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.
The overall impression is about a [Read More...]
Via YouTube I found a how to solve Rubik’s cube video by using your webcam.
A C++ application called CVRubik.exe is used that solves a 3×3 Rubik’s cube. It uses a webcam to “look” at a Rubik’s cube and generate a step by step solution in 3D graphics on your computer. CV Rubik draws on knowledge from different fields of computer science such as Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and 3D Graphics.
The following steps are performed by the program at runtime: 1. The user holds a scrambled 3×3 Rubik’s Cube in front of the [Read More...]
What more do you want when solving Sudoku’s or crossword puzzles? A puzzle pen, so you can solve two puzzles at the same time.
ProInnovative offers promotional solution with products that range from stress relievers to toys to writing instruments. Well in this case a puzzle pen which they compare with rotating and sliding tiles like Rubik’s Cube.
Well I think this puzzle looks more like Smarty Rotator but that will their marketing. ProInnovative offer puzzle pen only with a minimum quantity of 250. Happy Puzzling!
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.
The World Rubik’s Cube Championship 2007 is the 4th World Championship and will take place on October 5, 6 and 7 in Budapest, Hungary. Budapest also hosted the World Rubik’s Cube Championship in 1982, now 25 years ago.
At Speedcubing.com you can find all detailed information you need to participate, like time schedules, hotels, regulation and much more. Happy Puzzling!
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The world’s largest Rubik’s cube, one of the most memorable relics of the 1982 World’s Fair, isn’t missing in Knoxville after all. It’s at a private business undergoing restoration.
The Rubik’s cube, a gift from the government of Hungary, was on display for a while. Then it was put in a storage yard under I-40. The 25th anniversary of the fair is coming up May 1. “We’re going to try and have it finished by the first of May so they’ll have it in time for their celebration,” says former Knox County Executive Dwight [Read More...]
Since Rubik’s Cube was introduced in 1980, it has sold nearly 300 million pieces, making it an obsession, not to mention a pop icon, recognized around the world. Rubik’s Revolution was designed to be the perfect complement to the original 3×3 cube. It was born from the spirit of the original, yet it provides a whole new take on cubing. It is about speed. It is about smarts. It is a challenge worthy of the Rubik’s name.
Rubik’s Revolution contains at least six built-in games that feature light, sound and voice effects with numerous ways [Read More...]