Do It Yourself (DIY)

MindCub3r is worth it’s weight in Mindstorms

Let me start off by saying, I’m not “into” Legos, robots or the Rubik’s cube.  My son is, however, so that makes me an honorary fan.  He’s seven years old and just recently discovered the Rubik’s cube.  He loved it so much that he couldn’t stop watching all the various solving videos on YouTube.  Then he came across the ultimate solving video, a Lego robot solving the cube, a.k.a. MindCub3r.  If you don’t know what MindCub3r is, prepare to be amazed.  My son loved it so much he insisted that I build one.  Well.  I just couldn’t let him down.  Luckily, the instructions and software for MindCub3R are all online at mindcuber.com.  I bought the Mindstorms EV3 kit from Lego and we set out building this thing with very little knowledge of Lego Technic and the Mindstorms software tool.  The instructions were easy to follow.  And once you get a hang of the software, it’s pretty simple as well.  David Gilday, the MindCub3r designer, was also ready to help, if we had any issues.  Lucky for us, we were able to resolve them.  The mutual cooperation and problem solving was a great father/son bonding experience.

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