Multimaze

Can you navigate a maze that changes every time you use it?

How it Works

Turn dials to change the pathways you can take through the maze!

Things to Try or Ask Around the Exhibit

  • Is there one strategy that will always work, or will you have to change your plan every time?
  • Can you find configurations that make the maze easier or harder?
  • Try creating a challenge for a friend to solve!

Background

When someone uses a computer they change its internal state; this can make troubleshooting hard for future users! This is why turning a device off and on again can fix many problems.

Finding the Science in Your World

Programmers have to find ways to write programs that will work given any initial state of a computer, or ensure the computer will be in a configuration that allows their programs to run.