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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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