Labyrinth Puzzle Box






Instructable-er adena2 has an excellent instructable ( // which shows a similar process. The main difference between that instructable and this one, is that rather than having the maze hidden inside the cap, this one has the maze on the outside of the inner core. The method used to create the maze is a little different as well, so between these two instructables you should get a clear idea how to go about making one of these fun puzzles.


  • Fusion 360
  • 3D打印机

第1步:在融合360中创建和压平圆柱体 - 第1部分

  • In a new design in Fusion 360, create a new sketch on the XY plane. Using the circle tool, create a circle with the diameter sized to the inside of the cylinder. In this case I want the inner diameter to be 25 mm
  • 为了展开我们的气缸,我们需要在几何形状中进行小切割。绘制一个与圆圈相交的线,然后在1 mm的距离处创建该线的偏移量
  • 使用修剪工具,修剪两条线之间的小块。您还可以将两条线转为施工线路,只是让他们更容易区分
  • Click finish sketch, and click the Sheet Metal tab in Fusion 360

第2步:在融合360中创建和压平圆柱 - 第2部分

  • Select the Flange tool from the Create menu and click and drag on the circle path to start to create a cylinder. Enter the height that you want for the maze, and click OK to create.
  • Note that in the Flange dialog, the default sheet metal material that is selected is Steel (mm), the first one in the library. Now that you have the height of the cylinder set, we will adjust the wall thickness to what we want
  • In the Modify menu, select Sheet Metal Rules, which will open the dialog for the material. Hover over the material name and you will see a small edit icon (pencil) appear. Click on it to edit the material specs.
  • In the Edit dialog that appears, change the value of the thickness to whatever you want for your wall thickness. In this case I will make it 4mm thick, which will allow me to have a groove in the surface as deep as 3mm.
  • 确保在开始时执行此操作,因为厚度被添加到外径,这是我们将要制作迷宫的地方,所以我们希望这个维度保持修复。

第3步:在融合360中创建和压平圆柱体 - 第3部分

  • 为了展开气缸,融合360需要一个平坦的表面参考,因此我们将在汽缸中添加一个到一侧的拆分
  • 缩放到拆分的边缘,然后从“创建”菜单中选择“挤出”。
  • Click on the face and create an extrusion that is 0.5 mm wide. This will create the flat reference plane. Make sure that Join is selected in the Operations dialog
  • 单击“修改”菜单中的“展开”,在“对话”中,确保检查所有弯曲,然后单击我们刚制作的小型挤出的外表面
  • Click OK and this will unfold the cylinder into a plane, with the exterior of the cylinder facing out

第4步:在融合360中创建和压平圆柱体 - 第4部分

  • 在我们开始绘制迷宫之前,我们需要关闭气缸中的小剩余0.5毫米的间隙,使其3D可打印
  • 单击“钣金”菜单中的Refold Faces,将钣金物体返回圆柱体。注意,单击Refold Faces按钮而不是undo命令是很重要的,因为我们希望在下一步中捕获的时间轴中捕获的展开和折叠步骤
  • There are a couple of ways to fill this gap, the way we will use is to create a loft from one surface to the other. Switch the top tab from Sheet Metal to Solid, and select Loft from the Create menu
  • Select the two opposite faces and make sure that Join is selected in the Operations menu. Click OK and the cylinder should be complete
  • If you try and do an Unfold at this point, you will get an error, but since we have our earlier Unfold command captured in the timeline, simply move the timeline marker to just after the unfold command and you will see the cylinder open up again. We are ready to add our maze!

Step 5: Create the Maze

  • 在扁平圆筒的外侧制作一个草图,这是我们将在哪里创造迷宫
  • 如果您愿意,您可以编辑网格设置,以帮助将事物排列,并通过打开捕捉到网格。请注意,在这种情况下,我想使用3毫米深的凹槽,并且在网站上具有45度角。这意味着表面上的路径的宽度需要为6 mm,因此我将其设置为网格尺寸以使其更容易。
  • 创建“右”路径,允许您解锁圆柱体。从顶部边缘开始使用一系列线创建您的路径。
  • I've also included a small horizontal length at the bottom which will help lock the box together I'm keeping the last path 6 mm from the bottom of the cylinder to account for the fact that the pin will be below the top edge of the cap
  • At this point you can go ahead and add all the false paths, or even a second 'right' path if you wanted to have that option.
  • 请记住,我们添加了一个0.5毫米平面平面,让我们展开圆柱体,因此请确保延长边缘的任何线路,以便它们走向该边缘

Step 6: Create the Grooves in the Cylinder

  • 要在气缸面上创建凹槽,我们将使用简单的挤出命令,并在切割中使用角度将为我们提供一个三角形曲线的凹槽。我想要三角形凹槽的原因是您将获得最干净的3D打印,45度突出,而无需使用任何支持
  • 由于我们的凹槽将是6毫米宽,3毫米深,因此我们将通过将路径偏移2.9毫米的每一侧的路径,然后加入端部来创造挤出曲线。请注意,我们使用的原因是2.9且不3 mm的偏移,是在两个路径彼此相邻的情况下,它们在它们之间需要有一定的材料,否则该区域将组合在一起。
  • 使用偏移工具,选择路径并在+ 2.9 mm和-2.9 mm处创建两个偏移。创建路径后,让事情更清晰,我将原始线路的风格更改为中间施工
  • Using this basic technique work your way around the paths until they are all offset. Note you may have to do some trimming / extending lines to get everything right. Don't forget to close the paths anywhere they touch the outside of the plane, or where a path ends
  • You should end up with one or more fully connected paths you can use to extrude into the cylinder surface
  • 要创建凹槽,请使用extrude命令。挤出距离-3 mm,在锥形角场中使用值-44.0度(通常我们使用-45度,但由于我们使路径稍微窄,因此您需要一个陡峭的角度来避免任何错误)
  • 要检查一切是否正常工作,在设计时间线中,将标记滚动到最后,您应该看到圆筒周围的凹槽缠绕

Step 7: Extending the Grooves Across the Edges

  • 至少有一个地方,你必须削减一些材料,并且在迷宫开始的汽缸的顶部。如果您有任何跨越拆分圆柱部分的路径,则必须确保这些都打开
  • Roll the marker in the timeline back to the point where you extruded the grooves
  • Create a new drawing on the top surface. To make it easier to see the geometry, select "Shaded with hidden edges" from the Display settings. Use the line tool to create a triangle that matches the profile of the groove
  • 使用挤出工具,切割汽缸的顶部边缘并将标记移动到时间线上,以确保它位于正确的边缘
  • 使用相同的过程连接越过圆柱接缝的任何路径。因为我们使用阁楼来弥合差距,所以它会自动匹配假设它们正确对齐,如图所示


  • Create a new drawing using the bottom face of the cylinder as the reference plane
  • Create a circle from the centre of the cylinder to the exterior. Create an offset of that circle equal to the wall thickness you plan for the cap (3 mm) plus a small amount of clearance for the cap (1 mm)
  • Extrude the entire face on the drawing to create an area you can grip when you are solving the puzzle. It can be whatever you want, 8 mm seemed to work well for me
  • You are done with the hard part! Next, we'll create the pin that rides in the groove and then mesh that with the top cap


  • 找到底部的区域,其中销钉位于关闭位置。使用偏移平面工具创建与槽中圆筒相交的平面
  • To make it easier to see, select Section Analysis from the Inspect menu, and click the new construction plane
  • 在同一施工平面上创建一个新图形,开始创建引脚
  • 从绘画的中心画一个圆is 1 mm wider than the exterior of the centre cylinder (this accommodates for the clearance on the inside of the cap)
  • 从中心绘制一条线到较大圆圈的边缘,交往销钉休息的部分
  • Using the line tool, create 1/2 the shape of the pointer, making sure that the shape crosses the circle which represents the inner surface of the cap. Click Finish Sketch
  • 要创建引脚,我们将围绕其中心轴周围的三角草图。从“创建”菜单中选择“旋转”,选择三角形区域作为配置文件,以及作为轴的圆形的线路运行的行。
  • Hide the section analysis to show the entire pin to make sure it still fits in the groove


  • Using the drawing you created to form the base of the inner cylinder, create another offset from the centre circle by .5 mm. This w ill give you the clearance on the inside of the cap
  • Extrude the outside of the cylinder to the top of the inner core. Make sure that New Body is selected in the Operation field to create a separate body
  • In order to give a little clearance for the top of the lid, extend the height of the cylinder by 1 mm using either a Push/Pull or Extrude operation
  • Create a new drawing at this new top edge and create a circle the diameter of the exterior of the cap. Extrude the top cap to the same thickness as the walls
  • Combine the outer cap and the pin together into one 3D printable object by selecting Combine from the Modify menu, and selecting the cap as the target body, and the pin as the tool body. Make sure that Join is selected, and click OK to combine. Tip: select the two bodies to join by clicking on them in the Browser Tree on the left side of the screen. It's much easier than trying to tumble the model around to find the bodies
  • 如果您隐藏内核,请在上面的盖子内部,您现在应该看到内表面上的别针
  • That's it you are done! If you want to do things like add a chamfer, or a logo in the top of the cap etc, now's the time to do it and you are ready for 3D printing


  • These parts have been designed to be printed on any FDM type printer without needing any supports. You can see from the section analysis, that all of the features are created using a 45 degree overhang which allows you to print without needing supports
  • 当然,您也可以使用SLA打印机打印这一点,这意味着您可以使凹槽的墙壁陡峭甚至是广场
  • 我发现的主要挑战是一些这些零件的主要挑战是确保它们在打印出高瘦的东西时牢牢地躺在打印机床上。我发现使用筏子给了我最好的结果,但只要你在打印机中拨打良好拨打,你应该没问题
  • FYI settings I used for the examples you see in here:
    • 打印机:Craftbot Plus
    • 材料:来自eryone的Overture,Silver和Copper Silk PLA的磨砂PLA
    • Temperatures: 199 / 70 for hotend / platform
    • Layer Height: .2 mm
    • 打印速度55 mm / s
  • 这是它 - 使用这种相同的方法和步骤您可以设计任何类型的迷宫箱,容易或硬,在气缸内部或外部的迷宫,甚至可以做嵌套变体,在那里您有多个迷宫彼此嵌套。希望你发现这个有用的是,玩得开心,让你的迷宫盒



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1 day ago onStep 1

GE Begint Met Het Tekenen van Een Cirkel En Verder Spreekt Ge Over een cilinder。en wat是dan de hoogte van die cilinder?wat是het nu eigenlijk。1 keer zie ik 25mm staan​​ op het voorebleeld en daarlangs 40mm ik begrijp het niet meer。IK Hoop Dat Dit oon Voor初学者Bedoeld是。IK HEB Fusion 360. U Spreekt Over Het Snijgereedschap Maar Waar Vind Ik Dat,Bij Mij Staat在Het Engels中的Allwes allwes。



Hallo Guido, de basis van het maken van de holle cilinder is: maak een tekening met zowel de binnen- als buitencirkel erop. Wanneer u vervolgens het gebied gaat extruderen, kunt u alleen het gedeelte tussen die twee cirkels selecteren en dat gedeelte extruderen. Het snijgereedschap bevindt zich in het menu Wijzigen en heet Trim (in het Engels). U kunt het ook selecteren door op "T" op het toetsenbord te drukken. Als de tool is geselecteerd, zal Fusion 360 elk stukje geometrie dat kan worden verwijderd uitlichten, en als je erop klikt, wordt het verwijderd. Hoop dat dat helpt!



ik tekende dus enen cirkel van 40mm en Dairin Een Cirkel Van 25mm。ik trok het lijntje op de buitenste cirkel en de de offset。Dan Tik Ik“T”在Zan Dan Kan Ik Nergens Iets Wegknippen Tussen de lijntjes。Het挤出机(110mm)van de Oppervlakte Tussen de 2圆圈Gaat Wel。Verder Raak Ik Niet,Een Buis Van 40mm直径遇到了7,5毫米的Een Wanddikte Van。IK vrees dat ik gewoon teoud geworden ben om deze puzzel nog ooit te kunnen maken。:-(


1 day ago





That is super cool! And here I am, doing it by hand like a sucker ;¬D) Thanks for sharing the link!


1 day ago




Hi William, unfortunately I haven't used Inventor, so I can't speak to the differences in the approach, but I suspect it's similar. Because there is no Wrap command to get the maze path onto the surface of the cylinder in Fusion 360 you have to go through the whole sheet metal unfolding process. If Inventor does have a wrap feature I suspect you could use that and save yourself some steps.


1 day ago

Thanks for revealing the printer used and the tut on how to design in F360. When you describe the progression in fuse, it is 100% that you'll create the part.

此外,大多数人都可以免费使用360。选择水平时是诚实的。学生和任何低于100 K的BIZ都有资格。



2days ago onIntroduction

Since I don't have a 3D printer, how do i purchase one of the maze's



Hi there, the easiest way would be to download the STL files from the instructable, and then search online for a 3D printing service. You will then be able to upload the STL files and get a quote for them to make one and send it to you. I have no idea what the cost would be, you can look at a service like the nice part about it is that you can select the material and colors you like. Hope that helps!


1 day ago

非常酷的拼图!奇迹让“筑巢”拼图成为一个难题的难题(俄罗斯筑巢娃娃)是多么困难 - 这将是有趣的?
感谢您的发布 - 必须等待离开Covid锁定以访问我的公共3D打印机 - Darn



Hiya, thanks for the shout out! Nesting puzzles are definitely a lot of fun. The four parts at the top of the main image in the instructable are exactly that - the smaller one goes into the medium one, and then that assembly goes into the larger one which is finished with the top cover.

流程设计的游戏基本上是same as shown here, the main differences are that you would repeat Step 5, only placing the drawing on the inside surface of the unwrapped sphere. You would also need to consider the thickness of the cylinder as well as the depth and width of the path, to make sure that you don't end up with holes in the cylinder. So for example if you make the cylinder wall 5mm thick, you can have a maze path on either side with a depth of 2mm and still have a 1mm wall between them where the paths cross. And a path of 2mm deep would mean that the width of the top surface of the path would be 3.8 mm wide (1.9 mm offset from the centre of the path) which would allow an angle of 44 degrees for the side walls of the path, giving you that V shaped groove (which is ideal for 3D printing).

The second thing to keep in mind is that when the inner components are completed together, the base of the inner cylinder needs a slot aligned with the opening at the top of the outer cylinder in order for it to fit into the next cylinder, but again the steps in this instructable can be applied to make that happen. Definitely something I'd like to try in the future, and if/when I do I'll add some additional steps to show how it's done.

Stay safe, hopefully you'll get access to that 3D printer soon.


2days ago

Hi all,
I love this website and everything everyone does! I've read a lot about 3D printing but have not used one. Some questions on this amazing project:
1 - In the main picture, the puzzles look as though they are made of metal. The rest of the pictures look as though they are made of 'standard' 3D printing material, can you explain?
2 - 我们是否有一个轻松,多功能和强硬的首选3D打印机?我想买一个非常好的家庭使用,孩子们的项目等。

I've read a lot about Makerbot, but they are around $2K, which looks to be about 5-10X the cost of other printers on Amazon. Thoughts?

If there is a better thread for this on this site, your help is appreciated.

Thanks, Jace!




1)在主图像中为指导,我用丝绸金属PLA打印了不同的设计,使它们看起来像金属制成。在我的经验中,丝绸PLA灯丝在它的潮流方面差异很大,而且来自eryone的这些PLA是我发现的一些最好的。铜的一个特别是: ..., and here is the link to the silver: did notice that they have an even brighter silver available which I will have to try in the future: ...


的图像(以及最后的部分circular maze version in the comments), I was trying out some PLA with a matte finish, which looks really good. In the photo because it's so hi Rez you see all the imperfections, but in real life the matte finish actually helps hide any surface jankiness that makes it look really smooth.

2)[Disclaimer: this is personal opinion only, I'm not any kind of expert :¬D) ] I use a CraftBot Plus printer ( -...)which was actually a Kickstarter project back in the day, so I did manage to get it for about USD $750 - although I had to wait for 2 years to get it :¬D). What I love about it is it's incredibly sturdy build, heated bed, decent build volume and screw driven Z-axis. An awesome machine, and if I had $1500 to spend, I would definitely look into the Plus Pro in the link above.

However, if I was looking to get into it today, I would seriously look at the Creality Ender 5 ( ...我有几个工业设计师朋友在去年挑选了一个,并且真的很满意。价格点500美元,似乎是一个非常不错的价格和特色。他们所说的是:
• Heated bed
• Dual Z axis for stability

There's also a good online community of Ender users for troubleshooting and support, as well as lots of available upgrades to fine tune the printer. For all these reasons I think that it's a really good option for not a lot of cash.

Again, don't take my word for it, there are a couple of excellent YouTube channels that feature detailed reviews of lots of 3D machines, my favourites are MakersMuse (并乔布3D打印书呆子(


making is great


Creality的Ender 3 Pro是一个适合我的人。


2days ago onStep 13

Thanks for posting. The stl files printed without problem. There is one cosmetic issue, my printer generates a very visible Z seam. Spent some time to minimize. I think a geometric pattern on the outer case would give the slicer a place to hide the seam.





2days ago




Aha! Thanks for clarifying Tom, I'll have to update the title. As for being meditative, it's varied widely for the people that I've given these too ;¬D)


4 days ago