(You really don't have to read this. now that I look back at this I think I should just delete this page...)
The first time I ever really saw or used a Rubik's Cube was back in 2005 in my 6th grade advanced science class. Our teacher had several Rubik's Cubes to play with while we were waiting for class to begin. Since it was an advanced class and everyone was more or less inclined to mental challenges, like puzzles, we had to almost fight over the cubes. Everyone in the class was amazed when someone finished a side. Since it was such a challenge just to get to use a Rubik's Cube I decided to go to WalMart to buy one for my self. When I took it home to try to solve it I was amazed at how complex and addicting the little puzzle was. One day I decided to take my cube to church. While I was at church that day I found a man who could solve it in about 3 minutes. I was amazed that it was actually even possible to solve them. I finally decided to ask him if he would teach me his method. Over the next month he would teach me a step every Sunday and write it down on a piece of paper so I could practice it every day.
I was very excited the first day I solved it. I stayed up late mixing it up and solving it. The next day I showed my teachers at school and they were amazed. (o.k., now to skip ahead a bit...)
When the summer came I stopped solving the cube. During math class in 7th grade my 6th grade Social Studies teacher brought her whole class to watch me solve the cube. Since it had been a while since I last solved it I forgot a couple algorithms so it took me a lot longer than it had before. I was very embarrassed that i could barely solve it. So when I went home I went through my sock drawer and found my notes and started to memorize the method again.
Once I got to school I could solve the cube in about 2 minutes. I then started to learn the Petrus method but discontinued using it because it was too hard for me. I picked up some key tips while learning the method though.
I've recently started a Rubik's craze at school now that I've gotten sub-minute times with this method.
My personal best solve is 29 seconds with a method similar to this, and my average with that method is 35 seconds. My best solve with the method on this instructable is 38 seconds. I'm currently learning the Fridrich Method (the one clocked at a record 10 seconds).
I can also solve a Pyraminx with a personal best at 11 seconds and an average of about 17 seconds. I can solve a Megaminx in about 10 minutes.(I don't practice much) a K-8Ball in 38 seconds (Similar to 2x2 Cube). A Dino Cube in 34 seconds (Discontinued sales, i used an applet on the internet). And a Twin Cube in about 2 minutes 30 seconds. I invented the Twin Cube. Its basically two Rubik's Cubes connected by the corner. ( I just sawed to corner pieces in half and glued them together)
First image is a random H (for history)
Second image is of a Pyraminx
Third Image Megaminx
Fourth Image K8Ball
Fifth Image Dino Cube Applet
Sixth image Twin Cube
This is a video of me with my regular method. I timed about 40 seconds.
The method I used is almost the exact same except for last layer. Instead of getting yellow cross, permuting edges, permuting corners, orienting corners.
My method for last layer is: get yellow cross, permute corner, orient corners, permute edges.