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Jul 23, 2008

[Fun] Solving The Rubik's Cube

Its been three fine days since I bought a toy Rubik's Cube from Dalhousie , primarily to learn it well enough before my next semester starts . But the problem with these toy Rubik's Cubes is that they are very iffy about doing fine rotations around the axis.They get stuck when you are in the middle of clocking your time.But all the time I had put in , was never wasted , let me tell you this thing is so damn simple. You can be an absolute horse-hoot , and still learn it in two days or more (no larger limit on time) . Just keep some simple points in mind:

1. The Rubik's Cube is not 54 colored squares , but just 8 corners and 12 edges.
2. The color of any side of the cube is the color of the center square.
3. The best algorithm is the layer-wise solve in which you begin from a white cross on top , then keep going down layer by layer to finally get your solution.
4. Buy a genuine Rubik's Cube!

The algorithm that I have learnt , is from these scripts by some Stanford student:

Its not that you can't learn without these algorithms , but then your only purpose is not to solve it , you have to solve it in minimum time possible.So I advice anyone willing enough to learn it , learn the algorithms on your finger tips. Note that there are so many algos for any given situation , but then its up to your intellect to choose what should be applied where.My good wishes for all the beginners.

Any questions regarding algorithms , or any doubts regarding a rubik's cube. Drop me a comment , this post is targeted at those who land up at my Blog from search engines.I don't want you to be disappointed !!

1 comment:

  1. hey...this solution really worked!!
    thanx, n cheers to you!!!


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