Make a rubik’s cube solver with Raspberry pi and popsicle sticks. by matt2uy via instructables
So here is a project I’ve been working on for a while…
This robot that can solve a Rubik’s cube using Arduino.
I learned how to solve a Rubiks cube last year, and I was also into Arduino, so eventually I ended up with an idea to make my own Rubiks cube solver.
A lot of people have probably seen the tilted twister design by Hans Andersson:
I looked around at the existing Rubik’s cube solvers, and I liked that design, so I built a similar version of it with (mostly) popsicle sticks, using an Arduino and 2 servos.
My robot takes 20 minutes to enter the cube state and solve.
Step 1: Materials (take picture)
– Arduino UNO R3
– 2 servos (I used Hitec HS-311’s)
– USB cable
– popsicle sticks
– wooden skewers
– thin plywood
– wooden wheel (skewer must fit inside the hole)
– hot glue
– paper towel roll
– Arduino IDE – (Algorithms in C++)
– Python 2.7+ and Tkinter – (GUI)
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