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Solve a Rubik's Cube

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Rubik's Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnQ Rubik. Originally called the "Magic Cube" by its inventor, this puzzle was renamed "Rubik's Cube" by Ideal Toys in 1980 [1] and also won the 1980 German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle. It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with some 300,000,000 Rubik's Cubes and imitations sold worldwide. For more info, click here
 
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Step 1: The Notations

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Before you can build a rubik's cube, you first need to identify what is the parts. There are:

F-Front face
R-right face
U-upper face
L-left face
D-down or lower face
B-back face

All of them to be turned clockwise, except they have apostrophes after the letter, like F', you should turn the front face counter clockwise.and if you had U2, you should turn the upper face twice, regardless on the way of turning. if you are given R'DRD' , you should turn the right side counter clockwise, down side clockwise, right side clockwise, and down side counter. Well, do this ''algorithm''6 times on a cube in solve state, you'll make it solve again. Trust me.

Step 2: The cross

Since you already know the notation, let's begin the cubing. You first need to have the cross on one face. this will be your base.And the cross should be right in the other colors.

Step 3: The first layer

After the cross you should make the first layer. if you think these both steps are difficult and worrying on other steps, take a break. the other steps will be easy. If you had made the first layer, it should have the T-like on the other color

Step 4: The second layer

now, things should be done easier. you are now building the second layer. You should align the colored to the piece where it is supposed to. if you had the first picture as your state, do this algorithm on the side where is the missing piece. In my state, i should face on the white.
URU'R'U'F'UF


and on the vice versa, do this:
U'L'ULU'FU'F'

do this until the whole second layer is solved.
trogdoroth7 months ago
I think you made a typo. The second algorithm should actually be U'L'ULUFU'F'
seabananers3 years ago
you can't realy tell some one how to solve a rubiks cube with out reversing what you have done
vincent1829 (author) 3 years ago
i seldom play Rubik's cube this time, since i lost my cube, my preferred method was the fridrich method, my official fastest time was 15.23 sec ,
hey wuzz up pinoy... how fast is ur time. and anong method ang ginagamit mo
bumper445 years ago
My record for solving is 1:41. Here is a video of me solving it!

lawizeg5 years ago
Just go to rubiks.com instead. These instructions are pretty bad.
jayro7075 years ago
find it easy to solve here http://youtube.com/watch?v=HsQIoPyfQzM
rickyloh6 years ago
The instruction here is sulk! Don't understand.
vincent1829 (author)  rickyloh6 years ago
im so sorry.. i'll try to make it understandable sorry for the mess i made...
ARVash6 years ago
I keep screwing up the last step >---< whyyyyy D:

Which way is D, is it to turn the bottom row ----> or <---- while the cube is flat on the table.
vincent1829 (author)  ARVash6 years ago
umm..
try to face the D face, then have it figure which way is the clockwise

in short term, it is ===>...
ok?
dsman1952766 years ago
nooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! man that is the method i use. i was going to post a instructable on it!!!!! darn! well what ever. anyway. not bad. the instructions could be better but with pictures i dont know what you could do to make the instructions easer. i do rember seeing a virtual rubix cube that you could edit and put into website with html. any way, +1.
vincent1829 (author)  dsman1952766 years ago
tnx man..
yea. i will see if i can find that virtual cube.
Hahahahahaha!
yea yea.
vincent1829 (author) 6 years ago
hi kuya..
vincent1829 (author) 6 years ago
can I have a question? did you understand it? it is just a risk so our audience could understand it/./ if not.. i will post another one..
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