I have been playing around with creating a particular kind of simple four dimensional puzzle. And I’ve been trying to keep it as simple as possible,.

You may have seen those 3D puzzles where you need to assemble several pieces, each of which consists of several little cubes glued together, to form a single larger 3x3x3 cube. In that puzzle, the pieces can look something like the shape below (which consists of four little cubes):

I’m working on the same thing for four dimensions, except for a 2x2x2x2 hypercube. The equivalent of the above puzzle piece would consist of five hypercubes glued together, and the larger hypercube would consist of 16 little hypercubes altogether.

Of course you can’t build a 4D puzzle in the physical world, but you can build it in virtual reality. So that’s at least one thing VR is good for. :-)

One Response to “2x2x2x2”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    The Soma cube!

    A hyper-dimensional Rubik’s Snake might also be fun.

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