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Sergey wrote up this neat instructable on making a simple puzzle from paperclips -

As a kid growing in Soviet Russia before Perestroika began, there were not that many toys, games and crafts available to you.

This puzzle is an example of the game that we were making using simple tools from father’s toolbox and regular paper clips (bureaucracy provided infinite supply of paper-clips so they were quite easy to get)

As the author mentions, fun projects like this can definitely help one to think outside the box. One of the commenters mentions making a bigger version out of wire coat hangers – good idea! – Puzzle made of paper-clips

Tensegrity Sphere
Paperclip art

HOW TO – Make a homade puzzle, or “Why I love my jigsaw”

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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