Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Labyrinth, a game of physical skill, consists of a box with a maze on top with holes, and a steel marble. The object of the game is to tilt the game board to guide the marble to the end of the maze, without letting it fall into any of the holes.

In this lesson, students will design and print their own labyrinth game. While the project is intended to be a single lesson with 3D printing following the lesson, the project can be extended to a second lesson by either testing the printed designs and suggesting future improvements or creating a base for their game board.
Subjects
Art and DesignComputingDesign and TechnologyScience
Years | Grades
7th Grade | 11-12 years8th Grade | 12-13 years9th Grade | 13-14 years10th Grade | 14-15 years11th Grade | 15-16 years
Duration
Lesson 1: 60 minutes Print time: ~ 2 hours

Labyrinth trailer
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Objectives

  • Know the functional requirements of a labyrinth game
  • Use TinkerCAD® software to design a labyrinth game optimized for 3D printing
  • Manufacture a labyrinth game using a 3D printer
 

Tools and equipment

  • BE3D eDee printer
  • Set of example models
  • Access to a computer that can access the internet and TinkerCAD
  • Paper pad and pencil
  • Printed lesson resources
 

Skill requirements

To participate in the lesson, students should be able to:
  • Use TinkerCAD, Fusion 360 or Similar CAD software at a beginner/intermediate level
  • Be comfortable using DeeControl software including adjusting print settings
  • Use the BE3D eDee 3D printer

Labyrinth walkthrough
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3D models overview

  • Total print time 2 hours
  • Total filament 16.6 m
  • Additional non-printable components
  • Printed all at once
MAZE TOP
  • 3 hours
  • 14.8 m
Maze bottom
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • 24.2 m
Maze ball
  • 10 minutes
  • 0.15 m
Note: Values are calculated for one set of models.

Lesson resources

  • Lesson plan
  • Example labyrinth
  • Worksheet
  • Walkthrough
  • Presentation
  • 3D Models
  • 3D print instructions
  • Curriculum Alignment: ISTE standard compliant