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3. Anamorphic Cube

February 11, 2016

10 Amazing ways to see a cube

This is quite a challenge. The idea is to draw an anamorphic cube so that the image, once projected onto a curved surface looks like a cube. You will find the template or graph for this exercise on Mathspig here.

It took me several goes to get it … sort of … right.

Mathspig Cube 3.1

Step 1: Make silver foil/cardboard cylinder to fit the dotted circle on the grid below.

Mathspig Cube 3.2

Step 2: Draw in the corners of the cube on the square grid and match these corners on the curved grid.

Mathspig Cube 3.3

Step 3: Draw in the three vertical sides of the cube and match these lines on the curved grid.

Mathspig Cube 3.4

Step 4: Draw in the top and bottom horizontal sides of the cube on the square grid and match these on the curved grid.

Getting tricky now.

Mathspig Cube 3.5

Step 5: Draw in the blue, orange and green sides of the cube on the square grid and match these on the curved grid.

Mathspig Cube 3.6

Step 6: Place silver cylinder on dotted circle.

Mathspig Cube 3.7

Step 7: Can you see the cube?

Mathspig Cube 3.8

Step 8: Here’s a closer look.

An even better Anamorphic Cube.

Anamorphic Illusion Art of a Rubik’s Cube

By John Snow

Amazing Anamorphic Illusions by Brusspup

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4. Floating Cube

February 9, 2016

10 Amazing ways to see a cube

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Amazing Floating Cube by Dave Hax

Another floating cube:

Mathspig Cube 4.1

Ricoh Balloon North Hampton Balloon Festival, 2013

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5. Street Art Cube

February 8, 2016

10 Amazing ways to see a cube

Mathspig Cube 5.1

Street Art Cube by Indian born artist Aakash Nihalani

Mathspig Cube 5.2

Street Art Cube by Indian born artist Aakash Nihalani Mathspig Cube 5.3

Rubik’s Cube by chalk artist Anthony Cappetto, art after hours

the Business of Street Painting blog

Mathspig Cube 5.4

Cube Art, Old City Belgrade, Serbia

Mathspig Cube 5.5

Cubic Housing, Rotterdam Netherlands. The cubes are supported by hexagonal posts.

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6. EDIBLE CUBE

February 5, 2016

10 Amazing ways to see a cube

Now mathspiggies you may not want to do this in the maths classroom, but you could set this exercise as a homework project. Make it a general challenge.

eg. Homework Challenge: Make a cube out of edible products and photograph results.

Mathspig Cube 6.1

You will find out how to make a Fruit Salad Cube

on WikiHow … Do you need instructions?

Mathspig Cube 6.2

Rubik’s Cube Birthday Cake

for Sweet 16

Mathspig Cube 6.3

You have to lerv a BORG CUBE CAKE.

It’s got lights and everything!

RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!

Mathspig Cube 6.4

You can grow fruit and some vegetables in square containers,

but this project would take a very, very long time!

Mathspig Cube 6.5

This is a Wonka Gobstopper Cube by Candydood.

You can work out how many gobstoppers it took to make the cube.

Yeah! 10x10x10!  That stops a lot of gobs.

I’m not sure if you can eat it. I suspect

glue may be the secret of success here.

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7. GIANT CUBE

February 5, 2016

10 Amazing ways to see a cube

It would be possible to construct drawings like the following in the school grounds using chalk and/or string. The students have to work out how to construct these drawings themselves. Then you can take some AWESOME photos.

Mathspig Cube 7.1

Sand Artist Francois Abelent, Le Val André,France

Mathspig Cube 7.2

At Trouville by Unknown

 

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8. Spaghetti Cube

February 5, 2016

10 Amazing ways to see a cube

Guess what kids? Today we’re going to make something with spaghetti and marshmallows!!!!!

That should have them throwing up into their pencil cases. They think of their stomaches first. But you will have their attention. Of course, you are going to make a cube. Look at the pictures below and you’ll work out how to do it.

Mathspig Cube 8.1

Too wobbly? Check out below.

Mathspig Cube 8.2

Notice the Diagonals!!!!

This is a properly engineered Spaghetti Cube.

Mathspig Cube 8.4

Why stop at a cube? You’re on a roll now.

Try a spaghetti and marshmallow tower.

Fabulous instructions here.

 

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9. Fashion Cube

February 5, 2016

10 Amazing ways to see a cube

Mathspig Cube 9.1

Katy Perry MTV Awards 2011

Mathspig Cube 9.2

Katy Perry ‘This is how we do’  … cubes? Video

Mathspig Cube 9.3

Christian Dior Haute Couture 2011

Don’t tell Katy Perry!!

Mathspig Cube 9.4

Cube Dress

for the girl who never wants to sit down.

Mathspig Cube 9.5

Dog Show Taiwan, Daily Mirror

…also doubles as a coffee table.

Mathspig Cube 9.6

 There is always some designer somewhere who wants to put

a model’s head in a bird cage or a cube.

Swarovski crystal-encrusted cube-shaped hat created by Nasir Mazhar

for the fashion designer Gareth Pugh in 2008

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