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    CubeStormer

    I think Legos has come a long way from when I used to play with them...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1y1m6YLnu8

    It didn't even have to peal the labels or take the cube apart like I used to do.
    Darren

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    I never did figure out the routine to win Rubick's cube.

    Of course being a type "A" I did not spend much time trying.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Ha! That's nothing. Wait'll you see the Cubestormer II:

    http://www.geekosystem.com/cubestormerii-record/

    It runs on a cellphone?

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    My Grandfather got one in his mid to late 80's. He finally was so happy to show us he had finally solved it! (he pulled all the stickers off and reapplied them!!!True story).
    Jon

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    Why do I all of a sudden want a rubiks cube?
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    You're right, Darren, those sure aren't the Legos we had as kids. (Actually, I was more of a Lincoln Log and Erector Set kid myself.) Very cool robots in those videos, though.

    The only way I was ever able to solve one was to take it apart and put it back together in the right order. When my niece was in about 6th or 7th grade, she learned the patterns and solutions from a book, and she could solve one while watching TV. She'd look at the cube, then start turning while looking up at the TV. Every once in a while she'd glance down to see what the next step was, but 95% of the time she wasn't even looking at the cube.
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    Wow....unreal thanks Darren and Bill....i enjoyed those. Heck where were these kids when i was growing up

    I was more of a Mecanno guy. Lego was way more expensive and still just blocks back then.

    What a great commercial for a Robotics group. Kinda get the feeling they can solve any problem that is suited to automation.
    cheers

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    I think one key to solving the cube is don't over-think it. Just let your brain do the work without analyzing the thing to death. I could solve one in a reasonable time frame but nothing like some people could. After a while, it became a been-there-done-that item.
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