GMBLMZ was Attoparsec's 2014 Burning Man installation. It is a "pilgrimage in three-space", a 3D maze which is fully gimbaled to allow it to spin in any direction. The outer ring is 4 meters across, and the struts alone required over 6000 welds to build. It is operated using simple push-sticks, which keep participants more or less out of harm's way. Future revisions might include a crank and chain-drive system to allow more precise (and mechanically interesting!) control of each axis. External lighting was by 6 solar light units, and the balls in the maze tubes also glowed.
GMBLMZ was made possible by the following generous donors on Kickstarter: Jen & Rob, Torrey Stenmark, Must Be Art, Martin Regulus Tithonium, "I Love Joe Mitchoff", Stew and Colina Stanton, David Camden-Britton, Gabriel Cain, Olna Jenn Smith, Dara Korra'ti, Jesse EUNOIA Wolfe, Sunny Bubbles, Alexis Nast, Tom H, Brendan "HollyKing" Leber, Bruce Schena, Hans Ranke, Bill McGeachin, Agnes Tomorrow, Deb "Seattlejo" Schumacher, Friday Afternoon Tea, Sonia Honeydew, Jen Childs, Kilgore Trout, Guy H-B, Maribou, Deacon, Sunnie Larsen, Kelleycrow, BumbleBee, Ionan, Nick W., Ian Bone, Wee Heavy, Robbie Eickmann, Chris, Reddick, Anna Tonkonogui, don rat, Harold Stein, Dani Moran, Michelle Matel, Sara Janes, Michael J, Jeri Lynn, Jason, Christian Lev, Riv, Richard Platel, kevin groocock, Mr Tweaks, Dawn Rutherford, Gene!, Parasolvent, Giles and Monica. Whew! Thank you, everyone!
GMBLMZ on the playa, in all its glory:
Prototype demonstration and explanation of the mechanical linkages:
Animated fly through of the design rendering: