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Torus knot designs using a Rubik’s snake

International Robotics & Automation Journal
Songming Hou,<sup>1</sup> Jianning Su<sup>2</sup>


A Rubik’s Snake is a toy that was invented over 40 years ago together with the more famous Rubik’s Cube. It can be twisted to many interesting shapes including knots. In this paper, we study Rubik’s Snake torus knot designs. The general solutions are given for all torus knots T(2,n), T(3,n) and T(4,n). Some more challenging constructions are also provided.


torus knot designs, Rubik’s snake