|Résolution Automatique de Pentominos en 3D
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Eithan Samara wrote this Java applet after he searched the whole web for a solver to the 3D pentominoes puzzle problem and didn't find any. He used his own 3D graphics libraries in order to make the 3D engine work faster and make the applet as lighter as it could get (the Jar file size is 31KB).
The solver can solve
both by box size (container) and by piece, which means
creating a copy of a single pentomino with double
magnification and triple height. The 'Special' option on
the 'By Box' menu will solve for a unique box with a size
of 3 x 5 x 5 and a hole in the middle.
Below there is the data for the number of steps the solver needs in order to reach the first solution in each solving option: