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Scrambles For Physical Use

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So, my parents dislike me using phones, iPads and computers too much. I need access to an online timer to generate scrambles. You can see the problem. So I’ve decided that instead, I will print out a bunch of scramble sheets, and scramble using those. I will still need to input those times into an online timer for statistics, but that reduces screen time. I thought this sheet might also be useful for other people, here it is :)
 

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So, my parents dislike me using phones, iPads and computers too much. I need access to an online timer to generate scrambles. You can see the problem. So I’ve decided that instead, I will print out a bunch of scramble sheets, and scramble using those. I will still need to input those times into an online timer for statistics, but that reduces screen time. I thought this sheet might also be useful for other people, here it is :)
Same here. Another way: assign numbers to each move and roll a die. Sure, it's random moves not random state, but it works :)
 

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So, my parents dislike me using phones, iPads and computers too much. I need access to an online timer to generate scrambles. You can see the problem. So I’ve decided that instead, I will print out a bunch of scramble sheets, and scramble using those. I will still need to input those times into an online timer for statistics, but that reduces screen time. I thought this sheet might also be useful for other people, here it is :)
ayyy I do this too! Thanks for the scrambles. Now I need to find some Megaminx ones.


I just do comp practice and write down my times and enter them into CS Timer next time I get on it.
 
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So, my parents dislike me using phones, iPads and computers too much. I need access to an online timer to generate scrambles. You can see the problem. So I’ve decided that instead, I will print out a bunch of scramble sheets, and scramble using those. I will still need to input those times into an online timer for statistics, but that reduces screen time. I thought this sheet might also be useful for other people, here it is :)
This is really cool. Where are the scrambles from?
 

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This is really cool. Where are the scrambles from?
There’s probably a better way, but I spammed 0.01 as the time on CSTimer by pressing down 1 and enter with manual input for the timer. Then I went into the info sheet for it, which has the scrambles, number, and time. I copied that and pasted into the Google Doc, and used ctrl F to remove the 0.01 times, leaving the numbers and scrambles. It doesn’t take too long either :)
 

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There’s probably a better way, but I spammed 0.01 as the time on CSTimer by pressing down 1 and enter with manual input for the timer. Then I went into the info sheet for it, which has the scrambles, number, and time. I copied that and pasted into the Google Doc, and used ctrl F to remove the 0.01 times, leaving the numbers and scrambles. It doesn’t take too long either :)
That is actually a really good way to do it!
 

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There’s probably a better way, but I spammed 0.01 as the time on CSTimer by pressing down 1 and enter with manual input for the timer. Then I went into the info sheet for it, which has the scrambles, number, and time. I copied that and pasted into the Google Doc, and used ctrl F to remove the 0.01 times, leaving the numbers and scrambles. It doesn’t take too long either :)
You do know about the scramble generator function, right? ;)
 

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For 3x3 i think you could generate few scrambles and when you run out of them you can start a new series by hand scrambling say R U F D B L and then applying all scrambles again. You still have random state, reproducible scrambles with less paper.
 
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Haha. I did this a few months ago - I was getting annoyed being in front of a computer just to get scrambles.

Needless to say I felt a bit silly once I learned cstimer had a scramble generator feature.
 

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Wait whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa???????????
Can we not? this is like the upcoming puzzles thread but somehow worse and completley unrelated.


anyway, Physical scrambles are nicer for stuff like FMC since it lowers eye strain, and I think that Max Park does something similar during his big averages when he tracks everything physically with a pen and notebook.
 

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this is not quite as efficient as the Cstimer scramble generator, but here is another option

 

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this is not quite as efficient as the Cstimer scramble generator, but here is another option

Not gonna lie, that one kind of sucks. The square-1 scrambles especially since they are random move so you are out of cubeshape almost all of the time.

On a side note, someone made a 2x2x3 scramble gen on scratch if you guys are into that
 
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