Soma Cube Puzzle (invented by Piet Hein) designed on 123D Design. It turned out to be a great introductory project for anyone to learn about the basic functions of 123D design. It all starts with a cube, which is copied, filleted, doubled, rotated, and merged, multiple times, for the 7 pieces! It is a great puzzle for even little children to develop spatial thinking. By default, each cube is 20mm^3.
Gardner, Martin, 2008. Origami, Eleusis, and the Soma Cube. Cambridge University Press.
STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.
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