## 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

## 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

U R D U R D

Congratulations! You have solved your Floppy Cube.

## Saturday, May 22, 2010

### Comparison

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.
=Awesomeness
=More awesomeness
=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.

## Saturday, May 8, 2010

### Weird Breaking in Method For ES 2x2x2

Break in your Eastsheen 2x2x2 by chucking it against obstacles. Yay!

Here is a video on how to do it:

## 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)

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

Materials:
• 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.