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megaminx patterns

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Does any one know algorithms for patterns on a megaminx, like flower or checkerboard


(dont tell me its in the wrong spot I know i didnt know where to put it)
 

mrCage

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Does any one know algorithms for patterns on a megaminx, like flower or checkerboard


(dont tell me its in the wrong spot I know i didnt know where to put it)
HI,

I believe that noone cares much for making longish pattern algorithms on megaminx. Anything close to or over 100 turns becomes too cumbersome and tiring...

Per
 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think a perfect checkerboard pattern on the megaminx (using opposite colours for the pattern) is impossible.
This is correct. There are 30 edges, so that pattern would involve 15 2-cycles (because each edge is swapped with its opposite). This is a parity position and so you can't do it without disassembling the puzzle.

You can, however, do this:

(276 moves is not optimal of course)

It's possible on the 6-color megaminx.
Maybe, but a 6-color megaminx is arguably about as silly as a 3-color 3x3x3.
 

melaladi

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I usually just solve the megaminx into the pattern,because most patterns take a large number of moves to make on the megaminx. many are over a hundred...
 
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