How-To

304: the checkerboard cube

how do you make a checkerboard cube out of magnet balls? we’ll show you! this build is made from 512 speks and uses 2 colors.


watch the video or check out the step by step guide below.


the speks checkerboard cube step-by-step:

  • step one.

    create a chain of 16 speks in alternating colors, following a 4-2-2-4-2-2 pattern.

  • step two.

    close the chain into a loop and pinch it together to create 2 rows as shown.

  • step three.

    repeat steps one and two to create a second pair of rows with the opposite color on top, then attach it to your first.

  • step four.

    keep making and attaching rows in alternating colors but do not flip the 5th, 13th, 21st, and 29th pairs as shown.

  • keep going.

    I believe in you.

  • step five.

    next start folding your sheet 8 rows in. make sure the fold is aligned, not interlocked.

  • step six.

    continue folding the sheet back and forth every 8 rows until the cube is complete.

  • ta-da.

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<span>208:</span> the buckyball
208: the buckyball

level 2 • 180 speks

<span>213:</span> the pillow diamond
213: the pillow diamond

level 2 • 510 speks

<span>308:</span> the star hexacontagon
308: the star hexacontagon

level 3 • 564 speks

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