A Rubik's Snake
(also Rubik's Twist
, Rubik's Transformable Snake, Rubik’s Snake Puzzle) is a toy
with twenty-four wedges identically shaped liked prismsFiore, Albie (1981). Shaping Rubik's Snake
, p.7. ISBN 0 14 00 6181 9., specifically right isosceles triangular prisms
. The wedges are connected, by spring bolts
, such that they can be twisted, but not separated. Through this twisting the Rubik's Snake can attain positions including a straight line, a ball
(technically a nonuniform concave rhombicuboctahedron
), a dog, a duck, a rectangle, a snake, and many more imaginative shapes and figures.
The snake was invented by Professor Ernő Rubik
, better known as the inventor of the Rubik's Cube
The 24 prisms are aligned in row with an alternating orientation (normal and upside down). Each prism can adopt 4 different positions each with an offset of 90°. Usually the prisms have an alternating color.
The description of an arbitrary shape or figure can be described using a set of instructions for twisting the prisms.
The starting point is a straight line with the triangular edges facing towads you, where the 12 prisms of one colour at the bottom are numbered from the left from 1 to 12. The left and the right sloping faces of these prisms are labeled L and R respectively. The four possible positions of the... Read More