Loops and Labyrinths
I have also used integer programming to create thousands of loop and labyrinth designs. To give myself and others some sense of what it would be like to travel through these loops and labyrinths, I made laser-cut versions out of MDF and hardboard. The laser-cut boards can be placed on top of a BRIO Labyrinth Game, as shown below. A player can turn the game's knobs to tilt the board and maneuver a steel ball through the course.