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This works. And surprisingly well. I used an old pair of electric clippers, and though the blades were pretty much toast when I was done, they weren’t new to begin with, and they only cost $10 to replace. The actual cutting went pretty quickly. The tedious part was transferring the maze plan to the carpet. I used a grid made from painter’s masking tape, which peels off easily afterwards. Even so, this project went faster and better than I expected, and this is a relatively large rug at 3×6 feet. A smaller one would be cake. And of course the design could be anything; I just chose a right-angled maze because it was relatively simple to lay out.

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Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I write for MAKE, serve as Technical Editor for MAKE magazine, and develop original DIY content for Make: Projects.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    So sweet!

  2. Tru Shallow says:

    This is totally cool! I like it!

  3. Tru Shallow says:

    This is totally cool! I like it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Very creative!  now do the entire living-room carpet and give the kids some little cars. hours of distracted sprogs.  well, until… “Joshua drove straight through a wall! that’s cheating!!!”

    1. Banned for wallhax! ;)

  5. Awesome idea :D I want to go make one!

  6. Awesome idea :D I want to go make one!

  7. I absolutely love it. What a great idea!

  8. I absolutely love it. What a great idea!

  9. The alt-text on that second image is hilarious – and a bit more risque than standard Make fare!!

    1.  Oh, um…yeah.  Heh.  Oops. 

      The Make: Projects platform randomizes image names–they don’t keep the same filenames that you uploaded them under.  But the blog doesn’t.  Gotta remember that next time I’m choosing images for the blog post…

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is genius, Sean.

  11. The big question now is how to build a micromouse robot that’s able to navigate this maze reliably!

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  21. Gel says:

    Wow, amazing! It seems so easy but I don’t think I could ever do something like this and have it come out looking this great. Beautiful job!

  22. pandoratears says:

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