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Lego Mindstorms Cubestormer solves Rubiks Cube in under 12 seconds Answered

"The Worlds Fastest Lego Mindstorms RCX Speedcubing Robot. Built entirely from lego elements now scanning and solving any 3x3x3 Rubik's cube combination in under 12 seconds."

Humans are still faster, but this is one impressive build.


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SolarFlower_org
SolarFlower_org

11 years ago

Just don't give that thing legs or it will solve your face.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

11 years ago

I believe that the Lego vs. K'nex debate has just been resolved.

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08techgrad
08techgrad

11 years ago

The cubestormer is certainly a major feat of engineering and programming.  Legos is no a child's toy that used to be, it has since gained "street cred" among engineers and tinkerers.

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BackyardModder
BackyardModder

11 years ago

I built a "tilted twister" but I didn't have a colour sensor so couldn't get it to scan correctly. :(

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Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

11 years ago

Up until now, I thought this one was impressive.  Just goes to show what I rube I am! (Pun intended.)


tiltedtwister.jpg
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_SEF_
_SEF_

Reply 11 years ago

Interesting that there's more than one of these things - perhaps many more (especially if there was a competition somewhere)!

As a gadget, it's almost entirely pointless to own (or even to reproduce) though. Its real value lies in having designed (and constructed) it the first time. Quite the opposite of most(?) instructables.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Good grief...

"Humans are still faster"

Not many.  And not by much.

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jeff-o
jeff-o

Reply 11 years ago

No kidding.

Despite my fondness for logic puzzles, I have yet to spend the time to solve a Rubik's cube.

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jeff-o
jeff-o

Reply 11 years ago

Ewwww....  I said logic, not pure math!

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 11 years ago

Well I never...

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minipancho94
minipancho94

11 years ago

more cameras giveing it a view of all sides of the cube might make it faster by getting rid of the time it turns the cube to check it.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

11 years ago

I had a rubiks as a child, I used a brute force approach to a solution, hammer time, reassemble correctly.

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computernut401
computernut401

Reply 11 years ago

 it's not that hard to disassemble by hand.

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Tool Using Animal
Tool Using Animal

Reply 11 years ago

it was humor, brute force/hammer, get it?

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dungeon runner
dungeon runner

Reply 11 years ago

Heheh, I'm one of the few that would get that sort of XKCDian response. I liked it.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

You should have peeled the centre-stickers off and used a screwdriver.

L

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jedi pen-gui-n
jedi pen-gui-n

11 years ago

If you want to try to build one, the newer Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is out.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

Wow.  Really awesome stuff.

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natethegreat88
natethegreat88

11 years ago

Sadly, the only thing my Legos do is look cool.

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spicy_puppy
spicy_puppy

11 years ago

OMG.. I need one.
just for the moments when you feel like having all your cubes solved.

Could come in handy if you had a rubics-cube-rental store and wanted to "rewind" all the cubes quickly.

AWESOME...
thanx for sharing.


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domJS
domJS

11 years ago

nah i didnt use a hammer, i just steamed all the stickers off and then put them back on :), how long did it take to program that tho?

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poi_pai
poi_pai

11 years ago

I'm gonna go find my cube and show the Legobot who is superior!!!

25 minutes later:  stupid legos are way better than me...

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MichelMoermans
MichelMoermans

11 years ago

Some people do have the weirdest hobby's :p

Building an automatic rubik's cube solver... out of lego!

That's just amazing!