A new spin on the Rubik’s Cube
The Rubik’s Cube has long been a staple in geek culture—but if you’ve already learned how to solve it, here’s a way to make a new puzzle by doing some DIY modifications on the one you already have.
The puzzle isn’t all that different from the first one, though it looks different enough (in fact, kind of rectangular), that it will certainly puzzle your friends, even if they’ve solved the original cube before. You’ll need a regular 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube to start with, some hardening clay, tile stickers, a saw or belt sander (or a dremel, if you have one), sandpaper, a black marker, and a box cutter. You’ll also have to disassemble and reassemble the cube using newly made pieces, but the instructions are pretty clear and there are a few nice videos along the way if you don’t already know how to cheat at—I mean, disassemble for purely respectable reasons—the Rubik’s Cube. Hit the link for the full instructions. Have you ever built your own Rubik’s Cube mod? Let us know in the comments!