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The Reversible Sphere

The Reversible Sphere

Meet the reversible sphere. Easy to build, but complicated looking, and we’ll show you how! Watch the video or check out the step by step guide below. What we used: 980 Speks of 2 colors.

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Read the steps

  • Step 1

    Create a ring of 9 Speks. Using your thumb and forefinger, push the magnets into a triangle formation.

  • Step 2

    Wrap a chain of 15 Speks around the edge of the triangle so that they interlock and form an irregular hexagon with 5 Speks along 3 edges and 2 speks along 3 edges, like so. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 19 more times.

  • Step 3

    Using either a different color of Speks (it’s more fun this way!) or the same color, form a ring of 12 Speks. This next step is a bit tricky at first, but simple once you get the hang of it. Hold down one side of the ring with your finger, and with your other hand, attach 4 Speks so that they interlock along the outside of the ring. This will make the side flat. Rotate the ring slightly, skip one Spek, and then attach 4 more Speks and nudge the shape inward so that this side is flat. Repeat by adding 4 more Speks to the remaining side. Now you have an irregular hexagon with 3 Speks along 3 edges and 4 Speks along 3 Edges. Repeat 19 more times.

  • Step 4

    Take one hexagon from Step 1 and one hexagon from Step 2 and align the 3-Spek and 2-Spek edges. Stack them together so that the Speks in each shape align. Repeat this with all of the hexagons so that you have 20 total layered units.

  • Step 5

    To make the small sphere, align each unit along its 4-Spek edge until every 4-Spek edge is touching.

  • Or Reverse It!

    To make a large ball, align each unit along its 2-Spek edge until every 2-Spek edge is touching!

  • Ta-da!

    All done.

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