with some help from Pete Harrison's list of Pacific Rim contacts, I've
finally tracked down somebody who'll sell me some pre-formed maze walls
and posts. They're made from polystyrene (i.e. plastic) and claim to be
properly IR-opaque. They are plugged into an MDF base which would cost far
to much to ship from the US, but which I'm sure we can reproduce locally.
The basic cost works out at about $1.35 per post/wall pair. They sell
boxes with 300 in for a full 16x16 maze and 39 in for a 5x5 maze (which
needs a 6x6 wall grid plus a few spares, of course.)
I'm planning on ordering a load and making a new maze for Royal Holloway
as well as having a few small mazes for home use.
I don't at the moment know what the shipping costs will be, but probably
we can keep the costs down by doing a bulk order, so this message is to
solicit interest. If you want to buy some walls and posts, please let me
know by Friday April 19 (that's Friday next week).
Dr Adrian Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in Computing, Computer Science Dep,
Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:+44(0)1784 443425 Fax:+44(0)1784 439786