I have always been a huge fan of Lego’s and the endless creative process. I guess it’s the parts that allows for one to use their minds to create and imagine things in a new way. I remember spending my youth building crazy contraptions and using my imagination to complete the vision.
If any of you doubt the learning involved with Legos maybe you should look up Mike Dobson and David Gilday. These two designers are the genius behind the robots that have solved the Rubik’s Cube in record time using you guessed it, Legos.
In October of 2011, Mike Dobson and David Gilday’s built the CubeStormer II robot. It was built from Lego kits and powered by a Samsung Galaxy S2, set the world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube: 5.27 seconds, just barely beating the fastest human time of 5.55 seconds set by Mats Valk.
That’s right a Rubik’s Cube solving robot made from Legos.
The two robot builders are back at it again. Recently at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham UK, the team brought their next creation: the CubeStormer 3. Once again built entirely from Lego mechanical and robotics parts and this time powered by a Samsung Galaxy S4, the robot shattered the record set by the CubeStormer II by solving a Rubik’s Cube in only 3.253 seconds and setting a new Rubik’s Cube Speed Record.
Congratulations Mike Dobson and David Gilday
Watch the amazing video.
Compare that with Mats Valk’s Record
Past versions of the CubeStormer.
There are two previous versions of the CubeStormer. The website EnGadet has done stories and videos on these creations.