Probably everybody at least once in their lives had the chance to try solving mazes or labyrinth based games, using one of the printed formats or have actually visited a real life hedge maze. If you had the opportunity, you most likely have played with one of those boards with a ball being trapped in them as well, and quickly realised how tricky gravity can get!
Aaron Rodriguez developed an incredible online generator that lets you prepare your own mazes. The options are so numerous that we decided to only showcase one way of using it in this article. If you decided to experiment, show your makes to us via Instagram!
Let's take a look at the basic settings!
Every option has an explanation next to their input fields, which is truly helpful as there are a plethora of settings to play with. If you are using Lightburn with your machine set up within the software, you do not have to worry about the "Printer configuration" settings on the right side panel.
In this article we will not cover the "Calibration Rectangle Configuration", because it is intended for simulation, and even without adjusting anything within those settings we got a truly awesome result that we are going to show in the coming pictures. Once again, the Lightburn Software makes it so much more convenient to do such operations too.
To generate your files, first click "Export SVG Blueprint" to enable the "Download" button.
If you click on the "?" at the print mode options, you get to see how each mode will look like. The Single sheet mode is what we are going to cover. We do recommend that you try out the Floor and Wall mode as well, that is, if you have the patience for the pieces!
A generated layout of the Floor and Wall maze will look like this:
A layout that you generate with the Single Sheet settings will look like so:
There is a couple of things we recommend you do before you go ahead and laser cut your new maze game!
1) Measuring the materials
2). Making the cutting job simplified
Now, let's get to cutting! We cut the walls first.
We hope that you enjoyed this article, and we are looking forward to see what you will make!