This Rubik's Cube Solves Itself

This robotic Rubik's cube created by a popular YouTuber takes less than a minute to solve itself.
Shelby Rogers

Why work on solving a classic Rubik's cube puzzle when you can design one to solve itself? That's what one Japanese creator did, and the results would definitely make a stellar party trick. 

YouTuber Human Controller built the self-solving Rubik's cube around a custom core he 3D printed. There are two servo motors inside, and the whole system runs on an Arduino board.

The system is compact enough for the cube to retain its original size -- not drawing any suspicions that this cube could be anything more than ordinary. 

The Rubik's cube puzzle was first created by a Hungarian architect named Erno Rubik. In 1980, Ideal Toy Company bought the license to the puzzle and started manufacturing it.

The Rubik's cube achieved a sort of global stardom as part headscratcher and part toy.  Since its creation, more than 350 million units have been sold around the world. 

There have also been a number of competitions created to see who can solve the Rubik's cube the fastest under a variety of circumstances. The fastest time for a human to solve a cube without a blindfold and under normal conditions is 4.22 seconds.

While Human Controller's cube doesn't quite reach that record, one robotic system managed to solve a cube in less than half a second. 

This Rubik's Cube Solves Itself 

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