Friday, May 23, 2008

Rubik's Cube Facts

It dawned on me yesterday that there is enough info in the Facts section to enable a person to solve the cube without step by step instructions. I think. So if you want to try to figure it out rather than be guided step by step through the solution, here is what you do. Start by getting 4 edges on one side. Hold the cube so the solved edges are on the bottom layer. Now get the 4 edges in the middle layer. The middle layer is the horizontal layer between the top layer and the bottom layer. Now use facts 5, 6, and 7 to solve all the rest of the cube! I am not claiming it will be easy. It may require some trial and error. You will doubtless have to go back and fix the edges on the first two layers (bottom and middle) many times until you figure it out. But in the end, when you do figure it out, what joy and satisfaction it will bring.

Or, you could scroll down to the step by step instructions and use them. I, personally, have experienced the joy and satisfaction of working through various online tutorials to solve the cube.

If you have any questions or comments and would like to write me: robertpauljr at yahoo dot com.