My Useless Expensive Techno Gadget Idea

2 comments November 20th, 2008at 05:53pm Posted by Eli

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50uW0b7tWiM

This it?

So I was thinking about Art Ledbedev’s Optimus Maximus keyboard, which uses programmable miniature OLED displays to make its keys instantly reconfigurable for any language or application, and it hit me:

Rubik’s Cube.

A programmable Rubik’s Cube with OLED squares, which could have infinite customizable options for colors, patterns, or even composite pictures spanning all nine squares on each side.  I reckon something like that would probably sell for about $500 – I have no idea what kind of market there would be for it, but I bet a lot of the geeks who played with Rubik’s Cubes 20 years ago can afford it.

Note: It would also be the first Rubik’s Cube with a “Reset” option.  Although a “Robot’s Cube” which could mechanically solve itself would be pretty cool, too.

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2 Comments

  • 1. david  |  November 20th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    cool idea.

  • 2. Cujo359  |  November 20th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    It’s an interesting idea. Keeping all the cubes powered might be a problem, but I suspect that if you could sell them for $500 each, it could be done economically.


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