Can you solve it?

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  1. Fengawr

    Fengawr Member

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    Can you solve the famous rubix cube? I learned how to do it earlier this year and my record for solving it is a 1:05. What are your best times?
     
  2. jwalsh1

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    It has been a while since I timed it, but I did it in like 1:20 before...

    Do you do any of the other cubes, like the Rubix revenge or the Professor's cube? I even have my V-Cube 7 =P
     
  3. futureAFA

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    I had the way to solve it memorized for quite some time. I rarely actually finished them though. I didn’t care much to actually do it, I just liked figuring out how to do it.

    My record… absolutely no idea. not very fast.
     
  4. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Me personally? No, not at all, even though my son has spent a long time trying to teach me how to even get one side.

    DS15? Yep - he's a speedcuber who goes to a lot of the competition and I think his best is right around 20 seconds. Check out a local competition if you ever get a chance - fascinating to see! (www.speedcubing.com).
     
  5. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    I can get 2 sides fine.

    That's it XD

    Once I got this new Rubik's cube and I didn't want to mess it up, so I just turned a little once or twice to just get back to the original. Once I missed 1 step. Haven't solved it ever since.

    :mad: lol
     
  6. Fengawr

    Fengawr Member

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    heh, it is fun to do and try to solve at. Once I figured out how to solve it, I really didn't try it again except for every once and a while.
     
  7. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    Pic of my son's room 2 years ago - it's much worse now! :rolleyes:

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  8. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    A single-sided rubik's cube (next to Homer's head)?

    What?
     
  9. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    He's built a lot of these just for fun. We like the one two to the right of that one - a 2 x 1 cube. My husband brings that to the competitions and shows the other parents how he can "solve" that one! :rolleyes:
     
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    marciemi, I gotta say I love the anachronism for your sig, confused me for half a sec until I connected content to irony. Congrats
     
  11. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Admit it, you just wanted an excuse to say anachronism. :D
     
  12. 1017225

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    Who ever said being a nerd is a bad thing? :biggrin:
     
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    Many moons ago when I was in hs and Dungeons and Dragons was a new craze, we created a trap called the multi colored cube of puzzlement. The character was fine until they turned it the first time. We usually attached some monsters to it that would attack once they saw it had been turned. The character would have to solve the puzzle before they could take part in the battle (and they were generally oblivious to being hacked on while trying to solve it...).
     
  14. Tachypsychia

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    I used to bring one to my HS classes and just sit there and solve it over and over because I was bored. My french teacher would take it every time I pulled one out, so I started bringing three or four. She'd turn around after she grabbed it and I'd already be working at another one. She sent me to the office for being a disruption, and I got out of the charge, because I argued that she was making a disruption out of me having it, and no one could see me using it from the back of the class, lawl.

    Fastest time is probably about 2 minutes and change. I learned 3 algorithms total to solving them, but the third/fastest one I learned (corner method) onlhy worked like 3/5 times so it was frustrating.

    I have the rubiks rings one where you fold squares over. Its a lot of fun too.
     
  15. Fengawr

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    Hahah, i do that too. But not about the teacher part, i'd rather remain on the good side of my teacher :p
     
  16. mom3boys

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    Ah, today's youth....just a prime example of disrespect for authority. It's her classroom and her rules...you don't have to like them; you have to follow them. :bang:
     
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    Hmmm - sort of sounds like the military....... :rolleyes:
     
  18. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    My son managed to get them banned entirely from his Intermediate School (5-6th grade) - including in the lunchroom and on the bus - because they were too much of a distraction. This made NO sense to me - they allowed the kids to have their Gameboys and ipods at those times, but the one thing that might actually make them think they banned? :confused:

    So my son moved on to his next "fad" - origami! Ended up building an entire chess set from paper and various other things. While it was easy for a teacher to take away a Rubik's cube, a bit more challenging to remove all the paper from his possession! :wink:


    Believe they're called Rubik's Magic. My son has actually taken several of them apart and replaced the pictures inside so that instead of connecting rings, you make a picture - I believe he did one of our cats originally, then recently one of him and his girlfriend.
     
  19. strakerak

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    I am going to bump this thread since USNA actually has a Speedcubing club now (that is what I want to join if I go there!).

    I currently speedcube and I can solve it in around 13-14 seconds. My best time is 5.96 seconds.

    I also actively volunteer in the community and organize my own competitions for people to attend to.
     
  20. Jcleppe

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    10 seconds...if you include the sledge hammer I used.
     
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