With so many geeks congregating in one spot, how many of us can do the Rubik's Cube?
My best time is pretty sad, 1 minute 4 seconds.
My best is 1 minute 6 seconds. What system do you use? I use vanilla layer by layer but currently learning the petrus system.
I also use a basic layer by layer. I have looked at the Petrus system and definitely see the advantage it has to a layer by layer. I want to learn Fridrich but with so many algorithms I think I will try the Petrus method first.
The Petrus system takes _a lot_ of thinking though. (or at least until you master it)
I love Rubik cube it's my favor game when I was kide ;-)
I do them the geek way. I take them apart and put them back together with everything in the right place :)
Of course I sometimes have parts left over...
Never timed myself. Don't know any of these systems though. Just did it imprompto. You know they can all be solved in less than 26 moves or something! http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/aug/17/2?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront
Yeah all cubes can be solved in less than 26 moves, but my average is ~130. With the petrus system, you can solve in ~40 moves...
you guys can actually do a rubik cube? i have tried and failed so many times i dont even look at the thing anymore. i can do two or sometimes three of the surfaces but then that is it.
but with all the clues you have given above i am going to do some research and then perhaps i too can do it.
ive never done it
I have a small one on my keychain in case I get bored in a bus or something.
I bring one around with me just about wherever I go.
I carry around 4 rubiks cubes in my backpack, since they get confiscated during class... But yeah I normally carry around one with me.
Have you tried cube lube? Does it help?
I have not tried cube lube personally but I have used some cubes that have been lubed. They spin really well but you have to be careful that you don't have a pop while you are solving.
New record!!! 51 seconds!
granted, I was quite lucky...
I usually take about a minute and a half if I hurry. But usually I don't hurry, because you can break your cube (permanently) if you do.
I use a method that puts the cube together in the following order:
I also made my own cubes, each with different properties:
- Corner orientation doesn't matter, center orientation does matter
- Edge orientation doesn't matter, center orientation does matter
- Center orientation matters too
- Alphabet cube (there are 26 cubies, so each one gets a letter of the alphabet on all of its faces, and all of them must face the same way on each face)
- 3X3 cube that behaves like a 2X2 cube
- Easy cube (all faces but one are the same color)
I use a slightly modded ll alg, as I solve edges first, then corners.
I finally broke the one minute barrier and got 56 seconds.
Now for the 30 second barrier...