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Solving a 2x2 Rubik's Cube Blindfolded

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Blindfold solving is an art form consisting of memory and finger dexterity.  This tutorial will server as an introduction into the realm of blindfold solving by starting with the 2x2x2 cube.  The ability to solve a 2x2 blindfolded is important if you want to learn larger layered cubes such as the 3x3, 4x4, 5x5 etc.  The total cost for performing this task is about $10.  The time it may take you to learn this skill varies.  If you already have experience with solving Rubik’s cubes, it may only take a few hours to learn the 2x2 blindfolded.   If you are completely new to solving cubes, it may take you a week of practice to master the 2x2 blindfolded.  No matter what your abilities are now, don’t fret.  Solving a cube blindfolded is a skill you can use to attract soul mates and impress future employers.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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For this tutorial, you will need a 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube and a blindfold.  You can find a 2x2 cube for about $5 to $11 on any online cube shop.  Blindfolds can be found at your local general store and are usually cheap.

Note:  If you don’t own a 2x2 cube, but own a 3x3 cube, you can still use this tutorial.  The 2x2 cube is equivalent to the corners on a 3x3.  If you follow this tutorial using a 3x3 you will be able to solve the corners, but not the edges.
Noobtoobz11 month ago

I did my first blind solve yesterday and it really worked! This was by far the easiest tutorial out of all the ones i looked at.

dhruvpatels4 months ago

can we use any other set-up move (excluding U, L, or B) like for C can we use R' [R U’ R’ U’ R U R’ F’ R U R’ U’ R' F R] R instead of F [R U’ R’ U’ R U R’ F’ R U R’ U’ R' F R] F'

XAIDHAN1 year ago
DUDE! u are a true genius mi bro!. the thing is i am not a genius! :(
Krotas1 year ago
Thank you. I will invest some time to learn your technique :)
Holy cats! I don't even have the patience to try to solve it with both eyes wide open and awake!
kaozer1 year ago
please fix your website, its filled with scam and crashed my firefox. i also tested with a different computer for the same result. its quite problematic.
rubiksnerd (author)  kaozer1 year ago
Could you be more specific? It works fine for me.
PyromanX1 year ago
Wow. Impressive 'ible. It's times like this that I regret that I am merely mortal.
rubiksnerd (author)  PyromanX1 year ago
I am also a mere mortal!
ddw_az1 year ago
this is great for those that can memorize. for me the solution is to disassemble and then re-assemble. in step 3 turn "U" , top row, 45 Degrees, then pop one of the center blocks out. then remove the rest of the blocks. to re-assemble: install the center edge blocks first, then the corners. to install the last corner: turn 45 degrees, remove an adjacent center edge, install final corner, snap-in final center edge. here is a video i found.
how to Disassemble and Assemble cube.
rubiksnerd (author)  ddw_az1 year ago
There is not that much to memorize for a 2x2 cube! If you look at my examples I only had to remember 5 sounds! Yes you can cheat, but it is no where near as impressive as being able to solve it blindfolded. Also, I think you are referring to a standard 3x3 cube. The 2x2 cube does not have external "centerblocks," but internal ones.
theargha1 year ago
AWESOME this is what all I can say.
patzer35451 year ago
Awesome instructions! You have a very interesting hobby.
vernonjm1 year ago
is this witchcraft?
piusag1 year ago
how..how...how did you do that??!!!