Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Three days ago, my friend Indra Samala http://www.indrasamala.co.cc/ brought me a new piece of ***s*i* : it's called Megaminx.
Megaminx is one of the twisty puzzles, like Rubik's Cube, but Megaminx is dodecahedron-shaped. It has twelve pentagonal sides. There are 100,669,616,553,523,347, 122,516,032,313,645,505,168,688,116,411,019,768,627,200,000,000,000
possible arrangements of colors in a Megaminx, while a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 combinations. Although the number of combinations is much greater than Rubik's Cube, and the shape is different, the solving principles are the same.
After Samala gave an example solve in front of me, I could solve it in 15 minutes. Because most of the algorithms are adapted from the 3x3 Rubik's Cube algorithms.
Originally posted in http://sawiwirajaya.blogspot.com/2010/01/megaminx.html