How to Solve The Rubik's cube using a speed optimal method
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How to Solve The Rubik's cube using a speed optimal method

This course is about an easy to understand and fun to use method that will allow you to solve the cube even faster.
3.8 (2 ratings)
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20 students enrolled
Created by Egide Hirwa
Last updated 4/2015
English
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Solve the Rubik's cube in less than 60 seconds
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Requirements
  • Have a Rubik's cube
Description

If you have a Rubik's cube laying around and would like to conquor it once and for all, this course is for you. It takes you step by step from the hesitant first moves to the confident and satisfying last moves.

The course is an hour long and has multiple example solves at the end in order to give you an idea of how to combine what you have learned in a fluid manner. The video lectures are detailed and can be paused conveniently if you want to review a passage.

With this method you will be able to solve the cube from any scrambled position, so be warned, people will be dazzled and amazed upon your new skill. Other than only being able to solve the cube this method is speed optimal, so with a little practice your solving time will flirt with the one minute barrier.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to conquor the Rubik's cube
  • Anyone who wants to solve the cube under 60 seconds
  • Anyone who has a scrambled Rubik's cube Laying around
  • Anyone who wants to add a cool skill under his/her belt
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 01:24:44
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Introduction
2 Lectures 07:58

In this video l'll be showing the sequences needed in order to solve the cube, practice them until you can perform them without looking and fluidly.

Preview 02:37

The speed in which you'll be able to perform these sequences will determine your solving speed so thrain them frequently untill they become second nature.

Preview 05:21
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The First Layer
5 Lectures 20:55

The first step of solving the Rubik's cube is the Cross. In this video l go over what it takes to accomplish this task. L will be using the white face as my first Layer so that you may follow along and that you may familiarize yourself with the colors.

Preview 04:59

This is the Second part of the cross. At the end of the video, there will be some example solves in order to train what you have learned. don't be afraid to scramble the cube, it will make what you have learned stick like glue.

Aligning the Cross edges
04:58

Some cases are harder than others, so l have made a special video for them. In case you encounter them don't panic, just come and watch this video.

The White Cross (Difficult cases)
01:46

Once the Cross is complete we must solve the corners with white color in order for the First Layer to be completely solved

The First Layer Corners
04:37

Second part of solving the first layer corners, Practice is the only thing that will make solving easier and faster so after celebrating the fact that you have solved the First layer, scramble the cube and solve it again.

Extra cases for the First Layer Corners
04:35
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The Middle Layer
2 Lectures 07:14

For the middle Layer we only have to solve theedges that fit between the centers, there are only four of them and they are easily recognizable because they are the only edges which don't have a yellow color on them.

Solving the Middle Layer Edges
04:15

Last step in order to solve the First two layers, after this take a deep breath and 5 minutes of a well deserved rest, you are halfway there.

Completing the First Two Layers
02:59
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The Last Layer
8 Lectures 12:54

After the middle Layer, we now have to solve a second cross, but this time on the Top Layer. To accomplish this we will use the sequences learned in the introduction video

The Yellow Cross
02:24

Orienting the Last Layer corners. There are seven different cases which can all be solved using the sequences showed in the introduction video.

Last Layer Corners (Bruno)
00:50

The sune case looks like a fish, it has a lefty inverse so be careful and don't confuse the two.

Last Layer Corners (Sune)
02:10

The cameleon case has two ears that you put on the left before performing the sequences needed.

Last Layer Corners (Chameleon)
00:23

The headlights case has two headlights that you direct towards the left before performing the sequences needed.

Last Layer Corners (Headlights)
00:32

The double headlight case has two double headlights which must be facing you before execution of the solving sequence of moves.

Last Layer Corners (Double Headlights)
00:31

Now That the corners are oriented, we must finish solving them by permuting them in their right place, for this we will only need the Third sequence shown in the introduction video, sol l hope you practiced it and can now perform it flawlessly.

Permute Last Layer Corners
01:40

The last step before finishing the cube. After this you will deserve a rest and please share your challenges during the course by leaving a review.

Permute Last Layer Edges
04:24
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Going Further
3 Lectures 28:49

A review of all that has been learned.

Example solve
04:54

There are official competition on solving the Rubik's cube and for these competitions to go well, there is a standard notation used so that competitors may compare scrambles. This video will teach you how to use the official notation, this knowledge will be useful in a further video.

P.S: the notation is intuitive and easy to learn

Introduction to Notation
14:21

This is a video going through all the steps learned in this course. Follow along and see if what you have learned is still fresh in your mind.

walkthrough solve
09:34
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Tips and Tricks for Solving even Faster
1 Lecture 06:54

Now that you can solve the cube, you need to do it faster and the only way of achieving that is through practice, so scramble the cube cube and solve it as many times as you can, this time timing yourself and detecting your weak points.

Faster example solves
06:54
About the Instructor
Egide Hirwa
3.8 Average rating
2 Reviews
20 Students
1 Course
Speedcuber and Memory Athlete

It's been 5 years since solved the Rubik's cube for the first time and now l can perform this feat in a matter of 15 seconds, The Rubik's cube being the most famous puzzle it's a shame that not many people are able to solve it quickly,There are many guides showing people how to solve it but none of them teach you a very fast method, so challenging myself to see if l could help achieve that goal l taught six of my close friends to solve it and they have now broken the 60 second barrier. l would like to show people that it is very easy to become part of the few Who can solve it in seconds.

Nowadays l attend official competitions where l meet other speedcubers and we share tips and tricks on how to effectively pass on what we have learned without spending the amount of time we did on the cube in the beginning because lectures were nowhere to be found. After realizing that not everyone is willing to put in the amount of time l did to perfect the skill, l have been gathering different ways and methods of facilitating the process and easing the learning experience, concentrating on the essentials of solving a Rubik's cube quickly.