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A Nature Inspired Sudoku Solver.

December 25, 2013 Leave a comment

This machine learning project aims to the development of an open-source experimental prototype for solving and generating Sudoku puzzles by using only the strength of Genetic Algorithms. This is not a general purpose GA framework but a specific GA implementation for solving and generating Sudoku puzzles. The mechanics of the GA are based on the theoretical scientific paper “Solving and Rating Sudoku Puzzles with Genetic Algorithms” of Timo Mantere and Janne Koljonen. From the first moment, I liked the paper. So, I implemented it in Python. Also, I have add some variations to the algorithm in order to be more efficient. This project can be used in order to solve or generate new NxN Sudoku puzzles with N sub-boxes (e.g. 4×4, 9×9, etc).

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The Ben 10 Cube.

June 29, 2010 Leave a comment

The Ben 10 Cube.

The Ben 10 cube presented enough interest. Although it is like the classic Rubik’s cube, it had some peculiarities.

Specifically, in order to solve it you need to concentrate your attention on the central square of each side so you can always orient it accordingly in the right direction to finalize plans without irregularities.

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Rubik’s Magic: Personal Record.

June 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Rubik's Magic.

A nice problem that intrigued me is the “Rubik’s Magic”. I could solve the problem fast enough. In the beginning, I thought it to be quite difficult. But I finally was able to join the three rings with little effort.

I will always post my best solutions on this post. I try to set up personal records.

Surely, I can not compete with the champions but I think I will one day reach their standards with continued practice.

Personal record: 5 seconds.

Rubik’s Cubes: Personal Records.

June 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Rubik's Cubes.

Since I got my hands on Rubik’s cube, namely the classical one (3x3x3) I got hooked on solving it. I tried several times to solve it but more often I smashed it on the wall or give up.

But recently I learned that Rubik’s cube is solved with algorithms. So when I learned the algorithms and the solution methodology, I started with good intentions. So after a while, I could solve it by applying the algorithms. I have also solved the cubes with 2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5x5x5 and 6x6x6 dimensions. Knowing how to solve these cubes, you can solve any major dimension ones. In larger cubes, there are likely more parity errors. This does not prevent you from solving them.

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Rubik’s 360 Sphere.

June 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Rubik’s 360 Sphere is quite interesting. Once you understand how it works, the solution is then quite easy.

Specifically, you need to concentrate your attention on the two axes as well as the two pendulums that are found inside the spheres.

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