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How to Solve a 3x3 Rubiks cube!

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6 Lessons (19m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Part 1

    • 3. Part 2

    • 4. Part3

    • 5. Part 4

    • 6. Part 5

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This course will show you how to solve the 3x3 Rubiks cube and fast!  Using simple, straightforward, algorithims, you'll be solving the cube in no time!  

> Introduction to the cube.

> Techniques used to solve the cube.

> OLL (Orienting Last Layer) Algorithims

> PLL (Positioning Last Layer) Algorithims

> Speed Solving



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1. Introduction: Hi there. I am going to show you how to solve the three by three Rubiks Cube. This I'm in this course. I want to show you three different methods. One of them you might get Teoh break a new world record. Who knows? Well, uh, let's get started. 2. Part 1: so we'll get started with the naming of the pieces of the cube, such as center. They used to find what where the color, which side the color should be, Um, and the edges, either the ones that connect to the center and on the corners. Those a link three sides together. Okay, so after you know that we can start solving a so if any of you it's started. 3. Part 2: So first we solve a cross on any side, Sanchez gets all the Red Cross or the White Cross. Whatever. Right now, I'm going to the White Cross because that's what I'm used to. So you find the edges where edges are the was the talks, the centers before in the cross. So we first find edges with white pieces on him. When you do that, bring your edge down to the bottom opposite side of the decide you're solving and the lineup the color line up the edge with the center and bring the that edge over this over there. So let's do another one. If you have it upside down, like this spring over here, bring up and so all over there. Okay, I'm ready. The orange again. And there you go. There's your cross. And now we're gonna dio a second layer herself. This is where you solve this area and this area all around there. So now we start off with e second layer a k a. F to L. Okay, so we find the white corners. Remember, corners are the think pieces. At least leak three sides together and bring them up into de inside such as its blue corner right here. You can't just go like that and bringing in You have to bring it away, put it down and put the blue quarter blue and red corner and put it up. And now you have another quarter in there. Now, we're gonna get this one in here, so first you have to get facing up. Right way. Okay, Now that that's done, pull it away. Put this down. Put it back in. And there you go. You have this stuff. This will business off. Now you go on to this. Next one is already up there, so you just go down here. Here ends up now. We should have a sort of t shape on each side. So now is when we solve of second layer. So you take this edge, take the edge. Look at the bottom line up with center. Look, the bottom color. It's orange oranges over here. So you get away from the orange again. There. The order right there. Orange centers. Right here. You bring it away from the orange. Bring this side down. Bring the orange side down. Bring it back over to the orange. Bring the side. Back up and replace it. See, Now you just keep moving on to this one. Getting your moving away from the red because Red right here. Away from the red. Move it down! Place it in. I'll do that again for you. You like this? Bring it away. Bring it down. Move it over. Bring you back up which places it right here and then place it back in and pull it away. Put it down and place it. Now You moved this edge, right? Let's move this edge right here. Soon as a little different orders on this side, she bring over here. Bring this one down. Could you bring it away from the color? You try to put it into she bring it away. Put that side down. Bring it up. But bring it back of me and bring this side up now. Can you place it in 4. Part3: now. This side's already in here, but it's wrong side around, so we'll have to kick it out. Bring it. Just pick a random side. We're going away. Put it down. Bring over. Put up in places. So now this side is now out. So we'll do this again. Read sides underneath. Here, you line up the edge with your center. Read side of anything. Read sides right here. Do you bring it over here? Put the side down. Bring it back and place. Now you have these two together. Then place your corner. And so you still have this side solved. You should still have this side salt. And have all this solved You that? Absolutely. Okay, now we're moving on to a thing called This is the last layer because yeah. Anyway, so this is now we're moving to a thing called O l l called orienting last layer. So first we figure out, etc. I'm gonna teach you this. Met, sir. First you solve the cross on this side like this. You have this pattern this l shaped or you might have a I'm sort of. I see. Okay. You might have is a dot right here If you have that, just pick any side and do this algorithm algorithm on the Rubik's Cube is a set of moves like, um, moving these in a pattern. So for now, now we start to learn the names of the sides of the Rubik's Cube. So whichever one is facing you is called when you turn this one, this is called the F face front faced. Basically, this is called F prime because you're moving it counterclockwise, see? And when you do f, that means it's clockwise. Then you have our right side again. Our prime is counterclockwise and our is clockwise l on on the left side is l prime that counterclockwise and l that's clockwise. And then we have the up and down faces you face you, That's clockwise, you prime! That's Cara clinical, and we have the deface down phase. Basically, de see, this is deep prime. You're moving it counterclockwise. Andy endre their old d for clockwise, and then you have the three phase for the back face. So this one is, um this is because you're right here. This is be because you're moving clockwise. This is B, and this is be prime. Okay, So now that you know that we can start going on to our lives to get our l f be de and you, I shall be going to the algorithms. It's algorithm is a this algorithm. Calls were f r and you. Okay, so if for you do they have you? Yeah. Are you our prime? That means you're moving it counterclockwise. You prime. It means you're rooting out the you face. This is the you visited counterclockwise and f pride there. That should get you onto this shape. The l shaped. Okay, so then we can do the album again. Hold it like this with the pointing that way. Elf, Are you our prime at you? Prime and f prime. There you go. Now we have this line across. So then we dio if are you our prime, you prime They're good when you have this shape, right? We have that l shape of in line shape the shape you hold it parallel to you so f ar you are prime, you pride. There you go. Now you have this shape. This is the cross up here and again. You didn't mess any of this up. Now we're going to solve edges for the lion. What? To each side. Okay, so, um let's get started 5. Part 4: Okay, so now we have We're starting to solve edges on the last layer again. This is method number one. I have another two more to show you. So, um, we go here. Let's see. There's two edges already lined up. You want one right now, So keep moving it around till you get just one headline up. See the rester not lined up? Yeah. You do this algorithm to get the rest lined up. Just do this one over and over again In the lineup are you are prime. You are you two. You choose where you move, the you the fate you face twice. Organ. We are too far to our face twice. Okay. And so again, that's are you our prime. You are you two, our prime. So now, if you do that enough, you should have all of them lined up again. You got to start off with again. You sure got to start off with one edge. Have that edge phrase you and do the argument over and over again. Are you Are you are you to? And you should have them lined up. Okay. Now, two corners. This is these corners of the hardest part because this is the slowest part. So, um Okay, so first you find a corner that is lined up, it doesn't have to be oriented, right? Like the l the yellow fish racing. That doesn't be like that like this. It's not facing your eyes. Just in the right spot needs to be oriented, right? But we're not gonna be fiddling with those pieces. Okay? So what you do is hold this one over here. And you are you as you primacy. Are you prime? L prime. You are prime, you prime l That should get all your pieces together. The edge of the corners together. The older corner on the left side she go are If it didn't do it right away, you could do it again. Do you? Ever Many times So notice the corner does not get touched by your moves. So you are you prime. So are you prime? L prime? You are prime, You prime! Okay? Far you prime l prime you our prime, You prime! Okay. And that did not get it anyway. So it's right again. Are you prime? L prime? You are prime, you prime ill. There you go. That should get it. No. Now we're moving on to the last algorithm. This last dollar of them is fairly simple. Memorized? It's just the longest one. Okay, so now, uh, you should have something You don't mean You may not have this skirt of a case, but maybe like you may have, like, this case somewhere around there. So any case, Just whatever case it is, hold the two that are not oriented, right? Orienting is where it's not like that. It's like, This is the yellow parts are not facing up. Hold the two that are not oriented right toward the right. On the right face on the right side. And do this algorithm. Are you two are prime. You prime. Are you prime? Our prime. Okay, Then you do switch the outside. L prime you to l u l prime you. Oh, Then again, you hold these to the right. The right side the side that are not oriented, right? And do this algorithm again. Oh, are are you too our prime. You prime, Are you? Crime are prime again. L l prime you to l u l prime. You l So then you hold it like this one once We're time and this should get it right. You did not need to make them. Who? I did it just to line up a such this side. I mean okay, our remember hold the to the unsolved to your right. And are you too far prime? You prime our view. Crime are prime. Didn't shoot the l side l you to help. That's l prime going over me. So it's l prime you to l u l prime you and l l. And you're done. So that is one method on how to solve a Rubik's Cube. You need to know all of these methods that I'm teaching you if you want to solve anymore or figure out how to solve them. Thanks for watching this video on for taking my course. 6. Part 5: Okay. Now, in this video, I will be discussing the second version or had a soldier of excuse. Remember, I said they re three versions. The 3rd 1 will probably be the one is the one that the people who write world records use. Okay, so let's get started. So since you probably have, you may have the cube solve since the last video next up. And now do you just like you did in the last video sold across, Okay. Also, the orange crosses closest to being done. So again, you line up the edges with centers. I just centers and edges with senators. Now we find the last edge. So there it is, relying up there and that Ugo. Now here's where it differs from the last methods. So instead of solving this side and then the second layer, we'll solve this side and the second layer at the same time. So this way is probably is done pretty much into it of the week. So what you'll do is find it orange corner like this one, and bring it to an orange edge. Well, next, not mortgage, but an edge that comes with the orange second layer So right here in this George Carter. Right here. So now you bring it up to you, right? This is kind of hard to explain, but you'll have to full along somehow. So you take this corner right here, line up with this one and bring it up. Now, you have these two together, and this would already have taken place that corner in and blood down there. Now we're moving on to the next corner. What's do this? Blue and white one. Now it's the same color. You may have this case. Or maybe this case like it's this way. So you want the, um You bring this down so that the orange could move. This piece could move over there. And then Now always make sure the orange faces facing your left or your right, whichever is not facing you or the peace you're trying to get to. So here, instead of bring it up like that, she have it wrong. You'll bring it down and bring that edge over to you. Okay. Again. Bring it over here. Bring this piece down. So that way it won't be you. Get over. Bring it down. Bring that piece over here. Bring it up. Now. You know what? I were here and replace that fuse, and then she ever here.