Youâ€™d be forgiven for assuming that this video was the work of a talented animator, a visual effects artist, or an illusionist. But the only magic at play here is completely solve itself while floating in mid-air.
We first saw â€˜Human Controllerâ€™sâ€™ creation about a year ago which started life as an off the shelf Rubikâ€™s Cube puzzle that was invisibly upgraded with servos, electronics, wiring, and even batteries allowing it to spin any of its multi-coloured sides without any human intervention.
It was also able to automatically â€œsolveâ€ itself once scrambled, but in reality, there wasnâ€™t much logic required to pull off that trick. Since it required a human to do the scrambling manually, the electronics inside could just record every twist and turn, and they recreate them in reverse to create a colour-solved cube.
But thanks to some strategically positioned magnets inside (and a cleverly hidden magnetic base) the upgraded Rubikâ€™s Cube no longer needs a human to precariously grasp a corner while it performs its self-solving feats. It now gracefully floats in the air like an illusion straight out of David Copperfieldâ€™s repertoire â€” but somehow even more captivating because you know how it works.