WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez learned to solve a Rubik’s cube from Tyson Mao, one of the co-founders of the World Cube Association. In two weeks, Robbie got his solve time down from 45 minutes with Tyson, to 20 minutes on his own, to under a minute on average. Learn his 8-step method here.
03:06: Step 1: Make the Daisy
04:47: Step 2: Create the White Cross
06:32; (How to Hold the Cube)
08:10; Step 3: Solve the Bottom Layer
12:20; Step 4: Solve the Second Layer
14:57: Step 5: Create the Yellow Cross
15:06: (Cube Notation)
17:35: Step 6: Solve the Yellow Face
19:10; Step 7: Position the Corners
21:46: Step 8: Position the Edges
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How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube | WIRED