doctorow — 2013-12-20T20:19:22-05:00 — #1
newliminted — 2013-12-20T20:34:05-05:00 — #2
But can it navigate stairs? Extirminate
crenquis — 2013-12-20T20:45:18-05:00 — #3
They just need to make room in the frame for a few propellers -- octo-copter?
jim_kirk — 2013-12-20T20:48:33-05:00 — #4
Miniaturize it and make blue tooth controllable loaded dice...
larry — 2013-12-20T20:52:30-05:00 — #5
Make it look like the Hellraiser cube and have it "walk" toward someone, or even as a prop in one of the movies, I think that wouls be quite effective.
simonize — 2013-12-20T21:02:47-05:00 — #6
I can't help but think that without some rubber bumpers on the corners, it's going to put some serious gouges in your table.
westen_consulta — 2013-12-20T22:02:55-05:00 — #7
So they can make this and a hundred other amazing things, but they still cant make an a renewable energy device that doesn't belch out toxic filth!!! Crazy world!
ackpht — 2013-12-20T22:10:55-05:00 — #8
Controls problems may be intricate but they're still easier than bending the laws of thermodynamics.
jere7my — 2013-12-20T22:11:14-05:00 — #9
Math pedantry: If it were 15 cm^3, it would be about one inch on a side. This is a cube 15cm on a side, or about 1875 cm^3.
ldobe — 2013-12-20T22:18:04-05:00 — #10
I was about to say the same thing.
15^3 cm 15cm^3 reads as "fifteen cubic centimeters",
whereas he could have said "a 15 centimeter cube", which would have been annoying to us math pedants, but not confusing.
Edited for dyslexia
vanwall — 2013-12-20T22:31:20-05:00 — #11
bolamig — 2013-12-21T00:23:13-05:00 — #12
Nano-size this, network it, and you do indeed have the Terminator self assembling robot. Batteries will be the Achilles heel, but wait until the Terminator is replaced by the fusion-powered evil Energizer bunny.
anthonyc — 2013-12-21T01:57:05-05:00 — #13
Thank you, I came here to be an annoying pedant too.
Also further down, they say"15 x 15 x 15 cm," which is a length, not a volume.
ldobe — 2013-12-21T01:58:44-05:00 — #14
Nice catch there
pimlottc — 2013-12-21T02:59:07-05:00 — #15
Er, actually "15^3 cm" reads as "(15 cubed) centimeters" = 15 × 15 × 15 centimeters = 3.375 meters.
So, to recap, 15^3 cm ≠ 15 cm^3 ≠ (15 cm)^3
lightningwaltz — 2013-12-21T08:56:29-05:00 — #16
That is frikin awesome. As a kid the Gyro Toy was my favourite, That cube is an amazing expansive use of centrifugal force.
disarticulate — 2013-12-21T12:12:56-05:00 — #17
It looks like no one has yet welcomed our new cubic overloards.
jheiss — 2013-12-21T13:01:45-05:00 — #18
Kickstarter? I'm in for at least $100. One of these would be awesome to play with.
spence — 2013-12-21T14:15:45-05:00 — #19
Yup, a real T1000! A very, very slow, cumbersome, awkwardly moving, T1000.
I think I'd be more afraid of a giant version that would just crush me under one of it's 6 sides of doom.
rocketpj — 2013-12-21T14:24:51-05:00 — #20
More like a T 1.1 It'll be a few updates before we get anywhere near the T1000 level of quality.
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