## The Bedlam Cube Puzzle has 13 pieces constructed of small
cubes

These pieces can be used to build a 4 by 4 by 4 cube

For this exceise the pieces are numbered in hex
as

Below is display to enable you to construct the
Bedlam Cube

Assume the squares represent levels 1 2 3 4 from
left to right

# Since the leftmost square represtents level 1
you can start construction by placing piece 8 and 4 to match the pattern
on this square. Positioned correct you have the top and most of the left
and right sides of the bottom level. -- note a cube of 8 and one cube of
4 will be sticking up -- they are part of the 2nd level as shown in the
2nd square.

Now pick up piece 9, rotate it so it can occupy 4 spaces
on level 1. Working with piece C rotate it to cover two cells of Level
1 and cover the two of 2 cells of piece 9

There are now two empty cells in level 1. These can be
filled with pieces 1 and D, but you should look at the square representing
level 2 for the correct orintation.

Now that you have finished level 1 and most of level 2
you can continue to 3 and 4. You are going to have to think a little bit,
but the grid above you can continue to complete the cube.

Below are 12 more
construction patterns shown without the fancy grid lines. Hope you will
find them enjoyable.

If you have another construction. please ship it to me
John R. Clark {click here}

I used Dyalog APL to set up these constructions on a slightly better computer than the IBM 650 which is described on one of my Webpage. You may enjoy reading about it. My Webpages

HINT: I found that with checking these constructions, instead of using the purchased cube, I went to Hobby Lobby and picked some 3/4" wooden cubes. With the aid of a Elmers school glue stick, I created the pieces. On each exposed face of a piece I would write the number. This made life a lot easier in constructing the cube.

If I were back in the days of my misspent youth, I would memorize a couple of these constructions and visit the local bars looking for suckers who would bet against my skill of putting the cube together.