This application shows the shadows of an invisible structure and the number of
cubes in the structure. The user should reconstruct the structure with the
exact number of cubes and the exact shadows. Some problems have more than one
solutions. There are three sets of problems - easy, moderate and hard. They are
described in a text file, so everyone can add new problems. New structures can
be defined manually or by using the Cubix Editor application.
The restriction to use predefined number of cubes is essential,
because this makes the solution much more difficult and requires a better
understanding of how shadows are casted.
Create a structure with predefined shadow.
Create a structure with predefined shadow and number of cubes.
Determine the minimal and maximal number of cube which produce
the same shadow.
Solve the 3x3x3 shadow puzzle using any 27 cubes, then solve it
with 21 cubes, 15 cubes, and finally with 9 cubes.
Determine the maximal and minimal number of cube needed to
reproduce the shadow of NxNxN cube.
By using the Cubix Editor create new structures and let other
users try them.
Find out cases when the shadows of a structure can be used to
calculate the area of the structure. Also find out counter examples.
Try to find a set of shadows for which the ratio of
maximal/minimal number of cubes is biggest or smallest.
Using a fixed number of cubes try to produce the biggest (or
Study the features of shadows of symmetrical (rotated)
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