Introduction: How to Solve a Rubik's 2 by 2 by 2 Cube
In this instructable you will learn how to solve a 2 by 2 by 2 Rubik’s cube.
Before I begin, please know that I am German, so if I have any spelling mistakes, please tell me. Also, please note that I developed these algorithms on my own.
Step 1: Before Beginning
Before beginning you should know what these codes mean. If there are only the letters turn it clockwise, if there is the letter and ' turn counterclockwise.
For example, U would mean to turn the upper layer clockwise, so to the left, and U' would mean to turn it counterclockwise, so to your right.
You always have to be imagining that you are looking right at that layer to determine weather to turn it clockwise or counterclockwise. For example, B might seem to be counterclockwise looking from the front but when looking at the back layer B will be clockwise.
Step 2: Scramble
Step 3: 1st Layer
The first layer is so simple, that you should get it on your own. Be careful that the corners even match when you look from the side.
Or, well, just use this step on my instruction for the 3x3, it solves the same.
Step 4: Swap Cornerpieces
In this Step you'll swap the corner pieces, so that they are in the correct position. You'll swap them as shown in the
The algorithm is:
B U B' U' B' R B R'
Now the corner pieces should have the right position.
Step 5: Turn Cornerpieces
Now it's time to turn the corner pieces. You always turn the lower left and the lower right one. Turn the left one counterclockwise and the right one clockwise.
Here is the algorithm:
L U' L' U L U' L' D L U L' U' L U L' D'
Now you’ve done it! You solved the 2 by 2 by 2 Rubik’s cube!