Introduction: Create Your Own HyperQBS

I recently saw these HyperQBS on Geobender.com, given that they are currently out of stock and I've never been very good at waiting I decided to make my own. Check out the video (hidden in the above)

From the description we know it's 12 identical pyramids that form a cube. We can see the outside lines of the cube (each face splits across the diagonal) and it's safe to assume that all the pyramids meet in the middle so it is relatively straight forward to figure out the geometry and make a 3D model of 1 pyramid.

A quick flit through Pepakura turns the 3D pyramid into a 2D flat paper shape with tabs in all the right places.

Export from Pepakura into a vector file format and it's just a quick trip to the laser cutter to make 12 pyramid shapes that are ready to be glued and assembled together.

I've attached a pdf containing the 2D flats to make your own HyperQBS.

Step 1: Assembling the HyperQBS

Take each flat shape and assemble it into pyramid, once you have 12 of these shapes you can begin assembling them into the HyperQBS.

Used sticky tap to hold the pyramids together. Place tap on either side of the join. The Pyramids should be joined on the right angled sides. The images demonstrate the exact pattern for tape placements, once all 12 are taped together then simply loop the last shape back to the first one.

Step 2: Make Your Patterns

All being well you should have a completed HyperQBS, now start flexing the box to your will and experimenting with the different shapes you can make.

Comments

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mrsmerwin (author)2017-01-29

i used to have one of these but i wore it out. thanks

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DésarménienF made it! (author)2016-07-23

This a more "origami-like" shape I made which locks and is much more tough (while using more paper, of course).

Start with the top 'V' bottom going to the crux, then make the creases starting from this first one (if you know origami a little bit, it's really straightforward).

I use three little strips of scotch tape to finish up to limit untimely gapes and with 130g/m paper it's very easy as it locks and the result is near perfect (see the picture :-)

Enjoy H-QBS building,

François

PS :I say "origami-like" because while building it from a plain square sheet of paper would be feasible it would be much, much more difficult to fold (theoretically, it would be possible to fold the whole H-QBS with final lock, but forget it! :-)))), so I took some shortcuts: rectangular sheet and cutter ;-)

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АндрейБ20 made it! (author)2016-02-25

Thanks!!! :)

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mspalding (author)2015-10-18

Wow, thanks. This is $100 at GeoBender. Now I just need to figure how to print images so it forms the cool patterns they have on theirs.

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EliM14 made it! (author)2015-10-14

my gosh. This is great. I made one all while watching Batman begins. A quick and dirty build for people who like messing with their friends' minds and also look cool. Thanks for posting the design!

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dontcallmeplath (author)EliM142015-10-17

Did you use the pdf stencil without any alterations? Mine seems wonky.

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Sonuva.... I just figured it out. haha Swapped the diagonal fold.

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WixieR (author)2015-01-09

Nice work.

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Dani78 (author)2014-08-23

It's great

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rimar2000 (author)2014-08-11

Very intereseting, I MUST make onee!

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