Icosahedral maze

I built a @geek2nurse icosahedron and faced it with a nasty maze.

Get from the top triangle…

down the sides…

To the bottom triangle.

The entrance and exit are on opposite sides, so you have to traverse the whole thing top to bottom.

This is a difficult maze, there are infinite loops and dead ends everywhere. There’s only one solution… I made it and even I am like “uh…”

Want to try it yourself? Go to a maze generator and make a bunch of different triangular mazes (20 to be exact) and go nuts. You’ll need to tweak it to make it work in a wrap around polyhedron like this, but it’s a cool project.

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This is such a cool twist!

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Oh also those are defocused scores, not engraved. Far faster.

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Great idea! I love it.

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Amazingly difficult to imagine finding my way to the end. Great look with the defocused score.

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Very cool, but too much like work! :laughing:

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Just too many twist for me to follow.

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Now do one with the maze inlaid. :grin:

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… and deep enough to run a ball bearing thru. With acrylic top.

Trust me, I’ve already spent time wondering about the edge transitions…

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Inlaid was the original plan, but the more I considered it the less fun it sounded ;).

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I was thinking overlay with ball bearings and a magnet on a stick with a layer of clear acrylic on top with a hole in and out at the beginning and end. Imagine that in the waiting room of a psychiatrist’s office? :thinking:

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Looks cool! I’d love to do some 3d ones to roll a ball around in.

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I made it and even I am like “uh…”

You stumped??? never!!!
Nice work! Love a good maze, but probably not in 3D…

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Perhaps the negative of this …

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I love this idea, and you executed it brilliantly.

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Very Fun! I want to do this now.

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That turned out so freaking cool! Next step: Make one that, when you light it from within, shows the solution. :wink:

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Oh dang. That’s good.

Or maybe clear reflective/glow paint that shows up under certain lighting.

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My brain itchez, in a most unpleasant way.

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You have a twisted, devious mind… I like it!

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