In the future, robots will complete all the tasks we don’t want to do. Cleaning our toilets. Picking up our garbage. Solving our Rubik’s Cubes.
If the Hungarian puzzle cube/nightmare device has always vexed you, all you really need to do is add a few electronics, bone up your programming skills and do as Japanese YouTuber Human Controller does — teach the Rubik’s Cube to solve itself.
Unlike a regular Rubik’s Cube, which is filled plastic and the tears of small (and big) children, the Self-Solving Rubik’s Cube is a series of modular cube parts fixed onto a spherical, 3D-printed centre. On the six sides of the central mechanism are six rotating parts that allow the cube to control itself (you can check out the disassembled cube here and see the progress shots here).
The result? A Rubik’s Cube that merrily walks its way across the table, rotating its sides to solve itself faster than you ever could (unless, of course, you’re a).
Thank goodness robots are here to solve our problems. Now you won’t have to spend your yearly vacation arguing with your family about the best way to turn a Rubik’s Cube topwise.
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