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Are you a maker or hobbyist? This DIY electronics kit gives you the instructions and supplies to build a Rubik's cube solver!
Are you a maker or hobbyist? This DIY electronics kit gives you the instructions and supplies to build a Rubik's cube solver!
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Kitables makes all inclusive kits for do it yourself projects

We are 5 makers that want to make do it yourself projects accessible for everyone. We choose fun projects in fields like science and engineering, optimize every part of the project (e.g. rewriting the software), and deliver a kit with everything you need right to your door.

The Rubisolver

The Rubisolver is every nerd's dream machine: give it a scrambled Rubik's cube, tell the software program (which will be available for download on our Github page) what colors are on each side, and come back later to see a solved cube. This kit is a fun mix of construction and electronics. It includes detailed instructions, high quality code (which will only get better over time as we receive community input), and the physical supplies (e.g. servos, tiny computers, and laser cut pieces) needed to build a Rubisolver.

The Rubisolver was custom-designed by our electrical engineer. The pieces are laser cut here in Colorado either out of birch wood or acrylic (depending on which kit you purchase). The Rubisolver has an Arduino Uno footprint and 2 standard servo mounting points. Although it was made to fit the Arduino Uno like a glove, it will fit most smaller Arduinos, Arduino compatible dev-boards, and larger Arduinos can be attached with zip ties.

Rubisolver Pieces
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Rubisolver Complete
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We Need Your Help

We’re a small talented team with an idea to make DIY projects more fun and accessible to everyone. For those of us that don’t have CNC routers, laser cutters, or lab supplies just lying around the house, a little helping hand goes a long way. We put our kits up on Kickstarter because it takes fairly large sums of money in order to buy materials in large enough quantities to make the kits affordable. 

We love getting feedback and suggestions on what our next kit should be, so please visit our site or shoot us a message on Kickstarter.

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Risks and challenges

Mitigating risks has been a priority since the earliest phases of development. At it's core the RubiSolver has almost no risks associated with it. It is comprised of very few components; all of which are standard, off-the-shelf, and practically have an infinite variety of suppliers. Manufacturing-wise there are little to no risks associated with laser-cutting and shipping flat parts.

All in all we can confidently predict smooth sailing, but accidents can happen and delays can arise that could keep us from shipping on time. Despite our best efforts though, there are some things that we can’t control, namely:

* There could be manufacturing and supply chain issues, including delayed shipments or internal issues with our laser cutting company. We have done our best to mitigate these issues by getting quotes from additional suppliers to have a back up plan if our suppliers can't keep up.

* There could be issues with the mail carrier losing kits or not delivering them in a timely manner.

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    Kitables Glasses: Show your DIY pride while looking awesome with these sweet wayfarer style glasses. Black frames and lenses with Kitables logo on side. 100% UVA & UVB Protection

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    Basic RubiSolver: If you're a DIYer who already has servos, an Arduino, and an unsolved Rubik's cube this is the kit for you. This kit comes with everything you'll need to hook your electronics up to your Rubik's cube. Kit includes laser cut plywood RubiSolver pieces and all the nuts and bolts you'll need.

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    Basic RubiSolver+ Servos: If you already have an unsolved Rubik's cube and an Arduino laying around this is the kit for you. Kit includes the laser cut plywood RubiSolver pieces, nuts and bolts, and two standard size servos.

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    Basic RubiSolver+ Controller: If you already have an unsolved Rubik's cube and a few servos laying around this is the kit for you. Kit includes the laser cut plywood RubiSolver pieces, nuts and bolts, and an Arduino-compatible dev board.

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    Basic RubiSolver with Controller+Servos: If you have an unsolved Rubik's cube laying around, and are tired of it mocking you. Kit includes laser-cut plywood RubiSolver pieces, all the nuts and bolts, two standard sized servos, and an Arduino-compatible dev board.

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    Complete Wood RubiSolver: This kit includes everything you'll need to build your own wood RubiSolver: laser cut plywood pieces, all the nuts and bolts, two standard sized servos, an Arduino-compatible dev board, and Rubik's cube scrambled by yours truly.

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    Complete Acrylic RubiSolver: This kit includes everything you'll need to build your own beautiful acrylic RubiSolver: laser cut acrylic, all the nuts and bolts, two standard sized servos, an Arduino-compatible dev board, and Rubik's cube scrambled by yours truly.

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    Deluxe Wood RubiSolver: This kit includes laser cut wood RubiSolver pieces, stainless steel nuts and bolts, two digital metal gear standard sized servos, an authentic Arduino Uno dev board, and an official Rubik's cube. Also includes a Kitables sticker and sunglasses.

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    Deluxe Acrylic RubiSolver: This kit includes beautiful laser cut acrylic RubiSolver pieces, stainless steel nuts and bolts, two digital metal gear standard sized servos, an authentic Arduino Uno dev board, and an official Rubik's cube. Also includes a Kitables sticker and sunglasses.

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    I Want to be BFFs with the Kitables Team Kit: We will fly you out to beautiful Boulder, CO so you can hang out with the Kitables founding team for a day. Activities include: putting together an acrylic Rubisolver, playing laser tag, going to Casa Bonita, eating chicken wings, and general shenanigans.

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