDCB4CDC2AE$2CA2B2A2D2CBDCB2AC2DC2AE$C3AB2A4EBACB3AB 2ACAE$2A3C2A2EA2BAC2DA2BA2CAE$3C2A3B3ABACD3B2ABC2E$B3ACBA2B2ADACD4CAB CDA$BAB3C3A2CDA2D2CD3BCDA$3BCBCABA2CDA2C4DCBADA$4A4B2C2DBC2AD4CADA$A 4C5AD2B2C2A3BCADA$A2C6BA3BC2A3B3ADA!
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Done!
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x = 24, y = 18, rule = Codd
2B5C3B3CD2C2A2C2D2C$4B2AC3B3CD2C2A2C2DCD$A4D4AC3A2DC2A2CD2CD$2A2C2D2B
2C2BADACD3BDACD$3AC3B2C2B2AD2A2DBD3AD$3B3CBC2B3DB2A2DBDACAD$3B6A3CD2B
ADCBD3CD$3D3C4BCBDCB4CDC2AB$2DA2C2A2B2CBDCB2AC2DC2AB$D3AC2A4DBACB3AB
2ACAB$2A3D2A2DA2BAC2DA2BA2CAB$3D2A3B3ABACD3B2ABC2B$B3ACBA2B2ADACD4CAB
CDA$BAB3C3A2CDA2D2CD3BCDA$3BCBCABA2CDA2C4DCBADA$4A4B2C2DBC2AD4CADA$A
4C5AD2B2C2A3BCADA$A2C6BA3BC2A3B3ADA!
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Anyway, I created a CA which has a lot of infinte growths.
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Re: Polyominoes
My two cents: anyone interested in polyomino problems might want to page through the archives on www.mathpuzzle.com. There's something ominorelated in almost every annual / bimonthly / monthly archive, like this from 29 March 2005:
That was apparently an unusually tricky problem to solve... See also the tiling problems at the end of 2012, and the huge multiomino bullseye in 2011, and the links from those entries to other polyomino websites, and the "Polyominoes" page in the right sidebar which is also full of interesting links.
That was apparently an unusually tricky problem to solve... See also the tiling problems at the end of 2012, and the huge multiomino bullseye in 2011, and the links from those entries to other polyomino websites, and the "Polyominoes" page in the right sidebar which is also full of interesting links.
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Re: Polyominoes
There’s a Moscow puzzles puzzle involving that.dvgrn wrote:My two cents: anyone interested in polyomino problems might want to page through the archives on http://www.mathpuzzle.com. There's something ominorelated in almost every annual / bimonthly / monthly archive, like this from 29 March 2005:
That was apparently an unusually tricky problem to solve... See also the tiling problems at the end of 2012, and the huge multiomino bullseye in 2011, and the links from those entries to other polyomino websites, and the "Polyominoes" page in the right sidebar which is also full of interesting links.Code: Select all
For some reason, a gif
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Re: Polyominoes
The MathWorld page on polyomino tilings gives a 60square aperiodic by Matthew Cook:fluffykitty wrote:What's the smallest set of polyominoes that tiles the plane aperiodically (with rotations/reflections), measured by total square count?
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x = 15, y = 12, rule = 345/2/4
11.C2.C$11.4C$.7A4.2C$2.A.A7.2C$A.A8.4C$4A7.C2.C3$.4B2.7B$.B.B4.2B$3.
B.2B.3B$2.7B.B!
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Re: Polyominoes
I believe these tiles should get 41:
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x = 14, y = 64, rule = //5
7.3A.3A$.A5.7A$4A3.7A$.A7.3A$.A5.4A$7.4A$7.3A10$7.3B.3B$.B5.7B$4B3.7B
$.B7.3B$.B5.4B$7.4B$7.3B13$7.3C.3C$.C5.7C$4C3.7C$.C7.3C$.C5.4C$7.4C$
7.3C16$7.3D.3D$.D5.7D$4D3.7D$.D7.3D$.D5.4D$7.4D$7.3D!
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Re: Polyominoes
I don't think so. Part of the requirement is that the tile set can't allow any periodic tilings of the plane. That doesn't seem to be true of your two tiles:toroidalet wrote:I believe these tiles should get 41:Code: Select all
x = 14, y = 64, rule = //5 7.3A.3A$.A5.7A$4A3.7A$.A7.3A$.A5.4A$7.4A$7.3A10$7.3B.3B$.B5.7B$4B3.7B $.B7.3B$.B5.4B$7.4B$7.3B13$7.3C.3C$.C5.7C$4C3.7C$.C7.3C$.C5.4C$7.4C$ 7.3C16$7.3D.3D$.D5.7D$4D3.7D$.D7.3D$.D5.4D$7.4D$7.3D!
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x = 108, y = 74, rule = //5
41.D9.3D$41.D8.4DB$39.4D7.4DB$38.3CD3C4.3D4B$38.7CA.7DB3A$37.A7CA.7D
4AC$23.D9.3D4A3C4A3DC3D4AC$23.D8.4DBA4C3BA3B4C3A4C$21.4D7.4DBA4C7BDC
7AC3D$20.3CD3C4.3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DB$20.7CA.7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DB$19.A7CA.
7D4ACD4B3CD3C4B3D4B$5.D9.3D4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A$5.D8.4DBA4C3BA
3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4AC$3.4D7.4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC3D4AC$2.3CD3C4.3D
4B3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3BA3B4C3A4C$2.7CA.7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D$.A
7CA.7D4ACD4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DB$4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D
3AB3A4DB$.A4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B3CD3C4B3D4B$.A4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C
4A3DC3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A$2.3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4AC$4.4D
3B4D3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC3D4AC$5.D4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DBA
4C3BA3B4C3A4C$5.D4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D$6.3BA7CAB7D4AC
D4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DB$8.4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DB
$9.A4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B3CD3C4B3D4B$9.A4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC3D
4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A$10.3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4AC$12.4D3B4D3A
B3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC3D4AC$13.D4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3BA
3B4C3A4C$13.D4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D$14.3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B
3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DB$16.4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DB$
17.A4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B3CD3C4B3D4B$17.A4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC
3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A$18.3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4AC$20.4D3B4D
3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC3D4AC$21.D4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3B
A3B4C3A4C$21.D4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D$22.3BA7CAB7D4ACD
4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DB$24.4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DB
$25.A4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B3CD3C4B3D4B$25.A4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC
3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A$26.3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4AC$28.4D3B4D
3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC3D4AC$29.D4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3B
A3B4C3A4C$29.D4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D$30.3BA7CAB7D4ACD
4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DB$32.4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DB
$33.A4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B3CD3C4B3D4B$33.A4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC
3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A$34.3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4AC$36.4D3B4D
3AB3A4DBA4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC3D4AC$37.D4B3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3B
A3B4C3A4C$37.D4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4D3AB3A4DBA4C7B.C7AC$38.3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B
3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7B.C7A$40.4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4.3AB3A$41.A4C
3BA3B4C3A4C3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B7.4B$41.A4C7BDC7AC3D4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B8.B$
42.3CD7BDC7A4DBA4C3BA3B4C3A4C3B9.B$44.4D3B4D3AB3A4DBA4C7B.C7AC$45.D4B
3CD3C4B3D4B3CD7B.C7A$45.D4B7CAB7DB3A4D3B4.3AB3A$46.3BA7CAB7D4ACD4B7.
4B$48.4A3C4A3DC3D4ACD4B8.B$49.A4C3BA3B4C3A4C3B9.B$49.A4C7B.C7AC$50.3C
D7B.C7A$52.4D3B4.3AB3A$53.D4B7.4B$53.D4B8.B$54.3B9.B!
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Or am I missing something obvious here? The aperiodiconly requirement isn't clearly stated in the question, I guess, but if that constraint is removed, a single domino tile can tile the plane aperiodically.
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Re: Polyominoes
It appears that I didn't check thoroughly enough. This pair of polyominoes (36) might work, though:
(Based on the matchingfree variant of the Trilobite and Cross tiles (Figure 9, right before the references section))
I'm still testing, so I haven't confirmed they are aperiodic yet.
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x = 16, y = 6, rule = //5
10.2A2.2A$2.A7.2A.3A$.4A5.5A$4A7.5A$2.2A8.A.2A$3.A10.2A!
I'm still testing, so I haven't confirmed they are aperiodic yet.
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Re: Polyominoes
If you'd like to get nice sets of physical polyominoes, see Kaidon Enterprises
http://www.gamepuzzles.com/polycube.htm
I've bought several sets of polyominoes, polyiamond, polycubes and Penrose tiles from them.
http://www.gamepuzzles.com/polycube.htm
I've bought several sets of polyominoes, polyiamond, polycubes and Penrose tiles from them.
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Re: Polyominoes
I’m a little irritated how they call the Rpentomino an Fpentomino. Also S>N, O>I, Q>L, but the R would be the one that would get on my nerves.hkoenig wrote:If you'd like to get nice sets of physical polyominoes, see Kaidon Enterprises
http://www.gamepuzzles.com/polycube.htm
I've bought several sets of polyominoes, polyiamond, polycubes and Penrose tiles from them.
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Re: Polyominoes
The original names in Golomb's 1965 book were TZ, and F, L, I, P, N.
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Re: Polyominoes
I guess they make more sense that wayhkoenig wrote:The original names in Golomb's 1965 book were TZ, and F, L, I, P, N.
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Re: Polyominoes
Bumping this truly ancient thread because I built another nice thing with a full set of pentominoes, hexominoes, heptominoes and octominoes a little while ago:
It's not as impressive as the big 'bullseye' solution linked to further up the thread but I think it's still kinda cool. All found by hand; here's another picture of it, hogging some serious table real estate:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/gR5crtyJwbQ/ ... ntric1.jpg
It's not as impressive as the big 'bullseye' solution linked to further up the thread but I think it's still kinda cool. All found by hand; here's another picture of it, hogging some serious table real estate:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/gR5crtyJwbQ/ ... ntric1.jpg
Re: Polyominoes
Impressive! Is that using the Kadon sets?