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Monday, June 27, 2011

The new toys have arrived, part 1.

Yay, I have my new toys!


Have you ever wondered what 648 Penrose tiles look like in a big clump on a table?

Wonder no longer.


Here are all the yellow tiles in neater piles. Each color has 132 kites and 84 darts. The rules of Penrose tilings make the bigger pieces more useful.


And then I put each color and shape in its own container because I'm anal.

(As Diane Keaton said in Annie Hall, "Anal is the nice word for what you are.")

In any case, I want to give a shout out to SeriousPuzzles.com, the online store where I was able to get all these cool toys. If looking at the odd things I create gives you the itch to have a set of tiles or two or six, drop them a line.



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