RuBot II set a new Guinness world record for the worlds fastest robot to solve a Rubik’s cube.
You can see RuBot’s II World Record attempt via YouTube. Most good speedcubers can solve a cube in an average of 20 seconds. RuBot’s average is 35 seconds.
If you like to know more about Rubot II please read also our previous blog entry about Rubot II. Happy Puzzling!
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Now there is finally a LEGO Mindstorms NXT Sudoku solver, which not only scans the Sudoku puzzle and solves it, but also complete it with a pencil.
How to kill a hobby and create another one, just put LEGO Mindstorms NXT and Sudoku together.
This Lego robot solves 200 Sudoku’s puzzles in 30 minutes with just Lego, a webcam and some code. That’s just 9 seconds per Sudoku puzzle. Although the iPhone application Sudoku Grab seems to be much more efficient, this Lego Robot is just another great invention. You can watch a video of the Lego Sudoku Killer solving Sudoku puzzles at YouTube. Happy Puzzling!
The most famous and ‘best looking’ Rubik’s Cube solver is still Rubot II, but there is a now a new very good looking Rubik’s Cube robot called Tilted Twister. It’s completely made of Lego (of course using LEGO Mindstorms NXT) and is great to look at due to its simplicity. I think almost a minimum of Lego bricks are used.
Daniele Benedettelli is back again with his latest Lego Mindstorm Rubik’s Cube Solver called LRU (Lego Rubik Utopy). Since the previous version of his Rubik’s Cube solver things have changed significantly.
Danny studied the situation and improved by having now a more powerful hardware and self-made software that solves the cube optimally (the solution, if found, is the shortest possible). You can notice that LRU quite inspired by JP Brown’s robot. Even if it misses an arm, it can grab, rotate the cube and a single face.
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The Kawasaki heavy Industry Group delivers a vast array of cutting edge products. On May 17th, 2006, the Kawasaki Good Times World opened at Kobe Meriken Park.
This museum is showcasing Kawasaki’s origins, our more than century-long history and our products. one of the things you can watch is a Rubik’s Cube solving robot. Not as nice designed as Rubot II, but as the say functional.
Hands-On Mobile (formally known as mForma) has announced the North American debut of licensed puzzle game Lego Bricks. In Bricks gamers are tasked with the tried and true puzzle set-up – rotate and match colored Lego bricks in vertical and horizontal rows of three or more to make them disappear.
The game is just one aspect of the company’s extensive use of the Lego brand, which also includes Lego World Soccer, released in August of this year and developed by Danish mobile studio Kiloo.
Hands-On also noted that it is supporting the product with a cross-medium marketing push that encompasses [Read More...]