In 1974 Hungarian architecture professor Ernő Rubik wanted to create a teaching aid that would demonstrate spatial relations for his students.
Using paperclips and rubber bands, he assembled blocks that could move and rotate around each other. Little did he know his teaching tool would become the world’s bestselling toy — the Rubik’s Cube.
But you don’t have to visit the exhibit in person to experience the way the Rubik’s Cube has evolved over time. Google has created it’s very own “Chrome Lab” where people can play with a variety of virtual Rubik’s Cube games.
You can even create your own Rubik’s Cube.
NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with inventor Ernő Rubik to talk about the scope of his work and the exhibit: