Solving Timur's Biaxe
Because Timur and luckyguynt are producing the Biaxe, I thought a solving thread would be a good idea! You can play with the puzzle by downloading the software here
. It’s the 3dcube32.rar file. You’ll have to email the email address given on the site to unlock the program.
This is my method in solving Timur's Biaxe Puzzle 1.
Solve the corners very easily by rotating them into place; they only need to be orientated. 2.
Solve the star points, (making sure I solve them to match the corners when using set up moves) using [R L' R' L R' L R L R' L' R L R 2L R' L' R]x4. This is the hardest part of the solve in my opinion because the set up moves can be VERY difficult to set up.3.
Solve the edges using this 3 cycle (of the edges on the front face, which makes any required set up moves easy (again, in my opinion)): [R' L R L']x74.
Solve the centers using this 2-2 swap: [R' L R L']x21.
You might have noticed yourself, but the algorithm for the edges and the centers are both the same, just repeated a different amount of times. The [R' L R L']x7 which is used for solving the edges is a 3 cycle of edges AND a 2-2 swap of the centers which is fine however because we solve the centers afterwards because they're easier to set up. If we call ([R' L R L']x7) Y, then 3Y would cancel out the 3 cycles and leave a 2-2 swap.
They won't be required when solving because they're solved first, but I decided to find pure corner twisting algorithms:
Rotate both corners 90 degrees: [L R' L R L R L R' L' R' 2L]x4
Rotate the right corner 180 degrees: [L R L' R]x105
When using the software, the notation for inputting is as follows:
So if you want to type in an algorithm, you must replace all R’s with 3’s etc.
Also using ( )xY doesn’t work, you have to click the “run alg” button Y times.
Now for your convenience, here are the algorithms with the 3’s and 1’s:
Cycle 3 points: (31'3'13'1313'1'313113'1'3)x4
2-2 Swap centres: (3'131')x21
Cycle 3 edges: (3'131')x14
Rotate 2 corners 90 degrees: (13'131313'1'3'11)x3
Rotate single corner 180 degrees: (131'3)x105