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Soma cube


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    • Soma puzzle
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    • found: Work cat: 2019000633: The Soma puzzle book : a new approach to the classic pieces, 2019:ECIP t.p. (Soma puzzle) data view (Soma cube; Invented by Piet Hein, the Soma cube is one of the most famous mechanical puzzles in the world. The traditional challenge and outcome is to build a cube or other structures from all seven pieces)
    • found: Encyc. Brit.(Soma Cube; irregular shape formed by combining three or four similar cubes along several faces. There are seven different Soma Cubes, though two of them mirror each other. Danish mathematician Piet Hein, also known for his invention of the mathematical games known as hex and tac tix, stumbled upon the fact that the seven Soma Cubes can be put together to form a large cube containing 27 "unit" cubes; patented his idea in 1934)
    • found: Roberts, Larry. Manufacturing/drafting: Soma Cube. Tech directions (Ann Arbor, Mich.), v. 64, no. 6 (Jan. 2005): 12-13; abstract (Roberts provides a step-by-step instruction on how to draft a soma cube through visualization. If one has to build a some cube out of wood, one must cut 27 cubes measuring 3 / 4" by 3 / 4" by 3 / 4" from pine then glue the resulting cubes together to make the seven irregular shapes)
    • found: Nasman, Leonard Oliver. 3-D visualization practice with cube puzzles. Tech directions (Ann Arbor, Mich.), v. 70, no. 5 (Dec. 2010): 26-30; abstract (Soma cube)
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    • 2019-01-10: new
    • 2019-04-09: revised
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