Tag Archives: Puzzle

CubeStormer II

We knew the day was coming. Everyone knew that it would happen, sooner or later. And it finally did. A robot beat the world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube. Made of Lego NXT parts and powered with an Android smartphone, the robot solves a 3×3 Rubik’s cube in an astounding 5.35 seconds. That’s 310 […]

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Mechanical CPU Clock

This clock represents the inner working of a modern cpu in a mechanical manner. Just like a CPU, it contains registers, ALU, memory, Buses, and a Control Unit.┬áTo display the time, the middle register uses binary numbers to indicate the hour (a reading of “0010” indicates 2 o’clock, for example). For minutes, the clock uses […]

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LEGO Turing Machine

A team from Aarhus University uses Lego Mindstorms to create a Turing Machine. The video is overdramatic, but they include an extensive blog about building and programming the machine. +40   

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Popular Science: 7stars

Thought this would be interesting for some math or science people: Recently, Popular Science released their May issue, and on pg 96, there was a small puzzle. The Editors of PopSci have asked the readers to solve this mystery, and its pretty lengthy, and requires you to think way outside the box. The puzzle starts […]

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