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Yonatan Frimer face mazes

September 16, 2010

Time to face the maze – by Yonatan Frimer
Mazes of faces.

Maze of Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein maze by Yonatan Frimer

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Maze of Gilad Shalit
Maze of Hamas prisoner, IDF solider Gilad Shalit

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Maze of Monkeys Eyes, by Yonatan Frimer

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Optical Illusion Monkey Maze, by Yonatan Frimer

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JFK vs Obama: Editorial Cartoon maze by Yonatan Frimer

April 20, 2010

Editorial Maze Cartoon – JFK vs Obama on NASA
JFK vs Obama on NASA
Editoral Cartoon Maze in Larger and Printable Format
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Editorial Cartoon Maze contrasting JFK to Obama on the issue of travelling to the moon and NASA.

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Maze Zen – Pyschedelic Ying Yang Maze – By Yonatan Frimer

March 4, 2010

Maze Zen – Pyschedelic Ying Yang Maze
psychedelic ying yang maze
Maze Zen – Pyschedelic Ying Yang Maze
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‘Intelligent’ oil droplet navigates chemical maze by Colin Barras

January 21, 2010

‘Intelligent’ oil droplet navigates chemical maze by Colin Barras

There’s some humbling news from the chemical world for anyone who has ever found themselves lost in a garden maze. A simple droplet of organic solvent can find its way through a complicated labyrinth with nothing more to go on than a slight pH difference.

Bartosz Grzybowski‘s team at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, used a common polymer to fashion a two-dimensional labyrinth some 2 centimetres on each side. They then flooded the maze with strongly alkaline potassium hydroxide solution, before placing a hydrochloric acid-soaked chunk of gel at the maze exit.

After about 40 seconds they placed a droplet of mineral oil containing hexyldecanoic acid at the maze entrance. The oil, which cannot mix with the potassium hydroxide solution, sits on the surface. But it remains still only for a matter of seconds – it soon begins tearing around the maze at speeds of up to 10 millimetres per second, sniffing out the shortest path to the acid-soaked gel, and solving the maze in the process.

“In the movie files you can see the droplet makes decisions,” says Grzybowski. “It goes left along the wrong path, decides there’s something fishy with that and so it reverses. It looks almost alive.”

Primitive intelligence

But while Grzybowski says the droplet displays behaviour that might be called “primitive intelligence”, there’s a simple chemical mechanism at work.

The droplet leaches its acid into the surrounding solution, losing hydrogen ions in a process known as deprotonation – a process that affects the surface tension of the droplet itself.

“But to the front and rear of the droplet [the surrounding solution] has a different pH,” he says, because of diffusion from the acid-soaked gel at the maze exit. Those tiny pH differences affect the amount of deprotonation that happens at the front and rear of the droplet, and this asymmetry sets up a surface tension gradient that forces the droplet into motion. “I would say the droplet is self-propellant,” he says.

Grzybowski’s team thinks that the behaviour could have implications for cancer treatments. They would like to develop micelles – aggregates of molecules such as balls of lipids – that can navigate pH gradients in the body. “A good reason for that is cancer is more acidic than the rest of the body,” Grzybowski says.

Slime mystery

But the chemical behaviour could also offer an explanation for the apparently intelligent behaviour of the slime mould Physarum polycephalum, which 10 years ago was shown to possess similar maze-solving abilities by Toshiyuki Nakagaki, now at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan.

“The [new] finding is interesting since it gives an insight of possible physical mechanisms for Physarum to find a path in the maze,” Nakagaki says.

Journal reference: Journal of the American Chemical Society, DOI: 10.1021/ja9076793

Some cool mazes for you to enjoy after reading this article….

Hallucamazenic Maze-A-Delic – Ink On Paper, Winter 2006,

by Yonatan Frimer
Maze A Delical mazes
Your source for mazes.

Maze Kong – Ink on Paper
Maze Kong

For more maze comics by Yonatan Frimer, check these links:
Team Of Monkeys Maze – Maze Comics
Ink Blot Mazes – Maze Art
December 2009 Team Of Monkeys Maze
January 2010 Team Of Monkeys Maze

Maze of the Statue of Liberty – 2009

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Maze of Liberty – 2009 – Yonatan Frimer

Which maze of the statue of liberty do you like better. The psychedelic one or the line art one?  Answer with care down bellow in the comments. Thanks

Psychedelic Liberty Maze

statue of liberty maze pschedelic maze art
Maze of the Statue of Liberty

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Team Of Monkeys Maze – Maze Comics
Ink Blot Mazes – Maze Art
December 2009 Team Of Monkeys Maze
January 2010 Team Of Monkeys Maze

Maze of the human heart, by yonatan frimer

November 9, 2009

Maze of Heart
Maze of heart


Created By Yonatan Frimer

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Want to learn more about the human heart, check out the links bellow on wikipedia

Human heart

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Human heart removed from a 64-year-old male.

Human heart
Heart frontally PDA.jpg
Human heart model, showing a persistent ductus arteriosus between aorta (A) and pulmonary artery
Diagram of the human heart (cropped).svg
Diagram of the human heart
Latin Cor
Gray’s subject #135 506
System Circulatory
Artery Right coronary artery, left coronary artery, anterior interventricular artery
Vein Superior vena cava, inferior vena cava, right pulmonary veins, left pulmonary veins
MeSH Heart
Dorlands/Elsevier Heart

The human heart provides a continuous blood circulation through the cardiac cycle and is one of the most vital organs in the human body. It is divided into four chambers: the two upper chambers are called the left and right atria and two lower chambers are called the right and left ventricles. Normally the right ventricle pumps the same blood amount into the lungs with each bit that the left ventricle pumps out. Physicians commonly refer to the right atrium and right ventricle together as the right heart and to the left atrium and ventricle as the left heart.[1]

The electric energy that stimulates the heart occurs in the sinoatrial node, which produces a definite potential and then discharges, sending an impulse across the atria. The Purkinje fibers transmit the electric charge to the myocardium while the cells of the atrial walls transmit it from cell to cell, making the atrial syncytium.

The human heart and its disorders (cardiopathies) are studied primarily by cardiology.

Maze Art Mazes

September 8, 2009
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Gilad Shalit Mazes
Mazes of the Israeli soldier abducted by Hamas on June 25, 2006

Images courtesy of Y. Frimer, Maze Artist at Ink Blot Mazes.
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Maze of Gilad Shalit with rifle strap in uniform  - Kidnapped Israeli Soldier by hamas
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March 25, 2009


In my mind a “puzzle” differs from a “game” in that the former is designed to be pretty much a solitary exercise, while the latter is meant to engage two or more people in some sort of competition. On this page I’m listing various puzzles that I have invented. They are heavily leaning toward the mechanical and geometric type of puzzle.

One of the joys for me, as a designer, is to figure out how these are best made (what material and so forth). I generally try to create prototypes that can be made simply and quickly, drawing upon the resources I have handy.

I often end up selling copies of these to friends (especially during the holidays) when they are looking for one-of-a-kind gifts.

Trickier than actually creating interesting puzzles seems to be naming them. As mentioned under the “Jimmy Cube”, I offered to let the first person who solved a new puzzle name it. But I’m not sure if I’m going to strictly adhere to this. After solving the Jimmy Cube at the local coffeeshop, said solver, Jimmy, couldn’t really think of a name he was completely happy with. One possibility was “The Wei” or “The Way” (a play on his first name), or, poking fun at fellow cafe-goer, Mary, who did not solve it, he thought of “The Mary Couldn’t Do It Puzzle”.

But this is led to unforeseen consequences, as Mary (though not solving it) later suggested I name 8CTO “Jimmy Is A Punk-Ass”.

Maybe I will just come up with my own names…

<!–Puzzle-crafting is not a full-time endeavor for me these days. However, if you see something that you really, really like, and you email me really, really nicely, I might find time to build you one [grin]. These items are all hand-made, built-to-order, so there are not particularly cheap. But if you are looking for a unique gift, or just love having a puzzle that you cannot buy at Wal-Mart, these may be for you. –>


This “sliding burr”-style puzzle is being manufactured by a company in Germany. It was originally designed for and featured at my Spring 2007 Puzzle Party.

2006 Pentomino Daily Calendar

Not exactly a hand-crafted, manipulative puzzle, but related nonetheless. People interested in geometry, games, and puzzles, might be interested in my compilation of pentomino challenges in the form of a Daily Calendar. Even though we are past 2006, this item may intrigue you if you would like 365 pentomino puzzles to solve.


This puzzle is a set of 6 hexagonal pieces. Each is made of thin, clear plastic and is partitioned into 54 triangles. On each piece 9 of those 54 triangles are colored in black. The object is to stack the six hexagons atop one another so that the whole shape is filled in by the black triangles (i.e. no triangles remain clear all the way through the layers).


This is basically a smaller version (and simpler version) of 8CTO (below). It uses only 3 different colors, and a 6×6 square is formed with the pieces, not an 8×8.

Here is one solution. I do not know how many non-trivially distinct solutions there may be.


This is a puzzle consisting of 8 rectangular pieces, each 2×4 colored unit squares. The squares are colored plastic (red, blue, yellow, or green). The object is to assemble them into an 8×8 square such that each row and column has exactly two squares of each color. The unit squares are 1″ by 1″, so the final solution measures 8 inches square.

The solution is not unique. Here is one answer. I do not know how many non-trivially distinct solutions there may be.

Jimmy Cube

Ok, first off, I know that this puzzle is not a cube. However, as friends of mine were playing with the prototype, I started a “competition” by saying whoever solved it first could name it. After several folks tried unsuccessfully to assemble the 30 rhombic pieces into a single polyhedron with the painted line forming one continuous loop, friend, Jimmy, finally succeeded.

While he was celebrating his triumph, someone off-handedly referred to the puzzle as “the Jimmy Cube”. So, until Jimmy comes up with a better name, that’s going to stick.

Besides, it’s easier to say than “Jimmy’s Rhombic Triacontahedron”.

The model pictured here is made of spruce wood (I needed light weight) with embedded magnets. It is hand painted.

Colored Icosahedron, Easy Version

Built in a similar fasion as the Jimmy Cube above (with magnets embedded in the sides of wooden pieces), this puzzle, when completed, has twenty sides, not thirty. The goal is to arrange the pieces so that the colored sections at the vertices match. There are twelve vertices on a regular icosahedron, so I painted it such that there would be 6 pairs of colors (red, white, green, yellow, blue, and orange).

This is an easier version of a related puzzle I built, which I will document later.

Colored Icosahedron, Hard Version

The same shape as the puzzle above (20-sided), this one is painted differently. The goal is to arrange the pieces so that the colored sections at the edges match.

Because there are many more edges than vertices, and of the independence of the edges’ orientations to one another, this puzzle is significantly more difficult than the “easy” icosahedron above.

Surface Mazes

I also enjoy creating mazes. Recently I’ve been focusing on creating mazes on the surfaces of various geometric shapes (or, more accurately, I’ve been focusing on creating computer programs which generate random mazes of the surfaces of geometric shapes). Pictured to the right is a maze on the surface of a “buckyball” (i.e. a truncated icosahedron, or soccer ball).

The maze is “perfectly formed”, meaning that there are no loops, and every spot on the maze is reachable from every other spot on the maze. This is really just a prototype; I plan to make a nicer one with a solid wood structure beneath the laminated paper surface. The pictured one is simply heavy paper laminated with clear contact paper and taped at the edges of tha faces. The laminate allows one to use an erasable marker on the surface when solving.

I created a maze on the surface of a cube for my first Puzzle Party back in fall of 2004. I did not have one at EPP2, but I expect similar puzzles to crop up again at future Parties.

Color Cube

Pictured here is a rough prototype of a cubic puzle I designed. The cube can be separated into 8 subsections (they slide together with tongues and grooves). This model is fashioned out of wood, and painted.

I hope to make later ones smoother and with a higher degree of precision so that the tongues and grooves fit more snugly. I will also paint the blue section a lighter blue so that it is easier for me to tell it apart from the purple section.


This puzzle was my entry in the 2005 Nob Yoshigahara Puzzle Design Competition (formerly the IPP Design Competition). I have a webpage devoted exclusively to this puzzle. It is a somewhat “open-ended” challenge in that the best possible answer is not immediately obvious (in fact, I still do not know if the best answer so far obtained is the theoretic optimum).

Despite this goal-ambiguity, I very much enjoy this puzzle as I feel it encourages the player to simply manipulate the pieces and try to discover interesting configurations… thus the name.

Mazes and Portaits.

March 12, 2009

Nuclear Obama: Will Cap-and-Trade Plans Spur Nuclear Revival?

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Will President Obama—no huge booster of nuclear power on the campaign trail—become the nuclear industry’s best friend?


Nuclear dream team? (AP)

Here’s the thinking making the rounds in pro-nuclear circles: The Obama administration has talked up the need to dramatically curb greenhouse-gas emissions, and even included revenues from a non-existent cap-and-trade scheme in its 2010-2014 budget. To curb emissions so much will require an across-the-board development of low-emissions energy, from wind farms to, yes, more new nuclear plants.

Nuclear advocate and author William Tucker makes the optimists’ case in the American Spectator (tip of the hat). When climate policies run into opposition from Congress, led by coal-dependent states, the nuclear lightbulb will turn on:

Someone in the administration — probably Energy Secretary Steven Chu, who knows in his heart that wind and solar can’t cut it — will suggest that that a carbon tax be coupled with the revival of nuclear power. Suddenly, the dam will break. NRC regulatory mazes that are still trying to protect us from Three Mile Island will be swept aside. Construction schedules will be accelerated. (The TVA just built a new reactor at Watts Bar in three years and under budget, using a license granted in the 1970s.) Tens of thousands of construction jobs will be created overnight. The French and Japanese will provide the financing. We may even revive the steel industry in the process.

The idea that the climate-change imperative will give fresh legs to nuclear power isn’t entirely new; that’s what’s pushing once-hostile environmentalists toward the pro-nuclear camp. And a carbon tax or at least expensive emissions in a cap-and-trade program would go a long way toward improving nuclear power’s currently grim economics.

But even an Obama administration bear hug that “sweeps aside regulatory mazes” won’t necessarily “accelerate construction schedules”—those depend in large part on financing and getting a hold of sometimes limited nuclear components. And while a big nuclear build out would indeed create as many as 20,000 jobs, it would be hard to create them overnight, given the three-decade atrophy of the U.S. nuclear industry.

What’s really missing is any discussion of nuclear waste. Now that Yucca Mountain’s been given the Old Yeller treatment, there is no long-term solution for storing nuclear waste that’s remotely close to fruition. For the current fleet of nuclear reactors, which produce about 2,000 tons of radioactive fuel a year, the death of Yucca Mountain just means business as usual.

But sooner or later, if nuclear power becomes an even bigger part of the nation’s energy mix, the nuclear waste problem is going to have to become an even bigger part of the answer.

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Maze Portraits:

Michael Jackson         Keanue                                        Elvis
Michael Jackson Maze portrait Keanu portrait maze maze The King of Rock - portrait by yonatan frimer

Gwen Stefani                                         Bashar Al Assad                           Shimon Peres
gwen stephani maze portrait portrait maze bashar assad shimon peres, president of israel, portrait by yonatan frimer
Osama        or       Obama
terrorist osama bin ladenObama for President

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First Lady for President – Hillary Clinton                          Mona Lisa Replica 2008
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Arcadi Gaydamak                         George W. Bush                                    Bill Clinton
Arcadi Gaydamak maze portrait portrait maze George W Bush Bill Clinton, former US president

Amir Peretz                                         The Lubavitcher Rebbe
portrait maze amir peretz the lubavitcher rebbe
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I love making scientific animations,
This one follows an electron thru
a solar panel:

The Mazeum – Ink On Paper, Winter 2006, by Y. Frimer
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OraGanizational  Overview

Team of monkeys . com, founded in  February 1964* is a subsidiary of STOM Research, founded in December 1961*. Utilizing the vast resources at its disposal, STOM Research has resulted in conclusive evidence that monkeys working in teams can benefit the human race in ways not previously accepted because monkeys working alone are unable to perform the same task(s).

Notable highlights from STOM Resarch’s 59 decades.

  • 1956  – Dr Otto Verbraucher wins science recognition accolades award 1956
  • 1959  – Able and Miss Baker – First team of monkeys to go to space and come back
  • 1962  – Cuban Missle Crisis forces STOM resEarch Labs in Las Tunas to close.
  • 1977  – Shakespear Theorum proved wrong. Even an infinite number o monkeys working in an organized team will still not render the complete works of shakespears complete works in proper order.
  • 1988 – Internet is opened to the commercial public enabling to be available to non-military personnel.