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U-M Engineering Students Create Record Setting Rubik's Cube In Ann Arbor

Apr 13, 2017

Have you ever been able to solve a Rubik’s cube?  You can now give it a try with one of the world’s largest versions of the cube-puzzle in Ann Arbor.

A giant Rubik’s cube believed to be the largest freestanding version in the world was unveiled on the University of Michigan’s north campus.  Housed in the G.G. Brown Building, it took two teams of mechanical engineering undergraduate students three years to design and build it.

It weighs 1500 lbs and is meant to be touched and solved.  Housed on a system of rollers and transfer bearings, the giant Rubik’s cube on the U of M campus is technically “the world’s largest stationary, human manipulable Rubik’s cube.

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