Lomo Rubik Cube - DIY

15

Who doesn't know the worldwide famous Rubik's cube? I hope nobody says "me"! And the Lomo Rubik's cube? You don't know it? Well, you're just a few seconds away to know how to do your own!

Amazing, no? Lomography and its photos are a perfect accessory to customize a Rubik's cube with a style 100% analogue. Let’s start building our own lomo cube!

You need:

1. 1 Rubik’s cube.
2. 6 printed Lomographs
3. Scale
4. Cutter or scissors (I used both)
5. double faced tape
6. Any software to divide the photos or a pencil to do it manually.
7. Patience to play with it

Let’s start working:

1. * Grab your cube. * I was lucky that as I was thinking about this idea, I got two medium sized cubes. Personally I prefer the black one, but if it isn’t … You can get buckets of different sizes, choose the one you like.

2. * Select your photos. * Red, green, blue, yellow, orange and white. These are the classic Rubik six colors and are the ones used in my Lomo Cube. Dive into your file and looking Lomographs “monochromatic” you work for this. My selection:

It’s nice because each side shows a different photo, which gives photographic charm to the cube.

3. * Reframe and grid your Lomographs. * The first thing to do is measure your colored stickers. In my case, each square was 1.5 cm per side. So I should reframe my photos into squares of 4.5 × 4.5 cm and split into a grid of 3 × 3 squares, each square of 1.5 × 1.5 cm as I said. This process can be done in two ways:

A. Reframing with a computer program. I used Freehand, but you can use the one you manage better. To save impressions, I gathered my six squares and grids in a rectangle of 10 × 15 cm. and printed it as a normal photo.

B. Reframing by hand. If you are 100% analog no problem! Request copies of the photos you are going to use, take a ruler, a pencil and draw your grid. Be careful and go.

As I had two cubes, i printed twice – one matte and one bright paper. I recommend the two matte because they make less fingerprints.

4. * Cut and paste. * Start cutting squares and paste them into your Cube. I recommend you go face to face and have patience. Seems faster than it is, but worth it.

There you have your Lomo Rubik Cube !

Sounds like a precious object to decorate your library or your camera shelf. It can also be a nice gift and a unique way to display your photos. It is also a proof of the chromatic Lomography game. And obviously, a hilarious challenge that will engage you. Look how fast I am and my Lomo solving Rubik:

written by susielomovitz on 2013-03-27 in #gear #tipster #videos #lomography #photos #cube #diy #rubik #analogue
translated by analourenco

1. susielomovitz ·

Thanks @analourenco :).

2. djramsay ·

nice idea :)

3. susielomovitz ·

@djramsay: :)

4. saidseni ·

Very nice!

5. susielomovitz ·

@saidseni thanks! :)

6. tonantzin ·

OK. I need to buy a Rubik Cube. Ahah

7. susielomovitz ·

@tonantzin ;) easy and beautiful! Just do it!

8. 134340 ·

cool idea :)

9. segata ·

Thats pretty awesome

10. susielomovitz ·

@134340 @segata :D THANKS!!!

11. mafiosa ·

Fantastic idea!!

12. dopzihon ·

Awesome! I'm so doing this!

13. susielomovitz ·

@mafiosa @dopzihon :D thanks for the visit and comments!!!

nice idea!! great!

15. xgitte ·

awesome idea!

More Interesting Articles

• Transient Living: Armitage & McMillan in Denver, Colorado

written by maliha on 2015-01-07 in #world #locations

If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!

• Lomo'Instant: Walk In the City

written by ldelaurentiis on 2014-11-04 in #lifestyle

Going away for the weekend is always fun, especially if, like me, you live abroad and go back to visit your home city! For my walk through Milan, I decided to bring with me the Lomo’Instant because well, I just love it! Here are my thoughts after this special weekend!

• Lomography's Little Lessons: Depth of Field

written by jennifer_pos on 2015-04-10 in #gear #lifestyle #tipster

Have you ever wondered why those nerdy camera constructors formulate complicated terms that baffle most normal citizens? Trust me, I know it all too well; Physics was the first subject to go when I had to choose between studying and spending yet another night pursuing youthful adventures. But don't worry — the remedy for all of the gaps in your knowledge is right here: Lomography’s Little Lessons on Photography. Follow this series and in no time you'll catch up on everything your curious mind desires!

2

Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

• The Big Picture: The New Lomography Mystery Product (Part 1)

written by lomography on 2015-10-09 in #gear #news

Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!

7
• LomoMission: How to be a Superhero Winners

written by lomography on 2015-10-08 in #world #news #competitions

Forget about radioactive spiders and expensive fighting machines. To be lauded as a superhero in this community, having a film camera is more than enough.

8
• Lomography HK is Looking for Interns

written by Lomography on 2015-10-09 in #world #news

Are you smart and ambitious? Do you have strong communication skills and strong customer focus? Do you have a thirst for knowledge and learning? Do you love Lomography?Yes? We are recruiting new interns to join our life loving and hard (smart) working team of Lomography!

Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

• Lomography HK is Recruiting an Assistant Wholesale Manager

written by Lomography on 2015-10-09 in #world #news

Here’s an opportunity to join a multi-talented, life loving, and hard working team, and learn a great deal about the inner workings of a creative brand and business. We are looking for a smart and proactive individual, combined with great people skills, and strong customer and sales focus.

• Call Out for UK Lomo-Correspondents!

written by lomographysoholondon on 2015-10-09 in #world #news

We are looking for "Lomo Correspondents" from different cities in the UK to help spread the word about film photography and get involved in an exciting project for 2016. If you want to get involved read on.

• 15 Towering Rock Formations Around the World

written by lomographymagazine on 2015-10-08 in #world #lifestyle

From the American southwest to Central Anatolia, explore giant rocks the shape of tepees, mushrooms, windows, chess pieces, and waves.

5

The Lomography Experimental Lens Kit opens up a new, creative photographic domain!

Satisfy your hunger for creative snap-shooting with this lens package made especially for Micro 4/3 digital cameras! Don't miss the 20% discount!

• Photo of the Day by peter_pursiainen

written by lomography on 2015-10-08 in #world #news

Sometimes, getting lost is the best way to be acquainted with a foreign city.

3
• Neneohcs is our LomoHome of the Day!

written by lomography on 2015-10-08 in #world

From everyone here in Lomography, congratulations to neneohcs for winning Home of the Day!

2
• Caleb Savage: Into the Darkroom, Out in the Open

written by Julien Matabuena on 2015-10-08 in #people #lifestyle

When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.