My 11 year old son loves making mazes that are super complicated and near impossible to do.
He has just taken it to the next level with this work in progress.
@clhendricksbc that's intimidating to look at.
Also, is your son at all interested in computers? That looks like the start of a game developer, IMO.
@clhendricksbc is that a maze with moving parts?
@Efi yes, exactly!
@clhendricksbc I loved making elaborate mazes when I was a youngster, but that's an idea I never thought of!
@bstacey I hadn’t thought of it either, but then when I saw it I was like, oh yeah, that totally works. It’s hard to make, though. Have to make sure at least some of the lines match up for each side of the adjustable piece.
@clhendricksbc I made mazes that worked with a stack of trivia-question cards. If you entered a question box, the paths available to you depended on whether you got the question right or wrong.
@clhendricksbc I think the book that got me into that hobby was Robert Abbott's /Mad Mazes/:
@bstacey That is a great idea!
@clhendricksbc I used to do that!! Although I never made an adjustible maze that's pretty cool
@popefucker I hadn’t thought of the adjustable maze idea before either. It was really creative of him!
@clhendricksbc Yikes! Dynamic complexity in action. 🤓
@mackiwg I know, eh? Makes things super difficult!
Tell him to make those squares circles, and it will be totally doable for real :) Awesome work!
@gergely Ah yes, good idea!
@clhendricksbc That's awesome!
@clhendricksbc future video game designer there! you just need to put Yoshi in there and you've got it made!
@lauraritchie Good point! My family was thinking analogue equivalents but probably even better in digital format. Can do even more!
My kids (same age) — one a maker and one a puzzle lover —will like that. I will show them.
@wion cool! He worked hard to get it so that at least some of the lines match every time you turn the attached square.
@clhendricksbc seems a good idea for a video game
@spla Ooooh—good idea! Could be even better digitally.
@clhendricksbc I say that's amazing! I used to do mazes like that too!
@dominicduffin1 Thanks! I was quite impressed with his idea for making his mazes even more complicated.
@clhendricksbc I keep thinking about this, a really spectacular idea! Well done him. If he's ever looking for inspiration, here's something he might enjoy: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2013/01/21/dad-spends-7-years-on-incredibly-detailed-maze/
@paralithode I was really impressed with his idea as well darned hard to create and actually then do the maze, but very creative!
And I love the maze at the link. Quite beautiful!
@clhendricksbc The is the MOST AWESOME thing I have ever seen.
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