Earlier this month a hobbyist duo, Jay Flatland and Paul Rose, created a robot that broke the world record for fastest time to solve a Rubick’s Cube.
But just before that, a man created a robot that nobody heard about. One that could actually solve a Rubick’s Cube in under one second — 0.887 seconds to be exact.
The Sub1, as the robot is called, developed by industrial engineer Albert Beer, took a few hundred hours to construct, build, program and tune and will now have to be investigated and approved by Guinness World Records.
So how did Sub1 solve a Rubick’s Cube that quickly?
“The solution was handed over to an Arduino-compatible microcontroller board that orchestrated the 20 moves of six high performance steppers,” said Beer. “Only 887 milliseconds after the start button had been hit Sub1 broke a historic barrier and finished the last move in new world record time.”
Check it out for yourself in the video below.
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