The Octominoes

The 51x58 rectangle below was constructed from the 369 octominoes by Michael Keller. This construction took 24 hours of work over a week; it was completed on February 8, 1987.   It was published in October 1987, and I believe it was the first published construction with the full octomino set, although David Bird privately circulated some of his constructions much earlier.

The drawing was made with a custom polyomino drawing program, and rendered using the Dudeney polyform font available from Alpine Electronics.

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This article is copyright 2005 by Michael Keller.  All rights reserved.

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