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Mazebot API

The Mazebot API (https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot) has two different modes: random and race.

Random mode

Mazebot will serve you random mazes. You can also use the query parameter minSize and maxSize to control the size of maze that is served.

The available sizes are: 10, 20, 30, 40, 60, 100, 120, 150, and 200.

getting a random maze

GET https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/random

HTTP 200

{
  "name": "Maze #236 (10x10)",
  "mazePath": "/mazebot/mazes/ikTcNQMwKhux3bWjV3SSYKfyaVHcL0FXsvbwVGk5ns8",
  "startingPosition": [ 4, 3 ],
  "endingPosition": [ 3, 6 ],
  "message": "When you have figured out the solution, post it back to this url. See the exampleSolution for more information.",
  "exampleSolution": { "directions": "ENWNNENWNNS" },
  "map": [
    [ " ", " ", "X", " ", " ", " ", "X", " ", "X", "X" ],
    [ " ", "X", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " " ],
    [ " ", "X", " ", "X", "X", "X", "X", "X", "X", " " ],
    [ " ", "X", " ", " ", "A", " ", " ", " ", "X", " " ],
    [ " ", "X", "X", "X", "X", "X", "X", "X", " ", " " ],
    [ "X", " ", " ", " ", "X", " ", " ", " ", "X", " " ],
    [ " ", " ", "X", "B", "X", " ", "X", " ", "X", " " ],
    [ " ", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", " ", " " ],
    [ "X", " ", "X", "X", "X", "X", "X", " ", "X", "X" ],
    [ "X", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", "X", "X" ]
  ]
}

getting a maze with size constraints

GET https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/random?minSize=10&maxSize=20

HTTP 200

{
  "name": "Maze #142 (10x10)",
  "mazePath": "/mazebot/mazes/dTXurZOonsCbWC9_PDBWpiRAvBME3VBDIf9hcwwCdNc",
  "startingPosition": [ 9, 3 ],
  "endingPosition": [ 7, 0 ],
  "message": "When you have figured out the solution, post it back to this url. See the exampleSolution for more information.",
  "exampleSolution": { "directions": "ENWNNENWNNS" },
  "map": [
    [ "X", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", "X", "B", " ", " " ],
    [ " ", " ", " ", " ", "X", " ", " ", " ", "X", " " ],
    [ " ", "X", "X", "X", " ", "X", "X", "X", " ", "X" ],
    [ " ", " ", " ", " ", "X", " ", " ", "X", " ", "A" ],
    [ " ", "X", "X", "X", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", " " ],
    [ " ", " ", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", " " ],
    [ " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", "X" ],
    [ " ", " ", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", "X", " ", " " ],
    [ "X", " ", "X", "X", " ", " ", " ", " ", " ", " " ],
    [ "X", " ", " ", " ", " ", "X", " ", " ", " ", "X" ]
  ]
}

solving a random maze

POST https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/mazes/RPSpGy5aqL5p30LpQwqiO9O2yQipiLQT3WGqPSHtyVg

{
 "directions": "ENNNN...."
}

HTTP 200

{
  "result": "success",
  "message": "You solved it in 0.029 seconds with 56 steps, the shortest possible solution.",
  "shortestSolutionLength": 56,
  "yourSolutionLength": 56,
  "elapsed": 29
}

incorrect solution

POST https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/mazes/17pSAsql1EEaCvEe28UnAQ

{
 "directions": "ESS"
}

HTTP 400

{ "message": "Hit a wall at directions[1]", "result": "failed" }

incorrect solution - did not finish

POST https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/mazes/17pSAsql1EEaCvEe28UnAQ

{
 "directions": ""
}

HTTP 400

{ "message": "Did not make it to point B", "result": "failed" }

Race mode

Once you are getting good at solving mazes, join the Mazebot 500, a timed race to solve a series of mazes of increasing difficulty. If you can solve them all, Mazebot will grant you a certificate of your achievement.

Be warned -- some of these mazes are really big! Maybe a robot would be better suited to this task than a human...

get info about the maze race

GET https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/race

HTTP 200

{
  "message": "Welcome to the Mazebot 500.\n\nI will give you a series of mazes\nIf you can solve them all, I'll give you a certificate that proves your maze mettle.\n\nAre you ready to enter?\n\nWhen you are ready, send me your github login by posting json to /mazebot/race/start\n\nSee the attached exampleRequest.\n",
  "exampleRequest": { "login": "noops-challenge" }
}

Start the race with a POST

POST https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/race/start

{
 "login": "yourgithubloginhere"
}

HTTP 200

{
  "message": "Start your engines!",
  "nextMaze": "/mazebot/race/iEGpDT1I0qFzGU81yb49JY3Srj1daT70P6e-Zr6bpR0"
}

Get the first maze in the race from the provided URL

GET https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/race/Fh5Kt7l9gMQr41GvWkmoCg

HTTP 200

{
  "name": "Mazebot 500 Stage#1 (5x5)",
  "mazePath": "/mazebot/race/Fh5Kt7l9gMQr41GvWkmoCg",
  "map": [
    [ "A", " ", " ", " ", " " ],
    [ " ", "X", "X", "X", " " ],
    [ " ", " ", "X", " ", " " ],
    [ "X", " ", "X", "B", "X" ],
    [ "X", " ", " ", " ", "X" ]
  ],
  "message": "When you have figured out the solution, post it back to this url in JSON format. See the exampleSolution for more information.",
  "startingPosition": [ 0, 0 ],
  "endingPosition": [ 3, 3 ],
  "exampleSolution": { "directions": "ENWNNENWNNS" }
}

Solve the first maze in the race

POST https://api.noopschallenge.com/mazebot/race/Fh5Kt7l9gMQr41GvWkmoCg

{
 "directions": "SSE..."
}

HTTP 200

{
  "result": "success",
  "elapsed": 0.52,
  "shortestSolutionLength": 8,
  "yourSolutionLength": 8,
  "nextMaze": "/mazebot/race/2os41shHeVDhaKTAw1m9-Q"
}
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