My old friend…
The Rubik's cube was the bane of my existence growing up. As a kid, I pried my dad's apart with a butter knife and reassembled it so it looked like I had solved the puzzle. While it was nothing compared to my old man's time of roughly 37 seconds, I was pretty proud of myself for cheating the classic puzzle. Then, when I was about seven years old, I left it in the driveway and it got hit by a neighbor's car. Bye-bye Rubik's Cube.
I haven't seen a solved Rubik's cube since so this video really brought back memories. Usually we'd give extra points for solving a 4x4x4 cube but given that this is a computer programmed to solve the puzzle, we don't think it matters how big the cube is.
Using an ARM processor, a lot of LEGO technic pieces and a Nokia N95, this machine scans each side of the puzzle, maps out the cube and then solves the puzzle accordingly.