# Hot Puzzles Posts

### News: Rubiks Cube World Record Broken After Just 5 Weeks With Stunning 4.373 Time From Feliks Zemdegs

Just over a month ago, the Rubik's Cube world record was smashed by Mats Valk, a Dutch speedcuber, during the Jawa Timur Open 2016. Valk was able to shave 0.16 seconds off the previous record of 4.90 seconds, which was a pretty impressive feat.

### News: This Insanely Fast Robot Solved a Rubik's Cube in Just 0.637 Seconds

In December of last year, Australian Feliks Zemdegs broke the human world record for solving a Rubik's Cube with a time of 4.737 seconds. Well, this robot did it way, way faster by solving one in under 1 second. Don't tell me a robot takeover isn't real possibility.

### How To: Maintain your Rubik's Cube in six easy steps

If you are so good at solving Rubik's Cubes that your cube is starting to show signs of wear and tear for your excessive, fast solving, give yourself a pat on the back. You are really smart. But not your cube is sticky and the stickers are falling off! Don't let your pride and joy fall into disrepair. This video will show you six easy steps for cleaning and maintaining your Rubik's Cube, making it work even better than it did out of the box. This may take you longer than solving the puzzle, b...

### How To: Memorize the G-Permutations on the Rubik's Cube

Solving puzzles can be hard, especially when it comes to Rubik's Cube. Erno Rubik's puzzles are extremely difficult, three-dimensional mechanical cubes, unless you're determined and can handle a few mathematical algorithms, then they're easy, or at least not impossible.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble the Rubik's Cube puzzle

It's time to disassemble your Rubik's puzzle, so how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these puzzles to be solved, but every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

### How To: Solve a Celtic knot puzzle ring

Here is a step by step tutorial video on how to solve the Celtic knot ring puzzle. Put your Celtic knot ring puzzle back together!

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube using different patterns

This video series shows you different patterns for solving the Rubik's Cube. The four patterns are a different colored dot on each side, a cross and an X, a pattern with an X on each side and the last pattern is 2 sides with solid colors and 2 with diagonals.

### How To: Solve the difficult Snake Cube puzzle

This is a solution to the Snake Cube, a puzzle made up of 27 cubes connected on a string through alternating holes in the blocks. There's no sound, so you'll just have to watch, or maybe play some music in the background. Oh, and there's no talking, either.

### 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: Play KenKen

It’s a game, it involves numbers, it’s fun, it’s KenKen! Understanding the goals and rules of this fun, numbers puzzle will give you the skills you need to win. Have fun working your brain and passing the time with KenKen.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble a Rubik's Cube

This video teaches you how to open a Rubik's Cube using a pair of scissors (and it says other household "tools" might work). After taking out the first block you can simply disassemble the other components as well. It's very useful if you are looking to replace a broken piece or if you can't solve the cube. Following the steps in this video will make you feel more comfortable about taking one of these cubes apart, since you might be afraid to break the cube while disassembling it. There is al...

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube F2L with the Keyhole 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 video tutorial will show you how to solve the Rubik's Cube F2L with the Keyhole 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! The Keyhole Method is an easy way to cut down on the layer-by-layer approach to the first two ...

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the Y Permutation

Need a little help solving the last part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? Permutating the last layer could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in every possible PLL situation.

### How To: Do the center dot pattern on a Rubik's Cube

This is an instructional video on how to do the center dot pattern on a Rubik's Cube. If you want to know any Rubiks Cube trick, this is the easiest one to learn. You don't even have to learn how to solve the puzzle before you can make patterns, but if you want to you can, just don't overwhelm yourself. Solving a Rubik's Cube isn't easy for novices.

### 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.

### How To: Solve the heart and handle wire puzzle

Watch this video learn how to solve the heart and handle wire puzzle.

### 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: Figure out the Rubik's Cube notation

Ever wonder what all of those letters represent in all of those Rubik's Cube solving techniques? Get the explanation of the notation used for the Rubik's Cube right here.

### How To: Modify a 3x3 Rubik's Cube so that it turns faster and better

Mods have gone from car parts to British youthful rebels to computer game addons to this. Rubik's Cube mods. Yes, they're here. This video will show you how to modify a standard 3x3 Rubik's Cube so that it will turn and solve much more quickly and smoothly. You will need a dremel, vaseline, and some other tools, but the results are impressive.

### How To: Solve the 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube or the V-Cube 5

It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination.

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube for kids, by kids

Does your child want to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube? What better way is there than learning how to solve the Rubiks Cube for kids than by kids? This video four-part video tutorial will show your children what they need to know.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the R Permutation

Need a little help solving the last part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? Permutating the last layer could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in every possible PLL situation.

### 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 Rubik's Cube with famous speedcuber Tyson Mao

Tyson Mao is a renowned world competitor in solving the Rubik's Cube. Not only did this Californian become a world class solver, but he also formed the Rubik's Cube Association with fellow speed solver Ron van Bruchem, which holds competitive events for the Rubik's Cube. If you want to learn how to solve the colorful and mighty puzzle, then who better than to learn from then Tyson Mao?

### How To: Become a faster Rubik's Cube speedcuber

You seem to have the Rubik's Cube down, you can solve it like no other, but you're not fast. This video tutorial will help you become a faster Rubik's Cube speedcuber with a few tricks and techniques.

### How To: Lubricate a 4x4 Rubik's Revenge Cube

Need to improve your Rubik's Cube time? Can't quite solve it as quick as you should be? Maybe you need a little lube, ey?

### How To: Prevent your Rubik's Cube center caps from popping off

So, you're solving your Rubik's Cube, like the speedsolver you are, and all of a sudden... clink, its center cap falls off. What do you do now?

### How To: Make a Siamese cube

This is a tutorial on how to make a Siamese cube. You will need these two things to make a Siamese cube: two rubik's cubes and strong glue. Take one row off of each cube but make sure the colors "fit in good"--which is open to interpretation, huh? You may want to use old rubik's cubes to make your Siamese cube.

### How To: Solve the cracker wire puzzle

Watch this video tutorial on how to crack a simple puzzle made of wire. This is a simple puzzle that you can make yourself.

### How To: Solve the horse shoe puzzle

Watch and learn how to solve this metal mind puzzle. These metal puzzles never seem to go away. This one is 2 horshoe shaped rings with a connector in the center. Watch as you gently fold the horse shoes to free the ring within.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the F Permutation

Need a little help solving the last part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? Permutating the last layer could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in every possible PLL situation.

### How To: Solve the OLL/PLL of the Rubik's Cube with these tips

This video is a collection of useful tips and tricks for solving the OLL (Orientation of the Last Layer) and the PLL (Permutation of the Last Layer) of the mighty Rubik's Cube.

### How To: Assemble an Eastsheen 4x4 Cube

See how to assemble that Eastsheen Cube of yours in this two-part video. Or your Rubik's Cube. Does it matter? Maybe. Just don't screw it up.

### How To: Solve the Pyraminx puzzle

If the Rubik's Cube isn't enough of a challenge for you, then take the Pyraminx out for a spin! This two-part video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve the Pyraminx puzzle. This tetrahedron puzzle was made famous by puzzle-maker Uwe Meffert. Learn the algorithms needed to solve this mighty puzzle. Just follow along with the video.

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with the Compound OLL method

Find out a new way to solve the Rubik's Cube made famous by Erno Rubik, master puzzle maker. Try to get the OLL (Orientation of the Last Layer) using a new method that lets you look at the cube and figure out a two algorithm move solution to orienting them correctly. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to solve a Rubik's Cube with the Compound OLL method.

### How To: Start blindsolving the Rubik's Cube

Ever hear of a Rubik's Cube, well, did you know that some people can even solve it blindfolded? Yes, that right... blindfolded.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube über-fast

Well, if you know a little bit about Rubik's Cube notation, and want to be a speed demon, then well, watch. If you know nothing about logarithms, then I suppose you should start somewhere else though. This is not for the cubing novices.

### How To: Solve the eighth S.U. Doku (sudoku) puzzle

National and international sudoku champion Thomas Snyder explains and gives you some tips on how to solve the eighth S.U. Doku puzzle from Stanford University. Get it? S.U. The second video is of him actually solving it.

### How To: Solve a 4 X 4 sudoku puzzle

Madoc teaches his dog Bowzer how to do a sudoku 4x4 puzzle. This adorable kids covers all of the basics rules of sudoku. This is a great way for children to learn the game.

### How To: Solve sudoku by slicing and dicing

This is a video guide that demonstrates the basic technique used in solving sudoku puzzles. The technique is called slicing and dicing. Not that helpful with more difficult puzzles, but it's good to start off with.