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Date: 09/18/07 02:02 AM

54 Responses to Lego Mindstorm Rubik`s Cube Solver

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 16, 2007 at 4:02 pm
    Link: Lego Mindstorm Rubik`s Cube Solver - Pretty amazing use of Legos.
  2. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:08 am
    Isn`t there a set of moves that`ll solve any rubik`s cube? Not too impressive if you think of it that way.
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    FaeDaemon Male 13-17
    41 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:08 am
    Isnt the first time this has been done. Not the same build tho, so I still give him props.
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    CheeseCar Male 13-17
    803 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:12 am
    Cool, but it gets boring and repetetive, it should be a time lapse video to keep interest.
  5. Profile photo of PhoenixPhata
    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:20 am
    There are certain algorithms you follow but the exact moves change.
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    ledzep360 Male 18-29
    164 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 2:31 am
    Still pretty awesome how he wrote all the algorithms into the computer and got it to do all that.
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    Maksie99 Male 18-29
    695 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:00 am
    Wow, that`s awesome! Best thing I ever made out of legos was a crappy looking castle lol
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    DudeGuy Male 13-17
    211 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:21 am
    lol, great
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    scifen Male 18-29
    14 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:21 am
    zzzzzzzzz
  10. Profile photo of derangedingo
    derangedingo Male 13-17
    810 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:27 am
    that`s amazing!

    it`s like.. the battle of the 80`s. which brightly colored toy will win? legos? or the rubiks cube?

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    btpanther39 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:48 am
    legos>rubiks cube
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:50 am
    cool. But it looks like the lego was smashing the cube everytime it had to rotate.
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    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
    888 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:36 am
    kewl..
    i always wanted a mindstorm thingy
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    leighharper Female 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 5:08 am
    For the most part, the solves are one or two moves. As you get closer to solving the cube, there are three or four moves series that solve it. They seem to take you backwards a few seconds then... BAM! You have a solved cube.

    When a machine can beat the human record, which is 9.86 seconds according to the site I googled. My Dad`s personal best was... 45? 50? Less than a minute. That was in the 80`s. He can still do it in less than two minutes.

    record holder

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    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
    1158 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:23 am
    Legos definitely beats Rubik`s Cube.

    Although, I love Rubik`s Cubes.

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    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 8:07 am
    How on earth can a lego thing do that?
  17. Profile photo of Demondan
    Demondan Male 18-29
    98 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 8:10 am
    Exraodinary. Thats quite impressive. I love the bi-functional arms, very creative.
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 8:11 am
    long but it got there in the end
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 9:14 am
    Cool. I remember when I had a mindstorm, I struggled to make it turn 180 degrees...
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    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 9:56 am
    did it bother anyone else when he was shuffling the rubix cube at the beginning? cause it bothered me A LOT. idk why.
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    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:14 am
    it was a bit loud imo
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    nessaculnamo Female 18-29
    120 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:40 am
    At least this is not played backwards...
  23. Profile photo of JAXLEY
    JAXLEY Male 18-29
    988 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:07 am
    what is that machine actually meant to do?
  24. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    September 18, 2007 at 11:08 am
    hmm thats cool, but it was really slow...could he make it so the lego moves twice as fast maybe?
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    extreamh Female 13-17
    251 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:38 am
    antdow3 has a cool pic.
  26. Profile photo of sander
    sander Male 50-59
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    September 18, 2007 at 11:40 am
    On 9/18/2007 2:20:53 AM PhoenixPhata wrote: There are certain algorithms you follow but the exact moves change.

    I once had the booklet describing the procedure, and as far as I remember it was a set of moves, with the exception of one or two simple IF THENs.

    But it`s still impressive!

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    FaceForRadio Male 13-17
    42 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:53 am
    the lego revolution has begun
  28. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    wonder how long that took?
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    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
    970 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 1:47 pm
    where can i see the moves in the i-net?
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    TonyGCleff Male 18-29
    179 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 3:10 pm
    movie was too long, got bored once he handed cube over to robot.
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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    Another reason I love Lego...
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    randaroo Female 13-17
    44 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:21 pm
    notice how he dosn`t just movbe it and move it hes makes certian move that he programed in to the thingy GAY
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    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    This is the second sign of the lego apocalypse. The first was when the giant lego man came ashore. We are doomed!
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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    September 18, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    boringgg
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    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    leighharper. and the grag. With a bigger budget, they could build machines that could solve it in seconds. oh and humans might solve it in 10 seconds, but it takes them minutes to analyze it. a machine can analyze way faster.
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    theguyuknow Male 13-17
    182 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 6:27 pm
    wow and its taken more over 15 years to solve one
  37. Profile photo of mrMongoose
    mrMongoose Male 18-29
    28 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 8:26 pm
    I seriously doubt that this is autonomous if the initial shuffle wasn`t predetermined.
    Still, the actuation is elegantly performed.
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    lolphotoshop Male 13-17
    392 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 8:58 pm
    @ jaxley, um duh.
    Solve rubiks cubes
  39. Profile photo of KuzEyeSedSoe
    KuzEyeSedSoe Male 13-17
    90 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 9:39 pm
    Lol that would take forever to program. Good job man.
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    slushy50254 Male 13-17
    151 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:23 pm
    there is a math way to solve it i`ve solved one before(it took 5 days) o_O
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    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:27 pm
    how does that work
  42. Profile photo of omgitssam
    omgitssam Male 13-17
    384 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    and extreamh you ARE cool i support you!!
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    murphy2112 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 10:56 pm
    Whatever. There`s this Asian kid at my school that can do that way faster than a computer. Why are we training up the computers to be so smart anyways? Ever see the Terminator movies? Think about it.
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    BroadwayLove Female 18-29
    187 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 11:20 pm
    He didn`t actually program it to solve the rubik`s cube. He programmed in a set of moves like rotate 1 rotate 2 etc. and he told the computer what to do.
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    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 12:59 am
    How did he hook up the webcam to it?
  46. Profile photo of Legion5
    Legion5 Male 18-29
    438 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 1:03 am
    "The LEGO Camera on its own is technically not a robotic toy; rather, it is a normal webcam (a Logitech Quickcam Web) packaged into a LEGO shell. Being a normal webcam, the LEGO Camera is, unlike most Mindstorms products, not programmable and is only usable connected to a PC or some other device that supports USB webcams.

    The LEGO Camera is meant to be used with the included Vision Command software which can also interface with an RCX and thus enables creating robots with "vision". The software is capable of detecting different lightings, motion, and colors. It can also be used with any other software that uses a webcam. The webcam is capable of recording up to 30 frames per second. It also contains a microphone to record sound for videos."

    NVM the LEGOS did NOT solve this cube, a home PC did!

    The PC merely had an output in lego format. Now if the system was wireless it would be cool, now, it`s not.

  47. Profile photo of chillywhack
    chillywhack Male 40-49
    161 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 1:31 am
    I wonder if someone was controlling the machine off camera.
  48. Profile photo of mrMongoose
    mrMongoose Male 18-29
    28 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 10:29 am
    re: legion 5

    I don`t think anyone ever doubted the fact that if it was autonomous, it was connected to an external processor. I dont see how that makes the program any less impressive if it is full automated and "intelligent".

    Though that`s unlikely.

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    sophiemichel Female 13-17
    217 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    Haha that`s awesome.
  50. Profile photo of Overmann
    Overmann Male 18-29
    2600 posts
    September 19, 2007 at 10:08 pm
    This was a great post... the first time around.

    Let`s let up on the damn reposts, okay? Much appreciated.

  51. Profile photo of MapleFr3ak
    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
    629 posts
    September 20, 2007 at 7:32 pm
    Wow..
    What method did it use? Petrus? Looks like it.
    Otherwise it attempted to reverse how the cube was scrambled.
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    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    September 23, 2007 at 8:27 pm
    cooool.
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    llamaseacow Male 13-17
    572 posts
    October 20, 2007 at 3:41 am
    wow that`s pretty cool
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    boredtthemax Male 18-29
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    November 24, 2008 at 6:49 pm
    that is.... freaking awesome

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