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Pimp my Rubik's Cube

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Tired of the same ol' cube? Looking for a slightly more challenging option? Looking for a slightly more street-cred-enhancing option? Look no further.
 
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Step 3: Wash the Cubelets.

In the sink.

Step 4: Set up a paint station.

A box with a stick through it will serve as a convenient place to hang the Cubelets while they're painted. It should be noted that I abandoned this method about halfway through because I realized that the bottoms of the Cubelets weren't getting enough paint. I resorted to holding them above my head and painting them that way. If you design your paint station with this in mind I'm sure you can work around it, and keep your fingers paint-free.

Step 6: Drill dots.

Clamp the Cubelets down. Drill a small depression, one edge at a time. Take care not to drill too deeply, as a hole is far more difficult to fill than a dot.

Step 8: Reassemble the cube.

This is the reverse process from disassembling the cube. Start by turning one of the core faces 45 degrees and slip in an edge piece. Just keep on adding Cubelets, and building faces until there's only one Cubelet left. It won't go in unless the final face is twisted 45 degrees.
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el grovero2 months ago

Take to work like a dork

dmitrevski4 months ago
Take it to school and be cool
ExtraMedium5 years ago
lol does that say 'ninja purse'?
I guess it does...

Wtf???
snotty fcaetano2 years ago
the colors are on the wrong sides
brainiac1203 years ago
mine wont come apart
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Real ones are meant to come apart :L
hey....... where did you get the gold spray paint btw it looks awsome
Robotrix (author)  ramsterrambo4 years ago
Any hardware or hobby store should carry it - if not, try a craft store. I found the paint was not a very good solution if you still want to use the cube though, as it remains smelly and messy.
Robot Lover4 years ago
you should have spelled rubix cube in braille.
Jerb8 years ago
why does the blue middle cube have four dots?
Kuhan Jerb6 years ago
it' probably the center that says rubik's
Kred14 Kuhan4 years ago
the white side is the side that is labeled "Rubik's".
Kuhan Kred144 years ago
While that may be true, if you remove the center white sticker, it will say Rubik's embedded in the cube. I was simply saying that the blue side on this cube must have been the white side originally, and therefore would say Rubik's on it, causing Robotrix to make 4 blue dots around the Rubik's logo so as to preserve it. :)
 If you look closely you can faintly see it in the blue side.
Jerb8 years ago
have you considered putting a clear coat on these? it will make the paint last much longer (and give it a nice smooth feel)
fcaetano Jerb4 years ago
You can also spray some quality varnish, not those whom peel out with time.
vigilantice4 years ago
 The cool part about this is that you can use whatever colors you want
jtobako8 years ago
to truely pimp it out, use the little stick-on gems for color instead of paint.
Robotrix (author)  jtobako8 years ago
That's actually an incredible idea. I have another cube with no sitckers, so you might see pimpcube v.2.0 soon!
can you solve it???
so can you solve it
Robotrix (author)  bobbyk8817 years ago
Yes, i can totally solve it. I use the petrus method, you can find it on google. It takes a little while to get the hang of it but i can solve the cube in under two minutes, my best time was about 1 minute.
geek27 Robotrix6 years ago
hahaha... my best time is 1:11... and people at my school think that I'm fast! (My friends bring rubik's cubes to school all the time!)
Iridium7 geek275 years ago
mine is 1 minute 6 seconds. and Ditto about the school part.
geek27 Iridium75 years ago
Uh yeah, I do realize that my record time when I wrote the comment (about a year ago) was not actually fast. I was trying to imply that, but I suppose that my implications utterly failed. Whoops. Nice time, by the way.
corvett geek275 years ago
My best time is 30.77 seconds... And people around here think I'm fast, but its only because its a small town. I wish I could talk to others in person to see what I'm doing wrong and how I could get faster
geek27 corvett5 years ago
I really can't tell you if you are doing anything wrong, as my best time when I was cubing (kinda got bored and stopped after 200 billion or so solves) was around forty seconds. I was never really that great at cubing, and it got to a point where I couldn't really get any faster. BUT, I never learned to do "finger tricks" as they are called. Perhaps you just need to cube some more, as speed comes with practice.
E D E N geek274 years ago
sub- 30 seconds,

Fridrich method 2 look oll and pll :O
my friend can doit in 31 seconds
thats exactly what I thought you'd done when I saw the teaser thumnail... Jen
damasta5 years ago
When my cube is worn out (difficult to turn, stickers pealed away) I might make this but I think I'll hand paint it gold (to spare the inside and make it less difficult to turn after painting) and use fake gems for the colors while we're talking about records mine is 45 seconds, average 1.05 4x4: record: 4.00.09, average last time I checked about 4.30 (last time I did 12 solves in a row, bye bye day) 5x5: record 11.25 minutes, first time it took 15 6x6: solved it today for the first time: a full hour (but I didn't learn any new algs to do it, and the last centers took me 45 minutes, as soon as I get that down the time will lower a lot)
no offense but we werent talking about records...
however you have good records...i've never even solved a rubiks cube!! :D
me nether
and yet you guys talk over the Internet. *wink* *wink*
I'm quite a bit faster now (cut in half my average and record) and also, if you don't know how to solve, check (of course) instructables, youtube or speedsolving.com (don't blindly ask questions on that forum, we have a search function)
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