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How To: Solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube

If you aren't as advanced as you want to be, then use this method to solve a 2x2 Eastsheen Cube, because the Rubik's isn't really that good. If you are advanced, then watch the second vide for the über-complex method, the Guimond Method.

How To: Break in a Rubik's Cube so that it solves beautifully

Most Rubik's cubes are not well-made or well-taken care of. They creak and turn slowly, acting like the cheap pieces of plastic that they for the most part are. There are ways though, even for cheap cubes, to make them work much more quickly and smoothly than they do out of the box. This video will show you a great method for breaking in your Rubik's Cube. It bears some risk of breaking your cube, but if you're careful your cube should be in better shape than ever when you're done, allowing y...

How To: Solve a 4x4 Rubik's Cube by advanced edge pairing

Check out this puzzle video tutorial on how to solve a 4x4 Rubik's Cube by advanced edge pairing. This video goes over how to match up multiple edges at a time, allowing you to eventually become faster with practice. This will also allow you to understand the technique necessary for multiple edge pairing in bigger cubes as well, where it really becomes necessary in solving quickly.

How To: Solve the wooden ball puzzle

If you love brain teasers and own the wooden ball puzzle, but haven't been able to solve it, this video is for you. The wooden ball puzzle can be a real challenge, but this how-to walks you through the process, slow and easy to make sure you get it. In addition, this video shows how to solve both the large and the small wooden ball puzzle. So, if you're at the end of your rope, don't despair, help for you and your wooden balls is on the way! Solve the wooden ball puzzle.

How To: Use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube

This video tutorial is for beginner puzzlers who are getting more advanced in their speedsolving of the Rubik's Cube. When solving the Rubiks Cube, there are these mathematical equations called algorithms, which I'm sure you already know. With an endless supply of them out there for this puzzle, how can you possibly remember them all? By watching videos, that's how. This one will help teach you how to use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube. What is the ZBF2L? It's the ZB Method of...

How To: Solve the fifteen number puzzle

During the video tutorial, you'll learn how to simply solve the easy and fun fifteen number puzzle. You'll learn a couple different moves to help you solve the 15 puzzle, which are called the curl and the box and twist. The curl is easy, but the box and twist is a little more complicated.

How To: Tell the difference between new and old Rubik's Cubes

Do you have a million Rubik's Cubes sitting around your house? Can't tell the originals from the new ones? Well, this video tutorial will help you learn how to tell the difference between those original old Rubik's Cubes and newest made Rubik's Cubes. From telling the difference in their stickers, their cubes pieces, and their internal mechanisms.

How To: Replace Rubik's Cube stickers with tiles

Change the stickers of your Rubik's Cube into tiles! You're going to have to separate those cubes, that way it's easier to glue. Make sure that the tiles you will choose are durable. Be sure to glue the tiles at the center of each peace carefully because once it is glued you will not be able to move it in the exact center of the piece.

News: Android App Solves the Unfathomable Mexaminx (Think Rubik's Cube on Steroids)

The Android Megaminxer is mind-bogglingly elaborate, impressively combining multiple geeky mediums to solve an incredibly complex puzzle. ARM, the genius behind the stunt, uses LEGOs (a Mindstorms NXT kit to be exact) to build a robot responsible for the mechanics; they then employ an Android app as the brain, which solves a Rubik's Cube—oh wait, not a simple Rubik's (that would be too easy), but a Megaminx, which is a dodecahedron with 12 faces, each face containing 5 edges. Like the classic...

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube in 5 minutes

To solve a Rubik's cube, you will need to begin by keeping in mind the 7 steps. To learn about the cube itself, you will need to take it apart. The cube has 3 types of pieces. The center pieces do not move. They are actually fixed. Every piece is unique, and every piece has a unique place.

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube in 90 seconds

Learn how to solve a Rubik's cube in ninety seconds in this video. You'll learn that there are couple of common methods used to solve the cube. The Petrus method which starts with the corner and the Friedrich method which starts at the bottom and moves up. The presenter shows how he uses several methods and algorithms to create seven steps to a solved cube. The first step is to make a cross on the bottom layer. The second step is to correctly place the bottom corner pieces. The third step is ...

How To: Use the "Ortega method" to solve a 2x2 Rubik's Cube

This is a video tutorial on how to solve a 2x2 Rubik's cube using the Ortega method. The tip from the author is to go for the color whose maximum squares are already together. It is also pointed out that not only does the Ortega method involve three steps, which is time consuming, people using it also tend to take pauses in-between, drastically reducing one's solving speed. This tutorial provides tips on how to reduce and eliminate such time consuming pauses.

How To: Do advanced "first 2 levels" techniques

This video relates to the Games. This video relates to a cube puzzle game. This video relates the various F2L techniques to be followed in the cube puzzle game He uses some techniques that he come across while trying to improve his F2L techniques he does use it correctly. It is still hard. He cube he is using here is an Edison with bright cube sticker. In this video he narrates the different advanced techniques to be followed to improve in solving the cube puzzle game and different angles to ...

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with fingertricks

Learn how to master the Rubik's Cube puzzle... watch this two-part video tutorial to see how to solve the Rubik's Cube faster with fingertricks. You don't have to be a genius to accomplish solving the 3x3 Classic Rubiks Cube. You just need some limber fingers, and maybe some heavy duty silicone spray for lubrication. These finger tricks will get you on your way to solving the Cube in under one minute, or close to it anyway.

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube F2L with the Fridrich Method

A great way to rack your brain is by trying to solve a puzzle, so grab your puzzle and get solving! If you need a little help, this two-part video tutorial will show you how to solve the classic Rubik's Cube F2L with the Fridrich Method. The 3x3 Rubik's Cube is one of the most baffling puzzles on the market today, so make sure your up to speed on solving it. Watch and learn a few algorithms to get your puzzle solved! Wait, there are no algorithms for the Jessica Fridrich Method when solving t...

How To: Disassemble and reassemble the V-Cube 5 puzzle

It's time to disassemble your V-Cube puzzle, so how do you do it? Panagiotis Verdes designed these puzzles just like Erno Rubik designed his Rubik's Cubes, only bigger and more challenging. Every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

How To: Use the 2-Look OLL on the Rubik's Cube

This video tutorial is for beginner puzzlers who are getting more advanced in their speedsolving of the Rubik's Cube. This 2-Look Method is exactly like taking 57 OLL algorithms and slimming them down to the single digits. First you orient the edges of the Rubiks Cube (or the cross if you prefer), then the corners, hence the name "2-Look OLL".

How To: Take off Rubik's Cube stickers and clean the gunk

Having problems with your Rubik's Cube stickers? Are they keeping you from solving that cube super fast? Well, learn how to take off Rubik's Cube stickers and clean the gunk. You can easily take off those stickers with a cell phone battery cover, then use a little Tide-to-Go Instant Stain Remover to not remove stains, but to remove the leftover sticky crap on your Rubiks Cube.

How To: Solve the last two centers on the V-Cube 7 puzzle

This tutorial video will show you how to solve the last two centers on the V-cube 7, the Rubik's Cube style puzzle. These 7x7 V-cubes are difficult to solve, but like most puzzles, become easier to handle with practice. Good luck, V-cubers! Just don't expect to solve this puzzle in less time than a Classic Rubiks or a 4x4 and 5x5.

How To: Solve the Rubik's UFO

Rubik’s UFO is an out-of-this-world puzzle experience from the inventors of the world famous Rubik’s Cube! A few twists and turns completely scrambles the UFO. The challenge is to put the UFO back in working order with all the colors matching up.