Puzzles by Dartprince
The jig saw puzzle. It has
no mechanical apparatus, no technology involved, and requires no
batteries, yet has been a popular form of entertainment since the
late 1700's. The first jig saw puzzle, or picture puzzle as it
was known back then, was created around 1760 by a London mapmaker
and engraver by the name of John Spilsbury. It was created by
glueing a map to a thin sheet of mahogany and cut into pieces
using a fret saw. This he used as a teaching aid in geography
lessons. If you would like more detailed info on this subject,
you can visit "The Americana SmorgasBoard."
Now thanks to the modern
miracle called "java applet," any picture can be cut up
into a bunch of little pieces and placed on the world wide web
for anyone with a half way decent browser to put together. (For
those of you with Web TV, all I can say is, "Get a puter.")
As you can see by the puzzle you solved to enter this site, it is
actually quite easy to do. (By the way, this picture was taken
during a poker tourny at Flipside.) Of course, this picture only
had 6 pieces. The other pictures on this site will contain
anywhere from a couple dozen pieces, to a couple hundred,
depending on how ornery I'm feeling when I write that page. I
plan to make this site an ongoing project, so check back every so
often as I add more photos and pictures. Good luck and enjoy.
Simply click on a
thumbnail to work that puzzle.
"Ladybug" Photo by Ray Hanson (100 pieces)
"Chisi" Screen capture of some friends
and I playing pachisi at Flipside (120 pieces)
"Lake Placid" Photo
by Ray Hanson (80 Pieces)
Artist Unknown (150 pieces)
Photo by Ray Hanson (140 pieces)
"NCC-1701-E" Enterprise of the Future (80 pieces) Design by Mat Hanson
"Train" Photo by Ray Hanson
Got a comment, or maybe a photo you would like to see added? E-mail Dartprince.
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and games? Take a look at my other websites.