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Author Topic: finally! - rubik's cube solver  (Read 4009 times)

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finally! - rubik's cube solver
« on: July 07, 2006, 08:36:39 AM »
I just stumbled upon this interesting website which features a robot that solves rubik's cubes - all by itself!

That website, however, has given in to the latest hype of presenting any moving pictures as flash film. Thanks to youtube we will soon have poor quality images with desynchronized sound tracks...

Anyway, it is a fascinating robot nonetheless :)

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Re: finally! - rubik's cube solver
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 04:06:02 PM »
Wow, nice. Humans are still faster though. http://www.speedcubing.com/chris/  :o

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faster than my brain
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 06:47:36 PM »
That guy is really fast!  :o

I have no brain for rubik's cubes. I just can't think around the edge so to say. Which is why I suck so bad at Tetris3D. Do you think it is related to my inability to see these "magic eye" 3D pictures?

My dad can see them instantly, I have never seen it.

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Re: finally! - rubik's cube solver
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2006, 06:52:54 AM »
Do you think it is related to my inability to see these "magic eye" 3D pictures?

Seeing those images is just a question of being able to refocus your eyes to either behind the image or in front of it depending on the specific image. Once you get it once you'll wonder how you ever had any difficulty :) .

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Re: finally! - rubik's cube solver
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2006, 07:01:43 AM »
I just stumbled upon this interesting website which features a robot that solves rubik's cubes - all by itself!
Nice! A loooooong time ago I stumbled upon a Rubik's cube solver done in Lego! :o
Check http://joi.ito.com/a...er_done_in_lego.html

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Re: finally! - rubik's cube solver
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2006, 07:04:35 AM »
Refocussing the eyes is easy, I don't have any trouble with that, even went to an eye specialist who said my eyes were just fine (I have extremely good eyesight). But what the eye sees and what the brain makes of it are a different matter.

It has been suggested that my brain is not linked properly, synapse-wise. This made me very curious; I am always eager to learn about myself. But so far I have not been able to pay for a proper examination. Self-pity aside, I am determined to find out the cause.
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Re: finally! - rubik's cube solver
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2006, 07:09:43 AM »
Nice! A loooooong time ago I stumbled upon a Rubik's cube solver done in Lego! :o

Now LEGO is extra cool. I wish I could see that thing in motion.

I still have all my lego pieces. And I don't plan on giving them away, not even to my little brother. It's just to much fun to play with them and see what you can make of of today. My greatest achievement was an 8-cylinder 2-stroke 3-gear engine! Not very stable and it needed much improvement, but it worked. I can't prove this with photos though... :o

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Re: finally! - rubik's cube solver
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2006, 02:11:48 PM »
Those "magic eye" 3D images... I used to be unable to refocus, but invented a technique where I crossed my eyesight - worked instantaneously, but meant I saw images inverted (where normal people see things popping out, I saw holes). With the latest Tool album (10,000 days), there's some "3D goggles" on the album coverart and some pretty nifty 3D images inside, which I'm able to see just fine.

Pretty amazing cover art, btw.
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Re: finally! - rubik's cube solver
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2006, 02:47:16 PM »
I used to be unable to refocus, but invented a technique where I crossed my eyesight - worked instantaneously, but meant I saw images inverted (where normal people see things popping out, I saw holes).

I was exactly the same when I first learned to see them, in fact most people I know started seeing them this way. In my opinion this is an easier and more natural way which begs the question why don't they invert the images instead of relying on people to learn the harder technique.

The different between the techniques is the spot on which the eyes focus. In the cross eyed technique you look at a spot closer to you and than image, to achieve the other technique you point your eyes to a point behind the image. This is hard initially but one trick is to focus on an object approx 1-2 feet from your face, then while continuing to to keep your eyes fixed on that point you move the image in question between you and the object. Then move it back ad forth all the while keeping your eyes fixed on the original object, at some point you'll see the 3d image. Tricky, but as I said once you get used to it it becomes really easy.

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Re: finally! - rubik's cube solver
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2006, 10:18:53 AM »
Solving a rubik's cube is pretty simple...till you get to the last row.

I was never able to master that last row.