# Rigid Compound of 6 Cubes

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This is the rigid compound of 6 cubes with cube symmetry.
In H.F. Verheyen's book Symmetry Orbits it is identified by
12 | S _{4} x I / D_{2} x I.
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After finishing a compound of 12 cubes I needed a small project that I could
finish quickly before my wife was due in 2005. That became this small model (to
get an idea about the size I put a pair of tweezers in the front).
On the picture above you look more or less into an order 4-axis.
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For the colouring I use three shades of blue. Each colour forms the same
kind of compound of 2 cubes:
2 | D _{4} x I / D_{2} x I.
Each shares an order 4 symmetry axis with an order 4
symmetry axis of the whole compound.
Below the image on the right you can choose to investigate this sub-compound by
selecting in the drop down list.
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Follow the links to
look into an order 2-axis
or to
look into an order 3-axis
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## Last Updated

2018-05-14