I have a design challenge for all of you redstone experts- a fully functional 6 color Rubik's cube. But that's not all; this Rubik's cube needs to be fully resettable with the press of a button, with a different random output every time.
The basic Rubik's cube shouldn't be a challenge. For the scrambling mechanism, you could perhaps use a series of detector rails being moved by pistons, randomizing the output of the scramble. These pistons would alter every time you activate the mechanism, so you would receive different results.
Good luck, and if you can, be detailed on how to recreate the resulting machine! I'm going to give this a shot myself, but I don't expect a good result. Ideas are my strong suit, execution of these ideas is lacking.
With vanilla Minecraft, it's probably almost impossible, and if it was, there would be major lag! However, with a mod like redpower, this may be possible!
I can tell you for a fact that this is not impossible. If you've seen the redstone contraptions in the map "The Tourist" you would know that this is nowhere near impossible. Difficult maybe, impossible, no.
I've broken down what we need into three parts:
1. A fully operational life-like Rubik's cube
2. A randomizer capable of creating hundreds of different puzzle scrambles, with a different output every time.
3. A convenient interface, allowing a player to easily view, move around, and control the Rubik's cube.
Rollback Post to RevisionRollBack
I've been a Minecraft player since Beta 1.7, still my favorite game!
I have been working on a rubiks cube i got the tape part done all i have to do is remote activation and i am done it's size is 120x120 and was made using piston tape loops then i copied and pasted it in mcedit and all i had to do was a randomizer using sethbling's random pulse generator.there is little visble redstone maybe 20 pieces it uses like 10 000 though so it is pretty good.
Indeed. I built a functioning cube almost a year ago response to a challenge. I never got around to adding a randomizer although it wouldn't be hard to do. A solver however would be extremely difficult to build.