How to solve 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube without a hammer | Iván Artiles | Skillshare

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How to solve 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube without a hammer

teacher avatar Iván Artiles, Proud Geek

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Lessons in This Class

5 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Presentation

    • 2. Understanding the cube

    • 3. First layer

    • 4. Second layer

    • 5. Example Solves

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About This Class

From the 80s to the present the Rubik’s Cube represent a big headache to anyone that try to put all the colours in the correct order without knowing a method or a certain way to do it. This course is design to be a pill agaisnt the headache.
With these videos you will learn how to solve a 2x2x2 cube using a very intuitive and easy method 
cracking it layer by layer. There are not requiments more than the desire to learn! Having a cube is a great plus but –in the case you do not have one-- you still can use an app that simulate a cube and allow you to turn it (God bless smartphones!)... it will be tricky but you can look at this like an extra challenge!

More than the skill to impress girls/boys with your new mental superpower, you will also:

  • Stress a lot by turning a cube (cruel joke).
  • Understand basic operation of a three dimensional puzzle.
  • Improve your capacity for logical reasoning.
  • Improve your spatial intelligence.
  • Feel better and confident in your own brain skills by solving cubes!

Finally, as class project, I challenge you to solve the cube in less than 3 minutes! (“This teacher think it’s not enough suffering by putting the colours in the right place, ah?”)

Now, leave the hammer in the toolbox and let’s put your brain to work!

Happy cubing! =D


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Iván Artiles

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Hello, I'm Iván R.: Maker/Programmer, Jedi Master (teacher), Speedcuber, Chronic puzzle-seeker. Lvl25.

Define myself is pretty complicated, I love doing a lot of things and in consecuense I have many hobbies. As a teacher I like working with kids and teenagers because I get a glimpse of the future through them. I have a logical mind with a practical approach to problem solving. I love building and programming electronics. I am a Speedcuber and puzzle-seeker that love new puzzle challenges. 
These last months I am working on websites projects, here some links of my recent works (my portafolio):

Finally, I love learning about new cultures... I lik... See full profile

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