WARNING: Part of the options to this instructable include using sharp (scalpel) blades, or a paper cutter machine. Do NOT attemp to use either one if you do not know how to use them efficiently, and most importantly, safely. Ask an adult for help if you do not have scissors and you are a child. Blades can, and most likely will snap, break, and propel the broken bits like shrapnel when the wrong type of pressure is applied at the wrong angle. Wear safety goggles if you must use blades. As for the paper cutter, use common sense and see what and where you are cutting before you decide to slam the blade down on the paper.
I was able to find a Rubik's Cube promotion in a Walgreens near my house. It was 2 for $10 dollars. So I bought 2 and later went back to buy another two, only to find out the promotion was over. I usually don't shop or buy stuff from Walgreens, but it's the nearest store to where I am that has supplies that I need. I've found that the help there (and various other stores) is pretty much non-existent. Not to mention Radioshack, where they don't know the difference between LED and IED, and which I am forced to buy from since other electronics stores and too far to make a project within a day.
Total cost for everything was about $15 dollars.
Total cost for one unit was about $ 6.
If you have some supplies, they will obviously save you money.
But enough of that, let's get on with the project!
Step 1: Supplies
- Rubik's Cube. Authentic would be the best, since the size hardly/never? varies from cube to cube.
- Computer. Obviously you're using one right now, unless it's not yours or it's a smart device.
- Double-sided stick tape.
- Paper. Photo paper would be better.
- Contact Paper. (or another type of cold laminating sheet. if you don't have that, you can use old/unused screen protectors for device screens, you'll need about 6. If you don't have either one, use thick clear plastic tape.
- Printer. (to print out the pictures, what else)
- Photoshop. Any version 7 and above is fine.
- Scissors. (If for some reason you don't have scissors, you can use a blade, though your cuts won't look as clean. You may also use a paper cutter to ease the process if you are familiar using them.)
- A clean desk/workplace (Optional)