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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rubik's Cube

Hello world,

If you cannot solve the Rubik's Cube, I won't teach you in this post, but you can see http://www.youcandothecube.com/. Even Justin Bieber can do it, so will you!

Rubik's Cube is a puzzle that shaped like a cube, colorful, and its pieces can be twisted in groups. According to the Solution Guide when I bought the Rubik's Cube Keychain, 1 out of 5 people in the world play it. Here is some excerpt from Wikipedia..

The Rubik's Cube is a 3-D mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnÅ‘ Rubik. Originally called the "Magic Cube", the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toys in 1980 and won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year. As of January 2009, 350 million cubes have sold worldwide making it the world's top-selling puzzle game. It is widely considered to be the world's best-selling toy. In a classic Rubik's Cube, each of the six faces is covered by 9 stickers, among six solid colours (traditionally white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow). A pivot mechanism enables each face to turn independently, thus mixing up the colours. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be a solid colour. Similar puzzles have now been produced with various numbers of stickers, not all of them by Rubik. The original 3×3×3 version celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary in 2005.

Since I brought this cube the first time, my friends asked me to tell them how to solve it. I'm not a fast speedcuber, I usually solve the cube in 30-40 seconds, still far slower than Abel Brata and Erik Akkersdijk.

Replay of my solving can be seen in http://hi-games.net/cube-3x3x3/watch?u=3137. I'm currently learning how to solve larger cubes.

Originally posted in http://sawiwirajaya.blogspot.com/2009/12/rubiks-cube.html