# Hot Puzzles How-Tos

### How To: Solve that mess of a Rubik's Cube

Okay, you're sitting down, staring at this mess of colors in your hand, trying to make it look like it did when you originally bought it. The Rubik's Cube, my friend, is not as hard as you think it is.

### How To: Do tricks with a solved Rubik's Cube

A few extra things you can do with a solved cube, like creating different patterns on the club, plus a way to cheat at solving a Rubik's cube.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the U 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 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: Solve a Rubik's Cube with "extended cross" approach

The narrator is showing how to make an "extended cross" with his Rubik's cube. He claims if you are "color neutral" then playing with the cube will help. There are many ways to get the extended cross but he shows you his way. He also claims that the more you practice, the faster you will get. Also by practicing, you will learn different techniques on how to achieve an extended cross. There is no right or wrong way to play; it is but very interesting to watch!

### How To: Make 2x1x1 Rubik's Cube from Legos

Want to make a Rubik's Cube just like Erno Rubik? Of course you do, but before you start making all of the intrinsic mechanisms of the classic Cube, maybe you should start out a little simpler.

### 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: Make professional-looking 1x1 Rubik's Cubes from Legos

Want to make a Rubik's Cube just like Erno Rubik? Of course you do, but before you start making all of the intrinsic mechanisms of the classic Cube, maybe you should start out a little simpler.

### How To: Make you own Rubik's Cube out of DVD cases

See how to make a Rubik's Cube out of everyday DVD cases. Start out watching this, then go off on your own and see if you can figure it out the rest yourself. If you can solve a Cube, then why can't you build one? Too much for you?

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded & in five easy steps

NOTE: Chapter One is a demonstration, click on chapter two to learn how to solve the cube. This cool and very smart video teaches you how to solve the popular (and annoying) Rubik's Cube in just five steps. Sounds easy, doesn't it? First, check out this video of Leyan Lo as he achieves the world record for the fastest blindfolded solve. He beat Tyson Mao's record by about 30 seconds, they are both friends.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the A 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 Hanayama Cast Chain metal puzzle

Watch and learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Chain metal puzzle in this video tutorial. The Hanayama Cast Chain is a 6 out of 6 for difficulty.

### How To: Solve the 4x4 Rubik's Cube Revenge puzzle

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 the Hanayama Cast Loop metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Loop metal puzzle. Hanayama cast iron puzzles are the perfect solution to being bored. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve this mind boggling Cast Loop puzzle, which is rated a 1 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Twist

See how to solve the Rubik's Twist! The Rubik's Cube has been puzzling people for ages now, with only the best of minds able to solve it without any help. The rest of us might not be as lucky, we need a little help, but the Rubiks Twist might not be as hard. This video tutorial is only for beginners, to show them how to solve the mechanical Rubik's Twist puzzle, also referred to as the Rubik's Snake or Rubik's Transformable Snake.

### How To: Create Rubik's Cube algorithms using Cube Explorer

This is a basic tutorial on using the Cube Explorer computer software to create your own custom algorithms for different 3x3 Rubik's Cube patterns. And just when you thought the Rubik's Cube couldn't get any more fun!

### How To: Successfully restring your Rubik's Magic puzzle

Have a Rubik's Magic Puzzle that's been failing you? It needs a little adjustment, doesn't it? Well, this four-part video tutorial will show you how to fix it, by restringing the puzzle.

### 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 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: Find the rubik's twist ball solution

Check out this video to learn how to get to the ball shape on a rubik's twist.

### 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.

### HowTo: DIY Wooden Rubik's Cube

Put your woodworking skills to the test with this spin on the classic Rubik's cube. Instructables user BrittLiv demonstrates how to craft your own wooden cube using the following materials and tools:

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

The highest-selling puzzle of all time, Rubik's Cube has captivated millions with its simple complexity. Many have spent months trying to solve it once, while others are able to solve it in a matter of seconds.

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Mirror Blocks 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!

### 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 center of the V-Cube 7 puzzle

The V-Cube 7 is the grandaddy of all Rubik's Cube style puzzles, and it's on of the hardest puzzles to solve, with its 7x7 sides. If you're having a hard time getting started with the puzzle beast, specifically the 5x5 center, then this video tutorial should help you out. See how to solve the center of the V-Cube 7 puzzle. If you can solve a regular Rubik's Cube, it could help you out, because a lot of the principles are the same.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Twist or the Snake

The Rubik's Twist, not quite the Rubik's Cube, but just as fun. If you don't this puzzle by the name Twist, perhaps you know it by its more familiar nickname, the Snake.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with Shepherd stickers

Learn how to master the Rubik's Cube puzzle... watch this two-part video tutorial to see how to solve the Shepherd Rubik's Cube. You don't have to be a genius to accomplish solving the 3x3 Classic Rubiks Cube, but you may have to be one to solve one with stickers invented by Alistair Shepherd. This is one hard cube design! These replacement stickers can be used for the 3x3, 4x4, and 5x5 Rubik's Cubes.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube's F2L with advanced techniques

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube's F2L (first two layers) with advanced techniques, such as the use of empty slots and stuck pieces, along with some general tips and tricks.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble the 5x5 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 the Rubik's World

Who needs a Rubik's Cube when you have a Rubik's World? See how easy it is too learn and solve. Each video is broken down into its own step.

### How To: Reflect or mirror algorithms for 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, but in this algorithms you may find the need to mirror them, or reflect them, to get the exact opposite, forming a new algorithm. Well, this video will teach you all about how to reflect or mirror algorithms for the Rubik's Cube.

### How To: Solve a wooden star puzzle brainteaser

Watch this video tutorial from Mike the How-To Guy to learn how to solve a wooden star puzzle brainteaser. Solving one of these wood star puzzles is pretty easy and takes but a second, so watch and learn. It's no Rubik's Cube, but it's worth check out if you're a puzzle lover.

### How To: Solve the 2x2 Rubik's Cube with the Fridrich Method

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: 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: Assemble a 4x4 rubik's cube

Wow, this 4x4 rubik's cube looks daunting to assemble, but entirely possible!

### How To: Solve a 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube

In order to solve a 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube, you'll need to, of course, already know how to solve a 3x3 Rubiks Cube. First, you'll need to get the centers solved first, then you pair the edges (with the algorithm 2D*, R, F', U, R', F, D'*), and solve parity (with the algorithm 2R*, 2B, 2U, L*, 2U, R'*, 2U, R*, 2U, 2F, R*, 2F, L'*, 2B, 2R*), then you continue to solve it just like a normal 3x3 cube until it looks brand new, out of the plastic box.

### How To: Do the cube in cube design with a Rubik's Cube

Learn this algorithm to do the cube within a cube design with a Rubik's Cube:

### How To: Make a flower pattern on the Rubik's Cube

This is a slow visual explanation on how to make a "flower pattern" on the Rubik's Cube. Very easy to do from the solved position. Just a few turns and that's it.

### 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.