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This is the Robot puzzle box. I designed this box originally as a gift for a friend. I wanted the box to be small and with a mechanism which will force you to think about what’s happening on the inside of the box. The concept for this mechanism is very simple, but it can be difficult to open if you don’t know what you’re doing. Even when you show someone how you open the box it can be tricky for them if you don’t explain what you’re doing. 

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This is the Robot puzzle box. I designed this box originally as a gift for a friend. I wanted the box to be small and with a mechanism which will force you to think about what’s happening on the inside of the box. The concept for this mechanism is very simple, but it can be difficult to open if you don’t know what you’re doing. Even when you show someone how you open the box it can be tricky for them if you don’t explain what you’re doing. 

 

I made a youtube video for this puzzle box:
The youtube video will air on September 5th

 

The laser cut file for cutting the wood for this puzzle box has a square around it. This will allow you to easily scale the laser cut file for any wood thickness. I used 4 mm wood for making the puzzle box, and it resulted in a box which was 53x76x90mm. 
The square around the laser cut file is 450 by 275 mm for 4 mm wood. If you want to use another wood thickness, scale the laser cut file accordingly. 

 

Besides the laser cut wood you will need:

  • Glue
  • Sanding paper
  • 2 circle magnets with a diameter of 5 mm and a thickness of 3mm (4 mm should work as well) 
  • two magnetic marbles with a diameter of 15 mm.

 

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