Hi Non-Twisty Puzzles fans,Gear Maze 2S
is the third of the Gear Mazes. Gear Maze 2x2
and Gear Maze 3x3
are also posted the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.
Gear Maze 2S is a two-sided gear maze. It has four gears, each of which has a simple maze at both sides. The 17-teeth gears mesh with each other and they are driven by the big 45-teeth gear around them. A small ball (or actually, two small balls glued together) runs through the maze, driven by gravity and inertia. The object is to get the ball from the small circular hole to the triangular hole.
The maze is quite confusing. The ball always jumps to holes at the other side. Also some through paths are actually dead ends, whereas some dead ends are actually through paths or even junctions. The topology of the maze has a lot of interconnected loops and meshes to add to the confusion.
Watch the YouTube video
Buy the puzzle at LaserExact!
Check out the photos below.
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