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by SteveWinter

Roll a Ball on Plastic Rails Inside a 3D Cube. Reach the Exit to Solve the Maze Puzzle. Rolling Ball Maze Puzzle & Brain Game for Kids, teens & Adults.

New 3D Rolling Ball Maze Puzzle. Roll the ball inside a Plastic 3D maze cube to the exit to solve the puzzle. New 2011 brain toy game. A Work of Art.

Color and material options are in the "Select Material" drop-down list on the right. If you want an option not shown or would like a quantity discount, please click on the "Contact Designer" button to write me an email.This pack includes the mazes listed below. Each maze includes it’s own ball.

Escher’s Playground - Reminiscent of the upside-down staircase paintings by Escher, this 7x7x7 maze will soon have you forgetting which way is up and down. The dimensions of this maze are 40mm by 40mm by 40mm and the ball is 9mm in diameter.

Floating Labyrinth - The ball appears to float through an intricately connected matrix. What appears to be open paths are mysteriously blocked in this 6x6x6 maze. The dimensions of this maze are 31mm by 31mm by 31mm and the ball is 8mm in diameter.

Zig Zag Zog - You will learn to zig zag in three dimensions to solve this 5x5x5 maze, but watch out for the pitfalls! The dimensions of this maze are 24mm by 24mm by 24mm and the ball is 7mm in diameter.

Start by pushing the ball into the spring loaded entrance ( it looks like a backwards “J”). Tip the maze in different directions to roll the ball along the paths through the maze. Don’t worry, if you make a wrong turn, the ball will not fall out of the maze. If the ball runs into a dead-end you can just roll the ball back the opposite way and try another path, that’s all part of this fun brain game. When you reach the exit there is a spring loaded button to press to release the ball from the maze. The exit is in a corner of the 3D maze, where you will find a bar with the little button sticking out from the side of the maze.

Each maze game come with the ball attached by a little chain link cage for shipping. This needs to be cut off and cut open with scissors and the ball will fall out. Note that each larger size maze comes with a larger ball. The balls can quickly and easily be colored with a highlighter or marker. Let the ball dry for a minute after applying then roll between clean white paper to remove excess color so it does not rub off on the maze. Paint for plastic models can also be used. The orange, green and black balls in the pictures were colored with highlighters or markers. Coloring the ball makes it easier to track in the Labyrinth maze.

See for yourself how Ethereal Maze Puzzles take maze puzzles to a whole new level of challenge and fun. With their convoluted lattice structure they can also be enjoyed as captivating and intriguing sculptural works of art.

Show off these unique Works of Art in a quality display case. The medium size case is about \$3 and is perfect for "Escher’s Playground". You can see a picture of the display case with a maze inside in the photos above. Use the link below to get your Display Case with Free Shipping.

Medium Size BCW Maze Puzzle Display Case

If you are in the UK you can get a similar one for about GBP 5.30 with Free Shipping with the link below:

Display Case for Bare Bones for UK Customers

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by kspaho
Ever lose the little plate with nowhere to put your cup of espresso? It's confusing. Designed to eliminate the need for a plate or coaster, the plateless espresso cup can sit directly on the table without leaving a ring behind. Without the plate, you can move from room to room with your espresso and still have one free hand. You'll find yourself wondering why espresso cups ever got involved with the little plates in the first place. Can hold up to 90ml.

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by virtox
The original Eardrops
A pair of elegant spiral droplet earrings.
Absolutely stunning in the new Premium Silver!

I recommend to use these with silver earring hooks and attach them with (7mm) split rings (not included)
These are availble at your local bijoux or jewellery store or via websites.
If you have trouble finding them, contact me with a copy of your invoice and I will make sure you get a pair!

More earrings

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by virtox
It arrived in WSF, and it works for real :-)
Gear system based on hypotrochoid shapes.
It is printed as a 9 piece puzzle, a VERY frustrating one at that ;-)

Depending on the print batch, it might need some minor sanding to make it run properly.

Steel available on request, still untested by me.
I think steel will work but probably needs some more sanding to make it fit.
With the new pricing scheme, the steel version is no longer available.
If you want one in steel, please send me a message and we will find a way.

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by yanying
This design was inspired by the swirling seed heads of Clematis flowers. When I first saw the seed pods, the first thought that came to my mind was, "The flower is dancing." This model took me longer than expected to finish. My first model was a chaotic tangle of lines. (It looked like the flower went mad instead... hahaha) I went back to look at references to try to capture the original lightness and motion of the flower seeds. At the end, the model was tweaked further to make sure none of the tails intersect each other.

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by TerraCotta
A design inspired by starfish dancing together in the ocean, this fluid, intricate pendant deserves a place close to the heart--yours or a loved one's. Available in solid, durable stainless steel for lasting quality in a variety of finishes; black and white glass for a classic, delicate look; or sterling silver for a refined elegance that will feel comfortable at any occasion. Matching earrings available at http://www.shapeways.com/model/52035/starfish_kanga_earrings.html

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by henryseg
A self-referential tessellation of the sphere.

This is a little delicate as the lines are 1.5mm thick, but it seems sturdy enough.

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by jasolo
Earring with a head similar to Escher's works such as Bond of Union and Head in Clouds.

This model contains only one earring. To get the pair put a quantity of 2 in the shopping cart.

Not available in Detail material because of lack of rigidity.

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by nervoussystem
This 7" pendant lamp is covered by ridges and valleys that transmit different amounts of light when illuminated; they furnish a striking pattern whether the lamp is on or off.

We created the form by simulating a process where two chemicals diffuse across a surface and react with one another to form stable patterns. This process, reaction-diffusion, can be used to explain the intricate patterns found on the skin of many types of animals, from the spots of leopards to the radiating stripes of angelfish. Growing a pattern with different parameters can produce dramatically different results.

Here, we orchestrated a pattern that twists elegantly towards the base of the lamp where it terminates in a gentle spiral. Lines diverge and converge along the contours of the sphere, blanketing the surface in many deep grooves. We think the pattern recalls the forms of sand dunes and hard corals.

Only the shade portion of the lamp is shipped by shapeways. The light fixture can be purchased separately from us, email us at hello@n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com

Light Fixture The lamp comes with an eco-friendly 3-watt LED light fixture with three bright Cree LED's that will last for 6 years of continuous use. It is UL-listed and plugs into the wall.

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by Bathsheba
The same as this model on bathsheba.com: here it is in some other materials.

Bigger version here.

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by virtox
The full-color version of the double gyroid bones!
Printed as two separate but intertwining parts.

This principle is also available as a candle stand.

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by TerraCotta
This unique pendant by a guest designer looks like a textured cross from the front, but when turned sideways reveals itself to be the word `Jesus`. Available in solid stainless steel with optional bronze antiquing or gold plating, and in sterling silver. To learn more about this design or other work from Terra Cotta, visit our website at http://www.terracottapf.com

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by VENERIDESIGN
Flower Pump is inspired by the muscle of love,
...every
artery leads straight to the heart ....

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Not For Sale

by printedCat
This piece of art was created in 3D software by "printedCat" 3D-designer in San Francisco, California, USA and printed in nylon material by Shapeways.com in Holland or New York.

Enjoy watching!

All images are photos of real objects. "Proof Printed".

printedCat on Shapeways
printedCat.com
printedCat on Flickr
printedCat on Etsy

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by jayfisher
The Earth, Moon, and Mars, to scale, with 3D surface terrain and full color from the latest NASA space imaging.

[See also the solar system set (but note that set is a logrithmic scale, not linear like this one)]

Dimensions:
Earth: 50mm (2 inches) diameter
Mars: 27mm (1 inches) diameter
Moon: 13mm (0.54 inches) diameter

Scale: 1 : 251102362

The Earth and Mars globes are hollow, with a 12mm (1/2 inch) hole at the south pole, giving them a flat bottom on which to sit without rolling, but each also comes with a matching cap/plug to seal that hole, to form a full sphere. (The moon is solid)

Special thanks to NASA / JPL-Caltech, for allowing the use of their planet surface terrain and mapping.

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by MindEversion

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by henryseg

This is a small version of Triple Gear.

In this unusual mechanism three gears mesh together in pairs, and yet they can turn!

If you take three ordinary gears and put them together so that each gear meshes with the other two, then none of the gears can turn because neighbouring gears must turn in opposite directions. Triple gear avoids this problem by having the three "gears" arranged like linked rings - the gears then rotate along skew axes, and the opposite direction rule no longer applies (although see also Oskar van Deventer's Magic Gears for another possible solution).

This is joint work with Saul Schleimer. We were inspired by another of Oskar's designs, his Knotted Gear, which consists of two linked rings that gear with each other, and of course we wondered if it would be possible to do three linked rings!

A note on materials: I have so far printed it in White Strong & Flexible only. It may arrive with the rings slightly fused together, but gently moving them back and forth will loosen them up, and the mechanism gets smoother with use. I'm not sure what effect the polishing process would have on the gearing mechanism, since it would polish the exposed gear teeth but not those which are meshed as it comes out of the printer. So I have disabled the polished material options. If you really want to try it, let me know. I also haven't tested any of the "frosted detail" materials, but I imagine that they should work fine. The "detail" materials require a thicker wall thickness than this model has, so it is not printable in those materials.

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by frank
I ordered a test print to be sure that everything works the way it was supposed to be.

When it arrived it was not perfectly round but slightly deformed. I guess it is impossible to ship this thing in a packet without deforming it...

Nevertheless this is a nice toy to play around with. It can be squeezed or thrown against walls - In spite of it´s fine structure it is pretty sturdy.

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by CLERCYSOPHIE
this bracelet is proposed in 3 size, but if you have a special size...

the dimension inside the bracelet for the medium:
62mmX43mm
2,44 inchesX1,7 inches

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by CLERCYSOPHIE
50 ex limited edition, for each edition I change the file to change the number

This lamp "Labyrinth" is made in 2 parts .... underneath where you installed the socket (E14), the bulb is an LED bulb. The ball is slightly flattened below for more stability.I put brackets with screws so that both parties are interdependent.
Once the wire connected, nothing easier than to use the labyrinth to block it!
This lamp can also be installed on the ceiling!

interested by the lamp but prefer to receive the full version with the led bulb? let see my web site,

http://www.photophoreandco.com/en/index.html

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by TerraCotta
Even fidget toys get to have a "2.0" . An updated version of the popular "One ring to rule the ball" design with fewer twists, thicker wire, and a bigger ball, "One ring to pwn the ball" takes its steampunk ancestry in a smooth, contemporary direction that's twice as ruthless with your mind--it seems doubly impossible that this ball could be solidly contained by just one short, twisting wire. With no hole in the middle for a rubber or leather strap, you'll have to go to http://www.shapeways.com/model/145208/one_ring_to_pwn_the_ball_pendant.html to wear it around your neck. But in both cases you'll get solid stainless steel with optional bronze antiquing or gold plating, and a look that ties brains in knots.

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by Dotsan
This prickly sphere looks amazing in 3D, you can lose your self for hours playing and being mesmerized by it.
It doubles as an acupuncture ball, roll it around on your body ( I love it on my head) to relax and circulate your blood, the skin feels tingly afterwards.

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by MindEversion
this is a small object, designed as pendant, earring or key holder.

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by Bathsheba
It's a zero, and it's a one! This steel pendant IS geek chic.

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by srjskam
A third order 3D Hilbert curve with 1mm thickness & clearance. 2/8 blocks are rotated so that it forms a loop instead of an open curve. See http://www.shapeways.com/model/111039/tiny_hilbert_cube_variation__1_5mm.html for a 1.5 mm version and http://www.shapeways.com/model/109525/ for a 4th order version.

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by ThreeForm
Light, flexible, and easily paintable, these masks are great for Halloween, and make great accessories to spice up your party. This Venetian mask is a medium size. Fasten with elastic string (not included).

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by schaewill

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by ShapeKays

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by GHP
A great way of expressing longer sentiments - up to 244 characters with a 8cm diameter. Your text will be repeated as many times as it will fit (with at least 0.5cm separation between each repetition). Width of the band is 1.1cm, and the text height is ~0.5cm.

For a cheaper option, see my Mobius Text Napkin Ring (http://www.shapeways.com/model/182784/mobius_text_napkin_ring.html?gid=ug28511).

NOTE: It's possible that this isn't printable in stainless steel, as the wall thicknesses are below the recommended limit of 3mm for this material.

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by Oskar_van_Deventer
These are two knots linked together. The two knots turn though eachother in a gearing motion in a 2x3 ratio.

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by SteveWinter

Roll a Ball on Plastic Rails Inside a 3D Cube. Reach the Exit to Solve the Maze Puzzle. Rolling Ball Maze Puzzle & Brain Game for Kids, teens & Adults.

Color and material options are in the "Select Material" drop-down list on the right. If you want an option not shown or would like a quantity discount, please click on the "Contact Designer" button to write me an email.

Zig Zag Zog - You will learn to zig zag in three dimensions to solve this 5x5x5 maze, but watch out for the pitfalls! The dimensions of this maze are 24mm by 24mm by 24mm and the ball is 7mm in diameter.

Ethereal Maze Puzzles are mazes that you solve by rolling a ball through an innovative new three dimensional lattice structure which forms the maze paths. The goal is to roll the ball through the Labyrinth Maze from the entrance to the exit. An additional challenge is to navigate the ball from the exit back to the entrance.

Start by pushing the ball into the spring loaded entrance ( it looks like a backwards “J”). Tip the maze in different directions to roll the ball along the paths through the maze. Don’t worry, if you make a wrong turn, the ball will not fall out of the maze. If the ball runs into a dead-end you can just roll the ball back the opposite way and try another path, that’s all part of this fun brain game. When you reach the exit there is a spring loaded button to press to release the ball from the maze. The exit is in a corner of the 3D maze, where you will find a bar with the little button sticking out from the side of the maze.

Each maze game come with the ball attached by a little chain link cage for shipping. This needs to be cut off and cut open with scissors and the ball will fall out. Note that each larger size maze comes with a larger ball. The balls can quickly and easily be colored with a highlighter or marker. Let the ball dry for a minute after applying then roll between clean white paper to remove excess color so it does not rub off on the maze. Paint for plastic models can also be used. The orange, green and black balls in the pictures were colored with highlighters or markers. Coloring the ball makes it easier to track in the Labyrinth maze.

See for yourself how Ethereal Maze Puzzles take maze puzzles to a whole new level of challenge and fun. With their convoluted lattice structure they can also be enjoyed as captivating and intriguing sculptural works of art.

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by Spacetime
Chain Bowl was created by dropping a 3D model of linked meshing onto a sphere using a 3D modeling physics engine. Once the meshing contacted the sphere the animation was paused creating this dynamic desk top bowl. Comprised of 912 intersecting rings

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by HiLobster

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by ryankittleson
Show your disapproval with this incredibly realistic sculpted version of the classic meme. Sculpted by yours truly, Ryan Kittleson in Zbrush and Sculptris.

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by Camazine
Successfully printed in stainless steel from a design courtesy of Bathsheba Grossman. The prices shown do not have any price markup since this model was provided gratis.

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by Camazine
Generated by 'Sculpture Generator 1' by Carlo H. Séquin, UC Berkeley.
Successfully printed in Stainless Steel

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