# Thread: Printable Rubik's Cube Guides (PDFs for 2x2x2 - 5x5x5)

1. Originally Posted by Kidstardust
Originally Posted by Chuberchuckee
Originally Posted by Kidstardust
oh and by the way: it happens to me by the 4x4x4 that i cantīt do normal F2L after pairing the edges. the colours are switched so that they donīt fit in their slots... Any ideas for that?
Are your centers in the right places?
yes...and all edges are paired...
fail, your centres are wrong. get a 3x3 and compare them.

2. No, the point is, are they in the correct orientation? If you have the american scheme, you need to have Red-White-Blue centers going clockwise.

3. I noticed that under the square 1 tutorial you wrote:
" None of the pictures on this guide are my own and thus I still need to obtain permission to publish it. Unfortunately, I can't find the website that I took these pictures from…"

i'm not sure if you were just talking about the square 1 tutorial or not, but it looks to me like the sq1 images came from
http://www.geocities.com/abcmcfarren/math/sq1/sq1xf.htm

4. Originally Posted by soccerking813
From the screen shots it looks like you put a whole lot of time and effort into making them.
Sticky maybe?
Hey SoccerKing, I must admit I spent a hell of a lot of time on these and it would be soo awesome if they were stickied in this forum. That would be the ultimate endorsement and I hope the end result of such a thing would be that it helps a lot of people learn to speedcube.

Originally Posted by kippy33
Hey, Andy, great to see that you've posted these guides. =D
Thanks man, I hope the Motor City Open goes well, unfortunately I don't think school will let me get away that weekend

Originally Posted by byu
The main parity one is correct. The thing is, his lines are parallel for the two opposite edge switcher. It doesn't really matter, but it's actually swapping them diagonally.
I'm glad everyone pointed the parity diagram problem out to me, I figured they shouldn't be parallel but knew that either way it wouldn't affect the actual solve. I fixed the figure and please let me know if you find anything else that needs improvement. The OLL section in the full Fridrich guide is the one that I have revised the least and thus possibly needs the most improvement.

Originally Posted by Edam
i'm not sure if you were just talking about the square 1 tutorial or not, but it looks to me like the sq1 images came from
http://www.geocities.com/abcmcfarren/math/sq1/sq1xf.htm
Sweet! I made my guide for the Square-1 about 2 years ago and when I went to release them all I couldn't find that site again so I could contact them. I will email them and hopefully have it posted in about a week (it still needs some tweaking and I'm thinking I will add in some stuff from Lars's site).

5. third awkward shape: alg should be inverse.

first p shape: rotate diagram 180 degrees.

second w shape: switch B and B'

suggestion: put notation page somewhere near the top.

i dont want thanks, i dont want kudos, i want cookies.

6. Originally Posted by Neroflux
third awkward shape: alg should be inverse.

first p shape: rotate diagram 180 degrees.

second w shape: switch B and B'

suggestion: put notation page somewhere near the top.

i dont want thanks, i dont want kudos, i want cookies.
First P Shape - fixed
Second W Shape - fixed

Third awkward shape - the alg as it is written works for me, I don't understand why the inverse would be better
F U (R U' R') F' (R' U2) (R U R' U R)

Having the notation page near front would make sense since that is the first thing people need, but I put it near the back because it is the easiest to learn and thus once people learned is out of the way on the last page.

Dude, I will do one better, here is a recipe for the best cookies there are AND a picture of a girl eating a cookie. Well actually, I couldn't find a suitable picture... do good looking girls not eat cookies?

7. I must say that you've done an INCREDIBLE job writing these tutorials, I know how hard and how time consuming it is to write or videotape tutorials (see my YouTube channel for a whole assortment of blindfolded tutorials). Great job Andy. I have the following questions for you:

1. How fast are you?
2. How long have you been cubing?
3. Did you REALLY name your dog Rubik? If so, what kind of dog?

And this will be my response if I see another "How do you solve a 5x5?" thread.

8. Originally Posted by AndyK
Third awkward shape - the alg as it is written works for me, I don't understand why the inverse would be better
F U (R U' R') F' (R' U2) (R U R' U R)
facepalm***
hey sorry that's true, nothing's wrong with it.

Originally Posted by AndyK
Dude, I will do one better, here is a recipe for the best cookies there are AND a picture of a girl eating a cookie. Well actually, I couldn't find a suitable picture... do good looking girls not eat cookies?

9. Originally Posted by byu
I must say that you've done an INCREDIBLE job writing these tutorials, I know how hard and how time consuming it is to write or videotape tutorials (see my YouTube channel for a whole assortment of blindfolded tutorials). Great job Andy. I have the following questions for you:

1. How fast are you?
2. How long have you been cubing?
3. Did you REALLY name your dog Rubik? If so, what kind of dog?

And this will be my response if I see another "How do you solve a 5x5?" thread.
Hey byu, thank you so much for the kind words. I've actually read both your 3x3x3 and 2x2x2 blindfolded methods and watched many of your videos and really liked them/learned a lot from them. Excellent work! I wish I would have started cubing at your age, but I started the same year as Erik (according to his website). The only difference between him and I is that his fastest time is 21 seconds faster than mine But that is only three seconds slower than my age (if you convert years to seconds) and I've shaved 30 seconds off of my time during the cubing renaissance that I've experienced in the last 4 months (before that I wasn't very serious about it and was on about a 2.5 year hiatus). Excuses, excuses, I know. I really hope that a best time like that doesn't undermine my guides. I don't think it should either because my guides do not present a new method that would teach someone how to cube like me, instead they compile the methods of the pros into single page printable guides.

I am very happy that you would recommend my guide to a new 5x5x5er. Word of mouth is definitely the best way for them to reach more people!

Oh, and my dog is definitely named Rubik. When one of my friends heard that I got a dog she was like, "are you gonna name it Rubik?" and it just stuck after that. Es ist ein Schnauzer (that may be really bad German).

Originally Posted by Neroflux
Originally Posted by AndyK
Third awkward shape - the alg as it is written works for me, I don't understand why the inverse would be better
F U (R U' R') F' (R' U2) (R U R' U R)
facepalm***
hey sorry that's true, nothing's wrong with it.
Hey Neroflux, I didn't mean to be snarky in my comment there. I think I actually like the inverse better now because it is more similar to the 4th awkward shape alg

10. Originally Posted by AndyK
Hey Neroflux, I didn't mean to be snarky in my comment there. I think I actually like the inverse better now because it is more similar to the 4th awkward shape alg
er no im really wrong about the alg, i thought you were using R U R' U R U2 R' F R U R' U' F'. my fault, i didnt check properly.