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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Finally solved the Rubik's cube

A couple of years ago, I bought a 3x3 Rubik’s cube. Thinking I could solve it easily but after a few tries, I gave up. Lately while I was clearing away some junks in my drawer, I saw the Rubik’s cube. It was lying at a corner and I swear I could literally hear it said:”solve me, solve me!”

So I decided and was determined to learn how to solve this cube. Where is the best place to gain knowledge without having to pay any fee? Of course it’s the internet.

I searched ‘Rubik’s cube tutorial’ in YouTube and voila, a list of people sharing their videos on solving the cube came up. So I randomly picked out one video by the name of RobH0629 who has step-by-step tutorials to guide me. (He has seven videos altogether, speaks clearly and he is brilliant).

I watched all his videos, replayed them, jolted down notes and worked the cube according to his tutorials. The last couple of videos, he showed us the different sets of algorithm to solve the cube. I knew it has to do with maths!

After many hours (eight, to be exact), I had finally solved the Rubik’s cube. I felt so satisfied and my self esteem boosted up to the next level. I thought I should share this ‘accomplishment’ with my family. But in turn I was asked:”Hmm… Are you very bored? Don’t you have hot dates to go to?”

Well, I will not let those words dampen my spirit. My next challenge would be to memorize the steps and solve the cube again.


asingaporeanson said...

I did the same thing a few years back. Eventually I did memorise the sets and could solve the cube anytime, anywhere. The problem with memory is that once you forget the steps, you can't solve the puzzle totally. So I moved on to understanding the logic behind the steps.

SG Girl Next Door said...

How to understand the logic on algorithm? Guess I'll just have to take each challenge at a time.

Envy those who can solve it under one minute.

Padaly said...

If I were you, I'd try solving life's mystery. If you do that and succeed, your name will be immortalised! Lol!

SG Girl Next Door said...

Hi Padaly

No one on earth can solve life's mystery. It's God's creation.

Successful is very subjective. I believe in solving small challenges before taking on bigger ones. :)