# How to Make the 6x6 Buckyballs Cube

by A M

## Supplies

 216 Buckyballs (Rare Earth magnet balls)

## Instructions

### Step 1

Collect all 216 magnetic balls

### Step 2

Open it all up so you have one long chain

### Step 3

Join the ends! Now it's a long closed chain

### Step 4

Stick two ends and the rest will snap together. Double up!

### Step 5

Avoid lone magnets at the end of the chain. If you have one, take it off gently and stick it to the other one at the other end.

### Step 6

Like Step 3, join the two ends to make a smaller chain.

### Step 7

Similarly, join the two ends like in Step 4. And avoid the similar lone pair as shown in this pic and Step 5.

### Step 8

Now separate the top two magnets so you get a row of four.

### Step 9

The Zipper. Just swipe your finger along the opening, down the length of the stack. Like a zipper.

### Step 10

You now have a bed of four rows of magnets. From any end, count 18 of these rows.

### Step 11

Caution: You may mess up if not careful. Split the bed at the 18th column of your 4-row magnets.

### Step 12

The part that you just removed, divide it along the middle so you get a two row chain. Or just simply make one.

### Step 13

Check the polarity of the two pieces before joining. Do as shown in the picture.

### Step 14

You have your base for the cube. Count 6 balls and fold them like a pleat on the base.

### Step 15

You have your first side of the cube. Count 6 and fold backwards, again. (Tip: Always be folding in towards the base)

### Step 16

Repeat this step 3 times