“Each year, the computer science department looks for group bonding activities for its students. This summer, we thought we’d challenge them to assemble a jigsaw puzzle,” says Samuel Rebelsky, professor and chair of computer science.
“Of course, we didn't want to choose just any old jigsaw puzzle,” he continues. Instead, they selected the world’s largest commercially available jigsaw puzzle, Ravensburger’s Keith Haring: Double Retrospect.
The puzzle offers a challenge, with 32,256 pieces and a limited color palette. It measures nearly 18 feet long and more than 6 feet wide. Weighing in at approximately 42 pounds, the behemoth even comes with its own trolley.
Puzzle piecers will be blogging their progress at Our Insane Summer.
Interested in helping put it together? The department invites you to join in the challenge. “Come assemble 100 pieces, 1,000 pieces, even one piece,” says Rebelsky.
The puzzle is in the Noyce Science Center, room 3821.
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