In the 21st century, everything takes a digital copy or a sequel, which recently touched the classic puzzle of the last century – Rubik’s cube. The brainchild of the Hungarian architect turned into a startup GoCube, which transfers all the actions with a cube from the real world to the digital space. And vice versa, providing feedback and access to different services.
GoCube is designed and works just like a regular Rubik’s cube, but here each face has its own set of sensors, plus an inertial measuring unit and other sensors. All in order to know exactly at what point in time in which position are all the parts of the cube. The difference between the GoCube and GoCube Edge models is that the second calculates all the figures to within a thousandths – this is a toy for professionals.
Beginners GoCube will show with the help of highlighting how to solve basic problems, will introduce the principles of games. Advanced users can upload their results to the Internet, download sketches, compete in various mathematical and design games, for example, who will quickly build a random pattern set by the generator. Communication with the outside world is supported through a smartphone and, theoretically, the list of entertainment with GoCube is almost endless.
The basic model GoCube costs $ 59, advanced GoCube Edge – $ 79, but it also opens access to the online league and competitions between the strongest players. The sales start is scheduled for March next year.