Team Members: Raul Martinez, Mary Safy, Siddhant Wadhwa
The A-maze-ing cube combines a fifteen puzzle game into a six-sided cube with a puzzle on each side. By using an arduino, the A-maze-ing cube lights up each side that is being played with. Because our toy requires skill to solve, we envisioned an older age group of 10-12 year olds.
The main learning goal of this toy is to teach children the problem-solving skills involved in solving a fifteen puzzle. Because of its small, handheld form, we hoped this toy would be easily accessible to children and could be used on-the-go.
The usage of the toy is rather straightforward and intuitive. The user is expected to solve the 15-puzzle faces of the cube by moving around the tiles to form the correct image.
24x blue LEDs
24x 100ohm resistors
Total cost is under $30.
With more time, we would assemble the maze faces onto the cube. As the puzzle was being solved, the bearing ball would roll through a circuit, causing that area of the surface to light up.