DIMLabyrinths: Printable 3D Cube Mazes Designed in MATLAB

Title

DIMLabyrinths: Printable 3D Cube Mazes Designed in MATLAB

Authors

Presenter(s)

Adam Steven Wicks

Files

Description

DIMLabyrinths are 3-dimensional marble mazes designed for 3D printing. The maze body is acube with an evenly-spaced grid of round holes from top-to-bottom, left-to-right, and front-to-back. The holes are one of two sizes inside the cube, either too small for the marble to passthrough or just big enough to allow the marble passage. As such, the solver can see the marble atall times as it moves through the maze embedded in the cube. The design of the maze itself isgenerated using an algorithm developed in MATLAB. The maze is guaranteed to visit everylocation in the cube on a path that connects the top-front-left corner to the bottom-back-rightcorner. This unique geometry is well-suited for manufacturing via 3D printing. DIMLabyrinthfiles suitable for rapid prototyping are available for free download on the DIMLab My MiniFactory site. The result is a unique puzzle, partially designed in MATLAB, that can be 3Dprinted at home for free.

Publication Date

4-22-2020

Project Designation

Graduate Research

Primary Advisor

Andrew P. Murray, Dave Harry Myszka

Primary Advisor's Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, School of Engineering

DIMLabyrinths: Printable 3D Cube Mazes Designed in MATLAB

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