For a long time, I have wanted to make a higher dimensional Rubik’s cube. I recently dropped a large Mathilda update so figure I would take a week off and take a swing at a 4th dimensional cube. When the dust settled two weeks later, I had a collection of abstract art and this *points at the header image*.
The above is a Rubik’s rhombic dodecahedron (or, rurodo for short). A decidedly three dimensional object, but none the less quite interesting. Here are some fun facts about the rurodo:
- It has four rotational paths (a cube only has 3, one for each dimension)
- Instead of rotating a face you rotate three faces (this is the only cube I know that works this way)
- When you rotate a set of sides you must rotate them by a multiple of two clicks
- I am not convinced the 3×3 I present could exist int the real world
It might not be what I set out to make but it is a pretty cool thing.