May I proudly present, the (prototypes of):MazeBall, MazeCone and MazeRoll
Those are fake-twisty
maze puzzles, as they do not scramble.
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Is it a 2x2xN puzzle with its surface made so it can contain a rolling ball in it, and where the surface would be ever changing as you roll the ball around?
It's a 1x1xN? I've had the idea also for some kind of 3x3x3 maze puzzle (in ball shape), but it is very difficult to get a good twisty and a good maze puzzle. And it's certainly not my next project.
The designs of the MazeRoll, MazeCone and MazeBall (this is the order I designed those) already took me about a year
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(the internal holes are only to make printing less expensive. Those are no internal maze paths)
The designs of the MazeRoll, MazeCone and MazeBall (this is the order I've created those) are currently being registered
. After this, I'll release the final versions at Shapeways. I expect this to be by the end of January 2013.
Update: designs are registered and published.
The designs are registered under no. 002144584
-0001 / -0002 / -0003