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 Post subject: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:15 am 
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Is there an impossible situation on the latch cube, where nothing will rotate?

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:16 am 
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If nothing can rotate, how would it rotate into that position? :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:18 am 
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Because the latch cube has arrows that show internal bandaging.

Certain faces can be rotated one direction only, because of the arrows on the faces.

(obviously not because of the stickers, but the stickers show where it is on the internals.


Whoops, my bad, I just figured it out :oops:

Speaking of which, new puzzle idea. Take a latch cube, then resticker it! That way, nobody will know which turns are restricted!

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:53 am 
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PuzzleMaster6262 wrote:
If nothing can rotate, how would it rotate into that position? :lol:


Well, by disassembling and reassembling, you can do it. The super-flip position is such a position.

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:52 pm 
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Did anyone solve it already?
(after messing it reasonably, of course)

I find it really difficult. Almost impossible if you ask me. :evil:
But I never looked for any solving information or advice (yet).

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:59 pm 
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Bhearn had solved it within about 48 hours of getting it.

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:36 pm 
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I solved it within 7 hours of getting it.

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:42 am 
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EMarx wrote:
I solved it within 7 hours of getting it.

Well done... but you didn't have IPP to distract you!


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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:55 am 
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bhearn wrote:
but you didn't have IPP to distract you!
:lol: :lol: from my perspective, and that of my camera, neither did you :lol: :lol:

Although, in fairness I remember you explaining a few moves to me so maybe that would count.

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
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I solved it before I get it.
I used the simulator.

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:25 pm 
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Wow!
I suppose that all of you who have solved it did not use any algs that we know right? I imagine that the majority of the known algs would simply not be possible. Am I wrong?

Congrats!

I have solved the first layer (edges + corners with correct placement and orientation) but now I'm completely stuck. Only 2 faces of the cube can be rotated.

I suppose that this is not a good approach (F2L).

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:29 pm 
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It seems to me that the heise method may be the most useful here, no?

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 Post subject: Re: Latch cube impossibility?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:20 pm 
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You can use CFOP to solve the Latch cube.
http://cclx.webs.com/latch.htm

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