The Wooden 5x15 s-Rectangle
Before I wrote a computer program to solve polyabolo problems,
I sawed these pieces with an electric jigsaw and tried to
construct rectangles by hand. I spent a lot of time on the 5x15
s-rectangle, but only got smaller ones solved. The task is rather
difficult, because there are 2*15+2*3=36 edge squares and
the complete set of polyaboloes can cover only 42 edge squares.
(cf. all rectangles )
At last the program got a solution, but it isn't a "stable" one.
The pieces can't be put
one onto the other without sliding down or needing a frame. A stable solution
is shown by
Andrew Clarke .
My solution can be rearranged to construct other models of hexaboloes.