The Rubic Cube is not as hard as we thought!

rubic cube - Three rubic cubes
@furion1 (274)
Philippines
November 21, 2007 3:51pm CST
The famous six-color cube puzzle is not as hard as we thought. Last semester's break, I got nothing to do at home so decided to learn the cube. My tutor, my little sister, knows how and I asked her to teach me. It was just a series of different patterns to remember. Some are short while some are long. At first I could only do one side or color of the cube but after just a few hours, I was able to complete the cube. It was so amazing and I got so addicted to it! I practiced the next day, and then got to know well all patterns. Later, I have even acquired some new moves and techniques on my own. I studied the logic of the patterns and all were logical and easy. I really thought it was hard but it is not. What's your rubic cube story? Do you know how to complete it? What patterns or techniques do you use?
7 responses
@raychill (6530)
• United States
21 Nov 07
I can't do it, but I know it's patterns. That's why there are people who can solve it in just a few seconds. It usually has something to do with mathematics as well. Also, people can solve it blind folded. That's the one that really gets me. I just don't know how they do that one. I'm good with not being able to solve it. To me, it's more fun that way.
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Those who solve the rubic in seconds knows a lot of techniques I guess. And the blind fold is just amazing! I saw it once in the television and he completed the cube in just a few seconds.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
22 Nov 07
It all has to do with a math and they just know the tricks!
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
Some knows how to complete it but they are not good in math. It's all about patterns!
@hillock (749)
• Qatar
22 Nov 07
oh i really find it hard! im not into puzzle i guess.. but i do sudoku..i find it more easier than rubic cube! since no one teach me the patterns and technique it would be pretty hard for me. ^-^
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
It really is. I often ask a lot of times from my sister about those patterns back when I was still a newbie. Maybe someone could teach you that. It is hard to learn it online too. I also play the sudoku. have you tried kakuro?
@hillock (749)
• Qatar
25 Nov 07
i heard about that somewhere but i dont have any idea on how it works! have you played it before? about ruboc cube, i think im really not into it cause it pisses me off. LOL!
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
I have a kakuro mobile game in my phone. About the cube, hehe ",
@leo218 (23)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
i dont know how.. do you know any great sites that has tutor on it? well.. i wanna buy one in this coming ateneo fiesta.. i hope i'll learn to solve it. thanks!
@leo218 (23)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
okay. thanks a lot! i would like to learn solving the rubic cube. hehe ^^.
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
:-) buy the cube now!
@leo218 (23)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
uu. hehe I'll try to buy one.. Its really fun and exciting to solve.. ^^,
@swirlz (3136)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Really? Then why is it that I never get to solve it? hehe. There are times that I'm trying very hard, like more than an hour. And I just ended up in despair. The most I've done is 2 colors, or 2 sides. How did you do it? I wish someone could teach me.
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
At first, I could only do 2 sides too. Well, my sis taught me some of her ideas and after some practice, I was able to complete it.
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@swirlz (3136)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
You're so lucky your sister knows how to solve it. I don't know of anyone who could. Maybe I'll just search on the internet about it. Actually, I've learned about techniques to solve rubix cube only in this discussion. I haven't heard of it before. Now, I'll try to find the answers.
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
Good luck and have some fun! ",
@anniepa (27279)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I got hooked on that silly thing back when my daughter was a child and got one. For awhle there I think I played with it more than she did but none of us - my daughter, my husband or I - ever got it. So, what will it take for you to tell me your secret techniques? I'd love to shock the heck out of my family but doing it at long last! You gave me the idea now that I must get one for each of my grandkids; only problem is, I'll just bet one of them, if not both, figures it out on their own. Annie
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
My secret techniques? hehe goodluck to your grandkids ", hope they'll complete it ",
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
21 Nov 07
hi there furion1 yes those Rubic Cube are so hard all those different colours on them i have not at a go on them for a very long time maybe i should buy that one time and i can try to do it again thanks for this discussion
@furion1 (274)
• Philippines
22 Nov 07
Your welcome. Once you get the patterns, it's all easy. And, of course, practice makes perfect.
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
rubix cube - cute rubix cube
i could also solve a rubix cube, like what you have said it is not that hard to solve it, it is just a matter of patters and some logic. in building the first layer, i use the cross pattern. i am really not that great at rubix cube, but i can finish it with less than 2 minutes. hehehe could you finish it less than 2 minutes just like me? or have you ever tried to time your self, when solving a rubix cube?