Ezra and I took 30 minutes this evening and wrote a word find puzzle solver in Python. This uses a little bit of pre-processing, sets, dictionaries, tuples, and other (less efficient) techniques to fairly quickly find the answers.
As I recently posted, Ezra and I used The Gimp to draw a picture of two birds (swans?) on the ocean.
Our next step was to turn this into a puzzle for Mr. Puzzle (Ezra).
Holding the Ink Jet printout prior to gluing.
Applying glue evenly to the board.
Adhering the printed image to the wood with glue.
Examining the puzzle before cutting.
Sanding a piece of the puzzle.
The finished product!
A closeup.. I was really happy with how nice it turned out.
All of the pieces!
And a happy Mr. Puzzle!