Just Learned

For some reason, the last few days I had really been wanting a Rubik's Cube. Luckily, I live next door to a Wal-Mart, so I was able to walk over and pick one up.

I checked around the internet for tips, and found some great stuff. I didn't manage to solve it my first night (I was exhausted and couldn't concentrate on what I was doing) but the next day (yesterday) I was able to do it. After that I solved it about 14 more times yesterday, most times in around 10 minutes. Once you know the movements to follow it's pretty simple.

I do feel really accomplished, cause it did take me a while to get the hang of it. Now I can almost do it on auto pilot. And I've only done it for a day!

Melody08 Melody08
18-21, F
2 Responses Feb 14, 2009

I really wanna get one of the larger cubes, I think it'd be really interesting.

I was fascinated by the cube myself years back. Solved 2/3rds of it by myself but remained frustrated. While in tech school, I got hold of tips , like yourself, and was able to get it down to 2min 15sec. I had a presentation coming up and I thought how cool it would be to solve it in front of the class. The hardest part was explaining out loud what to do - the moves became pretty mechanical by then. The last move, the twelve-step maneuver, I did behind my back for effect (always keeping my reference side DOWN).<br />
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Anyway, have you tried the three-level pyramid? If you can do the rubic's cube you can solve this one right away. It took me only 5min to solve the first time. I haven't been able to do the four-la<x>yered rubic's cube called "rubic's revenge" though.