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Does your pinwheel block have points or a patch in the center? Click on an icon in one of the two groups below.

Points in the middle

Whirlwind

Turnstile

Windmill

Perpetual Motion







Yankee Puzzle

Wheel
Patch in the middle

Friendship Star

Pinwheel Square

Twist Patchwork

 

What's a Pinwheel?

Pinwheels have identical, asymmetrical sections arranged around the middle of a block, as if they're rotating on a hub:


Pinwheel placement


To put it another way:

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Each quarter of the block is identical to the others, but each is turned 90 degrees from its neighbor.