Mobile Spelunking Systems
Series 300 are six foot
(6') cubes (or 1.8 meters). They are made up of
a Cunningham Cube. This is created by stacking
identically shaped levels on top of each other. All levels are
interchangeable. Each level is made up of 2 foot cubes that form a square grid,
in this case three by three (3x3). Some walls
allow passage between sections. Others do not. Some
sections allow movement between levels. Varying the
proximity of levels to one another creates an entirely different structure.
Rotating and flipping levels makes each way different.
|There are more than 100,000 ways of configuring a
MSS Series 300! Some of the general
ways include: (1) stacking all levels horizontally with all side edges lined
up; (2) same as 1 but with some or all side edges overlapping; (3) stacking two
levels horizontally and attaching the third vertically; (4) having two vertical
and one horizontal; (5) positioning all three levels vertically. Another way
(6), often used to orientate new users, is to have two levels
adjacent to each other on the ground with the third on top of both.
When stacked as described in (1) above the Cunningham cube
creates a tunnel fifty-four feet long (54')
or thirty-nine different mazes
(using all three or just two levels together). Systems
stacked this way (and (6)) need no fasteners because of the weight and
friction. All other configurations require a fasteners at a few locations to
provide stability and prevent movement. These fasteners (provided with each
System) consist of hexagonal bolts and hexagonal acorn nuts.
Series 300 Systems weigh about 300
pounds (140 k); each level about 90 pounds (the top weighs a little more
because it contains more plastic).
* In Canadian dollars and fob Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
and plus applicable taxes.