Wednesday, June 20, 2018

[tgsyrgxs] The Rubik's cube has too many colors

When in a scrambled state, the Rubik's cube is not pretty: it begs to be made prettier by solving it or turned into a pretty pattern, which can be psychologically frustrating (as OCD) if you can't solve it.

With fewer colors (some faces sharing colors), it might not look so chaotic in a scrambled state.  A cube with fewer colors can easily be constructed by restickering or disassembling multiple stickerless cubes.  This will also induce an easier puzzle.  The ultimate of course is the single color cube, which always looks the same and is trivial to solve.

We probably want just 2 or 3 colors.  Previously, exploring the different ways one can color the faces of a cube.

Maybe a different polyhedron than cube?

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