Were you one of those kids that could never solve a Rubik’s Cube? Prepare to feel a little more inadequate as the world record has been smashed once again by a Lego robot and a Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Lego Cubestormer 3 took just 3.253 seconds to completely solve one Rubik’s Cube, surpassing the 5.27 second record set by its predecessor the Cubestormer 2. The world record for solving a Rubik’s Cube by one of us mere humans is 5.55 seconds, held by Mats Valk.
The Lego robot was built by two English engineers, David Gilday and Mike Dobson, and is powered by Lego Mindstorms, a series of hardware and software for building programmable Lego robots. The Rubik’s Cube solving robot comes with a number of motors and actuators that are run by a specially-made Android app on a Galaxy S4, which does a quick analysis of the cube and sends the instructions to the Cubestormer’s arms.
Gilday and Dobson now have two world records under their belts with the Cubestormer series. Will there be a Cubestormer 4 to smash the record again? Who knows, but you’ll need plenty of practice if you want to compete with it. Watch the insanity below: