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Help needed to readproof a beginner's method memento/reminder

Cristobal

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To the moderators: feel free to move this topic in the right subforum

I started cubing yesterday. Originally planing to learn the Roux method and after being quickly stuck, I rapidly moved to the beginner's method as explained by Badmephisto.

His explanations are so easy to grasp that I decided to create a kind of memento or reminder to learn and comprehend the method by myself. However since English is not my native language, I may likely have made some mistakes, either grammar/spelling related or even regarding cube solving.

I just need some English speaking cubing fellow who would be kind enough to proofread my memento. Nothing to worry, it is very graphic and very synthetic.

Here it is:

 

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Looks very good. Only problem I see is step 5, the first two images are mirrored from what they should be. Also, the difficult ones to remember for step 5 are when you have 2 oriented corners next to each other. In this case, always put the two oriented corners ag the back.

Also, bottom left up, top left front, top right left side... It is unclear what you mean here.
 

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Looks very good. Only problem I see is step 5, the first two images are mirrored from what they should be. Also, the difficult ones to remember for step 5 are when you have 2 oriented corners next to each other. In this case, always put the two oriented corners ag the back.

Also, bottom left up, top left front, top right left side... It is unclear what you mean here.
Ok, so I corrected a few mistakes:





I had the wrong for the blue/red edge, it should have been green/red instead

I still have to figure the case you mentioned:

Also, the difficult ones to remember for step 5 are when you have 2 oriented corners next to each other. In this case, always put the two oriented corners ag the back.
You mean something like that?

 

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As you are after corrections to the English:
Instead of "to repeat as many times...., use "repeat as many times....
And it's "0 oriented corners" with an s at the end, and also "0 solved edges"

I won't comment on your choice of the U.S 'Color' when you're living in London...

Whilst this is just a beginners solution, you may like this sequence for Step 2, 3rd algorithm: F' L' U2 L F
 
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Cristobal

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I didn't get all the nuances of the 5th step, but here the version with the corrections:

I'm not planing to include the notation, since this memento is to be transformed into a pdf or a jpeg file that I will put in my mobile phone, so that I can consult anytime/anywhere in order to learn the algorithms.

As for the algorithms, these are the ones from the beginner's method presented by Badmephisto.

As you are after corrections to the English:
Instead of "to repeat as many times...., use "repeat as many times....
And it's "0 oriented corners" with an s at the end, and also "0 solved edges"

I won't comment on your choice of the U.S 'Color' when you're living in London...

Whilst this is just a beginners solution, you may like this sequence for Step 2, 3rd algorithm: F' L' U2 L F
Brilliant algorithm!
 
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On step 5, the first on (two corners orientated) it says "Place yellow sticker on top left facing front". Because english is stupid, it should read "Place yellow sticker on top left facing to the front".

The others are fine with out the "to the" (although putting it in the left facing one is not a bad idea).
 

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Ok, here is what seems to be my definitive version, still in test. It's a Grand pa method, but it works for me to apprehend cube solving.

(see last post)
 
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as this is aimed at beginners, I feel you should not assume they know how to make the cross yet your guide starts with a cross with centers matching the cross edges
 

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Oh ok, you put lots of effort into this so I thought it was going to published somewhere :)
 

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My advice would be to try roux again, because in the long run, you'll probably prefer it. I recommend deedub's tutorial on using roux as a beginners method.


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My advice would be to try roux again, because in the long run, you'll probably prefer it. I recommend deedub's tutorial on using roux as a beginners method.


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Yes, but now that I know the beginner's method, I feel that it will likely be easier to understand/apply, although I watched the Deedub's videos, it's still a bit abstract to me...

In order to work it out, I might have to put some effort in the same type of graphical document with some isometric views to get the required algorithms.
 

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Here's the last version, I often refer to it when my memory plays tricks on me:

(see last post)
 
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This is absolutely amazing! Before I say anything, I just want to say how amazing your piece of work is! However, there are minor points that can be improved upon.

Some algorithms are much easier to remember with a rotation, such as the ones in Step. 3, where algorithm A could be done with a rotation, then the inverse of algorithm B.
Also, the algorithm in Step. 2 could be a little faster (we are the SpeedSolving forums after all!), with something like R U2 R' U' R U R'

If I find anything else, I will let you know asap.
 

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This is absolutely amazing! Before I say anything, I just want to say how amazing your piece of work is! However, there are minor points that can be improved upon.
Thank you.

Some algorithms are much easier to remember with a rotation, such as the ones in Step. 3, where algorithm A could be done with a rotation, then the inverse of algorithm B.
Could you write algorithm for each case please?



Also, the algorithm in Step. 2 could be a little faster (we are the SpeedSolving forums after all!), with something like R U2 R' U' R U R'
The 3rd case you mean? Yes indeed that algorithm was in the Badmepisto method.
 

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The step. 3 algorithm (a) could be

y U' L' U L

I'm not good with rotations, but I think it's y, and not y'. You'll have to ask some other guys.
 

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