Snub cube
Snub cube a7
Panels 32 × Geomag triangle panel icon
6 × Geomag square panel icon
Rods 60 (+24) × Geomag rod icon
Spheres 24 (+6) × Geomag ball icon
Author Rveas 22 May 2007

A Snub Cube takes the square faces of a normal cube, moves them away from the middle, rotates them a little and stitches them together again with triangles.

Building Instructions Edit

Note: Follow magnetic poles in the pictures for for maximum strength of the final structure.
Note: When using the pyramids as strengthening, the 24 extra rods and 6 extra balls are required.

For this

  1. Build six rigid squares (either with panels or as a pyramid with four spare rods and a ball).
  2. Use eight rods to add triangles to the sides of the square (no balls).
  3. Use four of the prepared squares to make the triangles complete.
  4. Use four rods to connect a corner of the center square to a corner ball of the next surrounding square. Here you'll have to choose between a right-handed or left-handed Snub Cube. I'm making a right-handed one.
  5. Use four rods to finish the lower triangles by connecting the inner corner of each surrounding square to a middle corner of the next square, and raise the structure.
  6. Use four rods to complete the triangles on the inner sides of the four triangles.
  7. Use four rods to complete the triangles on the opposite side as the previous step.
  8. Use eight rods to finish the final triangles of on the side of the four squares (no balls).
  9. Use four rods to make another set of triangles, which corner two squares each.
  10. Place the final square in place.

Note: To convert a right-handed Snub Cube to a left-handed or vice versa, take away the rods shown in green and replace them perpendicular to the old position.

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