
A Challenge
Tell me if you can help me do the Rubiks puzzle i cant figure out how
Last edited by MasterofDisguise (20080116 05:45:58)
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Re: A Challenge
i can, i learnt from an instructional video where all the 6 faces are named, so the one on top would be the up face for example, shown as U and so on for all 6. Then it's just a matter of memerizing algorithms
Re: A Challenge
I solve the top third, then the bottom third, then the middle ring. I noticed on youtube, someone does the top, then middle, then bottom. If you want to know my way, I'll help.
igloo myrtilles fourmis
Re: A Challenge
Here's a move I invented that swaps two botom right corners, but the other 6 corners remain perfect: I'll call it "retrograde snake pond" because it involves a move my brothers and I were playing with at snake pond as children. This move involves turning the right side of the cube back towards you, if you are viewing the cube from your head, just above the cube held out in front of you. Instead of turning different sides of the cube, this move is easiestly performed by rotating the entire cube in both hands just after or while you do each right side pull back. Pulling back the right side means to rotate the right side counterclockwise a quarter turn as viewed from the right looking left at the cube. Now there are 12 of these rightsidepullbacks in the move, but after the 4th and 8th rightpullback you don't do the wholecube turn, which is why I call it "retrograde". The wholecube turn is to take the whole cube and keep the top level and remaining the top and turn the cube a quarter turn just like the way the Earth spins, counterclockwise as viewed from the top. Legend: rightsidepullbackquarterturn = pullback wholecubeEarthturnquarterturn = turncube don't turn the cube = staycube Now here's the steps to swap the bottom 2 corners on the right bottom: 1.pullback, turncube 2.pullback, turncube 3.pullback, turncube 4.pullback, staycube 5.pullback, turncube 6.pullback, turncube 7.pullback, turncube 8.pullback, staycube 9.pullback, turncube 10.pullback, turncube 11.pullback, turncube 12.pullback, staycube That's it you are done!!! The bottom of the cube will have 2 corners swapped, but also note that the bottom rotated out of place by a quarter turn. You will see this by inspection, and can turn it if you want to align it up.
igloo myrtilles fourmis
Re: A Challenge
Now here's another move I invented. It maintains or keeps all corners in the same locations, but it "twists" 3 corners on the bottom of the cube. Twisting corners is like if you dissassemble the cube and actually twist the corners 1/3 of a turn or 120 degrees. Each corner piece has 3 colors on it, and is one piece of plastic. So here's the 3 bottom corners twist move I made up: 1.pullback, turncube 2.pullback, turncube 3.pullback, turncube 4.pullback, turncube 5.pullback, turncube 6.pullback, turncube 7.pullback, turncube 8.pullback, turncube 9.pullback, turncube 10.pullback, turncube 11.pullback, turncube 12.pullback, (turncube or not because you are done). Flip whole cube over to see what happened to it.
igloo myrtilles fourmis
Re: A Challenge
Here's the video that I watched when I was first learning how to solve it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsQIoPyfQzM
This is a slower method, but it's a good way to start and just learn some basic algorithms. I can now solve it a lot faster and use shortcuts.
Re: A Challenge
"Xski Manuver": This one swaps 2 diagonal corners on bottom of cube (sort of), or it swaps two parallel adjacent botom pairs of corners; they're the same thing, just turn the bottom of the cube a quarter turn to change the above 2 statements. 1.pullback right side, turn cube ccw 2.pullback right side, turn cube ccw 3.pullback right side, turn cube ccw 4.pullback right side. 5. pullback left side, turn cube cw 6. pullback left side, turn cube cw 7. pullback left side, turn cube cw 8. pullback left side That's it, and also this move can be only 6 moves instead of 8 if you see that 4&5 just turn the whole cube as a unit, so 4 & 5 go away really, just reorient the cube. But the motion of 1 thru 8 is easier to remember in the long run. (also note if this Xski is completed twice in a row, it does some nice stuff too that is useful for a symmetrical 4BottomCorner twisting pattern)
igloo myrtilles fourmis
