DIMLabyrinths: Printable 3D Cube Mazes Designed in MATLAB
Adam Steven Wicks
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.
Andrew P. Murray, Dave Harry Myszka
Primary Advisor's Department
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Stander Symposium project, School of Engineering
"DIMLabyrinths: Printable 3D Cube Mazes Designed in MATLAB" (2020). Stander Symposium Projects. 2042.