How to make an Escape Room Puzzle

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I Like To Make Stuff : Yes, I said "LCD" instead of "LED". My bad. Any of the pieces would work in any of the locations (but the players don't know that). Regardless, all 4 locations have to be found to win.

John Made it : for Christmas i don't like to give my kids all their presents all at once (they don't appreciate them) so i was thinking to make some puzzles/maps/clues where they would find the answer to open a box and get their present.. this video has given me some ideas how to do it. Thanks

mine slime : You should add more metal on the inside, so the player can't figure it out that simple by sliding the magnet above the surface of the globe.

Bob the Builder : That’s amazing dude! Keep it up!👍🏻

Marcus McFadden : I came over here from Grant Thompson. Lol you posted at the same time! 😂

tim sway : Super cool, Bob!

famitory : concept: a maker-centric escape room. the puzzles are all incomplete mechanisms and to solve the room, you have to build the rest of the mechanism using the parts and tools in the room

The Wood Yogi : Great work Bob. Superb idea for a puzzle :) ॐ

Александр ForestLamp : hat’s amazing dude! Keep it up!

Jamonsometoast : Please make a full escape room!!!!

uKNOWuLIKE that : does your wife realise that now you have the power to use anything of hers in your projects.

MrMartiniMo : Nice Work! You can add some springs behind the drawer, so the drawer popps out automatically.That would be a nice effect. :)

theMoporter : King of Random? No thanks, he's creepy

Yuki Ross : That's cool but wouldn't the different objects work in the wrong location? Since at the end of the day you're just putting magnets on washers. Is there a way you could make the triggers object specific?

sean liang : You and Grant posted video at the same time

Rowdy Penguin : Bob. Dude. You just earned MAJOR cool points with this one. [like you needed more!] Very cool stuff. <(")

Celeste Orchid : I just found you through Grant's and Lowe's videos. I'm totes now a subscriber! <3 Much love to a fellow DIYer <3

Aaron T : Hey bob since winter is coming you should try to make a snow skate

Rohit Nair : Hey Bob the project is awesome..great work..i had a doubt though,do i have to use the same 7 segment display that you have used with the arduino or any 7 segment display would work?

Kostis Sotiriou : Hey Bob! This project was very good! Can you make more projects like this and cooperate with "Grant Thomson - The King of Random " to make more a super cool escape room? Please like if you agree with this fantastic idea.!

XANDER MIGHT : Soooooooo.....your the new jigsaw?

martin van Wezel : Realy cool. It makes for a great surprise gift packaging too...

Frank22 : *clever bob*

Max Chan : can you make something that can hang your snowboard plz

Dale Hawkins : Consider adding felt to the pieces so they don't rub on the globe and give away the locations over time.

drippingwax : Now you can make a horse! :)

CTY JHU : Ahh...The blue tape. Appears in every video innit?

Bruno Guedes : What happened to your spray-paint booth? Have you yet to unpack it? If memory serves, it's the second video in your new home in which you've spray-painted something out in the "open". Regardless, cool project!

Serrasongs76 : I really do enjoy your videos I just think you speak too fast. I know that you want to make them a certain length but sometimes it's overwhelming to listen to, maybe just slow down a bit

buci buci : Are you going to make more puzles?

Jelle Swaanen : It is a LED display, not a LCD display.

ivraalia : This is awesome! The circuit board stuff blew my mind. Would it be a bad idea to add more washers and/or magnets inside to not only balance the globe, but also allow there to be more locations on the globe which could be incorrect to the puzzle. Just a thought.

Piercing Insanity 2 : Really cool idea! It always puts a smile on my face when you upload a new video :)

The Wood Lab : That... is super cool. - Jim

Gustav & Hilda Holmström : To be honest, we're only here for the wobbly eyed soldering station.

Cas M : Really usefull!👍

aaron c : Bob - what would stop people from just finding the places where the magnets would stick?  Would it be a good idea to put false locations in the globe?

JD Armory : Hey bob, do you remember me from the maker fair? I also have a cool DIY Channel

Crazilajimpers : Blessed like my nut!

Winston Moy : Aha, but you could have counterweighted it with some useless mass on the inside so it won't tend to rotate to one side! But a fun idea that's pushing me closer to making a CNC puzzle box...

Specific Love Creations : That is an awesome globe puzzle. I also watched the Lowes video and it was awesome to see you and Grant working together to help solve it.

ManCraftingTM : It’s ok that you said LCD instead of LED because I’m not OCD.

Dylan's DIY Workshop : That is awesome! I love the jig you used to cut the globe in half! I would've hidden that switch for the globe better if you were using it in an escape room. You would'nt want the participants to be able to turn the whole thing off

MC's Creations : Really nice! Fantastic work! :D

Michael Alm : What an awesome idea!

Taamz Heart : I miss doing escape rooms.

Bruce A. Ulrich : Wow! What a fun game!

Brian Prusa : I need to practice my five minute epoxy technique. Man, you are fast!

Peachville : Excellent idea, craftsmanship and video. What I wasn't keen on was one has to dismantle the globe to change batteries...arrrrrrrrrgggh! A 9v battery likely isn't going to last a day or two under normal game room use....can't trust Gamers to turn it off. Hopefully I've "improved the wheel" and here is what I did... My version is a globe puzzle with external power and controlled by RF. Normally I have a PC run all my game room, timing, lights, audio, video, arduinos, etc. by GPIO and USB connections. My Main transceiver is an arduino nano with an HC12 module. This talks back and forth to the pc and with up to 100 Slave transceivers at a max. distance of a mile. At first I looked into magnetic resonant coupling charging...too complex to attach to a globe so settled on direct connection to an external power supply. Gamers find a USB power block and USB to 3.5mm cable that plugs into the wooden base of the globe by solving a previous puzzle. I added additional circuitry as power blocks shut down if current draw is too low....arduino nano and HC12 draw next to nothing. I then attached a 3.5mm female round power jack thru the bottom of the globe and added a male 3.5mm jack where the half-circle metal arm normally supports the globe with a plastic pin. Now we have an external power source for the electronic components that still works when the globe is spun. I wanted more and better sensors (don't like reeds) so I attached 13 RC35 magnetic sensors at map locations inside the globe and these connect to 13 inputs of the Slave arduino/HC12 transceiver. When the magnet is in close proximity to a designated map location on the globe a signal specific to that location is sent to the Main and then acknowledged back to the Slave. The Main arduino/transceiver constantly polls signals and when a specific signal, in this case 0500 (Slave # 5, Command 00 = start), acknowledges the globe puzzle has been activated and the PC starts playing the appropriate audio instructions and clues. Each time a correct/incorrect placement happens the pc plays an appropriate congrats/fail audio. Eg: "What city is nicknamed the Big Apple?" The Gamers then place the magnet (mine has a flag attached for appearance and holding) on New York and the PC plays, "New York, Correct." followed shortly with the next clue, "Your next task is to locate the landlocked South American country where Butch and Sundance died." . When all 13 locations have been identified in order, the Slave shuts down, so even if left plugged in there is no battery drain. Again, many thanks for the inspirational video!!!!

MRrwmac : Excellent Professor!