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NxN Clock Simulator

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Originally it went down to size 1, but due to such triviality, sizes less than 3 were removed. And yes, I chose to simply revert to size 3 for incorrect inputs rather than displaying a cruel error message. :p
 

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Here are a few videos of the 5x5 clock simulator:

masterofthebass:
1:40.416

opticubes:
1:05.750
1:07.172

If anyone (maybe Stefan or qqwref?) wants to create a method or optimize the LBL method shown in the videos, please post your ideas here. Also, be sure to make a few clock simulator videos of your own. ;)
 

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1:32.891, 203 moves
1:27.532, 216 moves
1:23.718, 202 moves
1:11.406, 174 moves
1:09.313, 225 moves
1:06.860, 203 moves
0:59.266, 187 moves
0:55.781, 184 moves
0:52.547, 182 moves

Until the 1:11 it was consecutive, then it took me a few attempts for each further improvement. The last one took an eternity.

0:49.094, 175 moves

I swear I'll go home and to bed now!

0:48.813, 162 moves
0:45.781, 156 moves

Size 6:
1:22,843, 279 moves

Size 10:
4:10.672, 803 moves

Excellent program, btw.

0:43.390, 162 moves

Size 10:
3:58.328, 745 moves

Size 6:
1:12.968, 258 moves
 
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Stefan, those are some awesome times! My move counts are usually slightly lower or about the same, but obviously my moves/sec has to be much higher. At the moment my 5x5 PB is around 50, 6x6 PB is around 1:20, 10x10 PB is around 4:30, though I haven't even done 5 solves on the 6x6 on 10x10 yet...
 

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AAAAHHH! I just spent 58 minutes solving a 30x30 and one clock was wrong when I finished! :mad:
Oh no! If only you had a brain! ;)

(Select a contingent of clocks surrounding the bad clock [with up-pegs], but leave the pegs surrounding that clock down. Align with the bad clock. Push up the four pegs, align back. Solved.)
 

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this makes me want to buy a clock. 1:32.407 on 3x3 for my 3rd try. 107 moves... o well im still learning i guess. most of the moves are because i turn the dial the wrong way or i need to messed up with the pegs and have to flip all 4.

kept practicing:
49.093 88 moves.
47.031 87 moves.
42.516 65 moves.
quite fun

36.765 70 moves
 
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okay since you guys are rather experienced with clock, i have a question. if i can get 30 seconds using this simulator(using mouse to change wheel selection), what do you think i could get on a real clock?

It's easy to get sub-20 in real life, trust me on that.
 

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okay since you guys are rather experienced with clock, i have a question. if i can get 30 seconds using this simulator(using mouse to change wheel selection), what do you think i could get on a real clock?

It's easy to get sub-20 in real life, trust me on that.

cool, thanks. i think ill get one then.
 
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