# Rotating Cube

### How To : Create a Rotating 3D Cube Live Wallpaper on Your Galaxy S4

Replacing your wallpaper is one of the easiest and quickest things you can do to keep your device from going stale, but it goes way beyond just picking an image from your gallery. If you use the Google Camera, you can create some really awesome 3D lens blur backgrounds, but wh ...more

### How To : Set up Advanced Desktop Effects in Ubuntu Linux and use Rotate Cube

If you have Ubuntu Linux, if you don't already know, there's something called Advanced Desktop Effects, and once enabled, gives you multiple desktop effects for your Ubuntu system. This video show you how to install Advanced Desktop Effects and shows you all the goodies, and d ...more

### How To : Understand the rotational symmetry of a cube

One of the most fascinating figures in the 3 dimensional world is the cube. This video goes into details about the rotational symmetry of a cube. The video examines this property of cubes by rotating the figure on different axis and inspecting how this property of cubes change ...more

### How To : Repair and assemble a V-Cube 6 puzzle

The V-Cube 6 puzzle is a uniquely designed and constructed skill game. V-Cube 6 is a multi-colored, multiple-layered cube, rotating smoothly on based axes. The player is required to discover a strategy to achieve uniform color sides on her or his V-Cube, but in this process, t ...more

### How To : Use Rubik's Cube notation and terminology

Since its invention in 1974, the Rubik's Cube has become a favorite pastime among geeks, puzzle lovers, and other similarly unique individuals. It is currently available in four basic flavors; Rubik's Mini, Rubik's Cube, Rubiks Revenge, and Professor's Cube. This video tutoria ...more

### How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed u ...more

### How To : Turn and solve Rubik's Cubes one-handed faster

Okay, solving a Rubik's Cube one-handed in 15 seconds is pretty impressive. If you find solving a Rubik's Cube with two hands to be lacking in challenge and flair, try doing solves using only one hand. There is a technique to it, and this video will teach it to you. Basically, ...more

### How To : Solve the acid cube Square One puzzle

Watch this video tutorial to see how to solve the acid cube Square One puzzle. There's a few things you should know before even trying to solve the Square-1 puzzle, which is knowing how to solve the Rubik's Cube. Then you need to know the notation for rotating the Square One, ...more

### How To : Solve a Rubik's Cube with famous speedcuber Tyson Mao

Tyson Mao is a renowned world competitor in solving the Rubik's Cube. Not only did this Californian become a world class solver, but he also formed the Rubik's Cube Association with fellow speed solver Ron van Bruchem, which holds competitive events for the Rubik's Cube. If yo ...more

### The History of SCRABBLE Boards : Glass, Vintage, Gold... & Star Trek?!?

The game has undergone many transitions over the years, since its days as LEXIKO (1931) to its briefness as CRISS CROSS WORDS to its current and amalgamated, renowned brand of SCRABBLE. There has been many editions of the word board game along that historic metamorphosis, and ...more

### How To : Solve the Whip-It puzzle

This video tutorial will show you how to solve the Whip-It puzzle. The Whip-It puzzle is not quite a Rubik's Cube, but it's just as fun! The Whip-It is also referred to as the Puzzle 6. and is a sliding piece puzzle that consists of several discs stacked up into a tower, and t ...more

### News : Android App Solves the Unfathomable Mexaminx (Think Rubik's Cube on Steroids)

The Android Megaminxer is mind-bogglingly elaborate, impressively combining multiple geeky mediums to solve an incredibly complex puzzle. ARM, the genius behind the stunt, uses LEGOs (a Mindstorms NXT kit to be exact) to build a robot responsible for the mechanics; they then e ...more

### News : Mathematical Quilting

I got hooked on origami sometime after Math Craft admin Cory Poole posted instructions for creating modular origami, but I had to take a break to finish a quilt I've been working on for a while now. It's my first quilt, and very simple in its construction (straight up squares, ...more

### News : 5 Eccentric Scrabble Variants That Never Saw the Light of Day

Thanks to the advent of smartphones and mobile apps, Scrabble has spread like wildfire across the globe, whether it be Scrabble or one of its many popular word game spinoffs, such as Words with Friends, WordWise and Kalimat. There have been over one million Scrabble sets sold ...more

### How To : Solve a Rubik's Cube in 90 seconds

Learn how to solve a Rubik's cube in ninety seconds in this video. You'll learn that there are couple of common methods used to solve the cube. The Petrus method which starts with the corner and the Friedrich method which starts at the bottom and moves up. The presenter shows ...more

### Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus How to Make an Orderly Tangle of Triangles)

It's Monday, which means once again, it's time to highlight some of the recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. I also thought that we'd try and create something known as an "Orderly Tangle" or "Polylink". This week we had a few submissions based off ...more

### How To : Fold an origami paper rose

Fold paper in 1/2. Fold in half again into a square. Fold in half again, & again into a square about 1/16 of original size. Unfold paper. Fold marks divide paper into 16 small squares. Make 2 diagonal folds in each direction to form a big X in paper. Position paper with inside ...more

### How To : Cut a mango with a few well-placed cuts

It's irresistibly exotic and lusciously juicy; it's also got that enormous pit that sometimes makes the mango seem like more trouble than it's worth. Tame this tropical teaser with a few well-placed cuts. You Will Need * A mango * A cutting board * A paring knife * And a bowl ...more

### Math Craft Monday : Community Submissions (Plus How to Make Escheresque Tessellated Cubes)

It's once again Monday, which means it's time to highlight some of the most recent community submissions posted to the Math Craft corkboard. Since two of these posts were on polyhedral versions of M.C. Escher's tessellations, I thought we'd take a look at building a simple tes ...more

### News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 3: 3D Modeling

Today's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device takes us into the third dimension. The below apps are suitable for beginners looking to venture into the world of 3d modeling, as well as pros who simply want the basics of Maya in their pocket. Build models/3D mockups or small ...more

### Modular Origami : How to Make a Cube, Octahedron & Icosahedron from Sonobe Units

Modular origami is a technique that can be used to build some pretty interesting and impressive models of mathematical objects. In modular origami, you combine multiple units folded from single pieces of paper into more complicated forms. The Sonobe unit is a simple example un ...more

### How To : Create Parabolic Curves Using Straight Lines

Curve stitching is a form of string art where smooth curves are created through the use of straight lines. It is taught in many Junior High and High School art classes. I discovered it when my math students started showing me the geometric art they had created. The process of ...more

### News : 3 Long Awaited Indie Games at PAX That Should Be Released Already!

The small size of most indie game development teams is a strength, but also a weakness. It allows them to take risks and explore revolutionary ideas that a larger company could never justify to its shareholders, but also means they must navigate the game development labyrinth ...more

### How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/14 - 12/20)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A nostalgia-themed cell phone photo ...more

### Dev Report : Verto Studio 3D for VR Is Done, Now You Can Build 3D Models in HoloLens or VR

Verto Studio 3D is a 3D modeling package that has been in the works for a while now by Michael Farrell, the owner of Verto Studio LLC. Farrell has been working toward bridging the gap between XR 3D modeling and what we have become accustomed to with desktop 3D modeling package ...more

### HoloLens Dev 102 : How to Add Holographic Effects to Your Vuforia ImageTarget

Welcome back to this series on making physical objects come to life on HoloLens with Vuforia. Now that we've set up Vuforia and readied our ImageTarget and camera system, we can see our work come to life. Because in the end, is that not one of the main driving forces when deve ...more

### How To : 10 Tricks You Need to Use for Better-Tasting Food from Your Microwave

The microwave oven is a monumental technological achievement that's saved college students and single people from starvation for decades. Almost 97% of all American households have one, which makes it the most-owned kitchen appliance in US homes right after the refrigerator. ...more

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