The whole point of building this tipping mechanism was to drive a ball through a maze. Now I had to actually build the maze. The first thing I had to do was to sketch it out by hand on graph paper. I had to account for the thickness of the boards, the width of the ball, and the path of the maze. The path I decided was intended to start easy, and get harder later in the maze. The goal was to build a learning curve into the maze path. I figured most people will require some time learning to use teamwork to solve the maze.
I then was able to layout the maze on the two pieces of white melamine. I used rulers and straight edges to transfer my hand drawn plans onto the boards. I made sure to keep lengths to round number measurements where at all possible, so the walls would be easier to cut and assemble. The boards were cut from 2.5″ x 3/4″ stock. I only needed the walls to be slightly taller than the balls radius. Continue reading “Building a giant Labyrinth game: Part 4 – Final”