The CubeStormer as they call it, was created by Mike Dobson with the software support from David Gilday. Unlike we may expect these days, it is based on the old RCX and many Technic parts.
They claim their contraption scans and solves any 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube combination in less than 12 seconds.
This is lightning speed, so that I'd need to see it in slow motion...
However it looks to me that all the intelligence behind this prodigy, lives on the laptop rather the RCX itself.
As mentioned in The NXT STEP, this thing reminds the Large Hadron Collider and is probably just as impressive.
Don't blink, or you might miss it!...
Via The NXT STEP
Meanwhile a trustworthy source has informed TBs that the following elements were used to build the CubeStormer:
- 4x RCX Bricks
- 24x 9V Motors.
- 4x Rotation Sensors.
- 8x Touch Sensors.
- 4x Light Sensors.
- 10x 9V Lights.
- 1x PF Light pair, to light the cube while scanning.
- 2x Fiber Optics Elements.
- NQC used as programming language.
Apart from the laptop and Rubik's cube it is 100% LEGO
Last Update: 2010.Feb.17 00:30 CET