What is the Magic Folding Cube?
The magic folding cube usually is a picture cube. The sides
don't have the same colour, but they show nine different pictures, six
outside and three inside.
The magic folding cube is made up of 8 single cubes.
When you unfold the cube three new surfaces (red, green, blue) then appear.
The name "magic folding cube" is not unique. The magic
folding cube has also the names endless cube or Infinity Cube.
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Eight single cubes form the magic folding cube. Each
individual cube has 6 squares; together there are 6x8=48 squares, 24 squares
are visible, 24 are hidden. You can produce three rectangles with 8 squares
each by folding. Eight hinges are skilfully arranged in the three dimensions.
The position of the eight hinges becomes clear from the
Another representation of the hinges:
The ways to the three rectangles is shown by the two animated
Gifs. The cube on the left must stand on its head, in order to find the
blue and the green surface on the right.
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If you like to build the magic cube, you need eight cubes
with an edge length of 1.5''. Then you must have nine pictures, six must
have the measurements 3'' x 3'' and three the measurements
3'' x 6''. You stick the pictures to the appropriate surfaces. You
must separate the squares with a sharp knife at the edges, where no hinges
||If you want to build the magic
cube, you should at first understand the position of the hinges.
You join eight equal cubes, e.g.
dice, with eight sticky tapes (yellow).
The magic cubes you can buy are made by machineries. You
can hardly achieve the quality of the pictures printed on foil and the
accuracy of the cube as formed in manual work.
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The magic cube is the latest fashion
(September 2000). You can buy it in toy- or bookshops in Germany.
It also turns up in advertisements.
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Roland Frisch (Rolands Zauberwürfel-Blog)
Cube (und Star Cube)
To Make A Paper INFINITY CUBE!
The Magic Folding Cube is not a toy for small children.
One-year-old Hannah tells this in her way :-).
Gail from Oregon Coast, thank you for supporting
me in translating this website.
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