My eyes hurt from all the tiny lines!
February 26, 2008 10:24 AM   Subscribe

Mazes and complexity Like mazes? Check out these computer generated mazes that might play tricks with your visual cortex. Each is available as a downloadable PDF that will take, um... at least a minute to solve.

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posted by daHIFI (14 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

Also, very neat.
posted by cortex at 10:30 AM on February 26, 2008

...we developed a system for constructing mazes from images.

I foresee a cheesy mail-order "Get Your Child's Face As A Maze On A T-shirt" business.

Neat mazes, though.
posted by DU at 10:39 AM on February 26, 2008


posted by katillathehun at 10:41 AM on February 26, 2008

(Looking for the name of a maze solution algorithm I saw recently, I came across a fairly comprehensive page on mazes.)
posted by DU at 10:41 AM on February 26, 2008

Who's going to be the first to solve Maze-raham Lincoln?
posted by owtytrof at 10:49 AM on February 26, 2008

I love mazes.
posted by everichon at 11:32 AM on February 26, 2008

This is cool! Thanks for the post.
posted by wittgenstein at 11:36 AM on February 26, 2008

I was defeated by the Amazing Maize Maze last year, forced to take the "pony express" to the exit after an hour and a half of wandering around in the dark. To be fair, though, I was all set to keep going, but my girlfriend and her "bronchitis" weren't quite up to the task. I'll get you next year, corn maze, mark my words.
posted by uncleozzy at 11:40 AM on February 26, 2008

damn, owtytrof took my joke!
posted by cowbellemoo at 12:30 PM on February 26, 2008

I haven't seen the link (it seems to be slammed?) but this post reminds me of a screensaver my dad used to have for the Mac. I'm pretty sure it was part of After Dark. The screensaver would algorithmically create a maze, then algorithmically solve it by having a little line systematically try all the possibilities. There were settings for complexity, and you could even have two lines simultaneously try to solve the maze from different sides and see which won first.
I miss After Dark.
posted by lostburner at 12:41 PM on February 26, 2008

Aagh! I'm stuck in line at Disneyland! Help me find my way out!!

These will be great for any time I'll have to spend on an airplane or bus. Favorited and placed in freezer.
posted by not_on_display at 12:53 PM on February 26, 2008

It's very hard to draw clean lines with Acrobat's markup tool. I might have to print some out for later.
posted by backseatpilot at 1:00 PM on February 26, 2008

posted by mightshould at 2:19 PM on February 27, 2008

I printed and completed all these mazes on 11x17 paper. They can be seen in a Flickr Set HERE
posted by Sprocket at 3:10 PM on March 3, 2008 [1 favorite]

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