**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 sizeable 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.

__PROCESS__

-Present Problem;

-Learned How to Sketch;

-Possible Pieces;

-2 Possible Solutions;

-Autodesk Inentor -->3D Model;

-Dimensioned Pieces;

-Exploded View;

-Measured Cubes + stats;

-Built cube;

-Testing to Determine Difficulty;

__PROCESS__

__DESIGN PROCESS__

__1. The puzzle must be fabricated from 27 – ¾” hardwood cubes.__

**-PROCEDURE**;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.

Design Process Description. Summarize your work during each step of the design process. Include documentation (written work, sketches, CAD drawings, images, etc.) to support your discussion. Your documentation must include the following information located in the appropriate Design Process step:

six ¾ in. wooden cubes. We will brainstorm as many part combinations as possible using only three of those cubes. Us students will sketch your part combinations on the isometric grid paper provided. Make sure that you date and sign each combination that you document. You will perform the same process using just four cubes, then with five cubes, and finally with six cubes. It is important that you identify as many combinations as possible for each set of cubes. The goal is to come up with more combinations than your classmates. Your sketches will be used to help you determine what parts you would want for your cube and how they would fit together.

__Create two different Puzzle Cube designs from your possible parts using Graphical Modeling. The design brief that follows requires that each puzzle piece contain at least__

**-LEARNED TO SKETCH**

__four__and no more than six hardwood cubes. For each design, neatly sketch and color code an isometric view of each of the five component parts and show how they fit together in the isometric view of the cube on isometric grid paper. We needed a total of two solutions with ten unique parts.

We Chose our best option from the two solutions.

Hand sketch a multi-view drawing for each of the five puzzle pieces of your solution using Graphical Modeling. Exchange your sketches with a classmate, virtually build your partner’s pieces according to the activity, and provide feedback.

**Create the five parts to your cube using 3-D modeling software. Color the parts within the CAD environment using the same color combination used in the sketching phase of your project. Assemble your cube using 3-D modeling software.**

__AUTOESK INVENTOR 3D MODEL__

-Create a drawing using 3-D modeling software to display a fully dimensioned multi-view for each of the five parts and two different isometric views of the assembled puzzle. The isometric views should provide enough information so that another classmate can solve the puzzle using only those two views.

__create two different puzzle cube designs. One design should be relatively easy to solve and the other more difficult. Note that, in general, more interlocking pieces make a puzzle cube more difficult to solve. 2. For each design, neatly sketch and color code an isometric view of each of the five component parts and show how they fit together in the isometric view of the cube. See your teacher for an example. You will need a total of two solutions with ten unique parts.__

**-2 POSSILBE SOLUTIONS**

Choose the best design from the two options. Document the reasons for your choice in the space below.

On orthographic grid paper, create a multi-view drawing of each of your five puzzle pieces for the selected design. Carefully select the best front view and include all object and hidden lines. Show the minimum number of orthographic projections necessary to fully detail the part. Do not show the joints between individual wooden cubes.