With this application you can solve the Rubik’s cube in seconds

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In 1974, a Hungarian architect named Erno Rubik designed and patented what he would call a “magic cube”, which consisted of an interesting six-sided puzzle; However, not even Rubik himself would have imagined the scope that his invention would have, since only six years later, in 1980 he won the award for Best Game of the Year in Germany and would immortalize it. as one of the most popular toys to date with more than 450 million units sold.

Currently, there is a huge community around this invention, since it is people from all over the world and of different age ranges who join in solving this challenge either casually or in a more competitive environment.

With 43 trillion possible combinations (43,252,003,274,489,856,000 to be exact), it is no wonder that solving the Rubik’s Cube goes from fun to tedious for many people; however, thanks to technology, you can now solve it using your cell phone.

ASolver is an application designed by the company LLC Jamsoft, which is available for free in the main iOS and Android application stores (App Store and Google Play Store) and offers the possibility of learning how to solve a Rubik’s cube from scratch.

In the first place, you will preferably need a device with a camera, once the application has been downloaded it will allow you to choose what type of cube you want to solve, because, despite the fact that the original has a 3×3 design, there are other models on the market that add complexity or new mechanics such as the 4×4, 5×5 cube, the pyraminx (in the shape of a pyramid), megaminx (dodecahedron), among others.

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Once you have selected the type of cube you want to solve, the camera will be activated that will allow you to scan each face of the cube on the phone with the help of the camera, which will indicate when it is ready.

When the application has already scanned your cube configuration, it will display an image with all the necessary steps to solve the cube; However, the great addition is in the visualization tool, which will play a video that you can continue to solve the cube, having the possibility of pausing it, going back or even speeding it up.

Although it may seem like ‘cheating’, the objective of the application is for the person to understand the procedure to solve a Rubik’s cube and acquire the practice to do it on their own.

Similarly, it will allow more experienced players to learn about new solution methods and thus improve their brands.

It should be noted that if there is no camera, the application offers the option of allowing the user to assign the colors of the cube, although it may be a task that takes longer.

Currently ‘speedcubing’ is an activity that is increasing, as more and more people gather to compete to break records, either with the traditional cube or even with added challenges such as solving it with one hand or with the eyes Bandaged, currently the record for the fastest person with the traditional cube is attributed to Max Park, who in 2020 managed to surpass his own mark and manage to solve a set of 3×3 cubes in an average of just 5.32 seconds.

A more techy Rubik’s cube

As a further leap towards technological advancement, the Particula company developed Go Cube, a version of the Rubik’s cube that incorporates new connection functions.

The cube connects to a mobile application via Bluetooth, and due to the twelve wireless sensors it has, the current configuration of the puzzle can be detected without needing to be scanned. On the platform, users can find a series of tutorials to solve it in increasingly fast and complex ways, such as improving speed or reducing the number of movements to be made.

Finally, as the strong point of this version, connectivity allows you to play online and compete in real time with other users or simply train to exceed current records.

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File photo. | Credit: GOCUBE / AMAZON (GOCUBE / AMAZON /)


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