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An Interactive Version of colorcubes

A 231-character static version of colorcubes in the current MiniHack generated quite a bit of interest. So I am posting the full version, where you can change number of cubes and the view point, at this link.... read more >>

modfun, A Short Program Produces Impressive Graphics 4

This nifty graphics gem started with a contribution by Paul Villain to the MATLAB 2022 Mini Hack, currently taking place on MATLAB Central.... read more >>

Trio, A Wooden Puzzle from the Czech Republic 2

"Clever Toys" is a puzzle company in the Czech Republic. Their Web site describes five different hand-made, wooden puzzles that are related mathematically to the Rubik's Cube.... read more >>

Rubik’s Cube Superflips and God’s Number

  • How hard is it to solve a Rubik's Cube?
  • When can you say that your Rubik's Cube is completely scrambled?
  • Why might the answer depend on where you went to school?
  • What interesting mathematical questions are involved?
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Polygons, Polyshapes and Puzzles 2

Until recently, I knew nothing about the polyshape object in MATLAB. Now I can use polyshape to simulate an extraordinary puzzle.... read more >>

An Interesting, and Perhaps New, Matrix 1

I do not recall having seen this matrix before, but I will not be surprised to learn that somebody else already knows all about it, especially if that person's name is Nick.... read more >>

The Soma Cube, Again 3

The Soma Cube brings back memories....

Rotation Matrices 3

The matrices in the following animations are at the heart of computer graphics. They describe objects moving in three-dimensional space and are essential to MATLAB's Handle Graphics, to Computer Added Design packages, to Computer Graphics Imagery in films, and to most popular video games. Many modern computers contain GPUs, Graphic Processing Units, which are optimized to compute the product of these matrices.... read more >>

Qube, The Movie

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Digital Simulation of Rubik’s Cube with Qube 2

This blog post describes Qube, my Rubik's Cube simulator. Source code for Qube is now available in one single file from this link: Qube_osf.m. I will also submit the code to the MATLAB Central File Exchange. As usual, I welcome any feedback.... read more >>

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