Have you ever solved the Rubicks Cube?

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Have you ever solved the Rubicks Cube?

Postby check » Tue May 08, 2007 8:57 pm

I cannot seem to do it...I have been trying for about a month but no luck! Do you have any tips for me?


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Postby wapati » Wed May 09, 2007 2:11 am

Get a book. There are patterns that solve the bottom side.

If you aren't down to all but one side.......
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Postby udosuk » Wed May 09, 2007 3:03 am

Try this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubik%27s_Cube

It contains almost everything you need to know about it.

This link:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_to_solve_the_Rubik%27s_Cube

... contains a detailed algorithm to solve it.

After you get bored with the 3x3x3 standard cube try the 4x4x4 Rubik's Revenge and the 5x5x5 Professor's Cube.:!:

Also, there is a (relatively) new variation called the Sudokube, you might like to try it.:!:
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Postby StrmCkr » Wed May 09, 2007 7:06 am

i can/have solved a rubics cube in 20-30 seconds.
:)there is some great help guides found outside wikipeda try this one.

problem mostly is learing how to orintate the cube in your hand to apply the first moves.

then learning not to change the postion of the cube until you figure out what each move actually does to the specific traget cubes.

each move actually only moves a few pieces at a time where some stay in there exact postion and 1-3 move around it.

heres a guide to one of the easer ways to solve a cube layer by layer.
starting with the top .


http://www.rubiks.com/lvl4/commun/cbeclb/clbsol/clbsol_3x3.html

and a more advance "block building" technique found here with step by step slide shows.

http://lar5.com/cube/fas1.html

the new sudoku cube is harder then a regular cube as the postion of hte central cube is not stationary (color coded)

where the last step is to correctly swap the central pice to match the rest of the puzzle.
Some do, some teach, the rest look it up.
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