Do you want to know how I solve the cube? Simple algorithm, really.

4 months ago 3 notes
I average around 55 seconds, and my PB is 44.45. What method would you suggest I use?

Fridrich is a good method to get sub20 with a lot of practice

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6 months ago 4 notes
im trying to learn the fridrich method (i hope i spelled that right). currently without it i can get anywhere from 45 seconds to a minute. what video do you say is the best way to learn it? because I really need help and i am a visual learning

I actually don’t know. Maybe any of our followers can answer this?

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Well my cubes were getting fat :p

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Hi there, I too was once an active cuber, what region are you from, and have you competed recently?

I’m in the US. Massachusetts. I haven’t competed all too recently. Maybe like february-ish. I’m not too sure when I’m going to compete next.

-Michelle

archiemcphee:

“Artist and designer Pete Fecteau spent the better part of 2010 creating a mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. using 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes. The mosaic measures 18’6″ by 9’8″ and weighs approximately 1,000 pounds. This was Fecteau’s first attempt at using Rubik’s Cubes as artistic medium. The concept for “Dream Big” came to Fecteau in a dream.”

 “I woke up from the dream and it was like I was on fire. I spend three hours that morning writing down the concept and brainstorming. When I stepped back I realized how bat-s*** crazy it was but there was something pushing me to make it a reality. Sometimes I don’t think I woke up from that dream. It still seems crazy.”

Photos by Tori Jo and Paul L. Newby II

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Have you ever played with a Rubik’s Cube? Consider the patience and concentration it must have taken to assemble 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes into a mosaic. That’s pretty freaking awesome!

2 years ago 211 notes

jennib0524:


Are you… Fucking kidding me?

2 years ago 225 notes

themathkid:

20 by fdecomite on Flickr.

2 years ago 26 notes

Sad update time. :(

This has nothing to do with the blog itself, so don’t worry.

But I had something to say.

For the past few months, I kind of strayed away from cubing, and in these past months, I haven’t really been cubing all that much, and thus my solves have suffered.

I used to get about 18-20 second solves on average, with my PB single being 16.27 seconds.

But, with a few competitions coming up in my area, I decided I needed to practice, and lo and behold, my averages are pretty bad. My fastest time in the past week has been 27 seconds. I also forgot almost all of my PLL algorithms, and now have to re-learn them.

If you read this, and take anything from it, just remember if you want to get better, just practice. Consistently. Like 4-5 averages a day should do the trick.

I’m aware this isn’t exactly exciting, but if anyone wants it, maybe I can show my progress back to where I was, and possibly faster. 

My goal is sub 18 by October, and possibly sub 15 by December. Big goals, I know. But I’m going to try, so if anyone is interested, I can find a way to update you periodically.

Anyone interested?

-Michelle

2 years ago 19 notes