LEGO Bot Solves Rubik's Cube Faster than You

December 5, 2008

A LEGO Mindstorm NXT kit can be bought, by you, at a LEGO store.  In it are a bunch of funky looking LEGOs, three motors, and four sensors (one each for touch, light, ultrasonic, and sound).  So if you had all that, could you build a robot that solves Rubik’s Cubes?  The answer is, "Yes, you can."


The robot was built by a guy named Hans.  He bought the Lego Mindstorm kit for his daughters in 2006, but they were kids and didn’t have the robotic programming genius that their much-disappointed father did.  So, he decided to build a robot himself. 

And he decided to do it just like this with a Lego Mindstorm kit.