Wednesday 19 May 2021

Hacks to Solve the Rubik Cube

The face of the world had greatly changed from the time that this cube toy was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, an architecture professor, and sculptor in Hungary. The market has been frenzied by the Rubik’s cube, which was fondly called the “magic cube” when it was launched in the US market in the 1980s. The craze over the simple cube toy continues that it even reaches a market sales of $250 million in the year 2017. 

The “magic cube” has been conceptualized and regarded as a toy for a kid to solve, and a lot of youngsters before had almost cracked their heads in solving the puzzle in the Rubik’s cube. Without even thinking that there could be a scientific process in solving it. Youngsters of the millennial generation now have all the access and are acquainted with the process of how the puzzle in the Rubik’s cube can be solved. The internet became the fertile source for information and tips on how to effectively solve the puzzle as it provides different methods such as the CFOP Method. You can learn CFOP method by reading the GoCube’s detailed guide.

If you are still cracking your head in solving the puzzle of the Rubik’s cube, let me guide you on the different steps on how to solve the puzzle in a minimal timeframe effectively. You may take it as a guide in order for you to gain mastery in solving it.

You may explore different methods of solving the Rubik’s cube. It entirely depends on how adept you are in a given method. The different steps that will be provided are for you to have some basic insights on how to solve it, but still, everything is exploratory. You must be able to know which method or process perfectly works for you.

Step 1

If what you have in mind is creating an image of a daisy in the cube, which is actually the yellow square in the middle and is surrounded by the white colors. Such concept of having a daisy may take different processes and methods and may entail different attempts and tries. As you try to create it, you must have the necessary ways of how to achieve it.

Step 2

The second step involves placing and lining up the top middle color with the center color. This is actually being done in one of the faces of the Rubik’s cube. If you are already done wherein all the colors were already lined up with this specific part of the cube, then move on to the other side of the cube. Turned the other side of the face of the cube twice so that it will be in the upside-down position. Since there are four sides of the cube, just repeat the same process on each side until you are able to create a shape of a white cross on the bottom side of the cube. Continue with the process and hold the cube wherein the white side color is facing down.

Step 3

At this stage, you may already be aroused and challenged to continue solving the Rubik’s cube, and it can easily be done by concentrating on the white colors on the top layer. There may be some “tricks” that can be done wherein you may rotate the side or face of the cube on its left or right side and continue doing it until all the squares are already on the bottom.

On the right side or “face” of the cube, you may proceed to do the “right trick” by rotating the right side or “face of the Rubik’s cube right clockwise and do a counter-clockwise on the top side or “face” of the cube.

On the left side or “face” of the cube, you may do the left “trick”  by turning the left side or “face” counter-clockwise and do the same with the top side or “face” and clockwise on the left side or “face of the cube.

Step 4

Whew! We are almost halfway through, and the adrenalin to finish it is rising up, and now shift your attention to the squares on the second row. The top layer of the cube must be rotated until it is upside-down with the shape of “T” that contains only one color scheme. The color must be complemented with the color either on the left side “face” or the right side “face” of the cube. There should be no yellow color square on the bottom row of the top face. Its color must reflect either the left or right side.

You may perform the left trick if the square reflects the left side “face” of the cube and rotates counter-clockwise the topside. It will be the right “trick” if the side or “face” of the square reflects a right side, then perform the clockwise rotation on the top side of the cube.

In doing the rotation, you may have to move some of the white squares, then the replacement of the white square may be done by repeating the process stated in step number 3. Repeat the entire process until the second is complete.

Step 5 

On the top side of the cube, you may create the shape of a yellow cross through the process of rotating the front side “face” of the cube clockwise, do the same with the front side “face” and on the right side “face” of the cube. Eventually, proceed rotating the top face doing a counter-clockwise and same with the right face and on the front face.

Step 6

This will be the alignment to the right position of the middle colors on the top layer.  Just rotate the top layer color counter-clockwise and make sure that the colored square is facing on your side.  

Step 7

All the colored squares must be on the correct “face” or side, and you can achieve it by turning counter-clockwise the bottom, right “face” of the cube. Repeat the entire process until the yellow square is on the top side of the cube.

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