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 Post subject: New 3x3 method in progress.Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:02 pm

Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:39 pm
A couple days ago, my friend at school got a coloured Guhong. He asked me to solve it for him and I used the new extended cross that I learned. Then I had an idea! I have since been trying to develop my new method for 3x3. It consists of:

1. 2x2x2 block.
2. Extend to 2x2x3 block.
3. Build a 1x1x2 extension onto the side of that block, and also the last cross edge.(at this point it would be like a solved f2l, but without one slot).
4. Use the open slot to intuitively build a fully oriented and permuted LL cross.
5. (this is what I need help on) use the open slot to permute and orient the LL corners, at which point the last slot will solve itself.

I get to solving the LL corners, and then I cannot seem to figure out a way to orient and permute all the corners without messing up the LL cross .
I was hoping to make a method that will not use any algorithms, but at this point it looks like algorithms are necessary to finish the last layer.
I was in fact able to "solve" the cube by messing around with the R and U layers for a while, which tells me that there probably aren't too many cases and if there are algorithms they are probably pretty simple, given that they would use only R, U, and F moves.

I do not know if anyone else has come up with this idea, but some probably have.

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 Post subject: Re: New 3x3 method in progress.Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:19 pm

Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:34 pm
Location: Scotland, UK
This is a simple version of the Heise method, where instead of the most general approach to building up to LL and last slot you pretty much follow the Petrus method. I suggest using commutators to solve the last 5 corners, and expermenting with the Heise method since it's quite interesting.
http://www.ryanheise.com/cube/heise_method.html

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