# Making a snub cube

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The snub cube has six square faces and 32 triangular
faces. There are 24 vertices at which five faces
meet in the order square-triangle-triangle-triangle-triangle.
It has 60 edges: 24 triangle/square hybrid
(tr--sq) modules and 36 triangle (tr--tr) modules.
There are two enantiomorphic forms of the snub cube.
The snub cube is fairly solid, and the two colorings below are very
pretty.
You can color the snub cube with three colors as follows:
Divide both sets of
modules into three equal number of colors. With the tr--sq modules, make
six squares, two of each color. Take the square of color 1. You'll
note from the picture that each vertex of the square has three tr--tr
modules incident to it. On one vertex, make these of color 2-1-2. On
the next, make them 3-1-3. On the next, make them 2-1-2 again, and on the
final vertex, make them 3-1-3 again. This is how it will work with all
squares -- if a square is of color *y*,
then one pair of opposite vertices will
have modules ordered *x*-*y*-*x*,
and the other pair will have modules
ordered *z*-*y*-*z*.
It works out so that each pair of squares is on opposite faces, and the
pattern is pleasing.
To get a snub cube from four colors, simply do the same as above, only
make all the tr--sq modules out of color 4. The ordering of the tr--tr
modules should be the same.

## A Penultimate Snub Cube

## The snub cube

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