Create your personal PixCube!

Test your creativity!

Here are the  few simple steps to create your very personal PixCube photo cube.  You will be amazed how easy it is to make this little wizard your personal keepsake with all the great memories, a carousel with your loved ones, your spiritual leaders or just a stylish display of  your hobbies. There`s room for everything and everyone inside this photo  cube and it’s not just photographs you can show: take a pencil or a marker and  draw some lines on blank sheets and see what happens! Print your favourite poem and set it against a monochrome colour sheet.

Let’s get started!

 

A PixCube carries up to 16 images inserted into the cube, they sit 4 diagonal and 4 vertical slots. No digital stuff, no screens, no buttons, just basic  physics.

You can insert your own photographs into the cube. A pencil and pair of scissors are the only tools you need to come up with. We have tried to make it as easy as possible:

All you need to do is

1. browse your photographs in your phone and print them out in a size you think would more or less match the size of the images in the cube. As you will  have noticed, there are two sizes: the smaller vertical sheets and the slightly bigger sheets for the diagonal slots.

2. The height of all images is 124 mm. The width of the small pics is 54 mm and that of the bigger ones is 80 mm – but you should print them out slightly larger so you have enough room to comfortably choose the section you want to cut out and show.

3. Use the little acrylic template that comes with your PixCube, move it across the photograph and find the section with all the important people, faces, details etc, the best bit worth showing.

4. Take a pencil and mark the section out drawing along the inner edges of the template, then use a pair of scissors to cut the image out.

6. Open the lid  and stick the image into the respective slot, then have a look from outside!

You will see  that your photos will switch and blend as you move around your photo cube. This is where the creative part begins:

Try combining different media or topics to create a picture story. Or use contrasting shapes, structures, patterns, text and set those against photographs, even maps or hand drawings to create a personal timeline, create a little  treasure hunt inside your glass cube!

Once you have completed these steps your PixCube is ready to be set up. Now look at all the other bits it came with, put the set together and place it at eye height in your lounge, kitchen or your child’s bedroom!

A few technical details:

Your PixCube comes with a set of extra items to make it a real joy to watch:

1. You will find an electric turntable

2. a USB mains adapter

3. a set of USB cables

4. a USB splitter

5. A small USB LED lamp

6. A USB extension cable

 Open the box and place the PixCube on the electric turntable, connect it with the included USB cables  to the USB mains adapter, stick that into the mains socket. When you switch the turntable on, the cube silently starts turning its rounds and you can choose which way round.

Your PixCube already has an integrated manual turntable mounted to the base of the cube and this double feature means you can stop it anytime, play with it, turn it back and forth to view the images and enjoy the blending effects. Let go and it’ll just carry on revolving slowly.

Now, if you connect the turntable via the included USB spitter, you have an extra USB socket branching off, which you can connect the small USB lamp to. Bend the goose neck of the lamp and point it towards the cube: you will find the illuminated cube will create a lovely splash of subtle light and movement in your lounge.

The images switch as the cube turns its rounds on its turntable:

when you look into a prism you see fascinating reflections and mirror effects, dynamically changing depending on your viewing angle. It is pure analogue physics that brings this photo cube idea to life. There are no TV screens involved, no electronics whatsoever. This simple but very effective system to display images inside  a cube has been granted a patent in 2020 is now entering the market.