Liberty Science Center needs your help building “Groovik’s Cube” – an enormous, glowing, working Rubik’s Cube that is visible and controllable from anywhere.
About Groovik’s Cube
In spring 2014, on the 40th anniversary of the invention of Rubik’s Cube, Liberty Science Center will premiere a major interactive exhibition celebrating the world’s most popular puzzle and the many cool things the Cube has inspired in robotics, engineering, mathematics, design, art, and film. CalledBeyond Rubik’s Cube, the exhibition will tour the world for seven years, visiting science museums and cultural institutions on three continents.
The original Groovik’s Cube was built for the Burning Man art festival in 2009 by a team of artists led by Barry Brumitt and Mike Tyka, but it is not sturdy enough to travel extensively; that original Cube will be indoors at LSC. With your help, we’ll construct a new and improved next-gen Groovik’s Cube as the centerpiece of the traveling exhibition. It will be displayed outdoors at LSC for nine months before it begins its world tour, and may soon be in a city near you!
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Official results are not available yet, but i believe that the competition is from Zonhoven Open 2013. Congratulations Mats. Before this solve he had the 6th fastest single solve and the 2nd fastest average. Feliks Zemdegs almost 1.5 year old record for single solve is then broken.
The single world record time for 2×2 has been 0.96 seconds since Erik Akkersdijk did it in Geneva Open 2008. Since then two other cubers have accomplished the exact same time Rowe Hessler in US Nationals 2010 and Vincent Sheu at Berkeley Winter 2011. But now Christian Kaserer beat that long lasting record with a single time of 0.69 seconds at Trentin Open 2011.
Michał Pleskowicz finished as champion in the 2011 WC Rubik’s cube contest in Thailand with an average of 8.65. Rowe Hellser finished second with an average of 9.56. Third place (surprisingly) was assigned to Feliks Zemdegs with an average of 9.58. I think the pressure became to high on him.
The 3×3 one-handed final was won by Arifumi Fushimi with an average of 15.56