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Solving a 7x7 Rubik's Cube In Just Over Two Minutes Is Miraculous

Yesterday Australia’s Feliks Zemdegs managed to break the world record for solving a 7x7 Rubik’s Cube in just over two minutes and twenty-three seconds. For those of us who still have trouble just zipping up a jacket, watching him spin and unscramble this cube is incomprehensible. » 7/29/15 4:14pm 7/29/15 4:14pm

This New Software Turns Any Object Into a Rubik's Cube Puzzle

Turning a cube into a rotating multi-colored puzzle isn’t terribly difficult. Ernő Rubik did it back in 1974 without the need for a computer. For other shapes, though, like a complicated 3D bunny, you need to figure out the perfect way to slice it up so that every sub-section can rotate freely. But thankfully there’s… » 6/24/15 10:22am 6/24/15 10:22am

Make Music By Solving or Scrambling This Sequencer's Rubik Cubes

With a little custom software, a camera, and some musical know-how, you can turn sixteen customized Rubik's Cubes into a unique interface for a music sequencer. However, unless you're one of those Rubik's idiot savants who can solve them in seconds, this probably isn't the best instrument for live performances. » 3/18/15 9:25am 3/18/15 9:25am

You Can 3D-Print This Kid-Friendly Rubik's Bear Puzzle For Free

If there's one surefire way to make a Rubik's Cube less frustrating for kids—or less-gifted adults—it's to make it in the shape of a loveable bear that no one could possibly get angry with. Just look at Emmanuel Carrillo's adorable Ozobear, even when it's all mixed up it's impossible to want it to smash it against a… » 3/04/15 9:30am 3/04/15 9:30am

It Took This Guy Over 7 Hours To Solve the World's Hardest Rubik's Cube

Seven hours sounds just about right for the average puzzle enthusiast to solve a standard 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube. But Youtuber RedKB isn't your average puzzle enthusiast. Instead of tackling a 3x3x3 cube, he solves this incredibly complex 17x17x17 cube designed by Oskar Van Deventer. In the end it took him about… » 1/02/15 9:34am 1/02/15 9:34am

The World's Smallest 7x7x7 Rubik's Cube Is Still Massively Frustrating

Don't be fooled by its diminutive size, the world's smallest 7x7x7 Rubik's Cube puzzle, designed by Matt Bahner, is still a considerable challenge, even for a master cube solver. In fact it might actually be even more of a challenge than the larger versions because you need to be far more precise with your finger… » 11/01/14 11:04pm 11/01/14 11:04pm

If Evil Were a Puzzle, It Would Look Like This X-Shaped Rubik's Cube

Although simple and straightforward in its design, the Rubik's Cube has been providing a formidable challenge to puzzle fans for 4o years now. But if arranging all of those colored squares has become child's play for you, don't worry, some twisted individual has created a Rubik's Cube with an X-shape that looks like a… » 8/27/14 2:20pm 8/27/14 2:20pm

You Can Actually Solve This Working Rubik's Cube Lamp

If you've reconciled your childhood frustrations and animosities towards the Rubik's Cube, you might be happy to hear there's now yet another way to make the iconic puzzle a part of a room's decor. Believe it or not this Rubik's Cube LED lamp is actually solvable, although you probably won't want someone to ever mess… » 4/10/14 10:40am 4/10/14 10:40am

If a Rubik's Cube Is Bruce Banner, This Thing's the Hulk

Solving a regular Rubik's Cube is already a daunting task for most of us, and that's just 54 colored squares you have to rearrange. Can you imagine if someone dropped this monstrosity into your lap? Completely scrambled and out of order? Resorting all of those colored rectangles would take a lifetime—and restickering… » 12/19/13 9:40am 12/19/13 9:40am

Watch Baxter Solve a Rubik's Cube: Working Bots Need Hobbies Too

Most of the videos you can find of Rubik's Cube-manipulating robots are purpose-built to solve the puzzle in record time. But Baxter, designed as an affordable and easy-to-teach replacement for assembly line workers, isn't designed for any specific task. And that's what makes watching him solve a cube even more… » 12/04/13 7:00pm 12/04/13 7:00pm