My PBs

1x1x1-0.00, 2x2x2-2.04, 3x3x3-19.87 (lucky), 24.xx (non-lucky), 4x4x4-4:43.xx, 5x5x5-12:18.xx, 6x6x6-around 30 mins, 7x7x7-hours and hours, Megaminx-5:12.64, Square-1-1:34.26, Void Cube-1:43.77, Mirror Blocks-4:16.63, Rubik's Twist-11.26

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

F1n4lly..@ Bl0g P05t

Ok here are some updates
I have added a c0up13 n3w cu835 t0 my c0113ct10n

Has dramatic music...Rubik's Cubes are h4rd f0r d4 0rd1n4ry

1 minute ago I got a 29.99 solve which is a little above average, but is sub 30


Someone timed me.

Plus I'm getting a Gigaminx. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Cincinnati World Piano Competition

This happened in July 2010 and found this off a website

The Cincinnati-based World Piano Competition announced the winners for its Young Artist Division in an awards ceremony held July 1 at the Aronoff Center. Out of 48 students, ages 5 to 17, who competed, it appears that every youngster in each of 12 categories took home a prize, ranging from $25 to $100.
Here are some highlights:
Sunny Huang, 15, of Novi, Michigan, a student of Faye Mao, won the grand prize of $1,500 in the solo divison, levels 9-12.
Yehan Chen, 16, of Plainfield, Ind., a student of Karen Taylor, won the grand prize of $1,500 for the concerto division, levels 9-12, and a recommended performance with members of the World Symphony Orchestra (to be led by the CSO’s Ken Lam).
Other grand prizes went to ME!!!!!!, student of Nina Polonsky ($500), and co-winners David Du and Suvir Mirchandani, who each won $250.


Yes, school started 5 weeks ago. That is why I haven't been posting much, but my weekends are also busy.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


For those that don't know, I am in Baltimore and I'm coming back on Thursday.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Pillowed Mastermorphix

I got the Mastermorphinx today in the mail at around 4 PM and I scrambled it and I could not finish it, but by watching leopulga's how to solve vid, I finished it. Here's a link to his video:,,,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Another Update

The ShengEn Type F II is here! Yaaaaaay! I can sometimes get sub-30 on this beast! Once i even got a 19 second solve on this (it was lucky)! So later, I'll be posting a video showing an average solve on my Type F II.

Also, on eBay, I bid on a Pillowed Mastermorphix and I won it for a little over 2 bucks. It is on its way.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

An Update

Don't worry. The ShengEn FII is on its way.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

ShengEn Type FII

I just ordered a Type F II speedcube. I'll keep you peeps updated on that.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

How to Solve a 1x2x2

The 1x2x2 is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very,
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 very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very easy puzzle. It is not mass produced as of June 12, 2010. There are only 6 combinations to it. Try figuring it out by yourself logically before you look at how you solve a 1x2x2, but if you are just way too lazy, then look.

To solve the 1x2x2, I will be using the usual speedcubing notation:

R=Turn the right layer 180 degrees
U=Turn the top layer 180 degrees

No D, L, F or B is used.

To solve the 1x2x2, do R U until the cube is solved. Note that the cube may be solved while in the middle of the R U algorithm.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

How to Solve a 1x4x4

The 1x4x4 is a puzzle that has not been invented or mass-produced yet as of June 6, 2010. kcwong707 on eBay sells them, but they are not fully functional. If you would like to buy one, click here. If eBay says the listing has ended, search something like "1x4x4 rubik" in the search bar. Anyways, let's get to solving it.

The algorithm notation is just like the one I use for speedcubing:

U=Turn the top layer 180 degrees
D=Turn the bottom layer 180 degrees
R=Turn the right layer 180 degrees
L=Turn the left layer 180 degrees

Also these notations that you may not know are:

u=Turn both top and middle-top layers 180 degrees
d=Turn both bottom and middle-bottom layers 180 degrees
r=Turn both right and middle-right layers 180 degrees
l=Turn both left and middle-left layers 180 degrees
2U=Turn only middle-right layer 180 degrees
2D=Turn only middle-bottom layer 180 degrees
2R=Turn only middle-right layer 180 degrees
2L=Turn only middle-left layer 180 degrees
z'=Flip whole cube over like this (I used 3x3x3 instead of 1x4x4 to show the alg)-->click here

When performing algorithms, always twist with the 4x4 square facing you.

The first step is solving the outer band. Like the 1x3x3, just position, if needed, let's just say, the blue and green. Solve it by twisting the layer to finish the blue and green side. This only takes few moves to finish and position the side. Last, finish the remaining 2 sides. If you need help, please comment. If the checkerboard case I told you in the 1x3x3 article persists, don't do anything. Also, these are what the checkerboard cases look like. There are 2 cases.

The next step is to solve the centers. You need to learn 2 algorithms.

1. 2L 2R 2U 2L 2R 2U

2. 2R U 2R U 2R

Then, solve the edges. There are 5 cases for this.

1. u r U 2R U r u

2. 2L 2R U 2L 2R U

3.  R U R U R U

4.2L 2R U 2L 2R U z' u r U R U r u

5. 2L 2R U 2L 2R U z' 2L 2R U 2L 2R U

Last but not least, if you have the checkerboard case on the outer band, here are the algs for the checkerboards.

1. 2L R 2U D 2L R

2. U R D U R D

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Status Update

I am busy so I will not be updating my blog as often.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!

Elevators and cubes are awesome!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

How to Solve a Floppy Cube (1x3x3)

This is going to be a tutorial on how to solve a Floppy Cube, also known as a 1x3x3. The Floppy Cube is a very easy puzzle. You may want to tty figuring this out on your own, because of how easy it is. But, if you are too lazy or if you can not figure the Floppy Cube out, then, just follow along with this tutorial.

The algorithm notation is just like the one I use for speedcubing:

U=Turn the top layer 180 degrees
D=Turn the bottom layer 180 degrees
R=Turn the right layer 180 degrees
L=Turn the left layer 180 degrees
M=Turn the vertical middle layer 180 degrees
E=Turn the horizontal middle layer 180 degrees

While performing an algorithm, make sure that the 3x3 square is facing towards you.

To solve the Floppy Cube, you must solve the gray, black, green and blue sides first. This is called the Outer Band. It is usually pretty easy to complete, so only 1 algorithm will be provided. Just position, if needed, let's just say, the blue and green. Solve it by twisting the layer to finish the blue and green side. This only takes one to two moves to finish and position the side. Last, finish the remaining 2 sides.

You may get one case on the outer band called the checkerboard. It looks like the floppy cube below.
If you get this, don't do anything. Advance to the next step. Obviously, if the outer band is solved, advance, too.

This step requires you to learn 3 algorithms. They are all pretty easy.

1. M U M U

2. R U R U R U

3. M U M U E R E R

At last, if you had that checkerboard case on the outer band, do


Congratulations! You have solved your Floppy Cube.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I just put this up so that you can compare the buzz of a ThyssenKrupp and 2 Dovers.

ThyssenKrupp Buzz

Dover Buzz (First One)

Dover Buzz (Second One)

I'm Back! With A Lot of News

Okay. So, yeah , here are the news.

First of all, Bashar, the commenting contest (Comment, Comment, Comment!) has been delayed a month.
Second of all I will not be able to solve 2x2x2s due to me learning the Ortega Method for 2x2x2.
Third of all, I can solve Square-1 in less than 4 minutes if there is no parity error!
And last but not least, ThyssenKrupp Elevators are crummy and Otis and Schindler Elevators are awesome.
Otis Logo=Awesomeness
Logo=More awesomeness
ThyssenKrupp logo=Crummy
To prove that ThyssenKrupps are crummy, here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Cuber's Corner

I am working on a long article here so for the next few weeks, only elevators will be added.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Schindler Elevators at Sears Tower in Chicago

The video fails.

Manufacture: Westinghouse Electric
Elevator Type: DC Gearless Traction
Capacity: 4000 lbs. (1818.2 kg)
Year Installed: 1973
Elevator Bank Size: 2
Floors Served: LL2, 99, 103
Speed: 1600 FPM (8.18 m/s)

YouTube Account

Since now I have a YouTube account, I will be updating you sometimes with my YouTube videos, so watch out for that coming!

RUR'U' 2.26

This is me doing it. Yes Sean, I got a YouTube account. My user name is VCube100.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Are You Sick of Annoying Bells?

I've got a treat for you.

Schindler Elevator with Annoying Bells Plus a ThyssenKrupp

The bells are soooooooo annoying on both elevators!!!

Awesome Otis Scenic Elevator

Video is pretty self-explanatory.

Ultra-fast Otis Elevator at Bank of America Plaza in Atlanta

Elevator Model: Otis Elevonic 411
Floors Served: 41-55
Year Installed: 1992
Distance Traveled: 230m (Building is 312m tall)
Elevator Speed: 8-10 m/s (1600-2000 FPM) (Very Fast)

How to Take Apart a LanLan 2x2x2

  • A screwdriver
  • LanLan 2x2x2
Use your screwdriver and find a side with a screw. Loosen the screw (twist counterclockwise) then carefully pull out the (URF) and the (URB) corners. Then, just twist the cube until everything falls apart. Now you have the LanLan 2x2x2 disassembled.

You should have the core attached to the giant corner with one section of the core coming off or already off, a screw and a spring and maybe a washer, 9 "edge" pieces and 7 corners. The 8th corner is actually the core.

Put the washer (if you have one) on first then put on the spring. Screw the screw clockwise so that it does not come off. Now unscrew all other screws so that the "edge" pieces are easy to put on, but the top parts of the core don't come off.

Put on all the "edge" pieces then any 6 corners. Be sure to match the right color. Note that the last few may be hard. For the last corner, wiggle or push it in. Do not tighten the screws just yet. Try to look inside with out having to take it apart. See if an edge is misaligned. If it is, then take the corner out, align the edge piecee then put the corner back in. Keep on doing this until the edge is aligned.

Now, tighten all the screws to the tightest. Now your LanLan 2x2x2 is reassembled.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Comment, Comment, Comment! Update

Bashar is still in the lead. For your convenience, a link will be provided at the [almost] top of the site.

Rubik's Magic Broke

Yes. It broke. I was playing with my Magic when this string like literally broke into two. Good thing I'm getting one in August and bad thing that is like three months away.

Dover Elevator

Hehe glitch at 1:38

More Elevators

More and more elevator videos are coming your way, so stay "tuned".

The Daily Elevator, Brought to You by Me

This is a Schindler Elevator.

Yu Nakajima OH Solve

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Otis Traction Elevator at the Westin Atlanta

Serves floors 5-9, 12-14, 45-72 (72 is usually locked, and 71 is served by only one elevator). This is a Otis.

Schindler Elevator @ Georgia-Pacific Tower

First elevator post.

Bored of Cubes?

If you are, I will regularly update this site with videos on elevators.

I will still keep updating stuff on cubes, too.

Pyraminx Explosion

Yeah. Today, my Pyraminx popped. Big deal. Really?

Okay. So, um...I was playing with my Pyraminx this morning and suddenly, it popped. I tried fixing it but no matter what, it fell apart again. I finally found out that the core fractured apart, and now it is unusable.

Good thing I may getting a new one...In August.

V-Cube 5 vs. QJ 5x5x5

Which is better? See for yourself in these two videos, talking about which is better.

V-Cube 5

QJ 5x5x5

Sunday, April 25, 2010

QJ 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 vs. Mefferts 4x4x4 and 5x5x5

These four Monkeydude1313 videos talks about the QJ 4x4x4, QJ 5x5x5, Meffert's 4x4x4, and Meffert's 5x5x5. Here they are.

QJ 4x4x4

QJ 5x5x5

Meffert's 4x4x4

Meffert's 5x5x5

Square 1 Pretty Pattern

In this post, I will be showing you a pretty pattern that you can do on the Square 1. It is called the Checkerboard-Cross.

Here is the alg:


Comment, Comment, Comment! Update

Bashar is currently in the lead. Hooray!

(My comments didn't count and neither did Anonymous' comment. The anonymous person was me :))

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Another QJ Post

QJ 4x4x4s and QJ 5x5x5s are winners, but I'm not allowed to buy them here in America. I think it's because you can get QJs for much, much less in China. I went on a Chinese cube-selling website, and they were only 45 RMB! That's just over 6 bucks, if converted into USD, while at, they are 12 bucks (~82 RMB).

Now I have to wait 'till August to get my QJs. :(

Friday, April 23, 2010

Are the QJ 4x4x4s and 5x5x5s Winners?

According to MonkeyDude1313, they are. Here, in this post, you can see his video on the QJ 4x4x4 and QJ 5x5x5 review. Also, here is my Mini QJ 4x4x4 post here.

So, uh here are MonkeyDude1313's videos.

Yeah. He calls them Cleffert's. They're actually QJ.
QJ 4x4x4 Video

QJ 5x5x5 Video


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day

Just want to say to everyone Happy Earth Day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LanLan 2x2x2 vs. Eastsheen 2x2x2

In this post, I will be comparing the LanLan 2x2x2 with the Eastsheen 2x2x2. So let's get to it.

First, I will be talking about the price of the cubes and where you can get it. The LanLan 2x2x2 is rather cheap. You can get them for around 4 bucks on Popbuying. Compare this to the Eastsheen. I got mine for like 8 or 9 bucks on eBay.

Next, I will be talking about the stickers and size. I have had the Eastsheen for about 6 months now, and there are only minor peels on the clear outer layers. From what I've heard as of now, the Eastsheen's stickers are better, but I'll see for myself. The Eastsheen and the LanLan are the same size. They are around 2x2x2 inches (5.08x5.08x5.08 cm.) large. This is a very good size to handle 2x2x2s. Comparing this to the Rubik's Ice Cubes, the LanLan and the Eastsheen are easier to handle with than the Rubik's Ice Cube. Both the LanLan and the Eastsheen 2x2x2 have the correct color scheme, despite magenta (on Eastsheen) and purple (on LanLan) instead of orange.

Now, I will be talking about the internal mechanism. I do not know about the Eastsheen 2x2x2's inner mechanism, so I will only be talking about the LanLan 2x2x2's inner mechanism. The LanLan 2x2x2's inner mechanism is like a 3x3x3, with edge pieces except the core axis is on a corner piece and the edge pieces arent colored. The corners are large and they cover the edge pieces inside the core. There is a screw-spring mechanism, which means it can cut corners really well. The LanLan 2x2x2 is easy to disassemble and reassemble. I have done it like ten times, no problemo.

This part is about the gliding of the two cubes. I just love hoew the Esatsheen glides. With little force, it can glide 180 degrees to 270 degrees, sometimes even 360 degrees or 450 degrees with a little more force. I have nothing to say, the Eastsheen just has perfect gliding. The LanLan is also pretty good at gliding, even though it doesn't beat the Eastsheen. At regular force, the LanLan usually glides about 90-120 degrees. Not bad. Wit more force, it can get up to 180-270 degrees. The LanLan and the Eastsheen are both great gliders, so in that topic, they both get full score.

Then, I will be talking about smoothness and corner cutting. Both the LanLan and the Eastsheen are very smooth on all sides, except the Eastsheen is a little tiny tad-bit sandy. The Eastsheen does not have a modified screw-spring mechanism core, so corner cutting is at most 10 degrees, or about a quarter of a cubie. The LanLan, on the other hand, has a modified core so it can cut corners easily at large angles, like 20 degrees (4/10 of a cubie). And with some force, 30 degrees (6/10 of a cubie) are possible.

Last, I will be talking about pops and lock-ups. Eastsheen 2x2x2 has no pops and no lockups. LanLan 2x2x2 may pop or lock-up if treated badly.

Overall Impression. The LanLan 2x2x2 is a little better than the Eastsheens mainly in the price category and the corner cutting category. Both really good cubes, but I'd have to say that LanLan 2x2x2s are better than Eastsheens.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Comment, Comment, Comment!

I am going to do a commenting contest here. All you have to do is comment!!! Just comment as much as possible. After 1 month into the competition, I'm going to randomly pick a comment. The winner will get to scramble...BOTH OF MY SQUARE 1s!!!!!!!!! (Yes, I have 2.) The more you comment, there is more chance that you win.

First of all, there are some rules.
  1. You have to subscribe/follow my blog. This rule has been removed.
  2. You have to be living in the city of Dublin, Ohio and/or you have to be someone I see often.
  3. If you post a rude or offensive comment, your comment will be removed.
  4. You should know how to comment on my website.
 So, basically, just comment and tell people to come here (The Cuber's Corner).

Hey, Bashar, if you see this post, tell everyone you know at our school to come here and follow and COMMENT!!!



Saturday, April 17, 2010


To see me solve it (THE BEST 3X3X3 SCRAMBLE EVER!!!), click the link provided below.

Again, press the play button to see animation.



After you're there, in the right section, click on the little play button. Note that this will be a long scramble.

2x2x2 Average of 12 PB Achieved Today

This time, I beat my Average of 12 PB. Here are the times (in seconds):

  • 8.84
  • 8.33
  • 3.71
  • 8.85
  • (2.81)
  • 7.26
  • 6.13
  • 5.00
  • 5.21
  • 4.11
  • (10.48)
  • 3.91
This time, I averaged 6.13 seconds without the best and worst times and 6.22 seconds with the best and worst times. 2.81 seconds, the best time was my second fastest single. My first fastest was 2.68 seconds.

Mini QJ 4x4x4

What about them...they're awesome from what I've heard so I might get one in July. They cut corners really well.

Friday, April 16, 2010

2x2x2 Average of 12 PB Achieved Today

Using my new LanLan 2x2x2, I achieved my PB Average of 12 at 8.1 seconds. The times were:

  1. 11.5 secs.
  2. 5.3 secs.
  3. 9.0 secs.
  4. 10.0 secs.
  5. 7.9 secs.
  6. 9.2 secs.
  7. (12.0 secs.) worst time
  8. 7.5 secs.
  9. 4.3 secs.
  10. 6.1 secs.
  11. 10.2 secs.
  12. (4.2 secs.) best time
I also have recently achieved 2x2x2 personal best. I also used my LanLan 2x2x2 on that. I got 2.68 seconds. Big thanks to my uncle, who got me the LanLan 2x2x2.

Cubes I Got In Michigan-Review Of All Cubes Part 4-Chinese Square 1

I currently posses two Square 1s:

  • 1 MF8 Square 1
  • 1 Chinese Square 1
In this post, I'll be talking about the Chinese one.

The Chinese Square 1 is the same as a Square 1, but my uncle bought it in China. The Chinese Square 1 is very smooth. It is fully functional. I can not solve a Square 1, but the Chinese Square 1 came with a very good instruction manual. With it, I solved it in around 30 minutes. The Chinese Square 1 that I got is not a LanLan, like all the other Rubik's Cubes that I got in China. Well, my uncle bought them from China and then gave them to me when we were in Michigan. This Square 1 has popped once. When the Square 1 popped, I had to fix it. I found out that it uses the LanLan lube.

As of right now, the Chinese Square 1 is a great puzzle. I'm going to give it a 95 out of 100. The 5 points off are because of pops when you cut corners.

Oh yeah, and for the LanLan 2x2x2, I'm giving that 100 out of 100, not 98 out of 100 because I found that the lubricant doesn't damage the cube like Vaseline does. I applied Vaseline to my 3x3x3 and it turned out that lots of the plastic on the pieces dissolved.

Cubes I Got In Michigan-Review Of All Cubes Part 3-LanLan Void Cube

I got a LanLan Void Cube in Michigan, so now I have 2--1 white and 1 black.

Now, my the black LanLan Void Cube isn't exactly the same as the white one. The black one's a little smoother than the white one. The white one is lubed with that unknown oil. Those are the 2 highly noticeable differences. Both LanLan Void Cubes have a weird color scheme. Gray is opposite black; green opposite blue; and yellow opposite red. Gray, red and blue are cycled counterclockwise.

I'm not surprised that my new LanLan Void Cube can't cut corners. There is no axis-like core mechanism, so it is unable to cut corners, but I'm not surprised.

Overall impression: I'm going to give the Void Cube a 89 out of 100, as it is not super smooth and can't cut corners. Apparently, these aren't used for speedcubing.

3x3x3 Solves Update

I have fully learned 2-look OLL, so now, I'll be offering to solve you guys' 3x3x3s. Because I learned 2-look OLL, my times have dropped from around 1 minute to 45 seconds. Now I'm going to learn 2-look PLL which is much easier so I'll still be able to solve your cubes.

Also, if you have a scrambled 4x4x4, I'll also be glad to solve that too.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cubes I Got In Michigan-Review Of All Cubes Part 2-LanLan 7x7x7

So, uh, my next cube is the LanLan 7x7x7. It is NOT a ShengEn 7x7x7. At first I thought that it was a ShengEn because it came with a bag that looks like a pumpkin. (Wow. Halloween.) It said ShengEn on it, but I saw on the inside, there was a little white box with the LanLan logo on it. So...I Googled ShengEn 7x7x7 then LanLan 7x7x7. I saw waaaaaaaaaaay more results for the LanLan 7x7x7 than the ShengEn.

The LanLan 7x7x7 does not have a clicking mechanism, unlike the V-Cube 6. It is not needed. On the 6x6x6, it is necessary or else after the first 90 degree turn, it will not be fully functional.

The LanLan 7x7x7 can cut corners a little, again, unlike the 6x6x6 which can cut corners and is very "flexible" if you pull on the outer layers. The LanLan 7x7x7 is also relatively smooth. You can do finger tricks on it. It is lubed with that unknown lubricant I mentioned on the LanLan 2x2x2 post.

Overall, it's pretty good. I'm going to rate it 92 out of 100, mainly because of its amazingness.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cubes I Got In Michigan-Review Of All Cubes Part 1-LanLan 2x2x2

The LanLan 2x2x2 is basically a Eastsheen 2x2x2 with a screw-spring mechanism. It is manufactured by the LanLan company in China. These cubes are very smooth and can cut corners very well. I did the R U R' U' x6 thing on the Eastsheen, then on the LanLan. My times improved up to 30%. I also have broken my 2x2x2 record just twp days after I got my LanLan. I really like the LanLan 2x2x2. You can get them from, I think, for 4 bucks. They're even less if you get these in China. I mean, you could by lunch for $4 or more.

Overall, I am highly impressed with this cube. I'd rate it a 98 out of 100. For my Eastsheen 2x2x2, I'd rate it 91 out of 100 because it cannot cut corners.

The LanLan 2x2x2 does not have 100/100 because the LanLan company uses this unknown lubricant to lube cubes, but that isn't a big issue so it got 2 points off.

The Eastsheen is 9 points away from full score because it cannot cut corners really well.

Pi...I like it.

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Note that that was a random post.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cubes I Got In Michigan

  • 1 LanLan 2x2
  • 1 LanLan 7x7
  • 1 LanLan Void Cube
  • 1 Chinese Square 1
  • 1 Chinese Rubik's Twist
  • 1 Wooden Mind Puzzle
I won't be talking about the
  • 1 Chinese Rubik's Twist
  • 1 Wooden Mind Puzzle.
The Chinese Rubik's Twist is my brother's and the wooden mind puzzle is not a twisty puzzle of any kind.

LanLan 2x2

I fixed my LanLan 2x2

Friday, April 2, 2010

2-Look OLL Algorithms

Step 1: Orient Edges

Alg 1: F R U R' U' F'

Alg 2: f R U R' U' f'

Alg 3: F R U R' U' F' f R U R' U' f'

Step 2: Orient Corners

Alg 1: R U R' U R U2 R'

Alg 2: R' U' R U' R' U2 R

Alg 3: F R U R' U' R U R' U' R U R' U' F'

Alg 4: f R U R' U' f' F R U R' U' F

Alg 5: R2 D R' U2 R D' R' U2 R'

Alg 6: r U R' U' r' F R F'

Alg 7: F' r U R' U' r' F R

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Awesome Rubik's Win

As you can see at the bottom of this page, I listed a website. Go there and press Shape Variations. You should see these choices:

  • Arxon Barrel
  • Arxon Diamond Cube
  • Arxon Cubeoctahedron
If you don't see these, try checking what you did wrong.

So, once you see the choices above, click Arxon Diamond Cube. You should see a "twistable Rubik's Twist" in ball form. WIN!!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Square 1

The photo above shows Square 1, an awesome shapeshifting puzzle. The picture above shows it in scrambled form (left) and solved form (right). I ordered one on March 21, 2010 and (as of right now) it still hasn't come. The seller guy said that would come in 2-9 days. Today is day 9 and the mailman already came. I checked the mailbox and it still wasn't there. When I get it, I will post a post, telling you my first impressions of the puzzle. I'll also (try to) keep you updated on the shipping process. I'm sorry, Matt that I told you that "I was getting it in the mail" like 4 days ago. It really hasn't come, as you can see.

BTW, Matt, when I get it, I'll show you how awesome the Square 1 is.


Still not here?!?! Now, today is day 10 and I just checked the mail. There was mail in the mailbox, but there was no Square 1. Hmph. Note that the seller said that it would come in 2-9 days. I mentioned that yesterday.

I have contacted the seller. Yay.

The brand of the Square 1 I will get is MF8, for those curious peeps.

The seller has responded to my question! He said that if the Square 1 doesn't come before this Saturday, April 3, he will re-ship my order. Oh, yeah and today is day 12. The mailman hasn't come yet.

Great. Day 12 and still not here. The order must of been lost in its shipping process. If not here on day 13, re-shipment, here we come.

Here comes the it here...we'll find out in a few moments. Oh yeah, and unfortunately, USPS might not mail on Saturdays anymore. I hope I'm wrong and yes I am. YAY!

Let us check day 13 off...MY SQUARE 1 STILL NOT HERE? Okay, so what I have did, I told him to ship me a replacement because

  • It's the end of the week
  • And he said so in that last message I got
So, yeah, reshipment, here we come.

IT'S HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERE!!! And when we went to Michigan, my uncle brought me another one. And another void cube, so now I have 4 2x2s because of my lanlan, 2 void cubes and uh... yeah 2 Square 1s!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Surprise Pretty Design on a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube

Hey, everyone, I'm back from the piano business! In this post, I'll be showing you a pretty design for those of you that know the SiGN algorithm notation (or the algorithm notation they show you in the 3x3x3 instrucion manual). This design is for a 3x3x3 and listed below is the algorithm:

U F' D R F' U2 F2 U F U' F2 B' D B R2 D2 F

It may look like you're scrambling it at first, but when you're done, you should have a pretty design.

If the algorithm doesn't work, try solving your cube then trying it again. If it still doesn't work, comment and I'll check for any mistakes in the algorithm.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

3x3x3 Solves

I won't be offering to solve anyone's Rubik's Cube anymore because I am learning a faster way to solve a Rubik's Cube. If I keep on practicing the slow way, I'll learn slower, so again I won't be offering to solve anyone's Rubik's Cube. When I can do the faster method, then I will post a post.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Rubik's 4x4x4 and Rubik's 5x5x5

After the Ice Cube, I got my Rubik's 4x4x4 and my Rubik's 5x5x5, also known as the Rubik's Revenge (4x4x4) and the Rubik's Professor (5x5x5). These cubes were stiff at first, but after some lubrication to the 4x4x4, it turned much better. I average around 7 minutes for the 4x4x4 and my PB is 6:02.98. I've solved my 5x5x5 around four times. I don't know how fast I can solve one because I've never timed myself on it.

The 4x4x4's core is this type of "ball" core. The center pieces slide along a slim bar-like thing attached to the core. I don't know much about the 5x5x5's core, but I've heard it was kind of like the core of a 3x3x3 and has additional center and edge piece "slots".

The 4x4x4 is very stiff before lubrication but turns okay after lubrication. It does tend to "pop" when you cut corners or start really speed cubing with it. The 5x5x5 is also quite stiff out of the box. I have not lubed this, though. The 5x5x5 has this really weird turning. The outer layers are really stiff while the inner layers are looser. The 5x5x5 that I have has the ability to turn one separate inner layer without the outer layer turning, even when you don't hold on to the outer layer. Try this on your 3x3x3. It doesn't work, right? I really have no idea why this happens.

Overall, the Rubik's 4x4x4 and Rubik's 5x5x5 are pretty good after breaking in and lubing.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

V-Cube 6

Hey, it's Monkeys again. A week ago, my V-Cube 6 came! It's a really awesome cube, despite how expensive it is. I really recommend you get one. Even though it's around 60 dollars on eBay, it's still worth it. I found out that it could do some unique things like turning a middle slice with out turning any outer ones. I also found out that it had a "clicking" mechanism. It kind of snapped once while in the middle of turning. Every 90 degree turn had about 4 snaps. All products that are made by V-Cubes are awesome, so sooner or later, I'm getting a V-Cube 7 and a V-Cube 5.

Also, I've heard that the V-Cube 5 and the V-Cube 7 are even better than the V-Cube 6 because even number cubes seem to have an issue about the core. V-Cubes are planning to make a V-Cube 6b, which basically is a "pillowed" V-Cube. They're also planning to make the V-Cube 2, V-Cube 3, V-Cube 4, V-Cube 8, V-Cube 9, V-Cube 10 and a V-Cube 11.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ice Cube

The next cube I got was the Ice Cube. It is not recommended for speed cubers because it locks up and can't cut corners but is reccommended for the novice and beginner rank, as it is cool looking. These come with a stand that is shaped like an iceburg, so that's pretty cool. I really have nothing much to say about the Ice Cube.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rubik's 3x3x3

This Rubik's cube was my first Rubik's cube that I got in 2007, back when I wasn't a speed cuber. At first, it was very, very stiff. I lubed it with Vaseline 3 months ago, which wasn't good for your cube. About 2 weeks later, I cleaned it out and put in silicone. Because of the Vaseline, it isn't speed cuber quality. Also, some of the stickers started losing color because of peeling the clear outer layers on the stickers. Later, I got two "Dian Shengs", which I'll talk about later. They came very smooth, so I didn't lubricate it.

EDIT: I actually later did lube my Dianshengs and they are even better.

Monday, January 18, 2010


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