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# Wooden fractal curve puzzles

**beschizza**#1

**spetrovits**#4

It was weird watching the Kickstarter video, hearing the background music, and not seeing brass being machined while a pleasant Australian narrates. I’ve been conditioned by Clickspring.

**Logolepsy**#7

Here’s another nice fractal jigsaw puzzle by Oskar van Deventer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SbOYXQ2x6I

**karl_jones**#8

Yes.

Hilbert was a hero, to be sure.

But Gödel … Gödel walked, talked, and reckoned with the Angels. (And paid the price for his genius – a genuine tragedy.)

**msraynsford**#9

My knowledge is very much limited to brief stints on wikipedia but I thought Giuseppe Peano discovered the first curve.

David Hilbert hasn’t been overlooked though, the Hilbert curve got it’s very own puzzle in the batch I released last year.

**mcsnee**#10

I’m having trouble understanding how everyone else does, uh, *not see* what you and I are seeing…

**bobtato**#11

I didn’t actually think you hated Hilbert, I was just being whimsical. But the Hilbert curve is better known, I guess because it is simpler to code, and/or because CS types are familiar with Hilbert from his role in the creation myth of computing.

**LutherBlisset**#14

Hilbert’s stuff, to me, is already too complicated to grasp.

“To infinity… and beyond” would be a duly fitting motto for Cantor, as I was told. But for Gödel, infinity is not enough. I’m not religious, and your metaphor is a bit lost on me, but it definitely sounds about right.

**beschizza**closed #16

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