Mobile Spelunking Systems
Series 500 are ten foot (10') cubes (or 3.0
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 five by five (5 x
5). 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
|There are more than 20,000,000 ways of configuring a
MSS Series 500! 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
four levels horizontally and attaching the fifth vertically; (4) having three
vertical and two horizontal; (5) positioning all five 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. Rotating and flipping levels makes each way different.
When stacked as described in (1) above the Cunningham cube
creates a tunnel two hundred fifty feet long
(250') or 7888 different mazes
(using all five, four, 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 500 Systems weigh about 1600
pounds (710 k); each level about 315 pounds (the top weighs a little more
because it contains more plastic).
|500 Series (10'/3.0m cube)
** In Canadian dollars, fob Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
and plus applicable taxes.