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Tag: Rubiks Cube

Rubik’s Cube Lamp Can Actually Be Played with: Won’t Actually Be Played with

Rubik’s Cube Lamp Can Actually Be Played with: Won’t Actually Be Played with
Back in 2009 we saw a concept for a Rubik’s Cube lamp that can be made to change the color of its light by moving its faces around. The recently released official Rubik’s Cube lamp shines only white light, but you can actually rotate its faces and solve it if you want.

Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid

Rubik’s Cube Turns 40, Celebrating Four Decades of Making Us Feel Stupid
As a child of the ’80s, I can remember several holidays where I received a Rubik’s Cube as a gift. I remain convinced to this day that a gift of a Rubik’s Cube is a sign that the giver truly hates you.

Artist Turns a Building into a Giant Rubik’s Cube

Artist Turns a Building into a Giant Rubik’s Cube
How good are you at solving Rubik’s cubes? I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m particularly bad at it. In fact, I have yet to successfully solve a 3×3 cube and I’ve been trying for five years and counting already.

Radio Cube 3: Go Home, Rubik, You’re Drunk.

Radio Cube 3: Go Home, Rubik, You’re Drunk.
I know there are people out there who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in seconds, but I’m not one of them. I eventually could work my way through the puzzle, but it takes me 10 or 15 minutes on a good day.

Steve Jobs’ Time Capsule Recovered: The Ultimate Backup Device

Steve Jobs’ Time Capsule Recovered: The Ultimate Backup Device
I really don’t care for those reality TV shows where people walk around with metal detectors looking for junk. Most of them end up turning up crappy old coins and cans. But I have to show props to the guys on NatGeo’s Diggers for digging up something epic for once.

X-Cube 3D Printed Open Source Puzzle Cube: Rubikulous

X-Cube 3D Printed Open Source Puzzle Cube: Rubikulous
Dane Christianson’s X-Cube is not the weirdest, most complex or most sophisticated puzzle cube I’ve ever seen. But Dane didn’t really want to make the world’s most difficult or intimidating take on the Rubik’s cube. His aim with the X-Cube was to make a fun and relatable product to raise people’s awareness about 3D printing.

TARDIS Cube: Doctor Rubik

TARDIS Cube: Doctor Rubik
Over the years, I’ve seen my fair share of unusual Rubik’s Cubes, as well as plenty of TARDIS goodies. But I can honestly say this is the first time I’ve seen a TARDIS Rubik’s Cube.

Self-Solving Rubik’s Cube Seems Like Magic

Self-Solving Rubik’s Cube Seems Like Magic
If you’re not one of those people who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in 5 seconds, and rearranging the stickers isn’t for you, here’s a fun trick. It’s a special version of the 3×3 puzzle that automatically solves itself.

The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind

The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind
Despite the fact that there are people (and robots) out there who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about 5 seconds, my tiny brain still needs at least 20 minutes to solve one. But imagine if you were blind (or even color blind).

Rubik’s Cube Soap Looks Perfect, Harder to Solve than Actual Cube

Rubik’s Cube Soap Looks Perfect, Harder to Solve than Actual Cube
While it’s certainly no longer the case, there was a time when solving the Rubik’s Cube was one of the greatest accomplishments of the geek world. Now, there are people (and robots) who can solve it in a matter of seconds.

Asymetrical Rubik’s Cube Should Keep You Busy for at Least a Few Minutes

Asymetrical Rubik’s Cube Should Keep You Busy for at Least a Few Minutes
I’ve seen lots of funky Rubik’s Cube variants over the years, but this is definitely one of the more unusual ones I’ve come across. Instead of a simple 3x3x3 (or larger) grid of cube faces, this oddball has different size faces to really keep you on your toes.

Pantone Rubik’s Cube: Easier on the Eyes, Harder to Solve

Pantone Rubik’s Cube: Easier on the Eyes, Harder to Solve
I’ve known people who love playing with their Rubik’s cubes, and others, usually kids, who just take off the stickers and stick them on again. However, this has to be one of the most stylish Rubik’s cubes out there, and it’s appropriately called Rubitone, since it’s covered with Pantone colors.

I Have a Dream… and it Involves 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes

I Have a Dream… and it Involves 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes
Designer Pete Fecteau spent much of 2010 creating this amazing Rubik’s Cube mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., comprised of 4,242 individual Rubik’s Cubes. The mosaic measures 18’6″ by 9’8″ and weighs about 1,000 pounds.

World Record Holder Solves Rubik’s Cubes, One Juggle at a Time

World Record Holder Solves Rubik’s Cubes, One Juggle at a Time
Brains aren’t the only thing required to solve the Rubik’s Cube in record time. There’s also technique and, of course, practice. One of my friends used to teach me how to spot patterns on the faces of the Rubik’s Cube so I could solve it faster, but I never really did manage to master what he did.

CubeStormer II LEGO Robot Now Holds World Record for Solving the Rubik’s Cube

CubeStormer II LEGO Robot Now Holds World Record for Solving the Rubik’s Cube
I can’t solve a Rubik’s Cube to save my life. Robots don’t have that problem. There are smart humans out there that can solve it fast though. The current official human record for a Rubik’s cube 3×3 puzzle is just 5.66 seconds.

Rubik’s Cube Chest Has a Different Kind of Puzzle

Rubik’s Cube Chest Has a Different Kind of Puzzle
Instructables member and loving father Makendo made a unique chest of drawers for his son – a 10:1 replica of a Rubik’s Cube. The resulting furniture can’t actually be played and solved like the toy because it only rotates on one axis, but Makendo did make it so his kids can still cheat and rearrange the individual tiles, thanks to rare earth magnets attached to each tile.