#1 By: Cory Doctorow, December 20th, 2013 20:19
#2 By: newliminted, December 20th, 2013 20:34
But can it navigate stairs? Extirminate
#3 By: Cary, December 20th, 2013 20:45
They just need to make room in the frame for a few propellers -- octo-copter?
#4 By: Jim_Kirk, December 20th, 2013 20:48
Miniaturize it and make blue tooth controllable loaded dice...
#5 By: Larry Anderson, December 20th, 2013 20:52
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.
#6 By: James_Agenbroad, December 20th, 2013 21:02
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.
#7 By: Mike Westen, December 20th, 2013 22:02
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!
#8 By: Dan Patterson, December 20th, 2013 22:10
Controls problems may be intricate but they're still easier than bending the laws of thermodynamics.
#9 By: jere7my, December 20th, 2013 22:11
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.
#10 By: LDoBe, December 20th, 2013 22:18
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
#11 By: Vanwall, December 20th, 2013 22:31
#12 By: bolamig, December 21st, 2013 00:23
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.
#13 By: Anthony Vicari, December 21st, 2013 01:57
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.
#14 By: LDoBe, December 21st, 2013 01:58
Nice catch there
#15 By: Chris Pimlott, December 21st, 2013 02:59
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
#16 By: Tennessee Waltz, December 21st, 2013 08:56
That is frikin awesome. As a kid the Gyro Toy was my favourite, That cube is an amazing expansive use of centrifugal force.
#17 By: Eric Sanderson, December 21st, 2013 12:12
It looks like no one has yet welcomed our new cubic overloards.
#18 By: Jason Heiss, December 21st, 2013 13:01
Kickstarter? I'm in for at least $100. One of these would be awesome to play with.
#19 By: Spence, December 21st, 2013 14:15
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.
#20 By: rocketpj, December 21st, 2013 14:24
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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