One Million Pounds of Plate Glass Went Into This Incredible Maze

What does 400 tons of pure glass look like? At the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art this month, you can find out—thanks to a new maze designed and built by the artist Robert Morris using 968,902 pounds of one-inch-thick glass. » 5/28/14 8:00pm 5/28/14 8:00pm

23 Amazing Labyrinths To Get Lost In

What is it about humans that make us love–and hate–being lost? Since the time of ancient Greece, we've been figuring out ways to entertain ourselves within extraordinarily confusing structures. » 6/14/13 9:40am 6/14/13 9:40am

Preposterously Intricate Maze Took Seven Years of This Janitor's Life

Almost 30 years ago, a Japanese janitor casually drew a few lines, which turned into a few more lines, which turned into seven years of his life and the most demonically intricate maze—hand-drawn or otherwise—that I have ever seen. » 1/31/13 5:40pm 1/31/13 5:40pm

Maze Solving Robot Mouse Makes Real Lab Mice Look Downright Stupid

Even after spending years solving countless placemat mazes at restaurants around the world, I'm still no match for this robotic micromouse that races through this giant maze in just 3.921 seconds, shaving a full second off the previous record. » 11/21/11 9:40pm 11/21/11 9:40pm

Inside Gaddafi's Secret Underground Labyrinth

Oh, Gaddafi, you eccentric old creeper. Of course you have a gigantic network of tunnels under Tripoli so you can sneak around and do dastardly shit. Yeah, well, all your tunnel are belong to rebels. » 8/26/11 10:40am 8/26/11 10:40am

This Harry Potter Crop Circle Maze Definitely Wasn't Created By Aliens

Neither aliens nor goblins had a hand in creating this "maize maze" near York, England—the farmer "Top Pearsy" (that's a name, yes) owned up and said he merely wanted to mark the ending of the Harry Potter moviethon. » 7/13/11 4:20am 7/13/11 4:20am

What Happens When You Give an Artist 2,200 Pounds of Salt and Five Days?

This photo shows what Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto created out of 2,200 pounds of salt over the course of five days. At first glance it seems like he didn't actually make anything, but look closer and you'll see something lovely. » 2/02/11 6:40pm 2/02/11 6:40pm

Watch This Robot Mouse Blow Through a Maze Faster Than You Can

Okay, this might not look impressive at first. The maze isn't that complicated. But imagine being the size of the robotic Micromouse—relatively, this is a human-sized hedge maze. Then imagine running to the finish in only five seconds. » 10/28/10 2:40pm 10/28/10 2:40pm

Cheaters Are Using Their iPhones to Cheat Their Cheatin' Way Out of…

Now, I've walked around this maze before so know how tough it is, but cheating using your cellphone's GPS? You may as well stay at home playing GTA or something. » 10/06/10 11:00am 10/06/10 11:00am

I Would Be Driven Mad By This Maze Game Candy Dispenser


This motorized marble maze game replaces the usual steel ball with an M&M. It's joystick controlled, and it reminds me of rats in mazes looking for cheese. But in reverse. [Project240 via Make] » 1/12/10 4:48pm 1/12/10 4:48pm

Real Mouse Navigates Quake 2 Using a Trackball

Neuroscientists at Princeton created a new way to study the neurons of the classic mouse-in-a-maze: Strap it to a suspended ball and have it run through a virtual maze. That first virtual maze? Derived from a Quake 2 level. » 10/14/09 5:50pm 10/14/09 5:50pm

Bandai's Aqua Dance Water Toy Hypnotizes Using Nanotechnology

Bandai's Aqua Dance water toy utilizes some sort of nanotech coating to send endless balls...of water cascading through a maze. I feel the urge to pee just thinking about it. » 2/25/09 2:00pm 2/25/09 2:00pm

3D Maze Ball: A Worthy Waste of Five Minutes

We doubt that this "3D Balance Control Intellect Ball" will keep you occupied like a Rubik's cube for hours on end, but its tactical, 3D maze should mush your mind in just the right way and forcibly limit your normally adept problem solving techniques to find the solution in a childlike manner. 7.5-inches in diameter,… » 9/29/08 2:00pm 9/29/08 2:00pm

Q-BA-Maze Marble Toy Teaches Kids About Construction, Balls

Combining the concepts of LEGO with the concepts of Rube Goldberg, the Q-BA-MAZE gives you a set of 20 to 50 pieces that you put together to make a descending maze for marbles. It sounds boring from our description, so if you watch the video you'll notice that it's...only slightly less boring. This may be cool to use… » 11/28/07 7:00pm 11/28/07 7:00pm