For Engineering week, I wanted to build something. But also I wanted to give everyone else a chance to feel like an engineer, and feel the excitement of building something.

I had hatched this idea with my son Thomas, and had been thinking of building it for awhile now.

Modes

The app operates as an interchange of three modes — Design, Test and Paints.

Design
Make it what it should be.
Test
Try it to see what it does.
Paints
Make it pretty. Improve your palette beyond 3 dimensions.

Mechanisms

Construct in combination of two mechanisms — Cubelets and Pivots.

Cubelets
Build up the rigid structures.
Pivots
Segment structures with turning points.
Add dynamic motion into the structure.

Actions

In Design mode and Paint mode, actions affect the resulting creation.

Add
Add a new cubelet, pivot, or paint.
Remove
Remove the nearest cubelet, pivot, or paint.
Paint
Change the color of the cubelet, pivot, or paint.

Movements

In Design mode and Paint mode, movements affect the focus and point from which to add, remove or paint.

Up
Step the focus in a circle to move upwards in front or downwards on back.
Down
Step the focus in a circle to move downwards in front or upwards on back.
Left
Step the focus in a circle to move leftwards in front or rightwards on back.
Right
Step the focus in a circle to move rightwards in front or leftwards on back.

Views

To get a better look, please change your view!

Drag
Drag up, down, left and right to spin the view in design and paint mode.
Drag the paint cube up, down, left and right to select a new paint color, but avoid the dark side if you can!
Vertical 180
Rotate the view to the back.
Horizontal 180
Rotate the view to the back.