Introduction: Easy, Yet Stylish Cardboard Rubiks Cube Stand.
Runner Up in the
Cardboard Contest 2016
This is a simple cardboard Rubik's cube stand. It's easy to make, you don't need any fancy tools to make it and it still looks really cool. Hope you enjoy!
Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed.
For this small project you'll need:
- A pair of scissors
- A pencil
- Glue (I used a glue gun)
- A hobby knife
Step 2: Cut Cardboard Squares.
Measure out a perfect square and cut it out. Then you can use this square as a guide and cut out more squares. How many squares are needed? You need enough to provide adequate height so that your cube can sit snuggly, but you can then make it higher if you like.
Step 3: Draw Triangle.
Draw a triangle in the center of the square. You can measure how big the triangle ought to be by measuring diagonally across one of your Rubik's cube's corners. Where you take the measurement will determine how big the triangle is (obviously) and this will determine how deep your cube sits in the stand.
If you don't know how to draw an equilateral (perfect) triangle here is a method you can use, if you do know how to, then please skip this part:
- Draw the measured line parallel to the bottom of the square, a little below the middle of the square.
- Take a compass and place the spike on one end of the line, then adjust the compass so that the pencil part is on the other end of the line.
- Now draw an arc over the line, switch the places of the spike and pencil, and draw a second arc so that it crosses the first one.
- Then draw lines from the two ends of the line to the place where the two arcs crossed.
- That's it!
Step 4: Cut Out the Triangles
Cut out the triangle and then repeat process while decreasing the triangle size. Cut out triangles with decreasing sizes on all the squares until you can't go smaller.
Step 5: Glue!
Now glue them all together! Make sure they are all well lined up and neat. You should also add another plain square to the bottom of the 'stand' to close off the last triangle. You can also add more squares if you want the stand higher.
Step 6: Finishing.
In order to get the edges and corners of the stand perfectly straight and flat, I used a hand saw and sawed the edges flat. This worked really well although it might sound strange...sawing cardboard! The cardboard I used was good and sturdy, which I think is necessary if you want to saw it.
Step 7: Use and Enjoy!
That's it! Now you can properly and stylishly display your Rubik's cube(s). It works for the 2x2, 3x3 and 4x4...and I think it'll work for the bigger ones as well.
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