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Lego Cube solving Robot

Posted by michiel on July 7, 2007

See a lego Rubik’s cube solving Robot in action! It’s no speedcubing, but it’s mighty interesting. Actually I would be interested in having a program that analyses my cube using the webcam and then gives me a solution algorithm. That would be a lot better than the current online solutions where you have to ‘paint’ your cube stickers in the application.


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Daily cube news of July 4th, 2007 – independent cubing ;-)

Posted by michiel on July 4, 2007

Bad toys. Bad toys. Whatcha gonna do?
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
As they transform, they look a bit like the world’s most complicated Rubik’s Cubes. (Speaking of which, if we have to plunder ’80s toys, where’s “Rubik’s …
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Video: Rubik’s cube makeover
Knoxville News Sentinel (subscription) – Knoxville,TN,USA
Brittnee Robinson, left, and Nora Bull, UT engineering students, clean the restored Rubik’s Cube, which was constructed for the 1982 World’s Fair. …
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Mo’ Multicore
Dr. Dobb’s Journal – San Mateo,CA,USA
The last time I outfoxed a Rubik’s Cube…oh, now that I think about it, I’ve never outfoxed a Rubik’s Cube. Ice cubes I can handle; Rubik’s Cubes, …
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Outside-the-box marketing spurs some new-home sales – MI,USA
“There’s Rubik’s Cubes still out there waiting to be found,” said CJ Warriner, of Lyon Real Estate, the listing agent for the L Street Lofts. …
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By (weird rubik’s cube)
weird rubik’s cube posted a photo:. JO_20070621_192715.JPG.
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sorry, my friends, I have a Rubik’s head
By Gy4
confusion always confused my life is a puzzle any kind comments are wellcome.
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Rubik’s Cube Art [W/PICTURES]
Just, just wow!
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“Life is like a greasy Rubik’s cube.”
“Life is like a greasy Rubik’s cube.” – Chris Warnken.
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Rubik’s 3x3x3 “Speed Blindsolve” [using Fridrich]
By (ThePizzaGuy92)
… just memorization, and i’m kinda good at that. almost messed up PLL :P. Author: ThePizzaGuy92 Keywords: Blind blindfold blindfolded rubik’s rubiks fridrich rubix rubic’s cube 3×3 speed solve speedcubing Added: July 2, 2007.
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Guilty Pleasures
By Justin(Justin)
She also made a few phone calls, but not on the iPhone…which she studied as if it were a Rubik’s cube. The hair color is a big no. I used to have a huge crush on Scarlett Johansson. Then I saw this photo. …
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Blowing smoke out my eyes
By Rebekah(Rebekah)
Tonight my family was hanging out having a friendly Rubik’s Twist Puzzle competition. We were competing for the fastest time to turn it into a ball. We got this toy for Happy Boy while on vacation last week and he is lightin’ fast. …
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How to clean your Rubik’s cube

Posted by michiel on July 2, 2007

Today I found out a great trick. The inside of my cube get’s quite dirty after a couple of weeks. Usually it also gets stiff because of the dirt buildup. And I hate cleaning my cube. It’s so boring, and all the time while taking out pieces, cleaning them one by one, I cannot cube! But here’s a neat little trick that will clean your cube within a minute, hell 30 seconds is enough.

  1. Take a small piece of paper, e.g. a napkin
  2. Fold it until it has a small tip
  3. Take out one edge of your cube
  4. Push the paper in the hole, not too tight
  5. Start turning the layer a full turn until it’s back in position
  6. Make a move sideways, repeat step 5

After some practice you also get better at this.

My life has just gotten better and my cube is now always slick. I still need a solution to my silicon treatment though (I don’t mean my breasts, hey I am a guy!). After spraying some silicon in my cube, it’s stiff for around 30 minutes to an hour. Does anybody have suggestions how to get the cube slick faster without taking apart the cube?

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Daily cube news of June 30th, 2007

Posted by michiel on July 2, 2007

Lift me up
By Joey
I got a raise today. I’ve been working there since Sunday. I’m pretty sure the only reason they’re impressed with me is because I solved my boss’s boss’s Rubik’s cube….

Baking Fun
By woof nanny(woof nanny)
How freakin’ cute are these Knit Night cupcakes by Vegan Yum Yum. She even has a tutorial on how to knit marizipan. Rubik’s Cake, by Nicole of Baking Bites.
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I did it!
By Chris(Chris)
Today I solved a Rubik’s cube for the first time ever. Okay, the first time without taking all the stickers off and putting them where they go. So. Awesome. Learn Here.
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Daily cube news of June 29, 2007

Posted by michiel on June 29, 2007

Virginia Tech students compete, build flying Rubik’s Cube
Virginia Tech Collegiate Times Online Edition – Blacksburg,VA,USA
Team “Rubik’s Revenge,” made up of two architecture majors and four engineering students, created a flying Rubik’s Cube and impressed thousands at Red
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McCaskill: Immigration vote sign of Bush’s irrelevance
And we need to make that not such a Rubik’s Cube for them. It is very difficult that people wait an interminably long time and we need to first fix legal immigration so it works more effectively and efficiently.
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By Frank McCown(Frank McCown)
Researchers at Northeastern University have demonstrated the minimum number of moves needed to solve a Rubik’s Cube is 26. I came across Citizendium this week. It’s essentially a Wikipedia where only the educated and pre-approved can
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Daily cube news of June 26, 2007

Posted by michiel on June 27, 2007

Rambling and Ruminating on Rubik’s Cube
By Clay Breshears
Two Northeastern University researchers found that it would take no more than 26 moves to solve any randomly scrambled Rubik’s Cube. This beats the previous maximum of 27 moves, which was proven back in 1997.

I’ve Never Been Able To Solve The Rubik’s Cube. …
I’ve never been able to solve the Rubik’s cube. It’s good to get that off my shoulders…… Tags: rubik s cube | shoulders.
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Rubik’s Cube : The Search for God’s Number
By Duane(Duane)
I had no idea that the Rubik’s Cube fad was back, but as a geek I have to appreciate the algorithmic approach to solving the problem. God’s Number represents the minimum number of moves it would take to solve even the most difficult of
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Youngest MENSA girl
By Procrastinator(Procrastinator)
Which takes me onto the next point: You have GOT to watch this – this little kid can do a rubiks cube puzzle so damn fast it’s not funny. Do you KNOW how long it takes for me to do this? 3 Year Old Solves Rubik’s Cube in 114 seconds
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Rubik’s SuDoku
American International Toy Fair 2006 Preview – Rubik’s SuDoku from Winning Moves.
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Daily cube news of June 25, 2007

Posted by michiel on June 25, 2007

Rubik’s Cube speed solvers are quick to share their secrets
Chicago Tribune – United States
Underlying the chatter and an occasional cheer was the distinctive clack of hands manipulating Rubik’s Cubes, those peculiar puzzles that, after enjoying …
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Another excommunicated idea spewed out for no good reason.
I should of known there was no good explaination for the events at hand. I will assume the typical role of the “uninformed gent”. I prefer it that way from time to time. It is all placed in the …
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Troy with Rubik’s Cube
By (Eric Longstaff)
Eric Longstaff posted a photo:. Troy with Rubik’s Cube.
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Evening Reading: 6/24/07
By Kent
Impress your friends by solving the Rubik’s Cube. Here’s part 2. I’m not sure which surprises me more: that Apple passed Amazon in music sales or that Walmart and Best Buy are one and two. I haven’t bought a CD in a bricks and mortar …
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Rubik’s Cube Jr.
American International Toy Fair 2006 Preview – Rubik’s Cube Jr. from Winning Moves.
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You can learn a lot from a movie
By Absolutely Bananas
Life lesson #2: If you can do a Rubik’s Cube, you can do anything. Marie Antoinette. Life lesson #1: Don’t get married when you’re 14. You might end up with a husband who you’re not compatible with. Life lesson #2: Women through the …
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The search for ‘God’s Number’ in a Rubik’s Cube
Boston Globe – United States
Cubing — as it is known — has had a revival, thanks to the growing popularity of “speedcubing” competitions to see who can take a randomly scrambled cube …

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Daily cube news of June 24, 2007

Posted by michiel on June 24, 2007

25 years later, you too can solve a Rubik’s cube ..
By John Gushue
A fair bit: Journey songs, without the irony; plaid shirts, pre-grunge; Pat Benatar, in her prime; and a Rubik’s Cube in every backpack. I was able to solve mine, but never as fast as a few of my friends. They still sell, and if you’re …
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Rubik’s Cube now a table
By BabyReaps
When the Rubik’s Cube was first released, it caused quite a stir across the whole world. I suppose it was one of those puzzle crazes back in time, where the modern equivalent would include Tetris (in the digital format) and Sudoku. …
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Dr.TV Raman Scientist and Visionary Who is Legally Blind: Google …
By r(r)
Solving a Braille Rubik’s Cube in 24 Seconds…Watch the Video. Blind Users Web Search Tool. I was reading the Google Blog when I came across a paragraph from the editor… “From time to time, our own TV Raman shares his tips on how to …
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How to solve a Rubik’s Cube (Part Two)
Part one was featured on the front page.
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How To Solve A Rubik’s Cube (part Two)
How To Solve A Rubik’s Cube (part Two)

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Royal interest in the Rubik’s cube

Posted by michiel on March 19, 2007

Royal interest in the Cube

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Hello world!

Posted by michiel on March 6, 2007

Hi, welcome to my Rubik’s cube blog. Here I will update my Rubik’s stuff.

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