Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hey, I can solve a Rubik's Cube now!

It's very nerdy/geeky, but I'm a little proud of myself for being able to do it.

For some reason, Dean's class had become interested in them.  And when I was young I could do one side.  Well, wanting a challenge, I guess, I endeavoured to figure out how to solve it.

I followed this guide:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ron6MN45LY&t=528s

I found his explanations and methodology easiest to go along with.

Here's me going through the thought process as he kind of explained it.

So, the whole thing took me about a week to really 'get'.  I had to watch it and do each step about a dozen times to really understand what I was doing.

There was some confusion with the solving the second layer, but after a while it sunk in.

Doing the final corners I screwed up constantly.  I had to put it down for about a few days and just leave it, then came back, and was realizing I was doing it right, but of the 4 moves, I'd do it until the corner piece was in right, but it'd go in on the 3rd... but for the move to work, you have to still do the 4th.  I'd forget that last one and then blam, you're eff'd.

Anyways, now I can do it without fail.

Kinda proud of myself.