Engineer Students Sell Rubik’s Cubes as Fundraiser for ASK Foundation

February 4, 2015

Culture, News, The Zoetics

By Gabriel Vialpando

Click here to read Rylee Felzien’s article about the Rubik’s Cube subculture in campus.

Two scholars have decided to take their 3D CAD skills and create a fundraiser for the new school building by selling Rubik’s cubes.

Juniors Luke Strebe and Noah Benavidez approached project manager Emina Slavnic with the idea. “Noah was the one that said, ‘I have something cool to show you,’” she said.

Strebe said their creation is different from a typical cube because, “It’s not really a Rubik’s cube; it is technically a gear cube; one thing that makes it unique is that it is printed from our school and our 3D printer.”

Benavidez said he and Strebe found the design for the cube online; each cube takes about five hours to print. The puzzle is not hard to solve, but that was not the point of the project.

Slavnic agrees, and said that the cube is more of a novelty item. “It doesn’t move the way you think it would; it makes you see how gears really work. We call it ‘The Tesorak,’ like in The Avengers because the middle is white.”

The cubes cost $25 and will be on sale until February 16. To purchase, contact Ray Nance at rnance@theaskacademy.org. Proceeds will go toward The ASK Foundation.

Photo by The Catalyst Luke Strebe, left, and Noah Benavidez show of

Photo by The Catalyst
Luke Strebe, left, and Noah Benavidez show of their creation, a gear cube that they are selling to raise money for the ASK Foundation.

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2 Comments on “Engineer Students Sell Rubik’s Cubes as Fundraiser for ASK Foundation”

  1. Lucas Jaramillo Says:

    It’s actually spelled “Tesseract.” It also has nothing to do with the actual geometric shape called tesseract (which has four dimensions), or the Marvel Infinity Stone.

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