Today during class I wondered if I might be able to create my own sort of puzzle box and use a laser cutter to create a custom design on the outer shell of the box to give it its aesthetic. I have owned a puzzle box in the past and have recently been very intrigued by a series of little puzzles that one of my coworkers has at their desk.
The puzzles my coworker has are inconspicuous metal pieces usually that are manufactured just right so that they form a different shape, or come apart after performing the right operations.
See a full list of puzzles here
I was gifted a small wooden puzzle box when I was in middle school by the Guatemalan exchange student living with my family for a few months. It featured a locking mechanism which is something I’m curious to see how hard it is to avoid using, and just use sliding wood pieces to conceal an opening instead. Im excited for this project!