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Rubik's Cube

  1. Anyone else have any version of the cube?
     
  2. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    I dunno what you mean, but my fastest time for a standard 3x3x3 is about 1min 30seconds
     
  3. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Cool cool, thats not a terrible time, I'm around that time as well, I'm trying to get my time down to a minute until I try any different ways to solve it. Also, I'm buying a 5X5 Cube soon, I can't wait for it.
     
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    My sciences teacher has finished a standard rubik's cube in 4 minutes, we spent about 12 minutes just rotating it over and over :)
     
  5. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Haha, I love it when people take like an entire class to mix it up, and then I solve it in a couple mins. I try to tell them it doesn't matter how much they mix it up, but they think they can stump me.
     
  6. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    HAh yea we did that as well. From memory the most moves it can possibly take is 52. That is, no matter how many turns the most that it can take is 52, but it is always less (providing its done the right way).

    My mate has a 4x4, but a 5x5 is alot easier as 4x4 has an ambigous case where it becomes impossible to do.
     
  7. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    I'm trying to find a 5x5 from Eastsheen, I've been told by many rubiks cube men that the Rubiks.com version is very big and bad (tends to break after a very little use). Anyone have any suggestions on this? I found some on ebay, but if I can get some at the store I would rather do that
     
  8. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

  9. skitzo_zac

    skitzo_zac TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 418

    haha, and if the 4D version doesnt provide enough challenge there is a 5D version! 5D Rubik's Cube
     
  10. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Haha I actually bought a combo deal, 2x2, 4x4, and 5x5 from Eastsheen for 30 bucks plus shipping. Its a pretty nice deal, just have to make a paypal account so I can buy it.
     
  11. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    I ordered them off of E-bay if anyone wants them
     

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  12. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    they frustrate me just looking at them
     
  13. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    i just cant wait for them to get here!
     
  14. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    I always ended up taking the thing apart and then putting it back together. It worked every time. :)
     
  15. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Oh thats no challenge though!
     
  16. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    But that is how "clever" people do it.
     
  17. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Haha ya, "Clever".


    SEND ME MY CUBES NOW!!!

    I want them so bad ='(
     
  18. LuckyM

    LuckyM Banned Posts: 66

    i've never tried Cinders's way but that should work :D i'm familiar with 4x4 cube, but i can't claim any great time record cos i hadn't tried to solve the cube since my childhood.. and back then it used to take me pretty much time to deal with it...
     
  19. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    I would suggest going and getting one. Not only is it entertaining but it is very healthy for you.
     
  20. LuckyM

    LuckyM Banned Posts: 66

    i know i know, all those puzzles that make you think, keep brain cells alive ;) i'm thinking of unusual Rubik's cube like this [​IMG]

    or this:

    [​IMG]

    i guess i'll have to get regular cube and print some stickers :)
     
  21. Ph30nIX

    Ph30nIX TS Rookie Posts: 243

    Its essentially the same, but I could see myself getting very confused with the dots.
     
  22. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    ooooo i really like that first one lol, nice.
     
  23. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    Back in the days of the original rubiks cube, my older brothers classmate had the world record for solving it. His name was nicholas Hammond and took him on average 30 secs to solve it.
    He was once on 'Record Breakers' with Roy Castle......back in the day "
     
  24. kemp_Drumsalot

    kemp_Drumsalot TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 66

    Thats awesome, my time still ranges from about 1 minute to 1:36, so I'm still improving, but i love the challenge my new cubes are going to give me, I'm sure they will take me awhile to figure out lol.
     
  25. LuckyM

    LuckyM Banned Posts: 66

    if i remember it right, the second cube was photoshoped, but it still looks like a good idea for me :) the changed appearance makes whole thing a bigger challenge.
     

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