The 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube took place yesterday, and Google commemorated the event with a Google Doodle. Now that the Doodle is down, the company is keeping the virtual Rubik’s Cube by turning it into an experiment called the Chrome Cube Lab.
Chrome Cube Lab allows users to build their own customised Rubik’s Cubes. These customised Cubes are more than just the run of the mill puzzle toys with new skins; instead the coding behind the experiment allows users to mess around with what we think a Rubik’s Cube should be. For instance, Synth Cube turns the colours into musical notes that are played as the cube rotates.
Building your own custom cube requires some knowledge of modern web code, and permission from the manufacturer of the Rubik’s Cube (available when you request the code for building your own cube). Anyone interested in trying it out can visit the Chrome Cube Lab page.