#### Squamashii

##### Member

my solve times were

2x2

My first solves was about 20 seconds. Afterward I studied some 2x2 tricks, and did a single solve in 11 seconds. But I average 20-30, haha.

the pyramid

I’ve solved it a few times now, the first time was about 10 minutes. Ive solved it a few times now, takes me about 5 minutes. But I’m not really interested in focusing on it for now.

the 4x4.

The only thing I knew about the 4x4 is that I heard someone say you should try to solve all of the centers and edges and then solve it like a 3x3.. so I probably spent about 5 hours total solving it over a 24 hour period. I didn’t end up following that advice though. I could only ever get 10 of the 12 edges to pair up together, so I had to improvise some made up algorithms that happened to work. I also started from scratch a few times in there, because my daughter and baby niece got a hold of it.. haha. So total time that it was unsolved was 24 hours. And the last time I picked it up and tried it from scratch might have been like 2 hours.

anyway.. here’s my method I came up with:

1. solved 2 opposite centers (Yellow/White)

2. Made 6 yellow or white edge pairs and placed them around their centers.

3. Fixed the remaining 4 centers while fixing 2 more edge pairs.

4. Solved the last 4 edge pairs, which solved the cube. (This took me the longest because it mostly consisted of repeating an algorithm over and over until it finally worked.. haha)

I ran into all kinds of parity issues along the way, so at this point I am pretty confident that I could do it again using the same method. I’ll actually time myself and post an update tomorrow maybe