A few weeks ago, I got an email from Scott Ramsey of Mind In Motion Games. He introduced me to this cool new cube called Rubik’s Futuro Cube. I did not know what it was so Scott shared with me the link to the website (http://www.futurocube.com). I poked around the site to see what it was. It turns out it is an interactive puzzle cube.
After a day or two, I received the cube in the mail and boy was I surprised as to what this thing can do.
The Futuro Cube is pretty cool, It is an electronic cube and needs to be charged via USB charger. It is however more than just a cube with lights. The first time I plugged it in, it took a deep breath. Really it did! The cube has speakers so the interaction is both, visual and auditory.
Right out of the box it comes with 14 different games, including one that is pretty close to how you solve a regular 3×3 Rubik’s cube. If you are into coding you can actually download a development kit that will allow you to program your own games.
Each of the games are scored depending on how far you go. You can then upload your scores to with the online interface. The cube can also interact with other cubes. If a friend has a Futuro cube in close proximity, you can challenge each other via bluetooth.Game play ranges from simple to complex and has enough variability to give hours of fun.
But being a music guy, I specially liked the piano feature which I demonstrated and embelished in the video below 🙂
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It has been quite a while since I have exercised my speed cubing skills. But I cannot forget where I started. So here goes my first video of Average of 5 Solves since October 31, 2015. Wow, it has been a while 🙂
In the last Average of 5 Solves video, I used the Moyu Weilong v.2. My average was 17.49 seconds. In this video I will be using the Dayan Zhanchi 3×3 cube seen below.
Published on Oct 31, 2015. This is another video showing a rubiks cube average of 5 solves. This time I am using a Moyu Weilong V2. I used a pair of headphones in my solves to create additional focus. Based on my averages I think the extra focus helped.
Published on Jun 24, 2015.Not my best average but still pretty good. This video shows a rubiks cube average of 5 solves using a Fangshi Shaung Ren V2 cube. This is my first video post that shows my solves going sub 20 seconds.