BEER_ME_in_CT: Are people still getting cancer and dying from it? Just checking.
talkertopc2013-09-27 07:49:42 PMBEER_ME_in_CT: Are people still getting cancer and dying from it? Just checking.Yes, but I don't see how knowledge of mechanical engineering and computer programming is going to help.
Glockenspiel Hero: Humans have 15 seconds to inspect the cube before moving the pieces in tournaments. That seems like a fair rule for a robot as well: there's no reason at all you can't use multiple cameras (or spin the cube automatically) and generate the solution in under that time. Hell, a guy built a lego robot that can do the entire process in about five seconds
Hack Patooey: except the five minutes to scan it, and all the pre-processing of the moves.
Kuta: That begs the question, what is the hypothetical maximum number of moves to solve a random Rubik's cube?
dready zim: That was totally not worth the amount of time it must have taken.
Dafatone: But I say I know a Rubik's Cuber and everyone lost their flipping minds. I still don't know what happened.
darwinpolice: mrshowrules: For instance, if you force a corner piece to rotate unnaturally, the cube in unsolvable.This, by the way, is one of the best possible ways to troll a nerd.
jfarkinB2013-09-28 09:50:23 AMdarwinpolice: mrshowrules: For instance, if you force a corner piece to rotate unnaturally, the cube in unsolvable.This, by the way, is one of the best possible ways to troll a nerd.Depends on the quality of your nerd.I hung out with CS geeks during the Cube's original peak popularity. I saw quite a few nerds trolled with one rotated corner, or one flipped edge, or two swapped edges.Many spent a long time before catching on or giving up in frustration
flondrix: Where can I get a cube with solid colored plastic tiles instead of stickers?
Toquinha: so if you are willing to spend more on a better one, look for the ZanChi model.
gnosis301: Let me know when they make one that, without ever having before seen a cube, take the command, "Make all sides one color," understand the logical error in the statement, infer the correct logic, and then solve the cube.
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