Monday, June 17, 2013

X-Cube Revives Rubik's Cube to the X

If you've been around in the 80's there's no denying you've come across the viral phenomena of Rubik's Magic Cubes - though you might have either loved it... or hate it. If you hated it, then I'm sorry, but there's nothing more for you to read here (check back tomorrow); but if you're the kind of person that spent countless hours trying to solve that amazing 3D mechanical puzzle (or at least, tried to), you love to hear that there's a new cube in town, and it has already a big hit in Kickstarter: the X-Cube.

This X-Cube has 125,486,757,308,950,508,983,252,156,416,000,000 (1.254x10^35) possible permutations, about 2 quadrillion times more than the original 3x3x3 Rubik cube.

You can get it for just $40, which ends up being about $0.00 per permutation (an incredible deal, right?) or take this opportunity to get the perfect Christmas gift for a geeky friend. If you're into 3D printing you'll also like to know that its creator will give you a STL file so you can print out your own X-Cube at home, should you choose to do so.

... And yes, I've backed this project and will become of the first X-Cubers around the world - though I'm not counting on being able to solve it... at least not without resorting to that method that requires us to take it apart and reassemble it the proper way. ;)

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