The Checkerboard Cube

How do you make a checkerboard cube out of magnet balls? We’ll show you! Watch the video or check out the step by step guide below.

 

What we used:

512 Speks of two colors.

 

 

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Read the steps

  • Step 1

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

  • Step 2

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

  • Step 3

    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 4

    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 5

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

  • Step 6

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

  • Ta-da.

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