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Watch This LEGO Robot Solve a Rubik’s Cube in a Record 3.25 Seconds


This is the CubeStormer 3, which just hauled in the Guinness World Record for analyzing and solving a Rubik’s cube in 3.253 seconds. It’s made out from LEGO, magic, the devil, children’s dreams, children’s nightmares and an ARM processor — the type you may or may not find in your smartphone or tablet, depending on the model. (It’s actually powered by an eight-core ARM chip-infused Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone that controls four robotic hands and eight LEGO Mindstorm sequencers, per ARM’s press release.)

So which poor, disheveled, jerk of a robot did the CubeStormer 3 just snatch the title away from? That would be the CubeStormer II. So at least the creators are keeping the title in the family. And hopefully CubeStormer II — which analyzed and solved a Rubik’s cube in 5.35 seconds — was given a nice retirement package.

CUBESTORMER 3 Smashes Rubik’s Cube Speed Record [YouTube]

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