Worlds Smallest Maze

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Introduction: Worlds Smallest Maze

This is the smallest maze I've ever made, and you can make it on your computer almost entirely free (that is if you include buying windows, the computer, the printer with ink and paper!)!

Note:Only ink jet printers with at least 300 dpi work, 600 dpi works best!

other than the stuff listed above, you'll need to download some image editor.
I posted a freebie! If you already have one, you can use it instead.

The pic below has stretched!

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Step 1: Calculate the Size

First, how many cells by how many cells do you want it?
For example 17x22.
Multiply the x and the y by 2 to get 34x44.
Add 1 to the x and the y to 35x45.
This is your size in pixels.

Step 2: Make the Image

Open Microsoft Paint.
Make an image with pixel dementions you calculated in the last step. Make sure you set the image to black and white in Paint.
Press the zoom tool and click on the little white line on the box.
This zooms in more than 8x.
Take the line tool with black as the color.
Draw lines to make a grid.

Step 3: Make the Maze Step 1

switch to white, still using the line tool, to draw the answer path.this will cover up some of the black pixels to make a path

Step 4: Draw the Maze Step 2

use the same method to draw dead ends.
save to bitmap format and close paint.

Step 5: Format for Printing Step 1

open the editor (the freebie, or the other...maybe photoshop).
in my case, the freebie.
open the maze in it, and do the following:
change the resolution to 300, keeping the size in pixels the same.
change the mode to greyscale.
save and print to you ink jet printer.
you'll end up with something like below.

Step 6: Maze Drawing Tips

1) leave a gap in the outer walls for the start and finish.

2) draw the answer path first

3) dead ends only connect at one end.(no loops)

4) there are only one start and one finish.

5) the maze is solvable.(not imposible to get from A to B)

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36 Discussions

lol, that would make a great thats what she said

but im not going to say it

Nope i beat you... smallest maze ever right here: .
^(its as hard as a 5000x5000 pixel maxe...)

Why not use a laser printer with DPI set to say. 1000?

Thats what I did for my exam notes once, size 6 print @ 1000DPI

Hi, I do think that I have the smallest (but it IS difficult, I did solved this one in 1 hour):
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Heh, just joking, Great!

There is a smaller maze that I made.
if you want to see it, reply to this message.

im goiong to make the worlds bigest maze with the smallest pasages like this... the size of this make over and over again a billion times!!!!

so what? Its silly to cut down trees and burn plants for some stupid maze. he might as well just burn all of his money.

most paper is recycled, these days. i read that paper is typically fully sustainable, but it's way cool that you're conscientious about it. -Thanks! (Also, for the author: on the maze graphic it's spelled "mase." just a heads up.)

when you have it in ful-sceen mode(default), you have to move the mouse to the edge, a window pops up. go to the left edde and click on resize. the resolution should be in there.