This Netbook and Lego Solves Rubik's Cube in 12s

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nachowarrior

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it's all in the programing... the speed of the ser\/o's is going to be the real limitation once they finally get the programming down pat. I can see someone getting motors so fast one day, that it actually busts the cube. :p
 

ravewulf

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[citation][nom]zoemayne[/nom]i doubt it..... how are the sensors set up for this?[/citation]

There's a Lego web-cam in the center, right behind the cube. All it needs to do is get quick snapshots of the faces of the cube in the software, create a plan to solve it virtually, and send the commands to the servos. My brother has those servos, and they are quite fast.
 

Camikazi

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[citation][nom]Gin Fushicho[/nom]Why a Netbook? Near any desktop could do it faster.[/citation]
I am guessing the solving is easy and netbook is really all that is needed, the bottleneck would be the servos moving the cube really.
 

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[citation][nom]Gin Fushicho[/nom]Why a Netbook? Near any desktop could do it faster.[/citation]

it probably doesn't require much processor power at all

so that intel atom is most likely overkill for the task
 

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lego actuators are slow compared to a skilled human operator. with some real hardware you could probably get it done in a second
 

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Pretty cool. I would like to see how long it would take to solve a Super Rubik's Cube (can't remember if that was name of the one that had twice as many squares on each face). I had both when I was a kid. They are probably still buried in a closet somewhere.
 

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It would really be interesting if they could scale this down to use a micro-controller... Perhaps they should also try to program for the 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 cubes!
 

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My roommate in college could solve one behind his back, so I'm not even sure you need sensors. There might just be some mathematical algorithm that'll solve any randomized cube.
 

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if you use an IBM super computer, it would solve it in 1 nanosecond. Then it would skeptical of the result ("Must be a trick question somewhere") and spend the next second reconfirming the result a billion times.
 
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