Long ago in a distant land, I received a Rubik’s® cube as a gift. A challenge was presented to me, to solve the Rubik’s cube in 2 weeks without using any external sources of information. I already knew how to solve 1 layer, how hard could it be?
Well, as it turns out… it didn’t take me 3 * (time necessary to solve one layer) amount of time to figure the whole thing out. I was able to solve 2 layers but after that I was lost. Meh, at least I acquired an entertaining object.
Four years later, I Google’d how to solve a Rubik’s cube and learned 3 missing techniques. It took me a few days to properly apply the moves… but I can solve a cube in ~2 minutes now. I’m not interested in improving that time as that simply means memorizing trickier moves that accomplish more. I’m content with my methods of solving the cube as it’s 99,999% faster than the average person and it’s simple to remember slash explain.
In that process, I became quite fond of the Rubik’s cube surface, that lead me to create “Rubik’s Cube Paint”™. You can play with it below, or try the full screen version here!