Rubik's Snake Simulator
In the simulator below, use the drop down options to select from some pre-built patterns. If you want to control the individual joints in the snake, you can expand the 'Angle Controls'.
Unfortunately this simulator may not work particularly well on mobile. For a full screen version, click here.
Interesting facts about the Rubik's Snake:
- Consists of 24 'wedges', each of which is a triangular prism.
- Not a puzzle like the Rubik's Cube. Inventor Erno Rubik said, "The snake is not a problem to be solved; it offers infinite possibilities of combination. It is a tool to test out ideas of shape in space."
- Originally released in 1981 just after the Rubik's Cube.[1:1]
- There are 23 joints and 4 possible orientations for each joint, so a lower bound for the total number of possible configurations is 4^23.
- In reality, some of these configurations are impossible as the snake will intersect itself. About 19% of those 4^23 arrangements are actually possible.