This is a sequential discovery puzzle box. I designed this puzzle to be produced in large quantities. It should become available in shops somewhere around 2024. However, you can make it yourself already! This puzzle contains a complex maze and multiple sequential discovery steps.
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 approximately 76 x 99 x 234 mm.
The square around the laser cut files 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:
- a marble with a diameter of 10 mm (for 4mm wood. If you change the wood thickness, the marble should be more than 2 times and less than 2.75 times the wood thickness. 2,5 is ideal. For 3 mm wood I would recommend a 8 mm marble)
- A small rubber band
- 6 magnets with a diameter of 5mm and a thickness of 3 or 4 mm (I found them searching for “magnet 5 x 3 mm”). If you change the woodsize you will need to change the holes for the magnets in the laser cut file.
- 2 metal rods with a diameter of 4 mm and a length of 20 mm. I personally use magnetic sticks with these dimensions (I found them searching for “magnet 4 x 20 mm”). If you change the wood thickness you will have to scale this rod accordingly.
The laser cut files have three layers:
-A layer for the outer square to scale the file (450 x 275 mm)
-A layer for cutting.
-A layer for line engraving.