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Impressive Rubik's cube solver

Jesper de Jong
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Look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylFb4pqAUd8

A machine built with Lego to solve the Rubik's cube, controlled by an application running on an Android phone!


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paul wheaton
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Now THAT is geeky. And cool.

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fred rosenberger
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I think i read recently that they proved that no matter what configuration the cube is in when you start, it NEVER requires more than 20 moves to complete. They made no effort to FIND the 20 moves - just that 20 were sufficient.


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Jesper de Jong
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Yes Fred, God's number is 20: http://www.cube20.org/
fred rosenberger
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if god is omnipotent, he could solve it in one move no matter what.
Avishkar Nikale
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fred rosenberger wrote:if god is omnipotent, he could solve it in one move no matter what.


If god is omnipotent , he/she would have no need to solve the cube.

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Lester Burnham
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fred rosenberger wrote:if god is omnipotent, he could solve it in one move no matter what.

... especially with a solver that uses quantum computing :-)
Ankit Garg
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I found this site which also solves the rubik's cube, I solved my rubik's cube for the first time with the help of that site


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