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4: Cube Race

Posted on Jan 13, 2011 by in 216, Video

This is a video contest is to see who can make the fastest 6x6x6 cube, starting with a flat hex sheet. You need a video camera that will record at a resolution of 640 x 480 or greater. Any brand of magnet spheres may be used, including magnet spheres by neocube and buckyball. Reward for first place is $50 plus one set of Zen Magnets. Second place gets a set of Zen Magnets. The deadline for submission is 1/31/11. [Edit: This contest is over. Results will be posted soon]

Many of the rules are common sense:

  • Start from a flat hexagon sheet.
  • A clock or stop watch must be visible and legible in video for the duration of the build.
  • Magnets must never be fully off camera.
  • The time is counted from when the hexagon sheet is picked up, to when the 6x6x6 cube is set down.
  • One PVC card may be used. No other tools. No markings on magnets.
  • Minimum recording resolution of 640 x 480 @ 30 frames per second.
  • No video post processing except for cutting off extra footage at the start or end.
  • Any brand of magnet spheres is acceptable.
  • Video must be submitted as a video response to this video.