# Keyboard/Sudoku Rubik's Cube...dead computer contest

5 Steps

## Step 5: Important Details/Finished Cube

After its dry, all you need to do is lube it up and you'll be ready to go!!

Some Notes
I kept the 3 white sides so they converged at one corner, and same with the black (at the number 3)

The cube is actually more like a picture cube than a real sudoku cube, it just looks like one...so you will need extra algorithms to solve the cube:
M' U' M U (5 times)...turns top middle clockwise 1, and front middle counter clockwise 1
M U M' U' (5 times)...turns top middle counter clockwise 1, and back middle clockwise 1
note-M' is away from you
Hang on, this one is LONG
R U R' U R U U R' U R U R' U R U U R' U R U' L' U R' U' L U U R U' L' U R' U' L...turns top middle 2 times
thanks to abunai59 from Youtube with the video "How to Solve a Picture Rubik's Cube!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xQ7qf0EAvY&feature=fvw

*EDIT: here is a way shorter algorithm for rotation of the top middle twice
U R L U2 R' L' U R L U2 R' L'

thanks go to Gonazar for the short one!

i use them, so they work
final notes
the cube even stands on its own
i had keys that were long, from an ergonomic keyboard, so i used the dremel tool to cut them (see picture 4)

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naj_wolf says: Mar 29, 2010. 2:05 AM
I used a single keyboard, here's the result:
Overlord5 (author) in reply to naj_wolfMar 29, 2010. 3:51 PM
nice!  i assume u used the letter keys, what was the 27th key u used, just wondering
naj_wolf in reply to Overlord5Mar 30, 2010. 4:01 AM
At first, I used a german keyboard. So some keys may be different from your keyboard.

I used the F-keys, numpad and number keys, A-I, the nine keys in the upper right of the keyboard (page up, down, pos 1, roll etc). On the last side I put the four directions, -, /, *, ';' and _ .

Solving the cube might be very tricky, so it's just decoration at the moment :D

thanks for your instructions! I modified it a bit, but it worked perfectly!
naj_wolf in reply to naj_wolfMar 30, 2010. 4:06 AM
Why do I try to describe it so hard... pictures tell more than words.

Sry for bad quality -> iPhone
Overlord5 (author) in reply to naj_wolfMar 30, 2010. 7:58 PM
ah, nice work!
Gonazar says: Feb 26, 2010. 2:17 PM
Could you please explain the notation for the algorithms?
is ' up or down/cw or ccw?
Gonazar in reply to GonazarFeb 26, 2010. 2:46 PM
More specifically when your talking about R or L is R' up or down same with L'

If you consider cw and ccw then R would be up while L would be down
or are both R & L down and R' & L' up
Gonazar in reply to GonazarFeb 26, 2010. 2:58 PM
Never mind i figured it out, R and L would be opposite so according to the cw and ccw rules

also i found a faster way to spin the top center piece 180

U R L U2 R' L' U R L U2 R' L'

(U2 being spin 180)
Overlord5 (author) in reply to GonazarFeb 27, 2010. 7:46 AM
im glad you got the problem figured out, but just for everyone else regular letters are cw and letter with a ' after them are ccw

and thanks for the faster algorithm!! that is way quicker than the one i found!! =D