Thursday, June 18, 2015

Square-1—Back to Cube Shape via Faces

On the Puzzle Photography page Burgo said regarding my blog post about the Square-1 from the past, "This was my favourite: Jig, Around, Over, Swap, Jiggle Joggle, Swap, Go Back, Go Back, Go Back :) I would use a photo or a diagram for a starting position, and then the notation."

Well, here is a compromise. I am not into mindless algorithms when getting the Square-1 back to cube shape, but here is a diagram that shows how I like to do it.

Puzzles I've solved in the last few weeks:

2x2x2 Cyclone Boys Cube
2x2x2 Hollow Ball
3x3x3 Zanchi 5 Cube
4x4x4 Cyclone Boys Cube
Crazy 4x4x4 II
Crazy 2x3x3 without the freaky move
3x3x1 Scramble
3x3x3 Magic Octahedron
3x3x3 Mixup Cube
Pyraminx Crystal
Pyraminx Trignis
Curvy Kite-ohedron Skewb
Skewb Dodecahedron
Curvy Copter with jumbling

June 23, 2015
Today during a scramble I started trying to see how many little pieces I could get together. It wasn't too hard to get them all together. My first thought was, "Isn't this rline's method?" And then my second thought was, "Wow! It is really simple to get back to cube shape from here."