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 Post subject: "Snaking Stairways" - 3D rolling ball maze with new features
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:32 pm 
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"Snaking Stairways" is a brand new rolling ball maze puzzle with new features. This is my biggest maze yet being 8 cells wide in each direction. This makes for a maze with lots more twists and turns than any of my previous mazes. This allows for a longer path with stairway paths that go up, down and wrap around each other. This also includes features of my more expensive mazes, symmetrical patterns on several of the faces. I have also made the bars thicker and stronger than my smaller mazes. This has allowed me to sculpt out some areas on the faces of the maze to make even more interesting patterns. This is a very fast maze, so hold onto your hat for a wild ride.

Watch out your maze ball will take off down lots of twisting stairways. These stairs wrap around the maze in all directions. This 8x8x8 maze will take you on a wild serpentine ride to reach the finish. The dimensions of this maze are 50mm by 50mm by 50mm and the ball is 9mm in diameter.

Use the link below to purchase " Snaking Stairways " from my Shapeways shop page. You will find more photos, video and information on this puzzle.

http://shpws.me/p6iZ

Snaking Stairways has a new feature for the start and finish points. It has a ring with a bar through it for the starting point and a ring with a cross through it for the finish point. The ball can not be removed from the maze at the start or finish points, or any other point. This is my first maze where the maze ball is captive in the maze, but you can make the ball removable from the maze by clipping out the bar from the ring at the start point, or cutting out the cross from the ring at the finish point.

Please post any questions or comments you have on " Snaking Stairways ". Enjoy.


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 Post subject: Re: "Snaking Stairways" - 3D rolling ball maze with new feat
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:41 pm 
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I was asked how to paint the maze ball for my new "Snaking Stairways" Maze when you can't remove the ball from the maze.
So I made a video on how to paint the maze ball for "Snaking Stairways". I hope this is helpful.

Making the maze ball a different color is nice as it makes it easier to see where it is inside the maze when solving it.


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