As most designs of puzzles start with a little idea, the same applies to Michel Sommer. Also he had a little idea. A Cubical maze module: a simple three-dimensional cube with tunneling maze and a ball and to be able to stack the cubes.
However, with each additional module (transparent or opaque), the tubes link to allow a ball passage through progressively longer and exponentially more complex combinations of paths, creating varying levels of difficulty: “gymnastics for the mind”, spatial mathematical reasoning exercises.
Micheal created a reconfigurable system with different kind of modules with self explaining names like transparent (clear cube) roller coaster loops (loop paths cross within a single cube).
At the website called Sommercube dot com you can read much more about the Summer Cube, the possibilities, why Sommercube and the partnership of puzzlement. Also you can find a lot of pictures showing how the Sommercube looks like, how it is designed and tested. Happy Puzzling!
Tags: Puzzle | Maze