# Fractal Jigsaw puzzle

**beschizza**#1

**AnthonyC**#7

Step 2: take it apart and reassemble it into two jigsaw puzzles. Trickier, but much lower manufacturing costs in the long run.

**Boundegar**#8

A fractal is infinitely complex, and cannot be made out of woodâ€¦ or even atoms. Like most things called â€śfractal,â€ť this is actually a pretty shape *inspired* by fractals. It would be cool if mathematics worked this way.

**shaddack**#9

A fractal run over infinite number of iterations, yes. A fractal run over a limited number of iterations, no.

For all practical uses, this *is* a fractal. Probably even procedurally generated.

Itâ€™s like claiming that a triangle you can draw is not an ideal mathematical triangle with perfectly straight lines with zero thickness.

**Vert**#12

Is it a dragon curve? It certainly looks similar, but dragon curves use 90Â° rotations, donâ€™t they? Genuinely curiousâ€”is there a version constructed with 60 or 120Â° rotations?

(Itâ€™s only a matter of time before a headline includes the inevitable phrase â€ś8-bit fractalâ€ťâ€”Iâ€™ve been stockpiling bottled water and canned beans for the ensuing comment firestorm and web traffic singularity.)

**shaddack**#13

The puzzle author said so in the video so I assume he knows what heâ€™s doing. I think the 90-degrees is just a usual value, not a requirement; e.g. according to wikipedia the terdragon uses 120 degrees.

**Vert**#16

**wazroth**#19

NUH UH, I predicted your riposte at Dec 21, 8:48 AM, and it arrived at Dec 21, 10:34 AM. (According to the posting times provided by BBS).

This is getting meta.

**Dioptase1**#20

You would have won â€¦ if it was a dragon curve. Wrong angles and segments sizes. Got any other links you want to try?