Two-Sided Maze

Each year we release a selection of festive free projects to give you access to some CNC gift and decoration ideas ready for Christmas.

After what has been an incredibly difficult two years for many households, we would like to extend the sentiment of our usual festive projects to those in need of some extra kindness this Christmas. With that in mind, the Vectric elves have been busy in the workshop and we have launched the Vectric Christmas Toy Shop.

This year we have created six free project files, all of which are all compatible with our free trial software meaning they can be machined by anyone with a CNC machine around the world. All of the projects will be gender-neutral toys aimed at a variety of ages.

Join us to spread some kindness this Christmas and gift a unique toy you've made to someone who needs it most. Tag us on our social channels, use the #kindnessthischristmas or post your project on the Vectric forum so we can see how yours turned out.

Stay safe & Merry Christmas

From Beki, Todd, and Everyone at Vectric

If you remember, last year, I made a giant Christmas tree-shaped maze for one of our free projects. It worked out so well that this year I felt it would be nice to create another maze, but a bit different: smaller would be nice and maybe double-sided!

This maze is a fast one to cut and finish. The design is straightforward, but the challenge was to make sure the metal-bearing would move smoothly round and make its way from one side to the other without getting stuck. This comes down to the shape of the cutter I used to make the maze and the "copy to the other side" feature of our software to make sure everything lines up.

Thinking about making your own unique version of this project?  Why not try using two different materials for the top and bottom,  so it is easy to tell which side you started on. Once you have one cut and finished, why not challenge a family member to a time challenge while Christmas dinner is cooking?

I hope this project inspires you to share some #kindnessthischristmas and gift this Two-Sided Maze to a little one near you!

Have fun, Merry Christmas, and keep safe!


Which Vectric software do I need to be able to open the free project files?

Versions 11+ of the software

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