Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Adding color with Painted interiors

Oskar's original Cooksey Tribute puzzles were opaque and colorful, but the replacement I built was transparent and colorless so I chose to paint the interior surface of the cylinder.

I poured bright acrylic paint inside the cylinder and gradually tipped it so the paint gradually flowed into all the nooks.

The finished cylinder is now brightly colored. The ring piece is still transparent so the user can see through it while trying to solve the maze.

The maze is fairly challenging because the opposite sides of the ring must navigate the maze on opposite sides of the cylinder at the same time. After solving the maze, the ring rests neatly at the base of the maze cylinder like this.

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