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LEGO Mindstorms Rubik’s Cube Solver


All of this was built and programmed using the Lego Mindstorms NXT Retail-kit. Awesome!

From Tilted Twister:

Tilted Twister solves Rubik’s cube fully automatically.
Just place the scrambled cube on Tilted Twister’s turntable. An ultrasonic sensor detects its presence and starts to read the colors of the cube faces using a light sensor. The robot turns and tilts the cube in order to read all the faces. It then calculates a solution and executes the moves by turning, tilting and twisting the cube.

Here’s a video:


September 30, 2009 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Legos, Science and Technology, Video | , | 1 Comment

Unclutter with Evernote


Being a religious user of Evernote, I’m always excited to find new ways to use it.  Considering how our garage is now a blackhole of forgotten items (in bins), this is a great idea!

I already use Evernote for note-taking and receipt keeping, so storage inventory fits nicely into my world. For those of you unfamiliar with Evernote, here’s a little overview from Lifehacker.

via The Evernote Blog

September 29, 2009 Posted by | How-To, Software | , , , | Comments Off on Unclutter with Evernote

Astro Boy

Bodily Fluids Status: Sudden Release

via io9

September 18, 2009 Posted by | Movies, Video | , , , | Comments Off on Astro Boy

Robot Coolness

This is pretty amazing. I can’t help but view this as yet another weapon in the arsenal of our future robot overlords, though.

Thanks for the link, Darren!

September 17, 2009 Posted by | Geeks and Gadgetry, Science and Technology, Video | , , | Comments Off on Robot Coolness

Distractions of the Digital Persuasion


Whoa, Nelly! An entire month passed without a new post to MCOJ? My apologies!

What better excuse than a post on digital distractions. 🙂

via Information is Beautiful via Lifehacker

September 12, 2009 Posted by | General, Humor, iphone, Productivity | , , , | Comments Off on Distractions of the Digital Persuasion