templates for faces and cubes

note: these images are best viewed with a monitor that supports 65,536 colours - or more. an inexpensive colour printer - eg one using inkjet technology - can produce quite a satisfactory printed version of the images

assembly cube 1
assembling small cubes

the full size copies of the images to the right and below are set up for cutting on the solid lines and folding on the dotted lines. the cubes are best made on a sturdy card stock, preferably glossy. a five centimeter / two inch cube can be made up from a4 or us letter size paper.

a set of eight cubes - or a multiple of eight - with an equal number of the two orientations of the cube - makes a good starter set. with eight small cubes one can build a double cube - 2 x 2 x 2 - including each of the eight variations of regular double cubes

there are virtually endless variations possible - for example, with eight cubes, for each and any physical arrangement of the cubes, there are more than twenty-eight trillion - 28,179,280,429,056 to be precise - different combinations of colour possible

a recommended way of assembling the cube

fold the full length along the long direction / dotted lines. cut along all solid lines and along the lower edges

fold the uppermost pair of large side flaps in; then fold over the top flap so that the two small flaps fit snugly over them. then fold the lower white side flaps over and then the middle side flaps. then fold over - and glue - the side colour flaps at the bottom

detailed instructions

small faces
small faces of the cube

the image to the left contains a complete set of the faces of the pair of peace cubes. ideally the faces should be printed or copied onto card stock - glossy if possible for longer use - and cut up into the separate faces. with two or more sets one can make many patterns and invent a variety of games. a solid black surface provides an ideal background for the colours

by clicking on the image, you will access a larger copy of the file that can be downloaded and printed on a4 paper or us letter size paper

line 137. kquote>to explore the virtual light and colour cube in greater depth
click on any of the small images below

white - cyan - magenta = blue white - yellow - magenta = red white - yellow - cyan = green green + blue = cyan blue + red = magenta red + green = yellow green + red = yellow red + blue = magenta blue + green = cyan white - blue - yellow = green white - yellow - magenta = red white - magenta - cyan = blue
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the virtual light white cornerand colour cube

faces equations images