Monday, July 21, 2014

Bandage Cube Kit—Recap of Summer Solves So Far


Traffic Jam
6/23/14
So named on rline’s youtube video.
Bandaged 3
6/24/14
Had to get a hint from the forum. Get F2L then use LDL’ to put the vertical post on the bottom. 
2-bar
6/25/14
Had to get a couple hints from rline’s blog. Edges first. 3x3x2 CPS to solve corners. Bars on L and R.
3-slices
6/25/14
This one is the easiest one yet for me. Reminds me of the F2L part of the Petrus method.
Fuse
6/27/14
Right-handed Triple-EPS (RUR’U’) followed by left-handed (F’U’FU) 3-cycles corners on top (on U). 
Edge Road
6/27/14
Simple using the techniques described above.
Corner Road
6/29/14

Belt Road
6/30/14

Stalactites
7/1/14

Stalagmites and Stalactites
7/2/14

Unbandaged Big Block v1
7/2/14
Similar to all the rest of the Big Blockish types so far. i.e. get block then orient edges…
Unbandaged Big Block v2
7/2/14
Orienting edges was tricky but possible.
Unbandaged Big Block v3


Bandaged Clock Mars
7/4/14
Edges First
Bandaged Clock Saturn
7/4/14

3 Bar
7/4/14
Similar to 3x3x2
3 Bar Clock
7/5/14
Edges First; 3x3x2; 1x2 corners first; last 3-cycle tricky—needed setup.
Mr T
7/6/14
Swap of corner-edge pairs needed at end. Never did codify how to do it, but did it. 
Unbandaged Wall-i
7/7/14
Very easy
Wall-i
7/8/14
Got it down to needing to twist two corners but they are not in corners that can be twisted using the sune/mirror dune method. Finally got it! 3-cycle the corners into the correct positions, then twist them, then 3-cycle them back.
Detiled Corners Only Fuse-3
7/10/14
Could get close but not finish it, so finally sat down with a notebook and figured it out.
Fuse-3 minus 5 edges
7/11/14
Used the Corner 4-cycle to hide the edge. It worked.
Fuse-3 minus 4 edges
7/12/14
Worked out a fairly thorough solution and documented it on Puzzled 2.
Fuse-3
7/14/14
Worked out a fairly thorough solution and documented it on Puzzled 2.
Bandage Loop
7/15/14
Documented on old blog post.
Unbandaged Flying Carpets
7/15/14
I struggled to get the middle layer, but finally achieved it by trying to organize the 2x1 yellows somewhat. Then when I looked at the yellows all I needed to do was twist 3 corners to have a pattern that pleases me. I have "iii" on one side, and "iö" on the other side. (from PM to Burgo)
budlcuber 01
7/15/14
I made a puzzle and solved it. Then I extended it to budlcuber 02 and am totally baffled.
budlcuber 02
7/17/14
Documented on blog
budlcuber 03
7/18/14
Documented on blog
budlcuber 04
7/18/14
Fully tiled version of 01-03. Documented on the blog.
Big Block Clock
7/19/14
A couple solves. The first one fell together a bit easier, but the second wasn’t all that bad.
Unbandaged Big Block Clock v1
7/20/14
Scrambled, solved down to a tricky 4-cycle, gave up. Approached it from the “analyze what CAN be done” perspective and figured it out. Scrambled and solved.
Unbandaged Big Block Clock v2
7/20/14
This one solves like the others but looks sort of like budlcuber 04. Sort of.
Stonehenge
7/21/14
Very similar to Unbandaged Big Block Clock v2 but with a 2x1x1 column under the 2x2x1 roof.
Bandage 3+
7/22/14
When it was down to 2 corners needing twisted with the 2x2x1 on D and 1x1x1 at 3, RU’R’ F’U2F makes it so the Sune/Mirror twister works.

6 comments:

  1. Is there a website that has pictures of all these bandaged puzzles?

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    1. Hi Paul, most of them, if not all of them, can be found at http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=24452&hilit=Bandaged. There are even more there that I did not solve! Have fun.

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  2. Thanks for the reply - after searching quite a long time I eventually found that some kind soul had prepared a word doc with pictures of around 80 bandaged puzzles. I thought I was doing quite well solving reasonably hard puzzles such as the bid block clock but now I am totally stuck on stalactites and stalagmites. I solved it a few times but now I seem to have scrambled it in such a way that I can't solve it - any hints on swapping 2 edges only? Thanks!!!!

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  3. i played a lot with the kit in the summer of 2014. I don't remember if I did that one enough times to run into that situation. i know I took notes on some of the puzzles but my notebook isn't with me now. The forum above is a good source. If you post the question there you might find someone who remembers. I brought my kit with me so maybe I should put it together and see if I can remember how to solve it.

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  4. I don't think you can have 2 edges swapped with all else solved, just like a Rubik's cube can not. So perhaps someone swapped some tiles when your back was turned. A picture would be helpful. Are you on the twisty puzzles.com forum? That would be a great resource for this puzzle. I posted quite a bit there last summer as I worked through many of the bandage puzzles.

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  5. You are right - I wasn't left with only 2 edges to swap or flip - I think there were 4 pieces left. Unfortunately I can't send a picture as I bet my son that he couldn't solve it - he used his initiative and took the tiles off and put them back on! I've applied to become a member on the twisty puzzles forum - thanks!

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