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Developer(s)CubiOs Inc.[1] Novato, California
Initial releaseMay 18, 2018; 2 years ago (2018-05-18)
Stable release
Written inC, Pawn
    Operating systemCubiOS v0.9
    Size2.75″ x 2.75″ x 2.75″
    TypeTUI, Puzzle, Handheld game console
    LicenseOpen-source hardware

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    Illustration from the patent WO2018075714
    File:Rubik's cube - pipes.gif
    An example of a game on the surface of WOWCube (animation)

    WOWCube is an prototype electronic puzzle. The device that has 24 screens on the surface that rotate like a Rubik's Cube.[2][3][4][5] It was patented in 2017 and is an example of a tangible user interface[6] or a cubic console[7].


    The first prototype based on Arduino was developed in 2017 (The concept of the puzzle was proposed by Savva Osipov in 2016). The Russian patent was obtained by Ilya and Savva Osipov in 2017.[8] An early prototype was presented on June 8, 2017 at a scientific conference CALL in UC Berkeley,[9] and in May 2018, a prototype of the puzzle was presented at the Maker Faire exhibition in Santa Clara, California.[10]


    WOWCube is an electronic device cube which consists of eight self-contained modules, with 24 subdisplays and rotate like elements of Rubik’s Cube. Magnetic connectors used for data exchange between the self-contained modules to make user feel like it is homogeneous device. The console combines the properties of physical gadgets, such dynamic twiddling toys (e.g., Fidget spinner), and digital gaming consoles in one unit.[2][11]


    • "Editor's Choice" at Maker Fair Exhibition, May 2018, Santa Clara, California.[12]
    • "Audience award" at Startup Competition SVOD’18 held in Computer History Museum.[13]
    • "Finalists" at World Technology Award in the IT Hardware, 2018[14]

    See also[edit]

    • Larry D. Nichols's 2×2×2 "Puzzle with Pieces Rotatable in Groups", invented in 1972[15]
    • Rubik’s Cube, invented in 1974[16]
    • Combination puzzle (sequential move puzzle)
    • Game console
    • Pocket Cube
    • Distributed cognition


    1. Irina Mamikonyan (2018-10-03). "Russian-American start-up WOWCUBE raised $500K". Firrma (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-07-27.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
    2. 2.0 2.1 Dean Takahashi (2018-05-30). "Cubios' WowCube is a handheld game console inspired by Rubik's Cube". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
    3. Александр Грек (2019-06-01). "Вау-кубик: больше, чем игрушка". Популярная Механика (in русский). Retrieved 2019-06-02.
    4. Влада Стеканова (2018-09-06). "Предприниматель, отец школьника-участника TechCrunch Disrupt 2018 Илья Осипов: "В воспитании использую принцип первобытных людей"". RusBase (in русский). Retrieved 2018-09-06.
    5. Por Noelia Núñez (2018-08-02). "El joven prodigio de 13 años que ha convertido el cubo de Rubik en videoconsola". El País (in español). Retrieved 2018-08-04.
    6. Osipov, I. V.; Nikulchev, E. (2018-04-09). Review puzzles and construction sets falling under the category of augmented reality games. ITM Web Conf. 18. p. 4. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
    7. Эльдар Муртазин (2019-01-15). "CES 2019. День шестой – безумные и не очень гаджеты CES". mobile-review.com.
    8. "patent RU2644313C1: 'Electronic device with volumetric transformable display' 2017". Google Patents. Retrieved 2018-06-28.
    9. Osipov, I. V. (2017-07-08). Jozef Colpaert, ed. Transreality puzzle as an object of Augmented reality, Cubios puzzle (PDF). CALL in CONTEXT 2017. Depotnummer: D/2017/12.293/19. Berkeley, University of California: Proceedings, 2017. p. 626. ISBN 9789057285509. Retrieved 2018-06-29.
    10. WOWCUBE at Maker Faire Bay Area 2018, Zone 8 in Sequoia: Mixed Reality
    11. Josiah Motley (2018-05-31). "WOWCube is a digital, interactive gadget". KnowTechie. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
    12. Maker Faire Ribbon Winners
    13. SVOD'18 Winners
    14. "2018 World Technology Awards Winners". www.wtn.net. The World Technology Network. 2018. Retrieved 2019-04-05. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
    15. "Patent US3655201 A: 'Pattern forming puzzle and method with pieces rotatable in groups' by Larry D. Nichols, 1970". Google Patents. Retrieved 2017-07-25.
    16. "Patent US4378117: 'Spatial logical toy' by Erno Rubik, 1974". Google Patents. Retrieved 2017-07-25.


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