At speedcubing.com I read about a new version of a robot called RuBot II which solves Rubik’s Cube. Solving Rubik’s Cube is one thing, but building a real looking robot solving Rubik’s Cube is really something else.
RuBot II has been built by Pete Redmond from Dublin in Ireland. It has to be the coolest looking robot solver ever with sound and music. There are cameras in the eyes of the head that scan the cube before the pneumatic arms solve it. It usually solves the Cube in a max of about 50 seconds (not including [Read More...]
GANPuzzle.com announces its latest software offering, Rubik’s Cube Tutor for Absolute Beginner which trains a beginner as young as ten year-old how to solve the Rubik’s Cube using just three simple tricks, sufficient to solve the very difficult puzzle.
This software is designed to win over millions of frustrated Rubik’s Cube owners and a new generation of youngsters who have never touched a Rubik’s Cube. It teaches a solution which is easy to learn and intuitive.
Learning how to solve the Rubik’s Cube has never been easier: simply complete the 3 tutorials (each with 11 drills) and become [Read More...]
Rubik’s cube was my first puzzle as just like me almost everybody had one in the eighties.
Though there have been numerous follow-up puzzles to Erno Rubik’s cube, there is now also a very luxury version available.
Featuring a chrome frame and inlaid richly-dyed calfskin color cubes, this update was developed by Geoffrey Parker, a British manufacturer of luxury games.
A perfect gift for the geek-turned-executive, the heavy chrome skeleton and beautiful leather inlays are sure to compliment the furniture in any corner office. [Via popgadget]. Happy Puzzling!
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Visitors to the Science Museum in west London can expect to find mentally challenging games and memory-enhancing tips.
Experts from the Alzheimer’s Society, King’s College London and the Forget Me Not Centre, which cares for people with dementia, will also be there. It will take place at the museum’s Dana Centre on Tuesday evening.
More information at BBC
Cmetrick is a puzzle that has nine colored balls in a 3×3 square. As you move the columns or rows of balls, the colored faces get scrambled! The goal is to develop an algorithm for bringing the puzzle from any scrambled configuration to its “Initial Configuration” (IC), in which all spheres are positioned in the same orientation. In the IC, the same color shows on top, right, left, front, back, and bottom of all spheres. There is [Read More...]
A ‘design classic’ is defined as an industrially manufactured object with timeless aesthetic value. It serves as a standard of its kind and, despite the year in which it was designed, is still up to date.
The ‘design classics’ collection presented in three volumes with in total 3300 pages has been put together by a group of experts following the above criteria.
Buy Phaidon Design Classics (3 Volume Set) (Pts. 1, 2 & 3) at Amazon.com. Happy Puzzling!
It takes an average of 48 to 100 tries to solve a Rubik’s Cube puzzle.
If done perfectly, any Rubik’s Cube combination can be solved in 17 turns.. UPDATE: According to Ron from Speedcubing.com there are thousands of Rubik’s Cube positions proven to be solvable in 20 moves but no position has yet been found that take 21 moves. Happy Puzzling!
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