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  1. Osiris

    Connecting my Stackmat to CSTimer

    If anyone could give me some advice for this, that'd be great! (I am on Windows, not Mac) So, I connect my SpeedStacks Stackmat to my computer's headphone jack with the correct cable. I am using the secure version of CSTimer, the timer on the screen shows the --:-- symbol, so I know that it's...
  2. Etotheipi

    Magnet polarity change.

    This probably wouldn't work, but would it be beneficial to reverse the magnets in edges so the pieces repel each other instead of attracting? It would still align the faces well i think, and it would reduce friction as well. Although getting strong enough magnets to actually cause any friction...
  3. dominoboy

    GMS Magnets Strengthening?

    Before purchasing my Gan X, many reviewers stated that the strongest (clear) magnets weren't very strong. I prefer stronger magnets in my cubes (such as the GTS3 M magnets) but decided it would still be worth trying it out. After playing with the Gan X, I realized the magnets were quite weak...
  4. B

    WTB Old Type-C, Type-C v1.5, or Type-C Retooled.

    I've grown a bit nostalgic for when I first got into cubing. My favorite cubes, after some time cubing (badly), were my Type-C and Type-F. My Type-F survived, as well as all of my Type-A cubes (versions I through V), Type-C v2, Type-C v3, Type-D, and Type-F v2. My Type-C v1, however, took a fall...
  5. u Cube

    New Hardware Won't Get You Faster

    As long as you are using a somewhat modern cube, hardware won't get you faster.... Warning to all newer cubers: you don't have to buy every single new cube on the market because it won't make you faster....
  6. Y

    MF3RS2M, Yuxin Little Magic M or Yuxin Huanglong M?

    Hi, I'm new here so forgive me if I'm posting incorrectly! I'm interested in cubing and now I want to buy a speedcube. I'm thinking of getting either the Cubicle Labs MF3RS2M, Cubicle Labs Yuxin Little Magic M or the Cubicle Pro Shop Yuxin Huanglong M. Which one do you think will be best for...
  7. RMcDonald

    DaYan Zhanchi popping like crazy, very catch-happy. Suggestions?

    Hi all, I have a 55mm black DaYan Zhanchi that I have about ~600 solves on. It's not my main so it's not a huge deal, but it was my first proper speedcube so it's got a special place in my heart. It was very smooth and didn't catch often. However, I opened it up and lubed the core with...
  8. A

    Rubik's Cube Game Controller!!

    This is an Arduino project I made that uses a Rubik's cube as an input device for gaming.
  9. N

    Fangshi ShuangRen Illusion tension problems

    My Fangshi Illusion finally came in the mail to finish Fangshi Collection. However, I like my cubes really really really loose. So this causes some problem with the Illusion. Since the center caps are recessed into the center pieces, I can't have the tensions super loose like I like them. If...
  10. rk960925

    X Cube Question

    Hi I have a completely broken in(solved more than 1000times) x cube 4x4. I got the cube to turn like dayan 3x3s, but the reverse cornercutting still sucks. Does anybody know any mod for x cube 4? Also, can i do consta & florian on x cube? Will it make it better? Plz help!!
  11. ThomasJE

    Storebought Replacement Hardware

    Hi, I've recently tried modding ny old Rubik's storebought to make it a little better. I'm planning of: Sanding down internal parts Making 'RCC' holes (simular to a Dayan) Replacing stickers Replacing core/springs/screws My question is: What brand of stickers/core/springs/screws would...
  12. R

    Cube Shop in Chicago?

    I am traveling to downtown Chicago soon and I was wondering if anyone knows of anywhere in Chicago inn which there is a physical cube shop. Any help would be appreciated!
  13. J

    BOSTON

    Hey cubers, I am presently in Boston for a couple days, and I was wandering where I could buy cubes down here. Basically, I am asking you people if anyone knows a place in Boston to buy some cubes. I am kinda looking for something with more than just the basic cube if possible...
  14. kprox1994

    [Help Thread] Lubrication Thread

    I keep seeing all of these questions about lube. I think it would be good to keep lubrication questions all in one thread about where to buy and what lube to use for what cubes. Lube Types (Descriptions by Thrawst) Lubix is like UN Security Council resolutions: it's not a be all end all...
  15. D

    [Help Thread] "What cube should I get?" The Puzzle Choice Thread

    Edit: Please find the latest suggestions in this thread here. Ok, so I am really sick of people asking what kind of cubes should they get. It seems that I have started the "The XXX Thread" wave at this forum, although some of the threads are pretty useful, the invarible title really annoys me...
  16. *LukeMayn*

    The One-Answer Question Thread [closed]

    Read before posting. Search before posting a question. The "search thread" tool in this thread can be used to see if someone already asked a similar question here. Depending on the question, you may also find answers on the Speedsolving Wiki, or in other threads. If you have questions about WCA...
  17. B

    Cube dust - just clean it

    Hey everyone, I have a question. I always have black dust on the inside of my cube. I clean out my cube piece by piece and a week of speedcubing later, the black dust comes back. I am aware that some silicone based lubricants are the cause of the black dust. I was wondering if there is a way to...
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