December 19, 2012

Rubik's Cube Solver Robot

 High school student James Watson has designed and built an amazing device that can solve a Rubik's cube puzzle in software, and then physically manipulate the cube to solve it. Using python software on a PC, the user enters the state of the cube - and then after calculating the steps required to solve the cube, the PC drives the home-made mechanism to rotate the cube to its' solution - for example:

That's pretty awesome, and others agree - with this project James won several awards including a trip to Taiwan. So to find out more, check out the project page here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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Apart from having a larger than normal prototyping area, there are terminal blocks for every Arduino pin, three LEDs for general use and a reset button on the shield. Great for experimenting and fast I/O connections - so order yours today

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