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 Post subject: Helimate: Scramble Video + Solve Steps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:18 am 
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Hey guys,

Brandon suggested I scramble the helimate, so... I took a video :)

Video of the scramble

It took me 5 minutes to scramble, because every time I tried to move the Pentultimate, the moves were block by the huge amount of jumbling I made.

Solving Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

***SOLVING METHOD SPOILER***

Here's the method I used:

- First, solve the shape:

This step is pretty intuitive, but at the end you can be stuck with a very strange case, where only one edge is flipped with a corner, which is solvable by coming up with the same case. It was intuitive for me because there was no way I couldd come up with a method on my own :lol:

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This is what you get once the shape is solved:

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This step is quite easy, about as much as learning the pyraminx on your own when you don't know it yet. You have to pair up the helicopter centers with their corresponding Pentultimate center. Solving this is easy but in the end of this step, there's a 50/50 chance of having a parity on the helicopter cube (two corners switched, but no center) To solve this parity, you need to switch a white heli center at the end of the next step (see below) with another, but then you'd have to make all the setup moves backwards to solve the pentultimate part again.

Here' what you get:

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Once this is done, solve the Pentultimate centers (the origial color scheme you chose) and now you just have to solve it as a helicopter dodecahedron :)

(At the end of this step, the parity can appear, so you'd have to make the switch at this time to remove the parity)

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I didn't get parity, so....... SOLVED :D

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I will not scramble this again, because at the end of the solve my arms were trembling and I was really tired (maybe because i solved it from 6:15 to 8:45 without sleeping during the night) and it takes a lon time to solve :)

I'd rate this puzzle as challenging to scramble and extremely challenging to solve for someone who doesn't even know how to switch Pentultimate centers or fix the shape. The good thing about this puzzle is you have to think everytime you make an algorithm, not like the 3x3.

Overall, I'm extremely happy I got it over with =)

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 Post subject: Re: Helimate: Scramble Video + Solve Steps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:28 pm 
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Amazing! Could you design a puzzle which you couldn't solve without help?

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 Post subject: Re: Helimate: Scramble Video + Solve Steps
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:38 pm 
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I already have: the prisminx crystal, still haven't managed to solve it :/

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