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Rubik's Cube Solver
February 2, 2010 2:18 PM   Subscribe

Is this the first ever LEGO/Nokia Rubik's Cube solver?
posted by nam3d (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
First ever solver? Definitely not.

Perhaps the first to use an extraneous phone, though.
posted by explosion at 2:25 PM on February 2, 2010


Not even close.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 2:25 PM on February 2, 2010


Nope
posted by DU at 2:26 PM on February 2, 2010


This is probably the first ARM-powered LEGO-based 4x4x4 solver, however, which is the claim that the video makes for itself.

Here's a different kind of LEGO-based 4x4x4 Rubik's Cube solver...
posted by jedicus at 2:30 PM on February 2, 2010


Call me when there's a Nokia/LEGO inverse Galois problem solver.
posted by kmz at 2:34 PM on February 2, 2010


Hah, duped by themselves. The FPP link was posted to YouTube on Feb 1, 2010, and the video linked by DU was posted March 3, 2009.

Shades of Pepsi Nokia/ARM Blue.

Here's a different kind of LEGO-based 4x4x4 Rubik's Cube solver...

So slow. Where's 10x ffwd?
posted by filthy light thief at 2:35 PM on February 2, 2010


Call me when someone builds one that can do this.
posted by nanojath at 2:37 PM on February 2, 2010


Here's a different kind of LEGO-based 4x4x4 Rubik's Cube solver...

So slow. Where's 10x ffwd?


Given that it took the guy 10 hours to shoot the thing it's already being sped up approximately 120x.
posted by jedicus at 2:39 PM on February 2, 2010


jedicus - I've become impatient with all videos after watching the FPP video.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:48 PM on February 2, 2010


I actually Posted an FPP on rubix cube solving robots in 2006.
posted by delmoi at 3:54 PM on February 2, 2010


Perhaps I am out of touch with the world of Lego robots, but this made me pretty happy to watch.
posted by GenjiandProust at 4:50 PM on February 2, 2010


I always have been most impressed by the Mindstorms Sodoku solver. Text recognition and writing out the numbers in those little squares.
posted by geoff. at 7:05 PM on February 2, 2010


Call me when someone builds one that can do this .

You can tell it's a Sci-Fi movie because of the whirly-gig table decorations.
posted by odinsdream at 5:16 AM on February 3, 2010


These machines that can only do one thing...
How about when it can do this?
posted by MtDewd at 12:01 PM on February 3, 2010


How about when it can do this ?

Looks like it's just a reversed video.
posted by odinsdream at 5:54 PM on February 3, 2010


I was wondering about reversed video myself, but this looks right to me.
It looks like the ball is going up faster than it goes down. It looks like the paddle is going up when it strikes the ball. If I stop the video sometimes there is a blurr behind the ball, never in front of the ball, and all that seems right to me.
I don't know how to play youTubes backward or I would compare.

Anyway, I would find it hard to scramble a cube while bouncing a ball for 2 minutes. I'm not sure I could bounce a ball for 2 minutes, and I play a lot of table tennis.
posted by MtDewd at 9:16 AM on February 5, 2010


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