Everyone loves their Floppy Cubes. But even though the mechanism is ingenious, the puzzle is somewhat simple to solve. In an effort to make the Floppy Cube just slightly more difficult I applied what I consider to be three of the more difficult sticker mods.
The first is the popular Shepherd’s Cube sticker mod. I applied it just the same way it gets applied to other cubes.
The second is a Floppy Maze Cube. At first I experimented with trying to apply the standard 3x3x3 Maze Cube pattern to the Floppy by trying to use one or two of the 3x3 surfaces from the Maze Cube pattern. Ultimately I decided to just make a completely unique pattern. You will notice that I arranged the two centers in such a way so that all four edge pieces can be oriented either way with respect to them. My reason for doing this is to help add to the confusion of solving it because you won’t automatically know the correct orientation of the edges. Also, when you look at the solved state you can see that one of the edges can be oriented any either way with respect to the corners without breaking the solution. I did this to create a bit of a parity error which you may come across while solving. With a Floppy Cube you can’t have just one edge orientated incorrectly so you would have to flip this edge in order to correct the orientation of another edge. The standard 3x3x3 Maze Cube has a few edge pieces like this.
Finally, the third Floppy Cube sticker mod I did is based on my TetraVex Cubes. http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=12932
Notice that I left the 1x1x3 edges the neutral white color. I did this to emphasize the 2D nature of the Floppy Cube. Like with my Floppy Maze Cube, the edges can be orientated either way with respect to the centers and I also left one edge which is free to be orientated either way with respect to the corners to create that potential parity error (something I didn’t do with my TetraVex cubes).