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Rubiks Cube help!

Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by humdrum_hostage, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. humdrum_hostage

    humdrum_hostage Full Member

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    My 4 year old son picked up a rubiks cube in waterstones the other day and wanted me to buy it. He was absolutely amazed by what you can do with it but he always kept it completed. Me being me decided to mess it up in a "sequence" and then reverse the sequence to show him I completed it. The only trouble is I messed up the pattern! :rolleyes:

    Has ony one got any tips to help me restore it to its former glory???

    I have completed one side with the edges of each side in the correct place but I cant see where to go from there as what ever I do it messes up the completed side!

    Please help,

    Cubicly challenged of suffolk.
     
  2. dewi

    dewi Full Member

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    Two tricks I learned… either peel the stickers off and make each side equal… or you can have entirely new stickers cut to size, job done.

    Worst place to be is to complete it properly…. my nephew can do it in under 3 minutes, but he's weird… I couldn't do it in 3 years, let alone 3 minutes.
     
  3. humdrum_hostage

    humdrum_hostage Full Member

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    Fallen at the first hurdle!

    They don't come with stickers on anymore and it even says on the box " no stickers no cheating! "

    I personally haven't ever done one either and there has always been one in our house when I was a child.
     
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    As you can imagine, we have snowy winters here. Most years, we are able to keep the covered outdoor ranges open. (10/20, 50, 100, 200 & 400m)
    The 1,000 and 1,500m ranges are at the other facility.
    Anyway, the standing rule is not to shoot up the target frames but to shoot standard paper targets.
    Some guys print 200 just to deter vandalism. OK?

    So spring comes. The snow melts. Very stony/gravel ground surface.
    In the couple of years following the introduction of Rubik's cubes, our ranges
    were littered with the junk from hundreds and hundreds of shot up cubes.

    Mercy killings, I say.
     
  5. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    There are books on it, how to type things, or just pop all the pieces out and reassemble in place.

    Sent from my SM-N910F using Tapatalk
     
  7. mrcharly

    mrcharly Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Send it to my wife . . .

    She figured out how to solve those things (without help) when she was a teenager.
    Beyond me, I have to say.
     
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    humdrum_hostage Full Member

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    I was starting to wonder where you were going with this story, RV lol.
     
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    humdrum_hostage Full Member

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    That's not filling me with confidence to start with!
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Logic prevails...
     
  11. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Settler

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    Buy a new one.
     
  12. chris123

    chris123 Tenderfoot

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    There quite easy to prise apart and rebuild in the right order. Well that's how I cheat anyway.

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    How about trying blindfolded? :notworthy:sulkoff:

    [video=youtube_share;mCyYPimImyM]https://youtu.be/mCyYPimImyM[/video]
     
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    I never thought I would see this day!!!

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    Thanks for the link, Wayland :You_Rock_
     
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    One step at a time mate!
     

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