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Make your own practice or contest maze
Half size mazes
The maze base is made from 12mm MDF routed to size and with the holes drilled using a CNC router. If you need this done, email UKMARS@swallow.co.uk and we will try and arrange it. They cost £40 per pair for collection from Stroud. This can be used on its own for mazes up to 10 by 10 or with a tongue and groove arrangement similar to the full-size maze to allow them to be extended to any desired size.
The panels used for the half-size maze are the same as those used for a full-size maze as described by Duncan Louttit and Bernard Grabowski at the 2018 Minos conference. You can find the descriptions here:
The walls are 3D printed in ABS in four pieces. There are two identical thin wall sections that are glued together with acetone. This means that the outsides are the face that is printed on the bed of the printer for best finish.
These parts will need fettling on a piece of fine sandpaper to avoid printing flash etc.
The posts are 3D printed in ABS as two pieces glued together with acetone. They are printed flat-side down on the bed. This ensures that the layers are in the correct orientation for strength.
These parts will need fettling with a swiss file to remove printer artefacts as needed. The prototypes were printed in TitanX white ABS on a Robox printer.