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I just came up with a new idea for an event: blind fmc. You use a mirror cube instead of a normal cube and are blindfolded. Writing notes might be hard tho.
 

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I just came up with a new idea for an event: blind fmc. You use a mirror cube instead of a normal cube and are blindfolded. Writing notes might be hard tho.

Have a notaror beside you, who writes stuff down and reads it out.
Time limit?
Is it just me, or does this sound like a type of team FMC?
 

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I seem to recall someone doing all WCA events blindfolded at some point, but I can’t remember who it was. Included in “all WCA events” was of course FMC. I don’t remember for sure how they did it, though. @Mike Hughey are you perhaps the one who did it?
I was attempting to do it at one point; I never did all events in one week, and certainly not in a single attempt, but I have done every event individually blindfolded (including feet, magic, and master magic!). The FMC was crazy and I was only able to do it because it was before the 80 move maximum rule - I did it in 118 moves. My rule was that I could spend as long as I wanted staring at the solved cube and the scramble, but then had to pull on the blindfold before starting to write down the solution. (The justification is that the blindfold must be on during the entire solving phase, and so that means no turning the cube before donning the blindfold, and no writing the solution either since that's the important part of FMC.) At the time, it wasn't necessarily true that you had a picture to go off of (and anyway my color scheme is wrong for the typical picture), so the approach was to use the scramble to work out where each piece was by tracing it through the scramble, then memorize the configuration BLD-style. Then you could pull on the blindfold and write down your BLD solution. Once the blindfold is on, you are of course allowed to turn the cube, which can be helpful to make sure you don't make mistakes writing down the moves. But it is hard keeping track of where to put your pen for the next algorithm as you're writing them down.

In order to do this with the 80 move rule now, it would probably be necessary to do it speed-BLD style instead. Which would really be crazy hard.

My FMC solution was here; at the time it was the UWR:

Daniel Sheppard was actually the first to do it; that was here:
 

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I was attempting to do it at one point; I never did all events in one week, and certainly not in a single attempt, but I have done every event individually blindfolded (including feet, magic, and master magic!). The FMC was crazy and I was only able to do it because it was before the 80 move maximum rule - I did it in 118 moves. My rule was that I could spend as long as I wanted staring at the solved cube and the scramble, but then had to pull on the blindfold before starting to write down the solution. (The justification is that the blindfold must be on during the entire solving phase, and so that means no turning the cube before donning the blindfold, and no writing the solution either since that's the important part of FMC.) At the time, it wasn't necessarily true that you had a picture to go off of (and anyway my color scheme is wrong for the typical picture), so the approach was to use the scramble to work out where each piece was by tracing it through the scramble, then memorize the configuration BLD-style. Then you could pull on the blindfold and write down your BLD solution. Once the blindfold is on, you are of course allowed to turn the cube, which can be helpful to make sure you don't make mistakes writing down the moves. But it is hard keeping track of where to put your pen for the next algorithm as you're writing them down.

In order to do this with the 80 move rule now, it would probably be necessary to do it speed-BLD style instead. Which would really be crazy hard.

My FMC solution was here; at the time it was the UWR:

Daniel Sheppard was actually the first to do it; that was here:

As someone bad at BLD, this seems incredibly impressive; more so than 5BLD
 
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