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Project cube diary - 1
by, 01-24-2011 at 09:16 PM (506 Views)
Project cube is a little project I've been wanting to do in LBP for a long time and now that LBP2 is finally here I can do it. What is this "project cube" you might ask, well, dear reader... Project cube is my own little project to create a working rubik's cube in LBP2.
It started with me thinking about ideas in my head, using layer movers to make the cube solvable... meh, it wouldn't work too well.
Maybe have the cube visible two times and each image showing 3 sides... meh, too hard to see what you are doing.
Then I thought about using hologram. It sounds like the simplest solution. With hologram I can have the cube turnable so that you can choose which side to look at with some overlapping hologram and logic.
Well, the wonderful idea in my head might still change on the visuals, that's not the important part. The important part is to get the cube to work, be able to turn all sides and have the colours on the sides change accordingly. I thought about it over and over again and finally thought of a way to make the logic work.
I will post more about that later, so far I can tell that my idea involves at least 48 selectors, 288 and-switches, 288 or-switches and possibly 288 timers (the timers are just there to create a little delay so that the logic doesn't break, although each individual selector needs one timer for each colour)
Let's see how this turns out, I'm pretty sure I will have something ready pretty soon, it depends on how many wires I actually need to go through and connect back and forth... quick calculations say that the amount of wires is going to be over 9000.
I didn't really calculate but I think I am right...