Modular Maze System: The Free Maze

What makes the Free Maze unique is that each part is reconfigurable, allowing you to transition seamlessly between DIY modular maze configurations and giving you the ultimate flexibility

  • Design your modular maze to your specifications.
  • Easily reconfigure mazes for a variety of different tasks. Examples include the t-maze, w-maze, plus maze, radial arm maze, and figure 8 maze
  • Build mazes of increased complexity by simply adding more corridors.

With the Free Maze system for mice and rats, researchers can design unique modular mazes to their specifications. The Free Maze consists of individual corridor components that can be easily reconfigured into a variety of different maze types. Build upon mazes by simply adding more corridors. Mazes can be assembled with increasing complexity depending on the experimenter’s goal. 

Features

Task Forcer with Gonio Unit for Imaging
All parts are completely reconfigurable allowing researchers to create several mazes in one.
Head-fixation unit

Take advantage of our built-in automation. Infrared (IR) beams triggered by the animal control the opening and closing of maze doors.

Spout Lever with Adapter (Max stroke: 18.8 mm; Min torque: 2 g)

Build your own maze from the ground up completely unique to your research needs. All components are sold separately.

Publications

Hoshino, S., Takahashi, R., Mieno, K., Tamatsu, Y., Azechi, H., Ide, K., & Takahashi, S. (2020). The Reconfigurable Maze Provides Flexible, Scalable, Reproducible, and Repeatable Tests. Iscience23(1), 100787.

Parts and Accessories

Blog Entries

Running Multiple Behavioral Tests?

Running Multiple Behavioral Tests?

The Free Maze, our reconfigurable modular maze, has you covered! With the Free Maze, all components are reconfigurable, meaning you can easily disassemble and reassemble your maze with unique specifications.

Part IV – We Visit Doshisha University in Kyoto

Part IV – We Visit Doshisha University in Kyoto

While in Kyoto, I traveled to Doshisha University to visit the lab of Dr. Takahashi, who worked with O’Hara to design the Free Maze, a reconfigurable maze for learning and memory tests.

Running Multiple Behavioral Tests?

Running Multiple Behavioral Tests?

The Free Maze, our reconfigurable modular maze, has you covered! With the Free Maze, all components are reconfigurable, meaning you can easily disassemble and reassemble your maze with unique specifications.

Part IV – We Visit Doshisha University in Kyoto

Part IV – We Visit Doshisha University in Kyoto

While in Kyoto, I traveled to Doshisha University to visit the lab of Dr. Takahashi, who worked with O’Hara to design the Free Maze, a reconfigurable maze for learning and memory tests.

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