MAKE Flickr photo pool member Life on the Edge made a bronze Rubik’s cube, impossible to solve! –
“A fully functional, reproduction of a Rubik’s Cube, hand cast in white bronze. It was cast in such a way as to have even shrinkage, but an unstable and rough surface.
After being cast in bronze, and assembled, it was treated by being buried in a mixture of dirt, various acids and salts, inside of a hand made birch box designed to keep the environment moist, but also to allow some passage of air and water, for about a year.” [via] – Link & process…
8 thoughts on “Hand cast white bronze Rubik’s cube”
Beautiful work! Just one question — are there different patterns/colors on all sides? The pics show some variation between faces but not that much.
Wonder what would happen if you toss it in a pit where archeologists are doing their daily things like searching for Roman influences on civilization etc.
Probably they think it is last century (since they will know Rubik), but they can’t say when it got there.
Would be a great april fools joke.
– Unomi –
would be funny, but I’m sure someone would claim the ancient Greeks developed it first
Gadgetlust – The cube is entirely made of white bronze, but the patina on the cube, combined with the uneven caking of dirt on all surfaces makes some of the sides appear to be differently coloured. There is no solution to this cube, it’s intended to focus on the physical experience of rotating the cube itself.
Unomi – I do intend, at some future point, to engineer a situation in which the cube is disposed of in an area where it might go undiscovered for a long, long time, hopefully hundreds of years.
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