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Shannon PenceBy Shannon Pence
First created
Shannon PenceBy Shannon Pence
First created
$250
pledged of $1,000pledged of $1,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, March 28 2015 2:42 PM UTC +00:00

About

We always loved those handheld maze games from our childhood. We found a great way to make it simpler, durable and affordable. But what would make it different and interesting? We wanted to make each one custom and personalized. Then it hit us- if we use people's initials each maze would be very personal and special to the owner, or make a very special gift. Working with a font creator we found a perfect font to make it happen.

The maze game is made from HDPE (high density polyethylene) which is actually something you may have in your kitchen. It's used in making plastic cutting boards. As such it is extremely durable, it looks great and it's easy for our CNC router to work with.

The most interesting observation we have had when handing the prototypes to someone for the first time is that without fail every person immediately starts trying to solve the maze. Everyone loves a simple game in this increasingly complex and digitally oriented world. Wait till you get your hands on one! Just put it on the edge of your desk at work or your coffee table at home. I promise you everyone that sees it will pick it up.

Funds raised will go directly to raw materials and labor. We already own the CNC router and have a large shop to work in.

Here are the possible letters you can use. 

The start and end lines will be removed or closed on first and last letters for a cleaner looking puzzle. The removed / cut area is the white part inside the letter. No outside lines will be cut. Example:

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Risks and challenges

We have tried very hard to minimize challenges. We have made dozens of prototypes from many different materials in many sizes until we found the ideal combination. We sourced the plastic locally. We already have a shop with more than enough space to set up multiple work stations. We own our own CNC router and tools. We set a very conservative delivery schedule allowing for minor setbacks or delays. The worst case we can imagine is if our router breaks and we cannot fund a replacement. Under that scenario we have the ability to use another router at a friend's shop to fulfill rewards. Any and all challenges and delays will be clearly communicated to our backers.

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    Early Backer Maze.The first ones we will make! They are half off just to get the ball rolling. A three letter maze game made from white HDPE. Your choice of letters. Overall size of game varies based on letters chosen, Approximate size 5.5" tall by 7-10" wide. IMPORTANT! Look for the survey after the end date of our project, we will need to verify what you want (color and letters) and get your shipping information. Please return the survey quickly so we can fulfill your reward!

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    Standard Maze. (June Shipping) A three letter maze game made from white or black HDPE. Your choice of letters. Overall size of game varies based on letters chosen, Approximate size 5.5" tall by 7-10" wide. 6mm ball bearing inside the maze, clear acrylic top. IMPORTANT! Look for the survey after the end date of our project, we will need to verify what you want (color and letters) and get your shipping information. Please return the survey quickly so we can fulfill your reward!

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    Standard Maze (July- August Shipping) A three letter maze game made from white or black HDPE. Your choice of letters. Overall size of game varies based on letters chosen, Approximate size 5.5" tall by 7-10" wide. 6mm ball bearing inside the maze, clear acrylic top. IMPORTANT! Look for the survey after the end date of our project, we will need to verify what you want (color and letters) and get your shipping information. Please return the survey quickly so we can fulfill your reward!

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    Late to the Party Maze (Sept-Dec Shipping) A three letter maze game made from white or black HDPE. Your choice of letters. Overall size of game varies based on letters chosen, Approximate size 5.5" tall by 7-10" wide. 6mm ball bearing inside the maze, clear acrylic top. IMPORTANT! Look for the survey after the end date of our project, we will need to verify what you want (color and letters) and get your shipping information. Please return the survey quickly so we can fulfill your reward!

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    MONSTER Maze. A 12" by 24" maze game made from white or black HDPE. Your choice of letters. 2-4 lines of text depending on the orientation you want (portrait or landscape). 16-20 letters will fit depending on letters chosen. 6mm ball bearing inside the maze, clear acrylic top.

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Funding period

- (30 days)