There are many ways to solve the standard 3x3 Rubik’s cube, each with its own advantages. Faster methods usually requiring more practice and algorithmic knowledge. But now, thanks to undergrad Martin Španěl and augmented reality, no memorization is required to master the cube in 20 moves or less.
Remember that part in the new Snowden trailer, where Ed sneaks data out of the NSA by hiding a memory card in a Rubik’s cube? Has to be bullshit, right?
Last week the internet watched in amazement as Leo Weston solved three Rubik’s cubes while juggling them. Now he’s back to show us how he faked the entire thing, and its just as impressive.
While most people in this world struggle to juggle and other people in this world don’t like the brain pruning effect of a Rubik’s Cube, Rubocubo is totally different: he can juggle three different Rubik’s Cubes while solving all of them in less than 15 seconds. It’s an awesome trick that combines two of the funnest…
Because apparently a regular-sized Rubik’s Cube wasn’t already enough of a challenge, Tony Fisher built himself a version that’s over five feet long on each side. Even just bringing it out to play looks like a monumental struggle, let alone the back-breaking challenge that is trying to solve it.
Given a long plane ride and enough booze, I can just about solve a Rubik’s cube. The most talented humans can manage it in about five seconds; for a homemade robot, it takes 1.019 seconds.
Does the shape of a Rubik’s Cube affect how hard it is to solve? At first glance you’d assume the irregularly-shaped pieces of this R2-D2 rotating puzzle would make it easy to put back together, but before you know it, you could have a real mess of droid parts on your hands.
God bless the ultra nerds at Coren Puzzle. These Rubik’s Cube enthusiasts built a supermassive 22-by-22-by-22 and made a 90-minute YouTube video about it. In the end, it’s a very sad story.
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.
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…
World-record Rubik’s cube solving happens obscenely quickly, but you can barely even count the moves in Collin Burns’s record-setting 5.253-second run.
If you’ve ever managed to finish a Rubik’s cube, you might be a little proud of the fact (I certainly would be.) That is, at least, before you saw this stop motion robot love story video, the result of someone solving 1,300 Rubik’s cubes nearly a thousand times each.
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.
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…
There's a reason the internet becomes one, big, flaming yule log on Christmas Eve; there's something indescribably soothing in that cleansing, all-consuming blaze. And this flaming Rubik's cube is just like that yule log. If the yule log had spent five years pissing you off.
If watching the rapid flip of the colors doesn't make you queasy, take a gander at this astounding timelapse video, which shows Kenneth Brandon tackling a 17x17x17 Rubik's Cube-type puzzle. He speeds the whole thing up, so that the puzzle goes from scrambled to solved in just six minutes.