Solving a 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube

I’ve always had this strange fascination for Rubik’s Cubes. In some way or another I’ve always had a few cubes decorating my place even if only just because they have all those pretty little colors to cheer up the place.

Recently I started taking them a bit more seriously and trying to solve them, I even bought a decent 3x3x3 and 5x5x5 on a toy store.

After playing with them for a while I remembered this world called the internet exists and started googling for them. Found these awesome videos explaining how to solve them using a few simple algorithms and after a few days playing with them I’ve somehow memorized them already and can solve the 3x3x3 in under 10 minutes. Still a lot to go till I match those guys I saw on youtube solving it in under 30 seconds but still….it’s pretty darn good. Also, solved the 5x5x5 for the first time yesterday. Felt kind of proud about it.

Here’s a couple of videos showing how to solve the 3x3x3 in a few easy steps/algorithms.

There are also videos showing how to solve the other various cubes but mostly they’re all about reducing the larger cube into a 3x3x3 so it can be solved the same way. That’s how I solved the 5x5x5.

Good times!