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How To: Solve the 2x2 Rubik's Cube Mini puzzle

It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination.

How To: Use Rubik's Cube notation

This video tutorial is for beginner puzzlers who are getting more advanced in their speedsolving of the Rubik's Cube. When solving the Rubiks Cube, there are these mathematical equations called algorithms, which I'm sure you already know. But wait... what do algorithms have to do with notation? Well, in an algorithm you have a sequence of letters that tell you which sides of the cube you want to turn. Each of the six sides of the Rubik's Cube are associated with a letter and a symbol that tel...

How To: Reflect or mirror algorithms for the Rubik's Cube

This video tutorial is for beginner puzzlers who are getting more advanced in their speedsolving of the Rubik's Cube. When solving the Rubiks Cube, there are these mathematical equations called algorithms, which I'm sure you already know, but in this algorithms you may find the need to mirror them, or reflect them, to get the exact opposite, forming a new algorithm. Well, this video will teach you all about how to reflect or mirror algorithms for the Rubik's Cube.

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube intuitively without algorithms

Check out this three-part video tutorial on how to solve the Rubik's Cube intuitively and without algorithms. With this method there is no need to memorize complicated algorithms. Crack the Cube with sheer brain power, if you can. No one said you had to be a genius to solve a Rubiks Cube, you just have to have a little common sense and patience.

How To: Use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube

This video tutorial is for beginner puzzlers who are getting more advanced in their speedsolving of the Rubik's Cube. When solving the Rubiks Cube, there are these mathematical equations called algorithms, which I'm sure you already know. With an endless supply of them out there for this puzzle, how can you possibly remember them all? By watching videos, that's how. This one will help teach you how to use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube. What is the ZBF2L? It's the ZB Method of...

How To: Shimmy a hula hoop up to the neck from the waist

This penguin like move utilizes the movement of the arms to lift the hoop up from waist or hip level up to the shoulders and neck. Safire, expert hula hoop dancer, walks through the simple steps of doing this stunt, breaking down each movement to exact body positions and also thoroughly explaining any of the hula hoop choreography terminology she uses. Watch this video hula hoop tutorial and learn how to perform the waist to neck shimmy move.

How To: Use the Euclidean algorithm to find a number set's GCF

Here's a neat trick. Learn how to find the greatest common factor for a number set using the Euclidean algorithm! From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next big test).

How To: Understand "first 2 levels" Rubik's Cube algorithms

Learn to solve a Rubik's Cube in no time flat with these easy algorithms to fix those puzzling problems. Whether you have a color that just needs to move a few spots or the proper placement is just a few places off, you can follow these step by step turns of the cube done slowly enough to follow along. The algorithm is even displayed on the bottom of the screen for people savvy in Rubik's Cube terminology. He explains several issues and scenarios that most people encounter when trying to solv...

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube inspired Square One puzzle

So, you can solve the Rubik's Cube, good for you, but what about the Square One? Erno Rubik is nothing compared to Karel Hršel and Vojtech Kopský, who invented the Square One puzzle, also called by its full title, "Back to Square One", or its shorter name of "Cube 21". It's shaped like a Rubik's Cube, but it's cut like a freak show, adding that layer of difficulty that challenges you.

How To: Fold an origami bird

Interested in adding a rare and exotic specimen to your paper menagerie? Perhaps a raven or penguin? Have extra paper and time to match? This video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step overview of how to make a paper cat birds using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, and to get started making your own paper birds, watch this arts-and-crafts guide.

How To: Solve a 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube

In order to solve a 5x5 Rubik's Professor Cube, you'll need to, of course, already know how to solve a 3x3 Rubiks Cube. First, you'll need to get the centers solved first, then you pair the edges (with the algorithm 2D*, R, F', U, R', F, D'*), and solve parity (with the algorithm 2R*, 2B, 2U, L*, 2U, R'*, 2U, R*, 2U, 2F, R*, 2F, L'*, 2B, 2R*), then you continue to solve it just like a normal 3x3 cube until it looks brand new, out of the plastic box.

How To: Solve the first two layers of the Rubik's Cube

--with algorithms! If you know nothing on the Rubik's Cube, then you'll probably still know nothing on the Rubik's Cube after watching this, because you should really start off somewhere smaller. This is for those cubers who know a little bit about solving it already. Watch both parts to see how to optimally use the algorithms to solve.

How To: Do the "PLL" Rubik's Cube solution technique

This is a demonstration on how to use the PLL method to solve a Rubik's cube. The author informs that what people do before and after applying the PLL technique is very important. According to him, people usually tend to first align as many faces as they can, when they see a partial algorithm and then apply the PLL method, which is very time consuming. Instead, one should stop one step short of alignment, apply the Pll method and then align the faces completely. The author, however, points ou...

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube F2L with the Fridrich Method

A great way to rack your brain is by trying to solve a puzzle, so grab your puzzle and get solving! If you need a little help, this two-part video tutorial will show you how to solve the classic Rubik's Cube F2L with the Fridrich Method. The 3x3 Rubik's Cube is one of the most baffling puzzles on the market today, so make sure your up to speed on solving it. Watch and learn a few algorithms to get your puzzle solved! Wait, there are no algorithms for the Jessica Fridrich Method when solving t...

How To: Make your own Twitter bird using Photoshop

The Twitter bird, along with the Tux the Linux Penguin, is among the most popular of online animal logos. Not happy with the version that Twitter uses? Create your own twitty bird! This two-part video will show you how to draw the Twitter bird in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Now you can have a Twitter logo as large as you like, or make modifications to it like giving him a worm in his mouth or something. Whatever you want!

How To: Make your very own paper spinner

Evil Penguin Master demonstrates how to make a paper spinner. First fold a regular sheet of paper in half, defining the lines well. Then, cut the paper along the crease with scissors or tear it with your hands. Next, fold the halved paper again lengthwise. Then, fold down the corner. Flip the paper over and fold down the other corner so it forms a slanted rectangle. Repeat the technique with the other sheet. Lay the sheets on top of each other so they form an X or a star. Fold each triangle i...

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed up. Is there really a solution?

How To: Solve the Square One puzzle game

If you know how to solve the Rubik's Cube, then why don't you try yourself at the Square One puzzle? If you thought the Rubiks Cube was puzzling, then you haven't seen anything yet! This video tutorial will show you how to solve the Square One puzzle. The Square-1, also known as Back to Square One and Cube 21, is much like the Rubik's Cube, but its shape changes when twisted, adding an extra level of difficulty.

How To: Use commutators to solve the Rubik's Cube

Want to solve the Rubik's Cube without any algorithms at all? Well, you're in luck. In this video tutorial, you'll learn about commutators, which are sets of moves that only change very small parts of the Cube. All of these things are intuitive and derivable, and there are no mentions of algorithms. After understanding this video, you will most likely be able to intuitively solve the entire Rubik's Cube! Just don't expect to watch this video once and be an expert on Rubiks Cube commutators; y...