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Learn to Solve the Pyraminx Faster!

teacher avatar Byron Erwin, Efficiency Is Key

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Lessons in This Class

4 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. 1st & 2nd Cases: Headlights

    • 3. 3rd Case: Edge Flip

    • 4. 4th and 5th Cases: Unknown Names

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About This Class

               In this course I will be teaching you the few cases you can run into after you solve the first layer of the pyraminx. The prerequisite for this course is that you must be able to read simple 3x3 cube notation and solve at least the first layer of the pyraminx. There are a total of 5 algorithms you will learn here but keep in mind that these algs should be much easier than others you may have learned on other puzzles so don't be discouraged. This is a very short course and I'm sure that many people will find some helpful information in this course. Go ahead and dive in! I'll see you in there! Good Luck and Happy Solving!

              As promised, here are the links so you can pick up anything that I use or recommend in this course.

Speedcube Professional Timer: https://amzn.to/2nX8kWS

Qiyi FBPB Speedcube Mat Small: Out of Stock
Qiyi FBPB Speedcube Mat Large: Out of Stock

Gan 356XS Cube: https://amzn.to/2wxO1Ue

Valk 3 Cube: https://amzn.to/2mnV5yi

Qiyi Sail Cube (budget friendly): https://amzn.to/2lPrugK

Thunderclap Cube (fair price): https://amzn.to/2nmpTj5

Thunderclap V2 Cube (upgraded cube): https://amzn.to/2o4m8iw

Magnetic Square 1: https://amzn.to/3afLRXU

Magnetic Skewb: https://amzn.to/34Q9lC7

4x4 Cube: https://amzn.to/2I82TeO

Mirror Cube: https://amzn.to/2FC9HQr

Pyraminx (used in Course): https://amzn.to/2ZAVFrv

Megaminx I recommend: https://amzn.to/3aFrB2Z

Cube is lubed with:

Gan Lube: https://amzn.to/2Yd057y

In case you are interested in any production equipment I used to create this course, follow the links below:

My Lighting: https://amzn.to/30HFZVh
My amazing white desk: https://amzn.to/2mAs4zc
The microphone I use: https://amzn.to/2GsOeO9
Microphone extension cable: https://amzn.to/2mlbFPj
My camera tripod/boom: https://amzn.to/2mAITdx
The microphone boom I use: https://amzn.to/2nsjxic
The camera/boom 90 degree adapter: https://amzn.to/2nl1BG1
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Zecti Camera Slider: https://amzn.to/2RblVVr
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Motorized Slider Dolly: https://amzn.to/31nXlYr

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Byron Erwin

Efficiency Is Key


Hey Everyone. My name is Byron. Getting the opportunity to teach people the joy of the Rubiks Cube all over the world is amazing. It's incredibly addicting and very fun. What I find really enjoyable is teaching people how to solve it then watching them grow into faster and faster cubers. This platform gives me the chance to do just that - but on a larger scale. I'm excited to meet and talk to you guys about this awesome past time. Lets get started. 

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1. Introduction: welcome my course on how to get faster at the pyramid X. My name is fired. I've been in this field of solving puzzles competitively for about the last 11 years. And within that time, I've also been hired as a tutor in order to teach people how to solve various types of twisty puzzles. In this course, we're gonna be directly talking about how to get faster at the pier mix. This is gonna be directed those that already know how to solve the paramedics at any basic level that you're aware of. Or you can at least get one side of the pyramid aches, and I'm gonna be showing you the different situations that you'll run into in a very, very clear and concise way where there's very minimal distractions. I'm gonna show you guys a different cases you can come up with in exactly the most efficient ways to handle them. This is gonna be a pretty fun course. It's gonna be very short. Very quick, very sweet. So what that being said, let's get started 2. 1st & 2nd Cases: Headlights: real quick before we get started. I just wanted you guys know if you're interested in picking up this pyramid X, this cubing Matt or any of these puzzles I have sitting in the background feel for you to take a look in the course descriptions. You can pick some of the stuff up for yourself. Now, the first case we're gonna be covering today is known as the headlight case. Or at least that's what I like to call it. Simply, you finish your first entire layer, and once your first layer is done, you're gonna be presented with one of, I believe, five different cases on this top layer. And then there's gonna be a single algorithm that you're going to use in order to attack that and have it in a solve state. From that point, this is one of those cases, and if you notice there's headlights here, headlights here and headlights here, you're gonna have to cases where there's have lights, there's gonna be one where the headlights or are to the right of the side that it belongs. And there's gonna be another case where they're going to be to the left of the side that they belong. So it just depends on your scramble and how you solve which case you get. But it is pretty easy to identify. In this case, the headlights are going to be to the right of the side that it belongs on. And you're gonna hold it like this, you know, like that. Or you can hold it like that. That's kind of the good thing about it. It doesn't really matter where you go. You're gonna hold it from either side. Now you're starting position is gonna be kind of like this. I like to do my thumb middle finger and how My pointer finger back here. And then you're gonna have this hand on your right. Your right hand is going to be going up and down with this side. It's gonna be very, very easy. You're going to start by doing a our prime. You prime! Are you prime? Our prime, You prime are pretty easy, right? Do that again for you. So hold it in the position. Thumb, middle finger, pointer, Finger! We have the headlines to the right of the side that it belongs. We're gonna go our prime. You prime are you prime our prime, You prime are there you go. Now, this is what I would like to call Case number two. We're basically the same thing I was explaining a bit ago. But this time the headlights are to the left of the side that they belong on. So it's the same cases before slightly different algorithm, but basically, it's still the same thing. You're gonna hold it from here, here or here. And in order to perform this elegant get going to be using your thumb, you're basically gonna hold in the same position as before. But I like to use my middle finger back here. My ring finger to support that one. Use three hands gonna be doing the same thing. But instead of using your pointer finger, you're gonna end up using your thumb this time. So we're going to do the same movements were gonna start by doing a our prime thumb to do a u are thumb for you are prime thumb for you Art There, you and I will show you this another time. So here we go. Got it set up again. Way Got yellow headlights to the left of the side. it belongs. So we're gonna get in our normal position. Go Our prime. You are You are prime. You are. There you go. That is case number two. 3. 3rd Case: Edge Flip: real quick before we get started. I just want to ask if you guys can help me out. You make it indicated at the top of the screen to review this course. And if you do, I would really appreciate it. If you took the time to give me a review, let me know what I'm doing. Good. Let me know what I'm doing bad. And that way I know what I can do to give you guys some better quality content in the future. This is the next case. Honestly, this is probably gonna be the most fun case that you will run into. And it's simply that you got your first layer sold a zoo always. But you have these two that are flipped and only have to do is just take him out, flipping Put it back in and it's only to everything else is solved. Now, I do want to touch on something really quick. If you are looking to bring your times down on the pair, makes one of the things that's very crucial is being color neutral. So if you typically solve yellow every single time as your first layer, you should probably consider learning how to solve other colors. So that way you recognition for any case will be good. If it's a good case, you'll be able to knock it out quickly versus trying to force a bad case on the yellow side or whatever color you typically saw for so tried to make it where you saw the different color every time, or at least during inspection. Try and focus on a color that has a very easy set up so that we can get your first layer really quick. Now, for this case we're gonna do is have these two face. You're just like this, and the algorithm is very, very simple. And it's a lot of fun, so just go ahead and follow me. We're going to start off holding it like this. Thumbs in front, middle fingers on bottom, pointer fingers on the sites. You're going to start by going with the left. You're gonna go left, is down right down, then left up right up. Then you're going to grab the top just like that and you're gonna start with left side, left up, right up, left down. Right down. There you go. That will handle that case. So I'm gonna show you guys how to do it again. Same thing holding it straight in front of me. So left down, right down, left up, right up. Grab the top. Just like that. Left up. Right up, left down Right now. Pretty simple. Not too bad. All you got to remember is that you always start with the left side. When it comes to that, you can do with right side if you prefer. But instead of grabbing it with your left hand, then you just grab with your right hand and come this way instead. That's really all you have to do. But this is a very, very fun case. And as you could see, it's pretty easy to get pretty quick at that. So enjoy that one. 4. 4th and 5th Cases: Unknown Names: All right, So this is the second to last case and this one I don't really have a name for It's just kind of weird. And it's kind of difficult. Teoh Recognize, since there's another case that looks just like it. So as as with all these cases, first layer is completely solved. In this time I saw blue. So you're gonna look in these three edge areas on the top layer, and you're gonna look for an edge that doesn't match anything. So, for example, green matches read matches. But this one doesn't seem to have a match here or a match here. So this is the one that we're looking at, and we're gonna put that one in the back right back here. Once that's done, we're going to see between these 21 of them is gonna be filled. For instance, Green matches green. So one of them will be filled and one of them will not be with one that is not filled is the one that we're gonna make our first movement on. And it's gonna look like this. You're gonna start off by holding it just like this. We're going to go right side down, left side down, right side up, left side up. And the left side was the last movement that we made. So we're gonna grab the top. We're gonna go over here, and we're gonna go bringing this one down. That one up, this one up. That one down. There you go. Not too bad. Not too bad. All right. So this is the last one that we have to cover. So it's gonna be basically a mirror of the keys that I taught in the previous video. This is just gonna be the same algorithm. Everything's just gonna be mirrored. So as always, we're gonna have our first layer taking care of this time. I solved yellow. We're gonna be looking in the three edge locations on the last layer. Now, if you notice you're going to have one that is going to stand out the most. For instance, this one, this edge does not have anything matching here. And it doesn't have anything matching here. But if you look at the others, there's a blue one here that matches. And there's a green one here that matches so we can't use those two. This is the only one that's left. So we're gonna take that one. We're gonna put it in the back, just like the last case. Now you're gonna notice what's facing you is you're gonna have an empty slot and you're gonna have a filled slot. The empty slot is always what? You're going to start your algorithm off. So this time is going to the left hand. If you remember the last case, the empty slot was on the right. So we started with our right hand. So this time we're gonna do it here the way that you're going to do this, you're gonna do so. It really is the same thing is last one, you're gonna go left side down, right side down, left side up, right side up Now because the right side was last when we messed with are left hand's gonna grab that show here. Now we're gonna go left side down, right side up, left side up, right side down. And there you go. That will handle that case. And that's going to be its congratulations, You guys, you're officially at an intermediate level. When it comes to the pyramids. This is definitely a step down. From what the advanced step is, and the advanced stuff is much more algorithms. It's a bit more complicated, even have to. You have to reap. You have to build your first layer completely different. It's it's another that definitely another course. Now I just want you guys know, though, if you're interested in learning the Square one. The Mega Makes two by 23 by three F two. Well, anything to do with three by three, For the most part, skew Mirror, Cuba four by four, etcetera. I have videos on skill share that covers all of these puzzles so you guys can feel for you . Take a look at the courses that I offer and maybe you'll find something that you will enjoy . And it's been a pleasure making this. Hopefully I'll see you guys in the future courses, So good luck and happy solving, and I'll see you in my other courses.