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Idea/request: BLD scramble generator

Joël

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Hi all,

I just had an idea, and I've searched the forum, but I don't think it exists.

I thought maybe it would be nice to have a scramble generator that allows you to practice specific situations in BLD solving. The idea is that practice can be more effective if you target specific skills.

Examples:
- For people who learn BH, the possibility to configure specific 3-cycles that you want to practice in a real solve
- Configure number of (unbalanced) 2-cycles to practice those
- Configure the number of pieces in place, but twisted
- For beginners: Edges / corners only (number of pieces configurable)

Is anyone interesting it making this?
 

Chrisalead

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I'm pretty sure Prisma puzzle timer got what you ask. At least it has edge only scrambling, corner only scrambling and I think (if my memory is ok) it also has 3-cycle scrambling.
 

Joël

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Hi Chrisalead,

I'll check it out.

Btw, by 3-cycle scrambling, do you mean it gives random 3 cycles?

What I mean by this feature would be for example, that you can define what your buffer is, and select multiple cases from a list of 21*18 cases (for corners). The program should then generate scrambles that include as many of the selected cases as possible.

Edit: Checked it out.. Looks like a good program. It has some of the options I suggested (edges or corners only), but I'd like it to go a little further than that.
 
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Marcell

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I thought about something very similar some time ago, but I've never gotten around to actually writing it. But I still think it would be of great use.
My main idea was creating "bad" bld scrambles, e.g. ones with 2-cycles and twisted pieces, but being able to specify a subset of cases to practise the corresponding algs could be very helpful too.
 

evogler

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Sounds like a cool idea. I'll just toss in, I'd like a program to translate between scramble and letter-based memo. Then you could practice execution with pre-generated memo, or practice memo and check it against the program.
 
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