I WANT RADICA CUBE WORLD TO BE ON TRIPLE-XXX STEROIDS
May 16, 2011 1:45 AM Subscribe
RADICA CUBE WORLD: When they click together with their little magnets, they become aware of their own neighbors. Each cube is self-powered, and it almost seems that you could connect an infinite number of them together. My question: From a computer-science point-of-view, how could this toy be 100 times better!?!??
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Coming from a supercomputing-cluster and high-tech-research-lab environment, I find the RADICA CUBE WORLD toys to be a maddeningly squandered opportunity. There's the elegant way that they CLICK together, they communicate with each other, each one has it's own LCD monitor, and even three input buttons. Yet the only thing they do is --- --- --- NOTHING!!! My computer-science brain goes quite mad with the possibilities of how infinitely more-fun this freaking toy could be. Though it's designed for the parents of five-year-olds with excessive disposable income, I often find myself browsing the toy aisle of Target looking for something as "fun" as the Rubik's Cube once was to me --- --- and these Cube World toys definitely need an operating-system rewrite. My question: in what interesting ways could this toy be even better?