What I tried recently:
Swap the white and yellow centercaps, also swap the red and orange centercap. Reset the cube in the app. From now on scramble with green on front and yellow on top. The app will think white is on top.
The cubestate won't match the cube exactly, which is also annoying...
I've been playing around with the GoCube recently, and really love that cstimer supports the GoCube. I just noticed a weird issue with the times, the thousands aren't accurate. For each possible outcome I counted the number of times it occurs in a sample of 1851 solves, and this is the result...
First of all, probably it's possible to get sub 20 with all the algorithms you know now. You are probably spending most of your time looking for pieces and patterns.
Yes, I do think learned algorithms help. In general, there's not 1 algorithm for each case, it helps to know more...
NEXT: L' D2 R2 B2 L F2 U2 R' B2 L2 D' F' R' B R' D' L D U' L2 F'
Well.. I use CFOP.
z2 x R u' L' u2 // Cross
U' L' U L U' L' U' L // First pair
U R U' R' L U'L' // Second pair
U2 R' U2 R U' RUR' // Thrid pair
R' U' R U2 y R d' RU'R'F' // Fourth pair
U' R2' D' RUR' DR U RU'R'U'R // COLL
Hi Nikhil Soares,
I only designed a puzzle in Solidworks once, so I don't know too much about it. These videos show you the process of designing twisty puzzles in Solidworks:
How to pillow a puzzle using Solidworks
How to make a Megaminx on Solidworks
Twisty Puzzles a la Vi
Isn't it possible to just put stickers on the whole cube? (I don't have the new fangshi 2x2, so I don't know if there is a way to feel the logo underneath the sticker, but if you can't feel it, then it shouldn't be a problem)
Allright, this seems to make a lot more sense. I am glad that this is not about something you can see imediately at inspection, which is what I first thought. So to take advantage of this you'll have to know whether you have parity in the first place, and track the cycles like in BLD. To be...
A bit weird to reply to myself, but I also want to explain my reasoning for thinking that this is impossible:
Suppose you put a logo on one of the white centers of a 4x4. In any cube state, I can cycle 3 white pieces, to make the logo end up in 4 places (where ever I want the logo to end up)...
I don't really have a very strong opinion about any of this, but what annoys me about this thread is the issue about logo's on 4x4 and 6x6 and parities. I don't understand how a logo can be used to determine anything about parity. I just don't get it. Right now I think it's impossible to use...
My signature move is probably the sexy-J. Not my fastest, but a unique way of executing that was copied by many people.
I copied the finger trick for the first two moves from Dan Harris (he used it for R-perm), who copied it from Ron van Bruchem.
I had this idea for a new substep for a beginners method a while ago. I don't know if it exists already, of if it has a name. It's meant to be a small improvement to the basic beginners LBL method, a bit like working corners, except this one doesn't reduce movecount, but it...
Here are some ideas:
RUR'U' RUR'U' RUR'U'
R' D' R U' R' D R
R' D' R U R' D R
R U' R' U2 R U' R'
LFL' RU'R'U LF'L'
Btw, if some slots are free, you can use shortcuts here, such as:
D' L'UL D
Try to look for shortcuts yourself. You will appreciate and remember them better if you find them...
I assume blue is opposite of green, and the blue face has 1 green on it, just opposite of that single blue in the green face. If you have the situation as in the picture you posted...
Hold the yellow face on front, and do the lowercase letters as slice moves:
Setup: d R2 d'
Replace one blue...