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Linkage: Watch a Lego robot solve a Rubik’s Cube in 3.25 seconds

By Nick Mediati (@dtnick) · Published March 16, 2014 at 7:30am.

Can you think of any better way to start your Sunday than to stare at some fun and funky projects? I didn’t think so. Enjoy.

Ridiculous Rubik’s Cube-solving Lego robot is ridiculous (YouTube)

Confession time: I’ve never managed to solve a Rubik’s Cube. Not without taking it apart, anyway. The Cubestormer 3 robot, however, accomplished the feat in 3.253 seconds at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, UK. In case you’re wondering, yes, that is a new Guinness World Record. [via Gizmodo]

 

This might be the coolest keyboard ever (YouTube)

Speaking of Lego, how cool is this? YouTube user JK Brickworks this custom computer keyboard almost entirely out of Lego (save for the internal electronics, that is). Best of all? It actually works. Enjoy. [via Brit + Co.]

 

Go stare at this beautiful time-lapse of the San Francisco Bay Area (Vimeo)

Set aside three or so minutes to watch Bjoern Freiherr’s video of time lapses of various locations in and around San Francisco and Oakland. I particularly like the time-lapsed panning shots: It’s a clever take on time-lapses that you don’t see all that often. It might just give you some inspiration for the next time you go on a photography excursion. [via Laughing Squid]

Caught in Time - San Francisco from Bjoern Freiherr on Vimeo.

Silkscreening is easier than you think (Make:)

I’ve never done any silkscreening, but after watching this (sped-up) video from Make:, I kind of want to give it a try. See the original video page for a list of tools and materials. (I suspect you could make the frame using a strectched-canvas frame, which you can buy at just about any arts and crafts supply store.) [via Hack A Day]

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