algorithm

1. Finger trick notation

Is there a notation for describing fingering for algorithms? Like the way sheet piano music is annotated with fingering? My notes are littered with annotations like "(g-rt-u)" embedded into algs (= regrip right thumb on U). These help me remember fingerings I've seen in videos or worked out...
2. Kociemba explained verbally?

Hi Guys, I'm currently writing a paper on the maths of the cube for 'lay' people' who don't have a high level of maths knowledge. One of the things I wanted to do was explain how cube solvers work , so I wondered if anyone could explain using words only (I'll let you have a couple of formulas...
3. My algorithm maker software

After months of trying, finally I could write a program that got all the algorithms may lead to a particular state. For example, to solve this case algorithms are calculated as follows. algorithms are here these are about 10000 algorithms!!! All the possible algorithms are these and there is...
4. Request: Skewb Hex / Skewb Tetrakaidecahedron Tutorial

Edit: I understand that this is "not the place to ask questions," but this thread will hopefully contain tutorials. I am not asking any questions here; I'm only calling for a compilation of knowledge on this puzzle. I hope that this thread can stay where it is. Hi all, I received my Skewb...
5. Algorithm Simplification?

Quite simply, how do you do it :D ? Are there "laws of the cube", a bit like boolean algebra laws (I simply boolean expressions as well), such as certain sets of moves, four or so in length, that cancel down? I know simple things like RU2R' twice in a row cancels down to nothing, or that...

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7. OLL training video

I have been using this simple video to keep my algorithms for the OLL fresh and I thought that maybe some of you might like it! :) I could do a slower version in case someone is interested.
8. Scramble generating scripts/algorithms?

Hi there, I'm interested on finding any resources that can guide me trough scramble generating. I want to write a scramble generator script for a lot of puzzle types. Where can I find a good starting point? I think they are something more difficult that simple random numbers. Isn't...
9. The Naming of Last Steps

Hey there! I looked around for a thread on this and I couldn't find anything. I had a quick idea of naming last layer algorithm combinations. I use fridrich and yesterday I got the last layer - FRUR'U'F' and then T permutation. And I thought to myself, "It would be cool if there was a name...
10. Collection of places to learn methods

I've seen many threads asking where to learn methods, algorithms etc., so I made this thread so people don't have to search for individual forums, they just have to look here. If you know any useful places, post them here and they may end up on the list. The list will gradually get bigger, so if...
11. algorithm vs intuitive??

I currently use Fridrich intuitive f2l and i can solve my cube in around 35 seconds on an average.... i want to ask is learning the algorithm f2l worth it???? will it help me improve.. i can currently solve my f2l n 20-25 seconds....
12. looking for an algorithm

hey! i'm looking for a particular algorithm. i can solve the rubiks cube with the fridrich method, but only until PLL. i'm too lazy to learn 21 algorithms for PLL.. so i found out another algorithm that you have to do after OLL. but i can't remember it and i didnt write it down :D...
13. 5x5 Rubenking edge pieces

I use Andy Klise's 5x5 guide algorithms. To exchange two edge pieces I use: Lw' U² Lw' U² F² Lw' F² Rw U² Rw' U² Lw² Unfortunately this doesn't work for a Rubenking 5x5 because it messes up the centres. Are there suggestions for an alternative algorithm?
14. Faster big cube algs?

Hey guys. I was thinking earlier today about the algs to solve parity on big cubes. These algs use slice moves, and can do things that are impossible on a 3x3, such at flipping a single edge. I was wondering if this could be used to make OLL and PLL cases better. The advantage is you can use...
15. New 2x2 L-orientation (to my knowledge)

L' U L U F U' F' I havent seen this anywhere else. I figured it out while messing around with my cube. Front left: Faces you Front right: Faces up Back left: Faces up Back right: Faces right For CLL, it swaps the front two cubies
16. Human Thistlethwaite Help/Discussion

Hello all, Recently I have been interested in learning human thistlethwaite, but the very first step is quite a stumbling block. I know about orienting edges from petrus, but this is quite different and I don't quite understand. Would someone please explain this or make a video explaining...
17. KLL

Recently I realized there are not enough things named after me (sad I know). So I decided to devise a ZBLL alternative to be named after me (I'd like to make it very clear I am not advertising this as something to be learned in place of OLL/PLL but rather for people who are considering learning...
18. Mnemonics for Algorithms

I just heard this one from a friend that had problems remembering the A-Perm: R2 B2 R F R' B2 R F' R ' = And Warning, explicit content I hope more people will list tricks like this