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Puzzle Facade – an entire building turned into a Rubik’s Cube

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University of Arts and Industrial Design student, Javier Lloret, has turned the Ars Electronica building in Linz, Austria into a gigantic Rubik’s Cube. As part of his thesis in “Interface Culture,” Lloret covered the facade of the Ars Electronica building with LED lights. He then created a plain-white Rubik’s Cube controller, which feels and acts like the famous puzzle toy, to control the lights on the building. Basically, as you rotate and flip the Rubik’s Cube controller, the lights on the building change color accordingly. Lloret calls the entire project, “Puzzle Facade.”

The handheld Rubik’s Cube controller, dubbed the ‘interface-cube,’ contains sensors that keep track of its orientation and the rotations of each side of the cube. Data from the interface-cube is sent wirelessly via Bluetooth to a nearby computer that runs the entire “Puzzle Facade” software, which controls all of the lights — color and all. Unfortunately, players are only able to see two sides of the building due to the location of the building and its surroundings.

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Via: The Curious Brain




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