I'm new to the forum and am after any advice to help me with my current project.
I'm a modelmaker, wanting to make a commemorative model to celebrate the Rubik's Cube - the original 3x3 is such a recognisable, classic design and I've always loved having mine and my mirror cube hanging round the studio (when my university work isn't going well I complete them again so I feel like a winner haha).
The plan is to 3D model exact replicas of the outer components (corner, edge, centre pieces), print these out twice as big (2:1 scale), make moulds of the printed pieces and cast them in a crystal clear material.
That's the easy bit.
So far I have disassembled my 3x3 in order to take all the measurements I need from the pieces but I’m having real trouble getting into the inner mechanism. I’ve seen exploded diagrams of the inner section on the web but there’s nothing like having the real thing to make it as accurate as possible… Obviously if I’m copying the Rubik’s cube exactly then in theory it should be a working
model when finished!
Does anyone know if there’s a way to disassemble the mechanism so that it can possibly be re-assembled afterwards? If not I don’t mind destroying my old cube if it means being able to look at the inner-workings!
If anyone has any info on this that would be awesome, thanks