Ship it! One Giant Rubik’s Cube

 

In February I was on a ski trip with some friends and Barry began talking about building a giant Rubik’s Cube.  This week, just 6 months later the Groovik’s Cube was assembled at Burningman and looks spectacular.  It was event mentioned in Gizmodo.

The project involved 9 project leads, over 50 volunteers, and many hours of volunteer work.  Bringing together skills from electronics, software, fabric, adhesives, and metal. 

Early in the project, Rhonda created a simulator for the project so we could see how our control scheme would work.  This early feedback allowed us to discuss and change our user interface scheme.

I was a lead on the electronics side focusing on production of surface mount circuits to regulate current to the hundreds of super bright LEDs.  I did not attend Burningman to witness the cube in person ad our timeline did not allow us to do a fully assembly before.  So, I have yet to see the whole cube operating.  I bet it is quite a site!

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