Colored masking tape is great instead of the dots for color coding the soma cube, tetrominoes and pentominoeshttps://www.amazon.com/Colored-Masking-Tape-Labeling-Variety/dp/B07CRD3WDX/
Thanks for having a look. Scotch Wall Safe Tape is some pretty amazing stuff and makes this project work. A hundred 3" reusable cubes to decorate and build for about $25.
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I made a three sleds last year using 4 foot, 6 foot and 8 foot spars. the 4 and 6 foot flew great. The 8 foot one wouldn't stay open though. Looking forward to trying that one again this summer as part of a water craft building class.
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check this out. Opto-electronic rotating drum LUT look up table. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoeOXJnhEE8
BLOKL 2.0 or SOMA X 4 in a Pencil CaseView Instructable »
Ooops! I meant 6x6x6 cube
And in this video more ideas about discovering solutions:
Thanks so much! What subjects did you teach?
I need to make some some SOMA Cube puzzles with this technique
Obviously you can take eight solved 3x3x3 cubes and build a 9x9x9 cube but are there other ways? It looks like using up the parts that stick up through two layer on the bottom and a symmetry preserving approach works pretty well
Pretty big. 15 feet by 10 feet and a high ceiling helps. However scale it down to half this size and almost any room will do.
Quick video about solving the SOMA Cube Puzzle:SOMA Cube Solution Methods 1
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Here is a great video delving into the mathematics of the puzzle:Graph Theory is not typically an elementary school topic but this is a great introduction into abstraction and generalization with lines, shapes and colors
Are the wooden end plugs for the drum a purchased part? I don't see them on the parts list. Can you detail the process of the drum construction a bit if you have an opportunity?Thanks!
Are you using a special solder? Your instructions say welding wire but I see a roll of what looks like solder. Please advise.Thanks!
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