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TwonkyJMA
yes, you have the right answer. can't explain why it's not accepting it though.

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:42 pm
waltonky
Am I correct in assuming that the answer is:
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): bishop

because it's not taking it as an answer and I cannot possibly think of what the first letter could also be other than a strange
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): M

but that didn't work either.

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:02 pm
beglee
For those, like rrwoods said, that dont have a Rubiks Cube and are using web applets, here is one such applet that i used to solve this puzzle: Online Rubik's Cube

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:53 am
rrwoods
I don't have this card and haven't attempted a solve, but this could be some useful info for those that don't own a real Rubik's Cube (shame on you!) and want to use a web applet:

It's a well-known fact among Cube-ers that the center square of each face can never change. Thus, since it seems the puzzle starts with White in front, Red on left, and Blue on bottom (and thus Yellow in back, Green on top and Orange on right), if you lose your orientation at any point, just rotate the cube until the center squares match.

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:33 am
TwonkyJMA
I was happy to see another Rubik's cube puzzle, even though I had to peel off my letters from my solved Syzygy Cube puzzle!

I have this book, "Mastering Rubik's Cube" which a Great Aunt gave to me back and 1980. And I think the cube I have is from 1980 as well.

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:53 pm
Mikeyj
 back wrote: Half-term report Pupil: Morten Knight Teacher: Ms. Brink Form: 1A It has been a good term for Morten so far, and he has made steady progress. This is sure to continue as he settles in. Already he has shown great aptitude for Arts, though more than once I have found him doodling in class when he should have been concentrating on other subjects. His tendency to daydream like this may be a mark of gross indiscipline or great imagination - I expect we will find out which over the coming terms.
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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 6:49 am
robspot
It's done now and apart from my obvious inability to use a rubik's cube it wasn't really that hard. I tried the online cube as well but never ended up with anything close.

Anyone got any ideas how the answer relates to anything?

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:16 am
Afgncaap5
I liked the idea of this card, but in execution...I dunno. Maybe it's the Java Cube I was messin' with and the fact that it was impossible to rotate it at all without totally losing my orientation.

I couldn't see most of those letters. I felt vaguely certain about two of them, and I couldn't see the last one at all. It was enough to solve the card in one guess, but still...I was nervous about it.

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:45 am
robspot
OMG You are a legend LastResort. Time for another crack.

The guy who wrote that programme is unreal.

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:58 am
LastResort
The way I always solve a rubik's cube is like this:

1. Do one face first, so that the colours over the edges correspond to the centers of their respective faces. I can't really explain how to do this, but start off with making a cross on one face, with the over-the-edges colours correct.

2. Now, turn the cube over so that the completed side is on the bottom. Now you need to get the edge cubes for the middle layer into place. Do this by ignoring anything I've said so far and going to this website: http://www.wrongway.org/cube/solve.html

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:26 am
GasparLewis
 bertyb wrote: Peel the stickers off..........that was the only way I ever got mine back to normal.

I know how it feels.

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): But, really, it's just instructions. The only reason to know how to solve it is if you need to start over. And then just get a friend who can to do that for you.

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 9:44 am
bertyb
Peel the stickers off..........that was the only way I ever got mine back to normal.

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:51 am
robspot
Hmm this is interesting. Wanting to solve this one I bought a rubiks cube and trundled away with it. Of course now the cube is completely scrambled and reminds me of what I should have never forgotten - I COULD NEVER SOLVE RUBIKS CUBES!!!!!!!!!

Now I have a useless cube which can't help me in the slightest unless someone knows an easy way to get back to the start

Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:59 am
rainbowtrout
LastResort wrote:
The spoiler below has a description of what to do, but not the answer.
 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Follow the instructions on the cube. At the end of each line, there should be a letter on the front face (except for the first line, where it is on the top face. I think this is a mistake). These letters make a word, which is the answer.

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): that first face is correct, the letter isn't very clear though. getting the other five letters should make it obvious what it is

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:22 pm
Whiternoise
Ok thanks, i was on the right lines then.. just it sort of half worked

 Spoiler (Rollover to View): Hmm.. except i can get letters for line 1 (on top), 2, 3, 4 and 5, but 6 never seems to work.. i'll check my functions again.. Gah this is actually driving me nuts now.. i've got what i believe to be the last five letters.. but the first one is just weird. ie. all the letters seem to be in yellow? while the first one either there isn't an obvious yellow letter or it's the red bit on top.. neither of which when added to the other five makes a word i've heard of

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:24 pm
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