One of our fondest memories from the 1980’s is watching Magnum P.I. on television. Higgins, Magnum’s employer, had a puzzle box that Magnum could never figure out how to open. Now you can laser cut a puzzle box for yourself and recreate some scenes from television’s glory days.
The design for the box pictured above is not new. The plans for the Cubey 2 project have been around for a while but relied on your mad-woodworking-skills to turn out the pieces. Since we’re not great with a chisel we were happy to see vector graphic and encapsulated postscript files to robotically aid in production. Once the puzzle parts have been assembled a facade is adhered onto each side to hide the pieces. This means you can go for Higgins’ traditional puzzle-box look or sport the hellraiser.
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this is pretty cool, but where does the Arduino go?
In the laser cutter circuitry? :P
the arduino is the prize for opening the box. so its inside.
On a semi related note. Does anyone have a high-res pic of all sides of the Lament Configuration (Hellraiser box)? I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
Maybe the painful painful flesh seeking hooks are Arduino powered?
that looks like a smaller version of the arduinome box i made http://bit.ly/8ZTmVQ
This was done by my friend Helen http://www.flickr.com/photos/hvc at the http://metrixcreatespace.com/ in Seattle
It looks like it smells like burning…
Nice Magnum spoiler, by the way.
@strider_mt2k It smells like toasty campfire :)
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