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.

Step 1: Supplies

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.
<p>Now I don't understand how to know if the corner is twisted or not when you are blindfolded.</p>
<p>Here's a quick tip... When you are doing the memo just put your finger on every solved piece... If you think you dont have enough fingers, Believe me you do... And if you think touching all pieces is not possible... Well try finger tricks :P</p>
<p>Great job, thanks for this!</p><p>To remember my solving plan, I've been using the NATO alphabet, which allows me to memorize by visuals such as Alpha=Gorilla, Bravo=Applause, Charlie=Chaplin, Delta=Nile, etc. It also appeals to my inner boyscout.</p><p>Oh, and I've been doing some partial scrambles, with only 4 pieces left to solve, in order to practice.</p>
<p>ok, imagine i am solving the white side, what algorithm is used to flip a wrong corner and where does it face? i can ortega one look pll but i cant predict the oll that well.</p>
<p>down with v-cube 2 go fanshi shishuang</p>
<p>you know how to do it then? I need some help. I dont know how to tell if the corner is twisted or not when you are blindfolded.</p>
Holy cats! I don't even have the patience to try to solve it with both eyes wide open and awake!
<p>It won't even take a minute of your precious time :-)</p>
<p>what is a buffer position i am trying to learn but i just cant figure it out, can you please tell me or show me a picture example.</p>
<p>A buffer position is a position that doesn't matter as to what sticker it has. It is necessary because you can't have a place with no sticker. It is a little hard to understand, but it will make sense if you walk yourself through a few times</p>
<p>I have the same exact prom and I am very confused</p>
<p>I have figured it out. The buffer position (for me) is A. In the beginning, I look at the A piece and see where it needs to go. If it needs to go to the C piece, I would swap the two, putter the C piece in the buffer. Then I would swap the C piece with where it needs to go and put a different piece in the buffer. Then, so on and so forth.</p>
<p>GREAT!</p><p>Can you make an instructable on how to solve a 3X3 cube blindfolded?</p>
<p>In step 4, the guy in the vid is SOOOOOO FAST!!</p>
<p>What is all the white corners are on the top and yellow on bottom? For example, my sound was DoC, BA, but then the buffer did not need to go anywhere. What shall I do now?</p>
<p>can we use any other set-up move (excluding U, L, or B) like for C can we use R' [R U&rsquo; R&rsquo; U&rsquo; R U R&rsquo; F&rsquo; R U R&rsquo; U&rsquo; R' F R] R instead of F [R U&rsquo; R&rsquo; U&rsquo; R U R&rsquo; F&rsquo; R U R&rsquo; U&rsquo; R' F R] F'</p>
<p>Yes but the corner might become twitsed</p>
<p>How do i make the corner twisted right always when you do y perm</p>
<p>I have done 2 blindsolves now, but neither had either of the special cases. My first blindsolve was on my first try. Beginners' luck - I couldn't do it again for ages!</p>
<p>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.</p>
DUDE! u are a true genius mi bro!. the thing is i am not a genius! :(
Thank you. I will invest some time to learn your technique :)
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.
Could you be more specific? It works fine for me.
Wow. Impressive 'ible. It's times like this that I regret that I am merely mortal.
I am also a mere mortal!
this is great for those that can memorize. for me the solution is to disassemble and then re-assemble. in step 3 turn &quot;U&quot; , 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. <br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy2NtyAzd5Y" rel="nofollow">how to Disassemble and Assemble cube.</a>
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 &quot;centerblocks,&quot; but internal ones.
AWESOME this is what all I can say. <br>
Awesome instructions! You have a very interesting hobby.
is this witchcraft?
how..how...how did you do that??!!!

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