Solve a marble maze with a flick of your wrist and a Raspberry Pi

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South African maker Tom Van den Bon is back with another Raspberry Pi project, this time focusing on the classic Labyrinth / marble maze game.

The project consists of a 3D printed maze sitting on top of a motorised gimbal that moves the maze from side to side, pushing the ball along  the path.

How the player moves the ball from there is where things get interesting. The Raspberry Pi controlling the setup is connected to a Flick HAT, making the game motion controlled.

While this is technically a marble maze, the board here was scaled down and uses regular plastic BB pellets. The size of the ball depends on how big you make the maze.

Van den Bon adapted this project from one found on Thingiverse. That version used a phone app and an Arduino in place of the Flick HAT and Raspberry Pi here.

You’ll need to grab the files from there if you want to replicate this work You’ll also need the code which is hosted on GitHub.

We’ve seen variation of this project also accomplished with the official LEGO set, 21305: Maze. We think it’s one of the best sets ever made, and one project got an automated version running with NES controllers.

Clinton Matos

Clinton Matos

Clinton has been a programmer, engineering student, project manager, asset controller and even a farrier. Now he handles the maker side of