Maker Birthdays: Ernő Rubik

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Maker Birthdays:  Ernő Rubik

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Born on this date in Budapest in 1944, Hungarian architect ErnÅ‘ Rubik (Wikipedia) would go on to invent, in 1974, a classic mechanical puzzle, originally known as the “Magic Cube,” that would eventually become an icon to an entire–and pivotal–generation of young geeks. Today Rubik is 66. Boldog szuletesnapot!

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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