A CNC machined aluminum maze that invites the user to “water the plants.”
Materials: 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 0.375″ aluminum stock, 0.125″ acrylic sheet in various colors, slotted screw fasteners, 0.125″ steel ball bearing
Tooling: 3″ dia. carbide 6 flute shell mill, 1/8″ dia. flat end mill, 1/16″ dia. flat end mill, 3/16″ single lip carbide cutter, 1/8″ dia. center drill, 1/8″ dia. twist drill, 6-32 UNC thread former
Processes: CNC machining, lasercutting
To play the maze, one should simply get the bead of water from the watering can into the bottom of one of the carrots. For an added difficulty, one should try to get the bead of water to the bottom of four out of the five carrots. One of them is purely decorative and not meant to be “watered,” but it is only after trying to water each carrot that you determine which one cannot be watered. The leafy part of the carrots covers up the path between the carrots and so for a second one is “lost” and is unsure where exactly the ball is.