At the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, a bunch of students just invented a machine called Ruby, which can solve a Rubik's Cube in 10.69 seconds—the fastest ever for a robot.
Somebody got the bright idea to shrink a Rubik's cube down to 10mm—that's less than half an inch. The cube is fully functional too, so for fat fingered dummies like me, it's that much more impossible to solve. Thanks.
Unless, of course, you happen to be the current world record holder, who can solve a cube in under 20 seconds. This Lego Mindstorms 'bot was built by ARM, and managed to solve the cube in 25 seconds flat.
I'm not one of those people who ever figured out the secrets of the original Rubik's Cube, so it was with some trepidation that I tried out the Rubik's Slide, the newest take on the classic toy. It was hard.
Normally hyper-intelligent robots terrify me, but this little guy has officially won me over. It uses Lego Mindstorms parts, a Lego programmable robotics kit and—of all things—a Nokia N95 mobile phone to unlock the mysteries of Rubik.
As technology advances, I have to say I'm no longer that easily impressed. Solving a 3x3 Rubik's Cube in under a minute? Meh. Solving this DIY Petaminx? Congrats—you're probably autistic. [Make - Thanks Seung!]
You know those guys who can solve a Rubik's cube in a matter of seconds? Well, Graham Parker is definitely not one of them.
If this were just a simple clock shaped like a Rubiks Cube it would be cool. Throw in the ability to twist the top row to switch between time, temperature, alarm and date modes and it becomes awesome. Plus, it is priced at an affordable $24.98 and you never have to endure the shame of being unable to solve it. [What…
Could you imagine if you had to solve a Rubik's cube every time you had to access your email? Your Google Groups friends would call you up in about a week wondering if you died. Cheng-Li Hung thinks differently, and designed up this rather cool-looking (and slightly simplified) Rubik's security system. To secure your…
Well, maybe not "easy" steps—after all, it took designer Zachary Paisley 80 days, some serious manual labor, $1586 in total build costs, and a whole lot of math to put together the world's first Rubik's Cube-shaped 15-inch Direct-Servo Subwoofer. I think you will agree that the results were worth the effort.…
Imagine your two most beloved childhood games. Now imagine them mating and producing a deformed child. That is what the Rubik's Revolution is—the deformed love child of the classic Rubik's Cube and color/sound game, Simon. They took all of the puzzle out of the Rubik's Cube by not allowing the blocks to rotate. There…
If they've got Rubik's Cubes for the blind, why not one for the lazy? Speaking of lazy, whatever happened to those omnipresent moving walkways, auto-shavers, and sexy, sexy robots from The Jetsons? We thought the future was supposed to be so lazy-friendly, when it turns out we have to do even more work than before.
After 300 million Rubik's Cubes have sold worldwide, it's apparently time for a revolution (translation: new product that won't be as big a deal). While manufacturers added obligatory lights, sound and voice effects to the Cube, they've
obliterated gameplay in the process. How so?
Almost exactly like the Brando USB Twister Hub, this Rubik's Cube USB hub features four ports and USB2.0 compatibility. The only difference is instead of having four club cubes, there's a Crayola box's worth of clashing colors to put on your desk. This one's also cheaper—$20 vs. $26—but still more expensive than the…