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## Lego Robot Solves Bigger and Harder Rubik's Cubes63

Posted by samzenpus
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kkleiner writes "It was only two months ago that we saw Mike Dobson's Cube Stormer Lego robot that could solve any 3x3 Rubik's cube in less than 12 seconds. You would think that there was only one person in the world crazy enough and talented enough to pull this off, but now we have found someone else that is just as amazing. The latest Rubik's cube-solving Lego monstrosity is called the MultiCuber, and although it's constructed out of nothing but Mindstorms components and a laptop, it can solve 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, and 5×5 cubes all in the same build! As if that weren't enough, a larger version solves the dreaded 6×6 Rubik's. We discovered the MultiCuber when its creator, David Gilday (IAssemble), wrote us an email to brag about its puzzle-solving might. Consider us impressed, sir."
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## Lego Robot Solves Bigger and Harder Rubik's Cubes

• #### Anyone ever tackle Alexander's Star? (Score:5, Interesting)

on Wednesday April 28, 2010 @09:39PM (#32025712)

I have spent a good chunk of time trying to solve Rubik's cube my brute force (when I started) and after understanding the true mechanics and a small big of mathematics, I've gotten better, not nothing that rivals these Legato Storms!

However at a garage sale awhile back, I found Alexander's Star [wikipedia.org], which is a 12-pointed star cube oddity similiar (or rival) to the Rubik's cube I could only assume. I'd love to see a Mindstorm tackle this bad boy; I still haven't come even close to figuring this one out.

• #### Re:Mindstorm is cool and all (Score:3, Interesting)

on Wednesday April 28, 2010 @10:38PM (#32026100) Homepage

The same guy has built a cube solver powered by an NXT and a nokia phone [youtube.com] doing the processing, and could easily do the same with just an NXT (two, maybe?) since there is plenty of processing power there and it can even do the image recognition. People have already done this, in fact.

• #### Here's a much faster lego cube solving robot (Score:3, Interesting)

on Wednesday April 28, 2010 @11:05PM (#32026268) Homepage