Introduction: How to Solve the Gear Ball Rubik's Cube
I'm going to show you how to solve the Gear Ball Rubik's Cube. Even though it says that it is rated 5 stars for difficulty, it is literally easier than the 2x2.
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Step 1: Edges
choose a color to start with. In this tutorial, I'll be using orange. Bring the edges of your color up to the center. you should form a 'cross' or a plus sign.
Step 2: Corners
Here it gets a little difficult and time consuming. I create my own algorithms, so in my tutorials, I will be using them. If I say RD it means Right side Down. BL would mean Back side Left, where you would turn the back of the cube left. This means you do not need to move the cube around or face another side, unless instructed. If you are a little confused, just leave a comment at the end.
L means left. R means right. T means top. D means down/bottom. F means front. B means back.
So, you may have your first side complete, or, like the picture above, you may have some other colors in the corners of your face. Here's the algorithm to solve this problem. Face the side, so your initial color is at the top.
RD, DR (NOTE: at this point, turn your ball 45 degrees to your right) RU, DL (NOTE: turn cube back to your left.) RD.
That will replace two corners. Do that until you have that face the same color.
You may be ready to finish up the whole thing, or your corners might not be in the right place like mine (picture 2)
To fix it. Do the algorithm once, then move the ball to your right and repeat the step. This will align the corners. (Picture 3)
Step 3: Finishing Up
Now, your edges might not line up with the corners. No problem. Flip one of the sides twice, move the bottom layer once, and flip one of the sides twice again. This will align the edges with the corners.
If some of the gears between the edges are not aligned (picture 2) flip any side 4 times or 360 degrees. after 1 or 2 tries, the gear will align with the corners.
TA DA!!!!!!!!!!!! You did it! If you didn't understand completely, leave a comment below