Build your own LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot to solve the Rubik's Cube®...
The MindCuber family is a group of robots, designed using LEGO MINDSTORMS, that can solve the well known Rubik's Cube puzzle.
There is one variant, MindCub3r, that can be built from MINDSTORMS EV3 and two different variants of MindCuber for MINDSTORMS NXT. Each variant uses a different selection of pieces. Please select which MindCuber to build according to your EV3 or NXT kit.
LEGO have produced at least two different MINDSTORMS EV3 kits:
Currently MindCub3r for MINDSTORMS EV3 is available for item 31313 home edition. A variant for the Education kit should be available in the near future
LEGO have produced at least three different MINDSTORMS NXT kits:
Each of these kits contains a progammable NXT "Intelligent brick", three motors, a number of sensors and a collection of bricks, gears and other pieces. There is some variation between the sensors and pieces in each of these sets.
MindCuber uses a color sensor to detect the colors of the scrambled Rubik's Cube. A color sensor is included in the MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 kit. However, both the NXT 8527 (Orange box) kit and the Education Base set include a simple light sensor that can measure brightness but not color. If you are planning to use either the '8527 or Education kits you will need to obtain an additional LEGO color sensor (item 9694). You may also need a few additional pieces if you are using the Education Base set
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