RE: Mazes again
What is a good size for a test maze? 5x5 seems a little small to me. If you ignore the issue of how to store the maze and just look for a single piece base. I think having a single piece base is essential for a small test maze.
In the UK B&Q sell 4'x4' 12mm MDF which should be enough to made a 6x6 maze. I have heard that 8'x4' MDF is also available, but I have not checked. I think this would allow a 13x6 maze but is probably to big. I was thinking a 8x6 or 9x6 maze would be a good size.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: A Johnstone [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 11 April 2002 14:24
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> Subject: Mazes again
> Dear all,
> 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.
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