Brain of Samsung Galaxy S4 sets world record to solve Rubik’s Cube

Brain of Samsung Galaxy S4 sets world record to solve Rubik’s Cube
This basically proves that anything can be achieved with some Legos and a smartphone. In Birmingham, United Kingdom, at the Big Bang Fair, a robot, Cubestormer 3, shattered the world record for solving the iconic 3D puzzle that is Rubik’s Cube.

To put things in perspective, the human-powered record was set last year by Mats Valk of the Netherlands. He could only solve it in 5.55-seconds. That was not fast enough for what was then holding the absolute record that was Cubestormer 2 (powered by a Samsung Galaxy S2) which managed to solve the puzzle in 5.27-seconds.

Cubestormer 3 is a whole new generation of geekdom and robot.  Legos with robot actuators are connected to a Samsung Galaxy S4 (Exynos octa-core powered) which is tasked with analyzing the cube’s starting arrangement.  Then, the Samsung directs the Mindstorm actuators to spin the cube in the manner needed to solve the puzzle.

How fast did Cubestormer 3 handle the mission? Try 3.253-seconds. As you can see in the video below the device is hammering the Rubik’s Cube with movements that are basically faster than the human eye can see. Then again, when you look at at Mats Valk’s video solving the puzzle, his action is pretty fast too. What is your record for solving the puzzle (no, taking it apart and reassembling does not count)?

sources: ARMflix (YouTube) via Gizmodo



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

In B'ham? That's where I'm from! :D Just saying. World record, indeed.

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Me Too

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012


2. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

It takes me atleast have an hour to solve one. 5.55 seconds? O.o

3. Apple4Ever

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

im well, my record is ∞ cuz ive never finished one lol

4. Vanster

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

yeah me too haha

5. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I've always just Capt. Kirk'd it and changed the rules... remove the stickers, or even take it apart, then just reorganize for the win.

7. InspiredSkye

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 25, 2013

Actually isn't that hard to solve it. I learned the beginner's method in a couple of hours, and I was able to solve the cube in 4-5 minutes. Then by learning the intuitive Fridrich method and memorizing most of the OLL and PLL algorithms, my times dropped to 50 seconds (in just a month of practicing).

9. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Awesomeness overload :)

10. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

My record is 8 months.

11. yadu004

Posts: 72; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

Well that was lag free!! LOL


Posts: 46; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

"when you look at at Mats Valk’s video solving the puzzle, his action is pretty fast too." That's just desrespectful. Pretty fast? He did 45 moves in 5.55 seconds. That's 8.81 turns per second. Do you guys even know how much you need to practice to even reach that kind of speed?

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