I like Rubik's Cubes, they're fun, bright, colourful, require a certain level of skill that I do not fully understand yet. So, I guess I like the idea of them, because in all my years I have never even come close to solving one. Luckily with the power of modern technology, I don't have to! I can make my computer do it for me, and at the end of the day, isn't that just better?
The model came first, and after animating it I was rather pleased, but I wanted something more, I knew this could be worked into a small loop somehow.
Then it hit me. The whole point of these things is to be solved, and as I've mentioned before I believe some degree of witchcraft is required to do so, so, I made an animation of a machine doing it for me.
It's a very meta explanation, I basically had the same realization twice.
Look at it go, such a smart desk lamp / computer