a flash rubik's cube.
October 23, 2002 12:53 AM   Subscribe

a flash rubik's cube.
posted by Spoon (12 comments total)
weighs in at 1.5mb, btw
posted by sawks at 12:58 AM on October 23, 2002

I love this
posted by Kodel at 1:03 AM on October 23, 2002

I've seen many, many, internet rubik's cubes since I got online (Java apps....shudder), and its interesting to compare and track how far usability and execution has evolved over the last 10 years.

The first internet rubik's cubes were unwieldy, and almost impossible to even grasp dimensionally. This is probably the best attempt to date of approaching the tactile experience of a real cube.

Surprisingly, Rubik's Cubes are a good indicator of the current state of the internet experience.
posted by Stan Chin at 1:13 AM on October 23, 2002

I especially like the fact that it solves itself. Takes all the hard work out of the thing.
posted by inpHilltr8r at 1:48 AM on October 23, 2002

Nice! Never could solve the bugger is real space, now I can just put it aside again.
posted by Dick Paris at 2:49 AM on October 23, 2002

Watch out for that brain though.
posted by Dick Paris at 2:53 AM on October 23, 2002

Wow... this is simply beautiful.
Much better than a real rubix cube.
I mean, the real ones don't even come with Astronauts!
posted by Newbornstranger at 5:54 AM on October 23, 2002

Nice toy.... crappy music
posted by CrazyJub at 6:33 AM on October 23, 2002

Years ago I took a bronze sculptue class in college, so I dismantled a R cube, cast the pieces in bronze, except the center spring loaded piece, and put back togather, it actualy rotates, and weighs about a lb+, pics here http://homepage.mac.com/rogde/cube.htm
posted by rogde at 7:25 AM on October 23, 2002

This is sweet;
I wrote my senior thesis on erno rubik's cube.
posted by goneill at 7:31 AM on October 23, 2002

Aim for the Brain!
posted by numbskeleton at 9:31 AM on October 23, 2002

Wow, this is GREAT! By far, the best execution of a Rubik's Cube I've seen yet. While still not perfect (the speed and tacility of an RL cube isn't quite possible yet), this cube is the most functional and fun digital version I've played.

And I sort of like that little cube ditty. Very TMBG-inspired.
posted by Down10 at 1:59 AM on October 25, 2002

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