Friday, August 22, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

iCube

A handy iPhone app so you always have a cube in your pocket. The cube is actually a lot more responsive than it seems. The ineffectiveness of my moves is because I'm doing it with the phone's back facing me.


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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Solving Homer

4 minutes. It's hard to turn.

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is the best Rubik's brand cube out of the box.

In this video I show it in the box, then immediately out of the box (no lube), then how it operates after some Jig-a-loo, and then after it's been broken in for a while.

In order:
Not even out of box
Just out of box
Just out of box + lube
3 months old + lube

All are Mr. Magorium's cubes from Amazon.com for about $8


Solving the Middle Layer

When you form the T, the color of the bottom T piece should inform you which algorithm to perform.

If the bottom piece of the T needs to fill the edge on the right, you do the 'right' alg. If it needs to fill the one on the left, you do the 'left' alg.


i.e. - A blue T with an orange piece on the bottom, you perform the "right" alg. If it is red on the bottom, you perform the "left" alg.

(with cross on top)
LEFT ALG - D L D' L' D' F' D F
RIGHT ALG - D' R' D R D F D' F'

This is how I was taught to recognize this step of LBL.

Sorry for the horrible images. Phone pictures.