Rubik's cubes and Megaminx step by step.
- Have access to the cube(s) you want to solve. Start with a 3x3, switch to the others when you've mastered the 3x3.
- Be prepared to spend a few hours with your cubes.
This course will teach you how to solve a Rubik's cube, and as an extra all of the other NxNxN cubes as well, and also the famous megaminx.
It will teach you
an approach in solving the various cube
identifying and recognizing the different cases you will encounter
tools and simple algorithms to solve these cases
how to reach a fully solved 3x3x3 cube, a 3x3x3 megaminx and every other type of NxNxN cube
The course uses an easy graphical depiction of the cube rotations next to the standard character notation that is commonly used in other courses and online. This notation is mentioned, but in the course itself all algorithms are graphically drawn as well, including the cheat sheets in the back.
The basic course itself is just over half an hour. The rest of the video's are optional and provide a different approach to solving the 3x3x3, and step-by-step explanation to the other cubes.
All algorithms are explained and described in the included manual, the last pages contain an extra copy of them, and can be used as cheat sheet, so you'll have them easy at hand.
And above all, solving a cube is fun. It will relax you and will be satisfied every time all pieces line up correctly. With the methods you'll teach in this course you will be able to solve a 2x2 in 30 seconds, a 3x3 in just over a minute, a 4x4 should be around 4 minutes, the megaminx in 6 minutes, and a 5x5 in like 8 minutes, if you want to practice a bit, but even without too much practice and the cheat sheets at hand you will be able to solve the cubes in about 2-3 times the mentioned time. The highest magnitude cube I've solved is a 7x7, and it takes around 40 minutes, and my master kilominx (4x4x4 megaminx) about 25, but there are apps and websites to be found that will allow you to tinker with even higher magnitude cubes if you'd like, but usually solving them will be a bit slower than the real deal.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who finally wants to solve the cube without the need for learning a cryptic notation.
- Anyone who would studies better when he or she combines a written text with drawings and a demo and explanation on video.
Long time cube solver and IT enthusiast.
A master in mechanical engineering who turned to software development and teaching.
A business/functional analyst in telecom who tries to make everybody's life easier.
Microsoft user and Linux enthusiast.
Java developer using VBA for day to day tooling.
Married and father of two wonderful and lively daughters.