For the Tenth Gathering For Gardner
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It consists of 10 identical pieces, shaped like a figure 1. These pieces
pack into a 4x4x4 cube in 4 ways.
An nice additional property is that this shape tiles the plane. This minimizes the amount of waste generated while laser-cutting the pieces.
The puzzle is not easy. Please try to solve it manually before resorting to the solutions.
There are four solutions, depicted below. Each row of four grids depicts
the four layers of one solution
The puzzle was designed with BurrTools.