GeoBender GeoCube - What is it?
The GeoBender Cube is a complex magnetic 3D puzzle. Each GeoBender Cube consists of 12 pyramids. Each pyramid has 3 magnets. The individual pyramids are connected to one another by hinges and thus form a chain or ring. The GeoBender Cube can be converted (transformed) into various shapes using the joints. The magnets create solid, connected shapes. With the help of magnetism, several GeoBender cubes can be connected to one another and thus geometrical shapes of high complexity can be built.
Each cube consists of 12 pyramids, 12 hinges and 36 magnets. The construction grid of each element (picture on the left) is very simple and nicely shows the course of the square root one, square root of 2 and square root of 3.
What is special about the Geocube?
That you won't find a more magical tool to discover the hidden dimension of structure and space than the GeoBender Cubes. It brings together properties of some of the most successful toys.
The stackability of Lego, the magnetic properties of Magnatiles, the complex challenge of a Rubik cube and the artistic versatility of Tangram.
Combines simplicity and complexity and combines individuality and collectivity.
And in my opinion the most important thing is the experience of geometric values and proportions through a tangible experience.
How does the cube work?
OPEN THE CUBE
The GeoBender Cube can only be opened at 2 of its 8 corners. You have to open the three tips in this corner and the cube will snap into shape 2. If you pull both corners at the same time, the cube will snap into the star (shape # 3).
CLOSE THE GEOCUBES
There's a trick to closing the cube - it's not the reverse of the opening! The reversal of the initial movement ends in a locked form. You can overcome this lock by opening an additional joint.
Discover the many possibilities on the transformation tree
The final step in unlocking the capabilities of the GeoBender Cube is to realize all of the different shapes and the order in which they can be created.
The cube is located as Form 1 in the upper middle of the diagram.
Each line represents a single, direct transformation.
There are some hidden shortcuts within the transform tree, as well as a few additional shapes that are not shown. These are for the curious mind to discover! In Giving dice school you can quickly learn the simplest forms in short video tutorials.