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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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