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 Post subject: Speedsolving the Square-1
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 1:00 pm 
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What methods do you use, and are they posted on the internet?

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The Pochmann method. Not yet.


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I spoke to Lars Vandenberg in Orlando and asked him to complete his site. He is amazing with with that puzzle. I hope he does finish his site soon.


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That would be sweet. I'm still having trouble, but I'm really enjoying this puzzle.

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 Post subject: Re: Speedsolving the Square-1
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:27 am 
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dblthnk84 wrote:
What methods do you use, and are they posted on the internet?

My own method. Not posted on the internet, but it is very similar to Lars's, except that the in-layer edge permutations are done before the in-layer corner-permutations. I don't think that the ordering of those steps makes very much difference.

Oh, darn. I just became a 4x4x4.


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 Post subject: Re: Speedsolving the Square-1
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Mike G wrote:
Oh, darn. I just became a 4x4x4.


The Spanish forum has something similar, though you step through really different puzzles. The top guy is I think a Master Skewb, he posted over 4000 messages since he joined about 14 months ago...


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Do you have a link to the Spanish forum? I'd like to see how things are shaking in a language I really should be utilizing more often.

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Do you have a link to the Spanish forum?


Sure, here you go:
http://rubik.metropoliglobal.com/php


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Thanks for the link. I'll have to see how passable my Spanish is nowadays.

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Reading the forum gives me a headache. It's been so long since I've spent that much Time reading a foreign language, even one that USED to be my primary language. Stefan I see you got a heck of a greeting there!

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Reading the forum gives me a headache. It's been so long since I've spent that much Time reading a foreign language, even one that USED to be my primary language. Stefan I see you got a heck of a greeting there!





http://babelfish.altavista.com/


here, click that link, and look at the bottom of the site, from there on, it'll explain itself.


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Heh I appreciate the link as I've used it before. But I'll struggle through reading and writing Spanish again. It's that much more satisfying. A lot is starting to come back to me already as I read the forum but I do intend to use babelfish as a dictionary.

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Anyone have any advice on how to lube up a square-1? Mine turns slowly, and it doesn't come apart as easily as a rubik cube.

And thanks for all the help so far.

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Jin H Kim wrote:
Stefan I see you got a heck of a greeting there!


Yeah, I just came across the forum and wrote a very tiny post about a 5x5 algorithm, and then that happened :D. I think some of them just remembered me from last year when I visited the Spanish championship...

Oh, and about lubing a square-1: I prefer to always take a puzzle apart if possible, and clean it and then lube all inside faces individually. You can take a square-1 apart by removing one of the two long caps of the large middle layer pieces. Which one it is, I don't know. You should find a screw underneath and then it's all easy.


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Which one it is, I don't know. You should find a screw underneath and then it's all easy.

I've dismantled several, and in every case the screw has been under the cap with the "Square-1" logo. But it's been reported (somewhere here?) that it may be under the other cap in older Square-1s.

Note that the end of the screw enters a little plastic block which can come loose if the screw is removed completely: in that case you may have to remove the opposite cap to reassemble. So avoid removing the screw, if you can.

Btw, the screw can be very hard to unscrew. To avoid chewing up the screwhead, use a screwdriver that fits well...


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In puzzles that are quite hard to dissassemble (Stephan, I know that for you all puzzles are too easy do dissassemble... :wink: ) I prefer just to put the Silicon Spray trought the pieces, being carefull with the stickers.

In the case of the square1(I have a Supercubix, not a square1)it was too h ard to take out the pieze from logo.........(They came glued...)So I won't do this with the second supercubix I have...

Only when the puzzle seems to have mud inside, you might open it and clean, and then relube.

I am not very expert... but only is my opinion... Sure that all of you know more things than me....

Well, I have to say that I do not use very much the Square1.....

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In the case of the square1(I have a Supercubix, not a square1)it was too h ard to take out the pieze from logo.........(They came glued...)So I won't do this with the second supercubix I have...


You're a coward, I even opened my Rubik's Domino :D


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I do not have puzzles so expensives than Domino..(But I wish I have.. :lol: )

It is well known when dissassembling an mechanical item and reassembling it... that always are pieces that you can find where is their place.......

So I do not want to happen this with my cubes........ :D :D :D


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Mike G wrote:
I've dismantled several, and in every case the screw has been under the cap with the "Square-1" logo. But it's been reported (somewhere here?) that it may be under the other cap in older Square-1s.


On the same side on the super cubix's.


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Well, I managed to take it appart just fine. Thankfully. :D Woohoo.

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ok im new with this puzzle and i can't figure it out i feel so weird about saying this but what is with the alg's for a square-1 ive been reading Japp's puzzle page on it andi still dont get it (1,0)(-1,0)? i dont get any of them can any one help me out with a square-1

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nitro13 wrote:
(1,0)(-1,0)?

On Jaap's page it would probably be (1,0)/(-1,0).

(a,b) means "turn the U face clockwise by 30a degrees and the D face by 30b degrees." 30 degrees is the (angular) size of an edge piece, so it is the smallest useful turn.

/ means "twist the right half of the puzzle 180 degrees."

So (1,0)/(-1,0) would mean "turn the U face clockwise by 30 degrees, twist the right half of the puzzle, then turn the U face counterclockwise by 30 degrees."


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thank you so much now mayb i can finish my square-1

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I spoke to Lars Vandenberg in Orlando and asked him to complete his site. He is amazing with with that puzzle. I hope he does finish his site soon.

http://www.cubezone.be/square1.html

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StefanPochmann wrote:
rastarubik wrote:
In the case of the square1(I have a Supercubix, not a square1)it was too h ard to take out the pieze from logo.........(They came glued...)So I won't do this with the second supercubix I have...


You're a coward, I even opened my Rubik's Domino :D


I've opened my Domino before. Heck, I did it at work with a fingernail clipper because that's what I had and it worked. However, I still can't get the face of my Square-1. One side has a bit of a lip, but I can't get enough grip to pull it up.

I'm almost tempted to drill a hole in the front and just have a thin piece of plastic to cover it up when it's restickered, but that's probably not a wise idea.


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