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From: Fabien Mosen
Subject: Rubik Menger
Date: 12 Jun 2003 17:20:31
Message: <3ee8ee9f@news.povray.org>
Hello,
here's a funny thing I made today, a super-Rubik's-Cube in the
form of a Menger sponge.

Fabien.


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From: Tom Galvin
Subject: Re: Rubik Menger
Date: 12 Jun 2003 17:29:46
Message: <Xns9398B1E801743tomatimporg@204.213.191.226>
Fabien Mosen <fab### [at] skynetbe> wrote in 
news:3ee8ee9f@news.povray.org:

> Hello,
> here's a funny thing I made today, a super-Rubik's-Cube in the
> form of a Menger sponge.
> 
> Fabien.
> 


Borg in living color.  

My designation is "red of green"


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From: Greg Edwards
Subject: Re: Rubik Menger
Date: 12 Jun 2003 23:13:02
Message: <1jwkdm4sou2b6.up47zxhv90kk$.dlg@40tude.net>
On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 23:20:31 +0200, Fabien Mosen wrote:

> Hello,
> here's a funny thing I made today, a super-Rubik's-Cube in the
> form of a Menger sponge.
> 
> Fabien.

Something frightening is that I think it would be possible to create such a 
cube! @_@

Imagining the billions of moves required to solve one slice... OK, I think 
I've regained consciousness...

-- 
light_source#macro G(E)sphere{z+E*y*5e-3.04rotate-z*E*6pigment{rgbt#end{
20*y-10#local n=162;1}#while(n)#local n=n-.3;G(n)x}}G(-n).7}}#end//GregE


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From: Jon S  Berndt
Subject: Re: Rubik Menger
Date: 13 Jun 2003 00:09:40
Message: <3ee94e84$1@news.povray.org>
"Tom Galvin" <tom### [at] imporg> wrote in message
>
> Borg in living color.
>
> My designation is "red of green"

Ha!  This inspires many thoughts:

1) A Borg cube after assimilating Erno Rubik.
2) A Borg cube after assimilating Martha Stewart.
3) Christmas in the Collective.

\\//_  Live Long and Perspire


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From: JC (Exether)
Subject: Re: Rubik Menger
Date: 13 Jun 2003 08:06:24
Message: <3EE9BE3F.5090908@spam.fr>
For geometric reasons, it is not possible to build a Rubik's cube of 
more than 6x6 squares, because you always need the corners to touch the 
underneath face when turning a face. Even more, 6x6 is the limit but it 
is very hard to build, and the biggest I saw (and solved :-) was 5x5.

But nothing prevents you from inventing some magnetic attaches for the 
cubes so that they can rely on nothing physical.  ;-)

JC

Greg Edwards wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 23:20:31 +0200, Fabien Mosen wrote:
> 
> 
>>Hello,
>>here's a funny thing I made today, a super-Rubik's-Cube in the
>>form of a Menger sponge.
>>
>>Fabien.
> 
> 
> Something frightening is that I think it would be possible to create such a 
> cube! @_@
> 
> Imagining the billions of moves required to solve one slice... OK, I think 
> I've regained consciousness...
>


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From: JC (Exether)
Subject: Re: Rubik Menger
Date: 13 Jun 2003 08:07:23
Message: <3EE9BE7A.4050606@spam.fr>
Original Idea ! I like it !

Fabien Mosen wrote:
> Hello,
> here's a funny thing I made today, a super-Rubik's-Cube in the
> form of a Menger sponge.
> 
> Fabien.
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>


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From: Andreas Kreisig
Subject: Re: Rubik Menger
Date: 13 Jun 2003 09:36:58
Message: <3ee9d37a@news.povray.org>
Fabien Mosen wrote:

> Hello,
> here's a funny thing I made today, a super-Rubik's-Cube in the
> form of a Menger sponge.

One million dollars to those who are able to sort the colors ... ;)

-- 
http://www.render-zone.com


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From: Jaap
Subject: Re: Rubik Menger
Date: 13 Jun 2003 12:55:01
Message: <web.3eea0147f24be7e997365b9c0@news.povray.org>
JC (Exether) wrote:
>For geometric reasons, it is not possible to build a Rubik's cube of
>more than 6x6 squares,

or go for a 4D cube, like i was playing yesterday:

http://www.superliminal.com/cube/cube.htm

(you will have to transform the 4D cube into a 3D view,
before it can be rendered in pov-ray...)


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From: Greg Edwards
Subject: Re: Rubik Menger
Date: 18 Jun 2003 16:50:20
Message: <1ftjipabxbqei.a9ihggy2pxd8.dlg@40tude.net>
On Fri, 13 Jun 2003 14:06:23 +0200, JC (Exether) wrote:

> For geometric reasons, it is not possible to build a Rubik's cube of 
> more than 6x6 squares, because you always need the corners to touch the 
> underneath face when turning a face. Even more, 6x6 is the limit but it 
> is very hard to build, and the biggest I saw (and solved :-) was 5x5.
> 
> But nothing prevents you from inventing some magnetic attaches for the 
> cubes so that they can rely on nothing physical.  ;-)
> 
> JC
> 
> Greg Edwards wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Jun 2003 23:20:31 +0200, Fabien Mosen wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>>Hello,
>>>here's a funny thing I made today, a super-Rubik's-Cube in the
>>>form of a Menger sponge.
>>>
>>>Fabien.
>> 
>> 
>> Something frightening is that I think it would be possible to create such a 
>> cube! @_@
>> 
>> Imagining the billions of moves required to solve one slice... OK, I think 
>> I've regained consciousness...
>>

I was thinking of more of a "cube of cubes" approach where the structure of 
one large cube would be used and each block would actually be its own cube 
in itself. Thinking of it again, I can see a problem in that the centers 

center pieces that hold the whole thing together. Aww well... interesting 
idea anyway!

-- 
light_source#macro G(E)sphere{z+E*y*5e-3.04rotate-z*E*6pigment{rgbt#end{
20*y-10#local n=162;1}#while(n)#local n=n-.3;G(n)x}}G(-n).7}}#end//GregE


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