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How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with the "green cross" method

This is a beginner's method to solving the classic 3x3 Rubik's Cube. It uses the "Green Cross" method, and can be learned in a few hours to a week, depending on how smart you are. Watch all three videos to solve it, and not only that, you will even see the inner workings of the Cube, to better understand how it works.

How To: Use commutators to solve the Rubik's Cube

Want to solve the Rubik's Cube without any algorithms at all? Well, you're in luck. In this video tutorial, you'll learn about commutators, which are sets of moves that only change very small parts of the Cube. All of these things are intuitive and derivable, and there are no mentions of algorithms. After understanding this video, you will most likely be able to intuitively solve the entire Rubik's Cube! Just don't expect to watch this video once and be an expert on Rubiks Cube commutators; y...

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: Repair and assemble a V-Cube 6 puzzle

The V-Cube 6 puzzle is a uniquely designed and constructed skill game. V-Cube 6 is a multi-colored, multiple-layered cube, rotating smoothly on based axes. The player is required to discover a strategy to achieve uniform color sides on her or his V-Cube, but in this process, the Rubik's Cube-like puzzle may break, especially if you're in the process of speedsolving.

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube cross faster than anyone

Want to be fast at solving the cross of the Rubik's Cube, like two or three seconds fast? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to solve the Rubik's Cube cross faster than anyone. These insights into how to make the cross will no doubt make you a great speedcuber. Just pay attention to the orientation and the rest of these Rubiks Cube cross tips and tricks.

How To: Solve the Mirror Blocks puzzle by Rubik's Cube

OK, you've beaten everything from the 2X2 Rubik's cube all the way up to the 6X6. Now it's time to try something different. This video shows how to solve the Rubik's cube Mirror Blocks cube. It's tricky at first but follow the video and figure it out! Don't forget to check out part two of this video

How To: Freehand cut wooden jigsaw puzzles

Want to know how to make your own children's jigsaw puzzles? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make a jigsaw puzzle using the freehand scrollsaw cutting method. So, you have to have the picture on the wooden board already, then cut away the tiny pieces of the jigsaw puzzle using freehand saw cutting. It's easier than it looks. You just need a little craftsmanship.

How To: Use multislotting to solve a Rubix Cube

The world of hardcore Rubix Cube solving is a competitive and insular one. This video, clearly made for the Rubix enthusiast, is a discussion of multislotting and some ways in which this technique can be used to break up bad pairs on the cube. It moves very, very fast, so newbies need not apply, but if you are serious about solving Rubix Cubes quickly, this video should help you achieve your goal.

1,000 Part Rubik's Cube: $3,550 Petaminx

Move over Rubik's Cube, there's a new puzzle in town. The Petaminx. The beautifully designed and custom built Petaminx has almost 1,000 moving parts. Peta- actually means 1,000,000,000,000,000, although that number could refer to the endless number of solutions.

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 infamous Sudokube

Never heard of Sudokube? Well, for those of you who love sudoku AND the Rubik's Cube, this is just perfect for you. The first video gives you and introduction to the Sudokube, and the last two videos show how to solve the tricky thing. Magnificent!

How To: Solve a medium difficulty sudoku puzzle

This is a sudoku tutorial for a medium difficulty puzzle. It has less "given" easy solutions, so we have to use harder logic questions to figure out some of them. I'm sure I overlooked some easier ways to prove certain numbers, but it's good that you learn how the logic works for future difficulties. You should aim for about 10 minutes per game once you fully understand how to play. Have fun!

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...