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3D Bullet Labyrinth

Step-By-Step Instructions

Create an exciting 3D bullet labyrinth using our TroLase ADA Signage and your very own Trotec laser machine.


Preparation

You Will Need:

  • 1/4 TroLase ADA Signage 3,2mm, black
  • 1/4 TroLase ADA Signage 3,2mm, white
    (materials available here
  • Paper to cover the engraving table
  • A single marble (Ø max. 12mm)

Machine Used:

  • Speedy 360, 80 watts
  • 2" lens
  • Vacuum table
  • Acrylic cutting grid

You can use any machine from the Trotec Speedy series to create this sample.

Tips:

We decided to use the 2" lens for this job. This is because the design of the connectors in the graphics file has been adapted for the kerf.


Step by Step

Step 1: Import Design

Design your own box, or feel free to use our available template. Then, send the file to the laser machine using the following print settings:

Process Mode Resolution Cut line
Cut Job 1000 dpi None
Halftone Others
Colour Enhanced Geometries, Inner Geometries First

Tip:

We created a file on makeabox.io for the base frame of our labyrinth and adapted the file for the ADA material. For TroLase ADA Signage enter a value of 0.2mm into the 'kerf' feild.


Step 2: Laser Process - TroLase ADA Signage

Place your acrylic cutting grid inside your laser machine. Cut the outer walls as well as the bottom from the black TroLase ADA Signage. For the playing field, we decided to use the white ADA Signage, with the same parameters as the black. We scratched the positions of the individual labyrinth 'inner walls' into the playing field, so that when it comes time to assemble, we won't make any mistakes!

The parameters required for the ADA Signage may vary depending on the laser machine you are using and its power.

Laser Parameters:

Colour Process Power (%) Speed (%) ppi/Hz
Scratching: Red Cut CO2 10 1.5 1000
Marking Letters: Blue Cut CO2 25 1.5 1000
"Wide" Scratching: Cyan Cut CO2 20 1.5 1000
Cutting: Green Cut CO2 95 0.8 1000
Passes Air Assist Z-Offset Advanced
1 On 1mm -
1 On 2mm -
1 On 4mm -
1 On -1.6mm -

Tip:

For a nice, clean finish, try leaving the protective foil on the material while you are laser processing it. However, make sure you don't forget to take it off once you're finished - you'll have to remove it from every single piece!


Step 3: Cleaning & Assembly

Remove the protective foil from any piece you have left it on and begin cleaning the surface with a simple, multi-purpose cleaner and a soft cloth. Insert the playing field into the holding slots and add one of the shorter side parts. Close the contraption with the two remaining side parts. Finally, place the single 'walls' of the labyrinth into the marked-out areas. Now, your 3D Labyrinth is ready to go!

Tip:

You can even clean the edges of your labyrinth with an alcohol-based cleanser or solution. This will prevent the piece from losing its colour over time. 


Inspiration

  • Try creating playing fields using different difficulty levels. You can even many different products, but use the exact same base frame.
  • Combine TroLase ADA Signage with some smooth, veneered wood. This will add a touch of exclusivity to your labyrinth. 


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